Food & Drink in Somerset

Mediterranean Food from Aslan Mediterranean Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Aslan Catering

Eagel Rock

$20 $11

Chefs whip up bountiful spreads of Armenian, Lebanese, and Greek cuisine, including vegetarian platters and family feasts with filet mignon

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food and Drinks at Zono Sushi

Zono Sushi

City Center

$30 $16

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33 signature sushi rolls highlight a lengthy menu of Japanese entrees, bento boxes, and sake

California Cuisine at Frame 128 Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Frame 128 Restaurant

Frame 128 Restaurant

$80 $44

Appetizers of Maryland lump crab cakes and smoked salmon precede entrees of wild Chilean sea bass, kurobuta pork chop, and filet mignon

$3 for $6 Worth of Smoothies — It's All Healthy

It's All Healthy

Glendale

$6 $3

16oz. healthy meal-replacement shake

Peruvian Food and Drinks at Lola's Peruvian Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Lola's Peruvian Restaurant

City Center

$20 $10

(139)

Peruvian ceviche and fried fish with fragrantly spiced beef and chicken dishes with rice

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Gennaro’s Ristorante (Up to 52% Off)

Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

(159)

Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

Wine-Flight Package for Two, Four, or Six with Assorted Meats, Cheeses & Hummus at 55 Degree Wine (Up to 50% Off)

55 Degree Wine

Atwater Village

$70 $36

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Ambrosial experts learn patrons’ tastes and recommend wine flights to sip alongside small bites in a former wine cellar lit by candles

Italian Food for Dinner for Two or Four at Lago D'Argento Pizzeria(Up to 41% Off)

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

$40 $24

Risotto balls and cajun alfredo linguini segue into gourmet pies such as white truffle or roasted duck with gouda

Smoothies or Coffee and Breakfast at Manifesto Café on Skid Row (Half Off)

Manifesto Café on Skid Row

Los Angeles

$5.50 $2.75

Certified-organic, fair-trade coffee, fruit- and nutrient-packed smoothies, and breakfast foods such as lox, steel-cut oatmeal, and burritos

Fish and Shrimp Tacos at Best Fish Taco In Ensenada (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Best Fish Taco In Ensenada

Los Feliz

$14 $8.75

Crispy sweet-water basa fish and shrimp stuff tacos topped with housemade salsa or Magic Cream at revamped version of traditional taco stand

$15 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Wings, and Sandwiches at Garage Pizza

Garage Pizza

Silverlake

$25 $15

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Crispy, thin-crust pies topped with fresh mozzarella, pesto, meatballs, and other ingredients from a pizza place open until 4 a.m.

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Palermo Ristorante Italiano (Up to 41% Off)

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

$67.45 $40

(740)

Appetizers of prosciutto and melon precede entrees such as lasagna bolognese, veal picata, and tilapia in a marsala sauce

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Tortas Mexico (40% Off)

Tortas Mexico

Montrose Verdugo City

$10 $6

Family-owned restaurant serves Mexican favorites, including tortas, burritos, and enchiladas, with fresh ingredients devoid of preservatives

Indian-Mexican Fusion Cuisine at Cowboys and Turbans (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cowboys and Turbans

Cowboys and Turbans

$30 $15

(414)

Fusion of American, Mexican, and Indian cuisines served in a scenic courtyard decorated with statues, torches, and cloth canopies

Upscale Bistro Food for Two or Four During Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Oceanview Restaurant (Up to 55% Off)

Oceanview Restaurant

La Crescenta-Montrose

$59 $32

(92)

Herb-crusted pork chops, buttermilk pancakes, wasabi-ginger tuna, and other upscale takes on classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes

$20 for $40 Worth of Gourmet Thai Cuisine at Rambutan

Rambutan

Silver Lake

$40 $20

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Sample elegantly dished Thai favorites such as lemongrass noodle soups, steamed dumplings, and oyster mushroom tom yum

