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Garrett Snyder

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Best Street Taco Duel

One of L.A.'s most visceral food pleasures involves driving a few miles southeast of USC, where two of the city's best taco vendors — Tacos los Poblanos Estilo Tijuana at Avalon and Slauson, and the colloquially named Tire Shop Taqueria on Avalon just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard......
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Best Hot Chicken

In its first five days of business in April, Howlin' Ray's sold more than 1,500 pounds of hot chicken. Inside the cramped brick-and-mortar location of the popular Nashville-inspired fried chicken food truck, you'll find a few counters, a handful of high-top tables, a mural that reads "I got my hot......
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Best New South Bay Restaurant

The still-booming South Bay restaurant scene has seen its share of splashy openings in the past — the new-wave Asian fusion at Little Sister, the pristine seafood at Fishing With Dynamite, the lush Cal-Ital at Love & Salt — but it's fair to say that Baran's 2239 arrived with much......
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Best Poké

Few recent food trends have reached the scale of the explosion of poké, the Hawaiian-inspired diced raw fish bowl. What once was limited to South Bay diners and delis has spread like wildfire across L.A. Even with so many options — from chef-affiliated restaurants to beach takeout windows — Sweetfin......
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Best Comfort Food Delivery

The number of food-delivery options currently available in Los Angeles is downright mind-boggling. Take your pick: Postmates, Caviar, Eat24, GrubHub, Seamless, ChowNow, DoorDash, Delivery.com, LAbite, Amazon Prime, UberEats — and that's not including the places you can just pick up the phone and order from, like Canter's Deli. Most people......
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Best Crab Curry

In a seemingly unremarkable strip-mall restaurant, three blocks south of the tourist-mobbed clusterfuck that is Hollywood and Highland, sits a hypnotizing, Phuket-style curry brimming with blue crab. Adapted from a recipe by co-owner Noree Pla's mother and ladled into generous-sized soup bowls, Luv2Eat's crab curry is murky, earthy and stained......
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Best Local Coffee Roaster

Over the past few years, roasters from across the globe have brought their beans to the City of Angels as part of the continuing coffee boom. That includes nationally known names looking to expand — Intelligentsia, Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Verve and Counter Culture, for instance — as well as coffee......