An authentic churrascaria (a Brazilian term for barbecue), Fogo de Chao is all about the meat. At Fogo de Chao's Beverly Hills location, you'll be greeted by a blue tiled tower that houses an authentic fogo de chao, the fire pit over which your meal is cooked.
Inside, the vibe is casual yet refined. Upon sitting down, you'll be given a two-sided round card that you'll use to communicate with the wait staff. Flip your card to the green side to wordlessly request more meat, which by the way, is carved tableside and includes 16 different varieties. Turn the card to the red side to signal that you're still working on the plate in front of you.
Let's not forget the salad bar: offering over 30 different gourmet selections, from salads and fresh veggies to aged cheeses, cured meats, and bread, Fogo de Chao's salad bar, decorated in flowers and greenery, is a focal point of the dining room. If you can, try to leave room for dessert, which includes flan, chocolate cake, and the restaurant's signature papaya cream.
Fogo de Chao's Beverly Hills location is open seven days a week, and charges a flat rate for meals, depending on whether you're joining the restaurant for lunch, dinner, or just the salad bar. Kids six and under eat free, and an expansive selection of South American wines is available to complement your meal.
Fogo de Chao
133 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Photo courtesy of Fogo de Chao Beverly Hills
Regulars rave about Salsa and Beer’s amazing selection of top-notch Mexican dishes made with only the finest ingredients available. The prices here are super reasonable for the large portion sizes, as well as the quality of the food. Diners are served complimentary chips and salsa from Salsa and Beer’s very own salsa bar. Small plates are great for kicking off any meal. These include quesadillas with a variety of fillings, spicy wings, and chicken flautas. Fish specialties feature fresh catches seasoned with Salsa and Beer’s signature sauces. Spicy chipotle sauce comes together with perfectly-cooked fish to create Fish a La Diabla. Fajitas come in a variety of preparations, with your choice of meat and a ton of fresh veggies and sauces. Enchiladas are homemade and feature such fillings as charbroiled chicken, steak, shrimp, and succulent pork.
Salsa and Beer
11669 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Those looking for a swanky atmosphere capped off by superior food and drink have met their match in The Federal Bar. This ultra-cool space is the place for North Hollywood revelers to feed all their senses. Beer enthusiasts will love the great selection of craft brews. Draft beer flights are a great way to sample The Federal Bar’s great selection, while beer floats are a high octane twist on a childhood treat.
The Federal Bar also features a daily happy hour and a Sunday brunch. The Breakfast Burger is a juicy patty topped with egg and kale pesto, while the Red Velvet Waffle features orange-tinged butter and berries. Small plates include Short Rib Poutine, Grilled Artichoke, and an Ahi Tuna Crudo. More substantial items include Fried Chicken and Sage-Seasoned Waffles and a Pulled Pork Sandwich served on a brioche bun.
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Republic of Pie offers San Fernando Valley diners the very best of everything, from its scrumptious pies and baked goods to its fresh brewed coffee. Both sweet and savory pies are served here; expect a variety of quiches, plus turkey chili and pot pies that incorporate decadent favorites like Mac 'n Cheese.
Sweet selections include classic concoctions such as apple and coconut meringue, strawberry rhubarb and chocolate banana bread pudding. Specialty tea drinks and coffee are also served here.
Republic of Pie
11118 Magnolia Boulevard
San Fernando Valley, CA 91601
From great breakfast plates to tasty sandwiches, Sweet Salt is the perfect place for a quality meal on the go. Sandwiches are the signature dish of Sweet Salt, and one bite is sure to tell you why. Go for the Lavender Duck Confit with braised onions and goat cheese on Ciabatta, or opt for the Truffled Chicken, Fresh Caprese, or Steak and Brie sandwiches. Salad offerings include a quinoa salad with spicy peppers, olives, and feta cheese, and a watermelon and heirloom tomato salad that's accented by fresh mint and arugula.
For breakfast, there's truffle-infused egg sandwiches, a breakfast burrito with homemade salsa, and a wild mushroom omelet.
Savvy North Hollywood diners have made Bow & Truss a premiere spot for neighborhood dining. The signature cocktail menu contains many terrific concoctions made using only fresh-squeezed juices and top-of-the-line ingredients. The Signal Fire includes gin infused with jalapeno, while the Morning Sky features aromatic lavender bitters and top shelf vodka and red wine.
The food at Bow & Truss is just as exquisite. Small plates allow patrons to sample a little bit of everything. The Marinated White Corn is charred then sprinkled with cheese for a unique dish, while Pork Cheek Stew offers a decadent plate replete with tender meat and vegetables. More substantial menu items include Grilled Strip Steak, Lamb Chops in mole sauce, as well as a variety of tasty paella dishes.
Bow & Truss
11122 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Gastronomico is a friendly neighborhood bistro. With an emphasis on wholesome, all natural ingredients, Gastronomico features an amazing menu, including vegetarian fare. All of the dishes are made with an eye on bold, simple flavors derived from only the freshest items. Main courses are perfect for a big lunch or satisfying dinner. The spicy sausage sandwich comes with fried egg and aioli, while the pulled pork features pickled red onions and cilantro. Pan roasted chicken is served with one of Gastronomico’s signature sides, the crispy Yukon potatoes. Sprinkled with dill and garlic aioli, these tasty spuds are just one of a variety of awesome sides, from a green bean and cherry tomato blend to organic beets dressed in a citrus infused balsamic sauce.
When you're in the mood for a tasty sandwich head over to Hy Mart Sandwiches in North Hollywood. The husband and wife team who run Hy Mart make sure to use only the freshest and high quality ingredients to make the gourmet sandwiches. Regulars recommend the Gyro Gone Wild full of tasty flavors. Many of the sandwiches are spicy so be specific with the amount of spice you would like. Plenty of vegetarian options are also available. It does get very crowded, especially during lunch. Call ahead so your order is ready when you pick it up.
Hy Mart Sandwiches
4795 Vineland Avenue, Suite C
North Hollywood, CA 91602
High quality, home-style cooking with a modern twist is the name of the game at Cabbage Patch. Their farm-to-table philosophy means they use organic, all natural, locally sourced products, including Niman Ranch beef, which is humanely raised and free of hormones and antibiotics. A daily vegan soup is on the menu, as are some delectably fresh salads like the Fuju Apple & Arugula with bleu cheese, candied pecans and sherry vinaigrette. Sandwiches include a Grilled Veggie with eggplant, zucchini, & parmesan, and a Grilled Chicken with wild greens, tomato, parmesan & balsamic vinaigrette. Chicken Kebabs, Rotisserie Chicken and Pan Roasted Organic Salmon are also featured. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday lunch only.
520 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
The Trails Café offers health nuts an amazing menu of tasty, good for you items, perfect for fueling up before a hike or as a much needed refresher post workout. This quaint little café is nestled among the trees, giving it the perfect atmosphere of an outdoor oasis. Inside you will find a number of health conscious selections that in no way skimp on flavor. Vegetarian options abound at The Trails Café, with a number of meat and dairy free items suited to those pursuing a lifestyle free of consumable animal products. Vegan chili offers a hearty and tasty meal for larger appetites, while the mixed fruit salad is replete the freshest produce and finished with granola and tasty yogurt. Thinly sliced potato, onion, and cheese are baked into a flaky crust in a classic quiche preparation, while the avocado sandwich is a favorite among regulars.