Creative American-Californian Cuisine at Rockwell Table & Stage (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rockwell Table & Stage

Los Feliz

$40 $20

(938)

Artful plates, signature tonics, and wines served amid contemporary decor including an outdoor patio bathed in moonlight

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Smoothies at The Smoothie Stop ($20 Total Value)

The Smoothie Stop

La Cañada Flintridge

$10 $5.50

Health-minded patrons can enjoy smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, and delectable treats, such as bowls of snow fluff ice

Tamale Dishes and Mexican Food at Tamale Man (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Tamale Man

El Sereno

$10 $6

(40)

Homemade tamales take on eclectic fillings and toppings, including green chile, pork, and chicken and can be topped with cheeses and salsa

Indian Food at LA Bengal Dynasty (50% Off)

LA Bengal Dynasty

Los Feliz

$22 $11

(96)

Indian restaurants specializing in East Indian and Bangladeshi cusine

Italian and American Food for Dinner or Lunch at Michael J's (Up to 50% Off)

Michael J’s Pizzeria & Bar

Los Angeles

$30 $15

Bar and pizzeria features handmade Italian cuisine alongside burgers, Asian sandwiches, and Mediterranean salads

Two-Course Fondue Dinner for Two or Four on Sunday–Thursday or Any Day at The Melting Pot (Up to 51% Off)

The Melting Pot

Multiple Locations

$69.80 $39

(1052)

Dip entree choices like premium meats and seafood in a choice of boiling broths before dunking fruit and treats into dessert fondue

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

$20 $11

(223)

Classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, meat lasagna, sausage rolls, and Sicilian-style pizzas

Mexican Food at Los Tacos (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Los Tacos

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

(109)

Founder’s family recipes yield menu of authentic Mexican street food, including chicken mole and 10 types of soft tacos

One or Two Salads or Wraps and Fresh Organic Juices at Saladish (Up to 50% Off)

Saladish

Old Pasadena

$18.90 $10

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Saladistas spin organic ingredients into blends such as classic caesar or southwestern chicken, all of which can be enjoyed as wrap or salad

"The Un-Royal Ball" Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

$132.12 $79

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Vegan Cuisine at Charm Vegan ($40 Total Value)

Charm Vegan

South Pasadena

$20 $10

(78)

Wide array of vegan dishes that incorporate flavors from across the world, from grilled portabella burgers to soy-shrimp in red curry sauce

Chris Mitchell Live From Los Angeles for One, Two, or Four at LA Hotel on Friday, September 5 (Up to 79% Off)

Chris Mitchell

LA Hotel

$70 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy member, spreads smooth tunes

In-Home Catered Party for 4, 6, or 12 from Chef Brian Hill (Up to 53% Off)

Chef Brian Hill

Redeem from Home

$240 $120

Top Chef contestant and celebrity chef whips up fried chicken sliders and homestyle side dishes for parties of 4–12

Classic American Comfort Food for Two or Four at The Lobos Truck (Up to 52% Off)

The Lobos Truck

On Location

$27 $13

Gourmet food truck serves Kobe beef burgers, criss-cut waffle fries dressed with nacho toppings called Wachos, mac 'n' cheese, and hot wings

Catered Latin American Food for 50 or 100 or More People from Mexi-Cuban Catering (60% Off)

Mexi-Cuban Catering

On Location

$50 $20

Mexican and Cuban recipes, from classic tacos to whole roasted pigs with a side of plantain, catered within a 50-mile radius

$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

$72 $29

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

Soul Food for 2 or 4, or Catering for Up to 10 or 20+ from Postcards Central American Soul Food Truck (Up to 52% Off)

Postcards Central American Soul Food Truck

On Location

$25 $12

Warm tortilla wraps stuffed with mac & cheese, vegetables, and meats such as baked chicken or oxtail pair with dirty rice & beans or kale

$30 for $60 Worth of Healthy Snack-Food Gift Boxes or Subscriptions from Healthy Surprise

