ROC Kitchen, Sawtelle (Little Osaka, West Los Angeles)

Jen: It’s an incontrovertible fact: to get excellent Chinese food you have to go outside city limits and head to Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Monterey Park, Rosemead, El Monte or something very east side. Even Chinatown/Downtown doesn’t cut it anymore, as evidenced by the recent closure of dim-sum behemoth Empress Pavilion after 25 years in business. But,…

Littlefork, Hollywood

Jen: For our first entry on Corned Beef and Rice, we are starting off in a big way with something little and small, as in littlefork and their thoroughly impressive small plates. Rarely do you pop into a new spot and find yourself completely charmed by the trifecta of food, décor and service. Starting off with…