Little Sister, a Funky Vietnamese Bistro, Serving Euro-Accented Asian Eats And Craft Beers 0

Little Sister, Funky Vietnamese Bistro, Serving Euro-Accented Asian Eats And Craft Beers

Manhattan Beach’s Little Sister location has been quite a hit that when it was announced to open in Downtown LA, fans rejoiced. When it actually opened and served breakfast, it gained even more popularity. As it primarily offers comfort food, it really makes a case for starting your day with comforting dishes that will set your day back on track if it didn’t get off on the right foot. Fans say that if you didn’t wake up on a nice note, Little Sister’s Breakfast Congee might just be able to fix it. They open at 7 a.m. so you might just have enough time to salvage your day before going to work.

With renowned chef Tin Vuong on the helm, the Little Sister in DTLA offers basically the same theme as its sibling in Manhattan Beach – authentic and “remixed” upscale Asian food. Most of the items are Vietnamese, but it’s not strictly a Vietnamese eatery. The place is small, though, so prepare yourself to be in close quarters with friends or other diners.


What to order:

  1. Pho Banh Cuon with beef & tendon, herbs, lettuce, pickled onion
  2. Goi Cuon ‘fresh spring roll’ with shrimp & pork, dipping sauce
  3. Autumn Roll, sweet potato, jicama, egg, Viet herbs, Chinese sausage, coconut peanut sauce
  4. Ga Roti, ginger-scallion satay, sweet soy sauce, pickled garlic
  5. Ga Xao Xa Ot spicy lemongrass chicken, fried garlic & dried chilies
  6. Bo Kho, marrow, tendons, oxtail, rib meat, baguette & butter
  7. Saigon Lemongrass Beef, vermicelli noodle, herbs, cucumbers, chili-lime dressing
  8. Red & Black Rice, mussels, shrimp, octopus, scallop, sausage, confit pork, lime leaf aïoli & okra


Location:  523 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 – Phone: 323.613.1844


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Juicy And Flavorful Grilled Burgers at LA’s Eureka! Restaurant 0

LA Startups Juicy And Flavorful Grilled Burgers at LA's Eureka! Restaurant

The phrase “hamburger joint” may not exactly get a foodie in a frenzy, but don’t knock Eureka! until you’ve tried it. This family-run restaurant may have already expanded to nine locations in less than a decade from when its first diner opened, but it has so much promise that it’s totally worth a shot. If you’re a big fan of handmade burgers, you should definitely not miss this place as they serve freshly-baked bread with their all natural, antibiotic and hormone-free beef burgers guaranteeing quality ingredients at the very least. Their other menu items are all guaranteed to be made from scratch as well – even most of their drinks – so if you’re in the mood for real food prepared by experts, this place is a great place to visit.

Being an upscale bar, you can also expect marvelous drinks at the Eureka! that will go well with your food. They offer a wide range of drinks. You can choose from a nice selection of craft beers, different kinds of bourbon and whiskey, as well as a full bar for a wide range of cocktail options.


Gotta try these items:

  1. Eureka! American Cheeseburger – American Swiss, grilled red onion, butter lettuce, pickles, tomato, special sauce
  2. Bone Marrow Burger – Limited availability of bone marrow porcini butter, charbroiled onion, mustard aioli, roasted Roma tomato
  3. Bison Burger – Bacon-infused jalapeño jam, charbroiled tri-color peppers, grilled red onion, smoked mozzarella
  4. Jalapeño Egg Burger – Fried egg, cheddar, bacon, chipotle sauce, pickled jalapeños
  5. Fresno Fig Burger – Fig marmalade, melted goat cheese, bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula, spicy porter mustard
  6. Napa Chicken Sandwich – Grilled chicken breast, roasted Roma tomato, pesto, Havarti, pancetta, arugula, signature hand-cut fries

Location:  6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91367


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Happiness in a Rice Bowl at Chego 0

Happiness in a Rice Bowl at Chego

If you’ve been paying close attention to restaurateurs and innovators in the restaurant industry of LA, you’ll recognize the name Roy Choi. Hailed as a genius by lots of foodies, he has quite a few amazing restaurants in his helm. Chego is a great manifestation of Choi’s passions and capacity as a cook and talent. Being an Asian fusion rice bowl eatery, it offers a plethora of flavors in each serving and you have to be ready for every savory bite.

Initially located in a strip mall before becoming one of those hip food truck eateries and then a popular tiny diner in Chinatown, Chego has definitely been building its following over the years. It won’t delude you that it’s a fancy eatery as it is located in a faded walking mall with sticky picnic tables for seating. However, after grabbing a bite here, you’re sure to come back for more, even if you don’t really eat rice. The combination of flavors is too unique to find elsewhere, so if you’re one to crave for specific dishes that you’ve enjoyed, prepare for another trip to Chinatown shortly after your initial visit to Chego.

We put the chubs in pork belly… #foodporn

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What to order:

  1. Kung Pau Noodle Bowl – knife cut noodles w/ baby bok choy, chopped chillies, lemongrass and Thai basil
  2. Kimchi Spam Bowl – w/ butter-fried kimchi, Spam, scrambled eggs and baby bok choy w/ a touch of toasted sesame
  3. The Leafy T – fried chili garlic tofu rice w/ fried egg, Thai basil, water spinach and fried shallots
  4. Chubby Pork Belly – kochujang-lacquered Kurobuta pork belly rice bowl w/ fried egg, pickled radishes, water spinach, Chinese broccoli, cotija and peanuts
  5. The Beefy T – fried chili garlic beef rice w/ fried egg, Thai basil, water Spinach and fried shallots
  6. Steak in the Heart (dinner only) – prime rib sandwich on grilled ciabatta w/ wok-seared onions, roasted garlic Irish butter, parmesan and salsa verde

Location: 727 N Broadway Unit 117 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone (323) 380-8680


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Epic Spreads: A Startup with a New Take on Healthy Nut Butters 0

Whether you need an energy-packed pre-workout snack, a little something to get you going after pilates, or just something fun to spice up your regular diet – Epic Spreads has revolutionized healthy nut butters for you!

The company was founded by Patrick Williams, an athlete who could not find a healthy snack spread and was tired of his daily peanut butter diet.  He decided to combine his passion for fitness with health, and that is when his idea was born: a brand new spread alternative: healthy nut butters.  He saw a need in the market for a healthy spread that also tasted delicious, so he began playing around with ingredients in his own kitchen and came up with something unconventional.  The spreads have various base ingredients that you can choose from, including: almond, peanut, cashew, coconut, and various combinations.  The flavors are added in with all-natural, sustainably sourced ingredients.

What makes Epic Spreads different from regular peanut butter brands?  Not only are they a fun and creative alternative to peanut butter, but they are also an excellent source of high-quality protein while staying low in sugar.  Gluten-free and dairy-free options are also available on their site.  The spreads contain fun flavors, clean and natural ingredients, and you can actually pronounce all of the ingredients on the back!  Could it get any better?

With an assortment of flavors ranging from cotton candy to rainbow sherbet, you can never go wrong!  However, they all have one thing in common: healthiness!  Epic Spreads are rich in good fats, magnesium, vitamin E, and are a good source of fiber.  They taste like they were made from a secret, homemade, family recipe.

Epic Spreads has done various collaborations with companies like 24 Hour Fitness, Orange Theory Fitness, Slap Nutrition, Wakeup Waffles, and Halo Top; continuously coming up with fun, new flavors.

If you would like to try Epic Spreads and join the epic-ness, you can find them at the Channel Islands Farmers Market Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Be sure to let us know what you think!

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