Healthy Surprise

Online Deal

$60 $30

Rotating mix of healthy snacks, such as organic chocolates, kale chips, and dried fruits, delivered right to your front door

$14 for Two Gourmet Menu Items and Two Drinks at Vizzi Truck (Up to $28 Value)

Vizzi Truck

On Location

$28 $14

(179)

Coastal flavors and gourmet snacks such as bacon-brie grilled cheese, organic chickpea sliders, and confit potatoes

2014 Santa Barbara Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Santa Barbara Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Santa Barbara Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access to free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at more than 10 Santa Barbara wineries

Catered Hookah Party with 20 Hookahs and Flavors at G Spot Hookah Catering (Up to 47% Off)

G Spot Hookah Catering

On Location

$850 $449

A pair of experienced hookah techs cater a party featuring up to 20 hookahs with an equal number of flavors

$89 for a Catered Roasted-Turkey or Roast Beef Dinner for Eight from Amazing Catering ($183 Value)

Amazing Catering

On Location

$183 $89

Tender roasted turkey or roast beef, and traditional sides such as seasoned green beans; pecan or pumpkin pie for dessert

6- or 12-Month Subscription to Online Meal Plans from The Vegan Menu (50% Off)

The Vegan Menu

Online Deal

$30 $15

Weekly vegan meal plans featuring seasonal fruits and veggies, fresh herbs, and whole grains for two with itemized grocery lists

Indian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at The India's Tandoori (50% Off)

The India's Tandoori

Burbank

$20 $10

(224)

Chefs whip up authentic Indian dishes such as lamb samosas, chicken tikka, matar paneer, and seafood curry

$17 for $30 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — Get Yok'd Nutrition

Get Yok'd Nutrition

Burbank

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

Downtown Los Angeles

$33 $17

(115)

Local farm packs boxes of seasonal, certified organic vegetables, fruits, or a mix with delivery to your doorstep

Tea Festival, Sommelier Class, or Tasting at Chado Tea Room (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

$62 $31

Fest brings together experts the world over; sommelier class teaches the finer art of tasting; afternoon tea includes scones and sandwiches

Standup Comedy for Two Plus Appetizer and Cake at Flappers Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Flappers Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$59 $25

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on Reno 911! and Last Comic Standing

Chef's Tasting Menu with Champagne for Two or Four at Portofino Cucina Italiana (46%% Off)

Portofino Cucina Italiana

Downtown Los Angeles

$100 $59

Naples–born chef shares favorite home recipes such as homemade gnocchi or seafood brodetto stew through a tasting menu

Unlimited Creole and Cajun Brunch for Two or Four with Signature Drinks and Live Jazz at Nola's (42% Off)

Nola's

Downtown Los Angeles

$84 $49

(422)

Fried chicken, jambalaya, and other New Orleans–inspired creole and Cajun dishes at a restaurant with frequent live music

$10 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Downtown

$16 $10

(245)

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with flavored whipped cream alongside éclairs

Mediterranean Food or Catering from Mediterranean City Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Mediterranean City Grill

Downtown Los Angeles

$20 $12

Menu features a Mediterranean medley of falafels, shawarmas, and rotisserie chicken; catering options include party wraps and kebabs

$15 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Salad, and Wings at Garage Pizza

Garage Pizza

Downtown Los Angeles

$25 $15

(308)

Sauceless white pizzas topped with ricotta and garlic, traditional margherita, and specialties covered in meatballs, sausage, and pepperoni

Indian Food at Sitar Indian Cuisine (Up to 40% Off)

Sitar Indian Cuisine

Pasadena

$20 $12

(162)

Family recipes such as curries, vegetable dishes, and tandoori chicken and quail

Thai Cuisine at Nariya Thai (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Nariya Thai Cuisine

Hollywood

$30 $16

Thai favorites such as colorful curries, Thai-style buffalo wings, and pra ram, available for dine-in or catered events of eight people

