Ciro's ($), East LA. "The chile verde tastes like a trip to grandmother's house, the enchiladas are first-rate and the tiny flautas, the house specialty, are tightly rolled and very crisp, buried under layers of chile sauce, thick guacamole and tart Mexican sour cream." 705 N. Evergreen Drive, (323) 269-5104. Closed Monday.
Best broccoli salad ever!!! (at least that I've tried :-) ) Ingredients -4 heads broccoli, cut in bite size pieces -1 red onion, chopped -1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled -3/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries -3/4 cup nuts (I've only used sliced almonds, but I think cashews would be fantastic), -1 c mayo -1/2 c sugar -2 tablespoons white wine vinegar (I've also used basalmic vinegar and rice vinegar) Directions: mix everything, cool, and serve.
Mixed Baby Greens and Arugula with Blackberries and Pecans