Someone – thought to be Dorothy Parker, but never proven – once said that Los Angeles is “72 suburbs in search of a city.” It’s often been considered an insult. A way of saying that L.A. isn’t a “real city” like its East Coast counterparts.
But what if that’s not an insult? California, after all, is a state where someone can go surfing in the morning and hit a ski slope in the afternoon. It’s got urban cores and vineyards, the constant sun of San Diego and the fog of San Francisco. It’s a meeting place for the world, known for its cultural (and culinary) fusions. Los Angeles and those “72 suburbs” offer every type of living, culture, and entertainment.
That variety could be the city’s highest compliment. And the variety, mirrored in the beloved L.A. restaurant Fat Sal’s, is something to celebrate. First established in Westwood, Fat Sal’s now has locations in Hollywood and Encino (plus home delivery exclusively via DoorDash). The menu ranges from a carnivore’s delight to a fresh vegan treat, with influences from Vietnam to Canada dotting the dish list.
To celebrate the city’s (and the restaurant’s) variety, we’ve selected just a few neighborhood highlights that L.A. has to offer, plus paired them with a Fat Sal’s order that seems like it could match the neighborhood vibe. Get to exploring those neighborhoods, and when you’re done, let DoorDash bring dinner to reward you.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More