$50 for VIP Admission for Two to Hollywood Beer and Music Festival on September 13 ($100 Value)

Hollywood Beer and Music Festival

Reserve Lot at Hollywood & Vine

$100 $50

Festival features unlimited samples of craft brews from more than 50 breweries, as well as DJs, MCs, and on-air personalities

Lunch for Two or Upscale Bar Food and Drinks at The Well (43% Off)

The Well

Hollywood

$28 $16

Craft beers, California and international wines, and inventive cocktails join inventive tacos and short rib sliders in a sleek bar

Gyro Sandwiches with Sides and Drinks for Two or Four at Oregano Fresh Greek (Up to 53% Off)

Oregano Fresh Greek

Pasadena

$24.34 $13

(60)

Original, chicken, or falafel gyros; sides include french fries, hummus, rice, and grape leaves

$10 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Pasadena

$16 $10

(142)

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with whipped cream alongside éclairs and other bakery items

Latin Cuisine at Beso Hollywood (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Beso Hollywood

Hollywood

$60 $30

(609)

Upscale Latin dishes, such as shrimp & lobster risotto, chili-rubbed skirt steak, served in an elegant space with chandeliers, plush booths

Burgers, Fries, and Beers for Two or Four at Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena (Up to 45% Off)

Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena

Pasadena

$35.50 $21

Customers build their own burgers, choosing from a selection of four patties, 10 sauces, six cheeses, and 16 toppings

Specialty Mixed Drinks and Beer at The Parlour Room of Hollywood (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

The Parlour Room Of Hollywood

Hollywood

$30 $16

(102)

At a swanky yet affable lounge decked in green and gold, bartenders craft signature cocktails and pour draft beer

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine Pasadena (Up to 40% Off)

Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine Pasadena

Pasadena

$25 $16

(92)

Jalapeño-spiced guacamole with warm chips, specialty entrees such as chicken with chipotle mustard, and flan drizzled with caramel sauce

Pub Food at District 13 (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

District 13

Hollywood

$20 $12

Burgers, wings, wraps, and build-your-own-sausages paired with 20+ draft beers

Cool Beans Comedy for Two at Ice House Comedy Club on July 26, August 21, or September 18 (Up to 55% Off)

Cool Beans Comedy

Ice House Comedy Club

$20 $10

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Cool Beans Comedy show highlights performers from Adult Swim, The Guild, and their own sitcoms

Standup Comedy for Two with Nachos and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 79% Off)

The Ice House

The Ice House

$94.50 $20

Club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

$15 for $30 Worth or Sushi, Banh Mi, and Pho at Sumiko Sushi

Sumiko Sushi

South Lake

$30 $15

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Bistro runs the pan-Asian gamut with specialty sushi rolls, rare beef pho noodle dishes, and lemongrass tofu entrees

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at New Delhi Palace

New Delhi Palace

Pasadena

$20 $12

(236)

Diners can try a variety of Indian dishes, such as lamb vindaloo, vegetable biryani, and chicken masala, while sipping wine, beer, or lassi

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Lunch from Vee's Cafe - On the Run ($30 Total Value)

Vee's Cafe - On the Run

Boyle Heights

$15 $7.50

Organic salads, as well as wraps, sandwiches, and paninis with chicken, turkey, and tuna

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine at Cafe Valentino

Cafe Valentino

Burbank

$20 $12

Café creates breakfast and lunch food such as ham and cheese croissants, french toast, cobb salads, white pizzas, and chicken avocado wraps

Mexican Cuisine at Los Cinco Puntos (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Los Cinco Puntos

Los Angeles

$20 $12

Traditional Mexican meats such as carnitas are accompanied by handmade tortillas, fresh salsas, and guac; freshly bundled burritos and more

International Home-Style Food for Breakfast and Lunch or Catering at The Market Place Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

The Market Place Restaurant

Downtown Los Angeles

$20 $10

(10)

