Los Angeles

Suzanne Goin's Lucques and AOC

Always a great treat whenever I’m in LA. Try’em both! www.lucques.com, www.aocwinebar.com

 

Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza

This collaboration between Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali rocks my world when I'm in LA....the food's awesome and check out the new scuola di pizza! Ask for Ponce.

 

Spago and Cut

I went to culinary school with Lee Heftner, Wolfgang Puck’s culinary partner in all of his restaurants. All of their restaurants are great, but I especially love these two. www.wolfgangpuck.com

 

Craft

Tom Colicchio opened an outpost of his great NYC place here and it’s every bit as good as the original. www.craftrestaurant.com

 

The Bazaar

Jose Andres’ eclectic, really fun restaurant in the SLS Hotel. www.thebazaar.com