C California Style

A sample of dishes at HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU. PHOTO: Jenn Emerling
The two-tone bamboo bar. PHOTO: Dylan and Jeni.
Co-owner LIEN TA. PHOTO: Jenn Emerling

C LIST: Lien Ta

by C California Style

Here’s Looking at You

This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of C Magazine.

Here’s Looking at You is an American restaurant with two American owners, each possessing a single-mother immigrant parent,” says co-owner and managing partner Lien Ta of the captivating new Koreatown dining destination she opened last summer with fellow Animal alum, chef and co-owner Jonathan Whitener. That story is told through every vibrant dish, from the sturgeon served with rice porridge to Lien’s personal favorite: veal sweetbreads with fennel, mustard seed and sesame. Here’s what else Ta is craving around town. hereslookingatyoula.com. • THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET My favorite egg dish in the city is the huevos rancheros en salsa morita at the Loteria Grill stall. farmersmarketla.com. • COLE’S FRENCH DIP Only here do I order the Pancho’s Smoking Gun cocktail, and then I need a basket of tater tots. 213hospitality.com. HOLLYWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET Laura Ramirez of J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch grows the best citrus and avocados on this planet. hollywoodfarmersmarket.net.

Written by LESLEY McKENZIE.