International home-style breakfast and lunch eats such as portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice, denver omelets, chicken chow mein, and fajitas

$7 for $12 of Kosher Cuisine at The Holy Grill

The Holy Grill

Los Angeles

$12 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Wine, Coffee, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Purple Wine & Coffee (Up to 48% Off)

Purple Wine & Coffee

Los Angeles

$30 $16

Wine bar serves hazelnut iced coffee, green tea latte, shrimp tempura, cheese, sandwiches, and, of course, plenty of wine

Caribbean Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four or More at Prado Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Prado Restaurant

Mid-Wilshire

$30 $16

Executive chef Javier Prado cooks up Latin-Caribbean fusion cuisine presented to diners seated under 18th-century-style murals

Tapas Sandwiches and Drinks for Two or Four at Solo Tapas (Up to 40% Off)

Solo Tapas

Chinese Theatres 6

$20 $12

(4)

More than 60 varieties of small, appetizer-sized sandwiches transport fresh meats and veggies atop bread imported directly from Spain

$10 for $18 Worth of Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Drinks at Melt It!

Melt It!

Pasadena

$18 $10

(64)

Gourmet sandwiches such as the brie and fig compote, tomato caprese, or mac ‘n’ cheese sandwich

Grace Fraga Presents "Badass Girls of Comedy Show" at Inside Jokes Comedy Club & Lounge (Up to 63% Off)

Grace Fraga presents "Badass Girls of Comedy Show"

Inside Jokes Comedy Club & Lounge

$27 $10

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Female comedians seen on television and at clubs across the country star in a standup series hosted by performer Grace Fraga

Improv Comedy at ComedySportz Los Angeles (Up to 48% Off)

ComedySportz Los Angeles

The ComedySportz Theatre

$19.26 $10

Improv teams face off against each other in ComedySportz shows; the theater also sends up Miami Vice, Shakespeare, and action movies

Indian Food for Two or Four at Mahan Indian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Mahan Indian Restaurant

Alhambra

$20 $11

Chefs grind spices by hand for traditional, Indian meals made from scratch, including chicken tikka masala and tandoori shrimp

$11 for $18 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at 161 Street Pizzeria

161 Street Pizzeria

Hollywood Hills

$18 $11

(18)

More than 20 toppings such as barbecue chicken rest atop crust and house-made sauce alongside pasta, subs, and chicken parmesan

$16 for $30 Worth of Cocktails

El Bar

Los Angeles

$30 $16

(72)

In a candle-lit scene decorated with Spanish and Mexican art, visitors socialize while sipping on specialty tequilas, cocktails, and sangria

Specialty Cocktails and Drinks at The Woods (Up to 47% Off).

The Woods

Hollywood

$30 $16

(344)

Specialty cocktails served amidst woodland-inspired décor, such as elk antler chandeliers, pecky cedar walls, and teak tables

Select Local Merchants

Row upon row of baked, fried, and shredded dough line the glass case at Baklava Factory, tantalizing customers with a bounty of honey, walnuts, and custard cream. The factory?s pastry experts concoct more than a dozen kinds of baklava each day alongside other European and Mediterranean sweets, such as fried balls of dough dipped in honey. Customers can sip espresso or cappuccino as they peruse these confections and the bakery?s array of elaborate gift boxes and baskets filled with Belgian chocolates, cookies, and, of course, baklava. Baklava Factory also does corporate gifting and enlivens events with custom cakes embellished with edible butterflies, cartoon characters, and rhinestones capable of fooling amateur jewel thieves.

