Tastemaker Roundup: Los Angeles

Category: Drink

Whether you live in the City of Angels or are planning a visit, discover the best places to eat and drink with our local Los Angeles Tastemakers, Claire Thomas and Whitney Adams

Where to eat

Superba Snack Bar
Chef Jason Neroni makes life-changing carbonara and excitable, enjoyable dishes in a casual atmosphere.

A bomb hole-in-the-wall spot in Thai Town that serves amazing crispy pork with Chinese broccoli and fried rice.

Son of a Gun
The perfect place to bring out-of-towners and show them great over-the-top dishes. Their fried chicken sandwich, lobster roll, and shimp tempura are Claire's favorites.

Grab great lunchtime fare with food supplied by local growers, and get your afternoon caffeine fix with their Blue Bottle coffee.

Rustic Canyon 
Burrata, fried artichokes, polenta, their famous ranch burgers — you can't go wrong with whatever you order from the menu or wine list.

Where to drink

Along with the amazing food, you can find a wonderful Italian-bent wine list.

Ace Hotel
This new downtown spot is great to bring guests to watch the sunset fall over LA from their rooftop bar. 

Harvard & Stone
The rustic design and architecture adds to the cool, and there's always live music or a DJ spinning for a fun atmosphere. 

Bar Stella 
A place that looks like it's out of 1930s Paris but will pour you some delicious, quality craft cocktails.

El Prado
Get super-hipster and grab a beer as they play vinyl records all night. 

You won't miss the absent wine list. The guys behind the bar know every bottle of wine in house (about 200 or 300?) like the backs of their hands.