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

What Lien Ta of Here’s Looking at You is Craving Right Now

by C California Style

Huevos rancheros and tater tots included

Co-owner LIEN TA. PHOTO: Jenn Emerling

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.



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