1415 E Colorado St
Glendale,
CA
US

Cooking enough food for family reunions, community events, and other large gatherings can be a laborious, time-intensive process. Fortunately, the chefs at Aslan Mediterranean Cuisine are accustomed to feeding the masses?they've been whipping up bountiful spreads of Armenian, Lebanese, and Greek cuisine since 1988. Their menu brims with hearty meat options as well as a variety of vegetarian-friendly selections, such as silken hummus prepared with a special mix of seasonings, and slow-cooked grape leaves stuffed with aromatic seasoned rice. From the grill, chefs also serve filet mignon and chicken kabobs in addition to their signature dish, arais?pita bread stuffed with lean ground beef and then roasted above an open flame. And no matter the size of the event, the chefs won't be intimidated since they are equally comfortable cooking for a party of 1,000 as they are cooking for one insatiable rhinoceros.

2750 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Sushi Gp & Izakaya's menu unites sushi with other Japanese cuisine and internationally inspired fare. The tapas-style dishes include barbecue short ribs bento dinners and salmon sashimi. Each dish is carefully crafted, and then served by friendly waitstaff.

1023 E Colorado St
Glendale,
CA
US

Parking can be tough to come by at this smallish Eagle Rock sandwich shop, which specializes in Americanized versions of the popular döner kebab. So named because of the rotating vertical spit that holds its cooked meat, Spitz is the result of two friends who fell in love with the ubiquitous European snack food, but couldn’t find it anywhere in America. The sandwiches – mostly layered with roasted slices of beef and lamb, though chicken is also available – come topped with a variety of fresh ingredients and a tangy white cucumber sauce. Vegan and vegetarian items are available, while regulars opt for the messy street cart fries, topped with garlic aïoli, feta, onion, green pepper, tomato, olives, pepperoncinis and chili sauce. The tight, colorful dining area holds only a few wooden tables, making takeout a popular option.

2506 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The complexity involved in the creation of traditional Polish cuisine presents an overwhelming obstacle for many new restaurants. Not so for Polka Polish Cuisine, where husband-and-wife team Andrew and Katherine Dabrowski turned the savings from Andrew's big rig career and staggering credit-card loans into a success story. Now in the capable hands of Katherine's relative Mike Budny, the medium-sized strip mall eatery has blossomed into an area gem featured in a segment on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Budny's chefs grill up regular and spicy kielbasa, marinate beef stew gulasz (goulash) for 24 hours, and hide sauerkraut, potatoes, or cheese inside pierogies' doughy pockets. Amid Polka's kitschy, playful décor of trophy buck heads, whimsical signs, and multicolored ceiling tiles, patrons slake thirsts with 10 varieties of herbal tea and end meals on a dulcet chord with nalesniki, crêpes stuffed with sour cherries and cheese, drenched in vodka, and set ablaze as a tribute torch to a memorable meal and to the infamous flaming peaks of Poland's Carpathian Mountains.

4112 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The Three Faces of Habit Burger

Fresh Charburgers

Burgers are the star at Habit. No, not the typical fast-food patties, but 100% fresh ground-beef burgers that are char-grilled over an open flame, placed on a just-baked bun, and topped with local produce. The chefs don't mess around too much with this recipe for success, either. In fact, the Charburger only comes in five varieties, including a barbecue-bacon version and a teriyaki version crowned with grilled pineapple. After it comes off the grill, diners can head to the toppings bar to customize it with fixings such as banana peppers, jalapeños, and worcestershire sauce.

An Unlikely Success

Habit's start was unassuming: in 1969, a burger joint quietly opened in Goleta Beach. But its fate forever shifted when two entrepreneurial brothers bought it out with money they borrowed from their mom. Since then, Habit has not only blossomed into a national chain with dozens of locations, but it has also launched a fleet of 33-foot-long food trucks. Yet for all its growth, Habit has kept its formula simple: burgers + fries = happiness.

Giving Back

As Habit expands, it keeps an eye on the communities it enters. Along with programs that help young people find careers in the culinary arts, the restaurant regularly donates to local nonprofits including the Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCA, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It also partners with Share Our Strength, which fights childhood hunger by bringing nutritional programs into schools and teaching underserved families how to stretch their food budgets.

249 N Glendale Ave
Glendale,
CA
US

Somerset Scene