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May 25, 2007 08:25 AM

List of restaurants that focus on local ingredients

I'm trying to compile a list of restaurants that truly focus on local ingredients. I know quite a few that will feature a salad of local ingredients, but I'm looking for ones with are a bit more driven than that.


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  1. The Dressing Room only uses local ingredients. Really!

    1. You might also try Axe in Venice. Since they do alot of salads and vegetable dishes, using local produce is their focus. I think as a customer, it wouldn't hurt to make mentions of other local sources to the restaurants if you know of any that they could try. For those restaurants that are trying to source more of their ingredients locally, I would think they would always be very open to such suggestions. Thanks for starting this thread...

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      1. re: bulavinaka

        I know a few off-hand sort of by word of mouth. Blue Velvet downtown is growing some of their produce on their roof

        and la pergola 15005 Ventura Blvd. (Lemona Ave.) Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 818-905-8402 in Sherman Oaks has their own garden as well.

      2. Grace just started doing a "400-mile" menu, where all the ingredients are within a 400-mile radius.

        1. Josie in Santa Monica uses at least some if not all produce from local farmer's markets.

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          1. re: aching

            Especially on Wednesdays when they do their farmers market dinners.

          2. Little Next Door started touting on its chalkboard that they use local sustainable ingredients.