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Jerry's Famous Deli is a Los Angeles-based delicatessen famous for its huge menu, which boasts over 700 deli and traditional food items. , 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818) 980-4245. (Also in Encino, Los Angeles and Marina del Rey.) It's a round-the-clock-movietown rendezvous jammed with munchers and gazers of all ages checking each other out while slurping See pod slurping. one of the town's best matzo ball chicken soups.
Cha Cha Cha, 17499 Ventura Blvd., Encino, (818) 789-3600. Toribio Prado-influenced new-wave, expressive, Carib-Latino-style food continues to excite here under different owners who have descended on the Westside with a new spot called Calypso. Meanwhile, Prado co-owns Cha Cha Chas elsewhere and the Iberian-accented Cava.
California Pizza Kitchen California Pizza Kitchen (NASDAQ: CPKI, known within the food industry as CPK) is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California, , 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino, (818) 907-7783. (Also in Woodland Hills, elsewhere and soon in Tarzana.) Designer pizzas were invented in California and here they are in all their glory with pastas and more in a bright, cheery atmosphere.
Mi Piace, 25 Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (818) 795-3131. Constantly packed, this inexpensive Italian, trattoria-style eatery with a recent ex-Spago chef acquisition improving its recipes, perpetuates its pasta power over parsimonious par·si·mo·ni·ous
Excessively sparing or frugal.
Citrus, 6703 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, (213) 857-0034. This is celebrity chef Michel Richard's flagship restaurant. Richard snagged the highly regarded James Beard Foundation award The James Beard Foundation Awards were established in 1990 and are often called "The Oscars of Food." 
Held on the first Monday in May, the Awards ceremony honors the finest chefs, restaurants, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and electronic as best chef in the West - and deservedly so, most agree.
Water Grill, 544 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 891-0900. The definitive oceanfare destination when downtown, this clubby club·by
adj. club·bi·er, club·bi·est
1. Typical of a club or club members.
2. Friendly; sociable.
3. Clannish; exclusive. rendezvous is often picked as the No. 1 spot for fish in L.A.
Nowhere Cafe, 8009 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 655-8895. Hangout of young TV stars on the veggies Veggies of Nottingham, also known as Veggies Catering Campaign, is a campaigning group based in Nottingham, England, promoting ethicalbum alternatives to mainstream fast food. trail. Former Spago chef has devised good tastes here from blah ingredients, turning over new leaves (and seeds) nightly in a comfy setting.