Al Bae Nae: 24/7 spot for five-dollar black bean sauce over Jjajang fried rice and spicy seafood noodle soup. “So simple, yet so genius.” 3470 W. 6th St. Koreatown. [Midtown Lunch]
Dean Sin Noodle World: Juicy Chinese soup dumplings and a “fantastic” beef roll, even if it “sounds more like an adult toy store than a dumpling house.” 306 N. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park. [Squid Ink]
El Pollo Imperial: Peruvian eats at a former KFC. Ceviche, “juicy, well-seasoned” rotisserie chicken, octopus, seco de cordero, and lomo saltado at a drive-in! 5991 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach. [L.A. Times]
Fish Tacos Ensenada: Bill Esparza discloses which fish taco in Baja he’s been keeping as a secret close to his heart for years, a stand that has made him “drive here just for a fish taco.” On the corner of Juarez and Gastellum. Ensenada. [Street Gourmet L.A.]
Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage Factory: Made-in-house Kosher sausage eatery with a range of choices like Merguez, “intense” beef dogs, “exceptional” South African boerewors, and brat. “On some late nights…the most happening place in L.A.’s Pico-Robertson.” 8930 W. Pico Blvd. Pico-Robertson. [L.A. Times]
Lempira: Flour tortilla, Honduran egg, and avocado baleada, “everything you always hoped a breakfast burrito could be.” 4848 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood. [Squid Ink]
Lenny G’s: Cajun food at The Montrose Harvest Market from New Orleans chef Gordon Pawlowski. Foot-long muffuletta, mustard catfish, and beignet. 2200 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. [Glendale News Press]
Lonchera Candy: Cruising for Capulhuac barbacoa on East Adams, with this Main Street truck’s example the favorite, because it is “made up of mostly meat from from the head.” Main St. between 23rd St. and E. Adams Blvd. South of Downtown.