This story comes courtesy of LA Weekly.
Where the Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or her favorite dining options. This week we talk to Karen and Quinn Hatfield, chef/owners of Hatfield's and Sycamore Kitchen.
Chefs Karen and Quinn Hatfield's list of favorites reads like a who's who of hip Los Angeles restaurants, with a few lesser known spots thrown in. Here, in no particular order, are 10 of the power couple's favorite places to eat around town.
#10. Pailin Thai
"We have been eating here for years. The Gai Lan with fried pork belly is so good."
#9. Malibu Seafood
"This is a really charming place right on the PCH. We get the fried fish and sit on picnic benches with our BYOB beers."
"Amazing view. It's hard to find such a festive restaurant in L.A. They had one of the best foie gras dishes in town, prior to the ban. Now we need to go back and find a new favorite."
#7. Tar & Roses
"We have been spreading the word about this place, as it's a really stand-out restaurant. If you are on the Westside, it's a must. They have a fantastic braised lamb belly."
"Jason Travi is one of L.A.'s great chefs, and littlefork is a really charming neighborhood joint. We like to sit at the bar and eat brisket and clam fritters."
#5. Bar Ama
"The puffy fried taco is awesome. That's really all you need to know."
#4. Son Of A Gun
"This is our favorite lunch spot in town. Great food and a fun vibe."
#3. Drago Centro
"If we want a more sophisticated night out, this is the spot. We send people here all the time and they always come back raving. The food, beverage program and service are all exceptional."
#2. The Hungry Cat (Hollywood)
"Now an institution, The Hungry Cat remains so simple and satisfying. I can't imagine a better Sunday morning than starting at the Hollywood farmers market and ending up at The Hungry Cat for cocktails and brunch."
#1. Red Medicine
"It's rare to find this level of accessibility and ease at a restaurant that is creating such boundary pushing artistic food. I guess that's why we have eaten here more than most restaurants around town."