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Good Eatin': The Village Idiot (Melrose)

If you're stuck east of Sepulveda but craving Ye Olde King's Head grub, salvation has arrived in the form of The Village Idiot, a British pub with dark hardwood floors, wood-beamed ceiling, exposed brick, lots of windows, and an open kitchen. It may look like the California Pizza Kitchen, but the savory pies (omg: steak and potato with pearl onion), fish and chips, and fresh ginger-spiced cake with pear compote and crème fraîche are strictly from the mother country. 7383 Melrose at Martel; 323-655-3331 (here's a review on Eater LA).