La Brea, MidCity, Silverlake

Papa Cristos

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 Oh boy this Fat Greek was happy with the only proper souvlaki in all of Los Angeles.  Besides the true Greek food here, the small market reminds me of Astoria back home.  Plastic tablecloths!  Do yourself a favor and go eat a chicken souvlaki and get an ice cold Alpha.  2 chubby thumbs up 


Must Eat: Chicken souvlaki sandwich


Highs:  In your face Greek food not trying to be anything it's not


Lows:  Parking lot can get filled up rather quickly 

Republique

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 In the old La Brea Bakery, Republique really has the perfect setting to take you outside of LA.  Awesome food from brunch to dinner, fresh, good and seasoned well.  1 1/2 chubby thumbs up. 


Must Eat: Lunchtime burger, crudo


Highs:  Crudo, bread with drippings, LUNCH ONLY burger


Lows:   Can get supremely crowded at the bar, wait staff a bit lacking as well 

Speranza

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 One of the best Italian restaurants in all of Los Angeles.  This beer and wine only, patio seating, casual restaurant is one of my favorites in all of Los Angeles. 


Must Eat: Bolognese


Highs:  Handmade pasta in a casual comfortable setting


Lows:  It is in Silverlake, so if you live on the west side don't expect to make it there on time for that Friday night dinner