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Soba to the Rescue

As Los Angeles endures another month of “Stay at Home”, thankfully Kazan in Beverly Hills has kept its doors open for take out, providing much needed relief for our appetites and sanity.  After the huge success of his first restaurant Tatsu Ramen, head Chef Ryu Isobe looks to bring Soba noodles to the forefront of LA’s noodle scene, now overpopulated with ramen joints. Kazan, which means “volcanic” in Japanese, symbolizes how he envisions Soba will takeover its competition making way...

Weekend

Winter dineL.A. Winter dineL.A. celebrates the city’s culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles from newcomers like Geoffrey Zakarian’s Georgie, Greg Bernhardt’s Paley., Tony Esnault’s Spring, to Los Angeles main stays including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Suzanne Goin’s Lucques, and Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Border Grill. The Exclusive Series, presented by American Express, offers a chance to enjoy some of L.A.’s most luxurious restaurants, like Providence, Melissé, and Patina. During Winter dineL.A, enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at approachable price...

Noodle World

Carbo load at Noodle World (6118 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.960.0999) with dishes like Rare Steak Pho, Spicy Beef Stew, Tom Yum Ramen, Pad Thai, Spicy Spaghetti Beef, Chow Mein and rice dishes like Chicken Curry, Mint Leaf Chicken, and Grilled Pork Chop. They basically have it all. Their menu also includes veggie dishes, salads, side dishes like fried tofu, egg rolls, chicken satay, gyoza, and even chicken wings. They also have Boba, blended coffee/tea, smoothies, and milkshakes. Open daily, 11 am-10 pm....

Marugame Monzo

Head down to Little Tokyo for Marugame Monzo (329 E 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.346.9762). It’s a dimly lit udon spot with a little twist. You’ll find an open kitchen with a chef making the noodles right in front of you. The dough’s made from Japanese wheat and flour, and all the broths are also house-made. They have traditional dishes like duck udon and then the dishes with the twists, like thick, uber-rich, miso carbonara udon. They’ve also got cold...

Cheap Eats in LA

On a budget? Aren’t we all? Here are some great places around Los Angeles that will leave your belly and your wallet very happy: ink.sack The sandwiches here run around $4-7 each. Plus, they’re designed by Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio, so you know they are going to be good. Get two or go for the pineapple and chile with bbq pork rinds, and cookie. 8360 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90069; 323.651.5866 Bill & Hiroko’s Hamburgers This hamburger stand screams...