Zo is for sushi adventurers. It is for those willing to eat anything the chef offers and for however long the chef decides to slice fish for you. I ate at Zo with three veterans who made very clear that our visit was the longest and most varied feeding they’d experienced. They also made clear that I was to keep my mouth shut—save for stuffing in glistening pieces of every kind of fish...
LA may be known for their sushi and their fresh, organic cuisine, but they’ve got some serious burgers out there, too. My favorite was at Apple Pan, a relic that hasn’t changed anything since it opened in 1947. The wallpaper is red plaid and the layout consists of one U-shaped bar with red bar seats bolted to the ground—no crowding—that surrounds a central griddle/food prep area where two people...
After I came to understand that’s it’s sunny every day in LA, I realized that you could truly have the perfect afternoon anytime you want by hopping on the Pacific Coast Highway and driving to Malibu Seafood. There are three sections of fried options at Malibu Seafood—the fish shack located along the PCH that serves up the tastiest lunch along the beach. Only after you finish reading about a la...