questionmarkOkay, so what’s your favorite casual restaurant in LA and what’s your favorite thing on the menu?

–Emily Blake

random adviceBuddha’s Belly for Buddha’s Chicken Salad.

Veggie Grill for the Chop-Chop Chef Salad and kale.

Nyala Ethiopian, where you should bring a friend and order doro tibs with the vegetarian combo.

BLD for the warm lentil salad.

Mozza for the fungi mista pizza.

El Cholo for the blue corn chicken enchiladas.

Yes, I’m aware that three of my choices are salads. This is Los Angeles.

Also, Veggie Grill is technically a chain, which gives me bad flashbacks to Michael Scott extolling his favorite New York pizzeria, Sbarro.