Tierra Sur at the Herzog Winery

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Tierra Sur is the elegant restaurant located onsite at the Herzog Winery in Oxnard, California.  A visit to the off-the-beaten-path restaurant is a fun and unique experience, and one where you can enjoy some delicious dishes complimented with high-end service and ambiance. 

Although the winery doesn't provide the vineyard experience that many have in mind (there is no vineyard anywhere near the winery - in fact, most of their grapes are grown up in Napa, etc.), it still provides for a fun day (or night) trip from Los Angeles to a different setting.

The menu has a lot of interesting dishes, and some of the items change seasonally.

One highlight is the tasting bar adjacent to the restaurant - a great place to spend an hour or two before your meal.

 

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2016 Baron Herzog Chardonnay:

 

Bread with Fresh Garlic Olive Oil:

 

Lamb Chorizo con Huevo:

 

Wood Fire Grill Salmon:

 

Duo of Duck:

 

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Beverly Hills Thai

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Beverly Hills Thai is an institution that  serves some of the most authentic kosher Thai food in the world.  Despite the fact that you're dining in LA, the decor, service, and of course food all make you feel like you're in Bangkok (at a nice Bangkok restaurant).  In fact, the Thai food here is better than that you can find in Thailand (where there are a number of kosher restaurants in the Chabad Houses).

The menu includes curries, rices, noodles, and meat dishes.  The portions are large, and everything is very tasty.  

The seating is not plentiful, so make sure you come with reservations.

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Pico Kosher Deli

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Pico Kosher Deli (or "PKD", as it is commonly called) is one of the only true heimishe kosher delis left anywhere in the world, and provides an opportunity to take a step back into the ashkenazi high-sodium and high-cholesterol (but extremely delicious) tradition right in the heart of Los Angeles.  Located on Pico surrounded by Persian hotspots, PKD is a staple in the area.  The food is tasty, portions are massive, waitstaff is abrasive (in a charming way) - all of what you could hope for in a deli.  If you were blind-folded and placed in the center of this restaurant, you'd think you were in NYC.

The seating area is tiny (about eight tables in total) and gets very crowded, so you may need to wait.  They also do a huge takeout business, the deli counter is always a scene.  

Whatever you do, do not miss trying the pastrami.  

 

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Matzoh Ball Soup:

 

Latkes with Apple Sauce: 

 

Deli Delight on Club with Pastrami, Cole Slaw, and Russian:

 

La Gondola

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La Gondola is one of the fanciest and most exclusive restaurants in Los Angeles.  It is located in a large space on the ground floor of an office building on Wilshire Boulevard, right in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Accessible by an elegant entrance facing the street, the restaurant opens to a sophisticated bar area, with the formal dining room in the back.  Reservations are absolutely required, and tables fill up in advance.  The crowd is young and good-looking.  While the food is certainly good, you don't go to this restaurant for a culinary experience; you go to see and be seen.  If you are making your decision solely based on food, you can find better and less expensive elsewhere.  However, if you're looking for a night out in Beverly Hills, this is a perfect choice.  That being said, the menu is expansive, the choices are interesting, and the portions are fair.

 

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Chocolate Cake served with Vanilla Ice Cream:

Mexikosher (Los Angeles)

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UPDATE: Mexikosher in Los Angeles has closed in April, 2018.  However, it remains open in Manhattan, New York.

Mexikosher is a hip culinary/authentic Mexican spot on Pico in Los Angeles.  It was established by celebrity chef Katsuji Tanabe, and remains one of the very few kosher Mexican restaurants in the world and probably the most authentic.  It is a counter-service restaurant, where you order your food and then bring it to a table on a tray.  The ambiance is casual, and the prices reasonable (especially given the high quality ingredients). 

 

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Tacos, Burrito, Taquitos, Rice and Beans, and an extra bowl of Cilantro:


 

Close-up on the Carnitas Tacos with Corn Salsa, Pickled Onions, and Lime:


 

Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo:

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