Echo Park: The Park, which has a perfect mix of interesting inventive dishes on their seasonally changing menu and the kind of comfort foods you want on a cold and rainy night. "Stop by on Tuesday night for the special three-course prix fixe for fifteen bucks but, please, don't show up on Fried Chicken night (I don't need the competition for a table)." 1400 W. Sunset Blvd.; 213-482-9209
Guerrilla Tacos Fine-dining expat Wesley Avila’s Guerrilla Tacos has quickly risen to the top of L.A.’s taco scene. And, for a good reason! Its daily-changing menu — laden with meat, fish, and veggie offerings — uses a variety of fresh and locally sourced ingredients to produce some of the straight-up best elevated versions of Mexican street food you can find. Guerrilla Tacos; various locations.