Here’s Looking at You
“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.