What’s trending on Los Angeles’ meals scene?
As fans of cronuts and cake pops can attest, food trends come and go. So how can you tell which flavors are trending right now?
We took a data-driven look at the question and used Yelp to analyze which local businesses were on guests tongues this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at the Los Angeles businesses by category on Yelp and counted how many reviews they received. Instead of just comparing them based on the number of reviews, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month and tracked companies that have continuously increased their review volume to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are getting a lot of attention this winter.
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Open since October 2019, this traditional American spot is trending compared to other companies rated “American (Traditional)” on Yelp.
The city’s traditional American spots saw new ratings rise by an average of 1.2% last month. Sibling Rival appeared on Yelp just recently, but while many new businesses are struggling to get reviews, it has seen strong initial popularity.
Located at 1060 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, the Sibling Rival offers steak and potatoes, chicken wings and ham, egg and cheese sandwiches. Check out the menu here.
Sibling Rival is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Whether or not you’ve heard of Silver Lake’s Mixt, a member of the notable chain, the New American Spot, which sells salads and more, is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While companies rated “Salad” on Yelp saw an average increase in new reviews of 1.2% over the past month, Mixt saw new reviews increase dramatically by 230% over that period, with a slight downward trend of one A five star rating was recorded a month ago at its current 4.5 stars.
Open at 3100 W. Sunset Blvd. Since October 2019 Mixt has been offering a selection of salads such as beetnik with roasted golden beets, avocado, roasted walnuts and dried cranberries. the orchard with grilled chicken, smoked apple wood bacon, apples and spicy cheddar; and the Bachelor with grilled flat iron steak, blue cheese, egg, avocado and cherry tomatoes. See what’s left on the menu.
Mixt is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Revelator Bar Avalon
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The Revelator Bar Avalon in Echo Park is also making waves. Open since August 2019 at 2112 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite K, the Wine Bar, and the New American Spot, the suite is relatively new to Yelp but has received numerous new reviews, while all of the companies on Yelp Saw have been named “American (New)” have tagged a 1.1% increase in new reviews over the past month. Additionally, Revelator Bar Avalon reviews have increased more than 500% month by month.
“Bar Avalon aims to create a relaxing ambience where the darker, soulful qualities allow visitors to step into the night. Combine that with the smoky-inspired menu and you have an oasis to slow down and dine with a ton of matching wines “says the Yelp page.
There’s more than one hot spot trend in Los Angeles’ New American category: HiHo Cheeseburgers saw ratings jump 41.2%.
The Revelator Bar Avalon serves fried cream, blue prawns with N’duja salami, and pork chop with pickled green tomato relish. Last month, Yelpers received an excellent five-star rating.
The Revelator Bar Avalon is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (It’s closed on Monday.)
KazuNori: The original hand roll bar
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Beverly Grove’s KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar is numerically the busiest sushi bar in town.
The sushi bar and Japanese spot, which has been open at 6245 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101, since September 2019, increased their number of new reviews by 38.2% in the last month, an outlier compared to the median number of new reviews 1% discount for the Yelp category “Sushi Bars”.
“We believe the handroll experience is really special and deserves a restaurant of its own. That’s why we created KazuNori – The Original Hand Roll Bar℠,” according to the Yelp site. “We only serve the freshest fish, specially harvested seaweed, homemade sauces and our typical warm rice.”
It’s not the only outlier in the sushi bar category: the Xevichez Sushi Bar saw ratings jump 24.2%.
KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar Menu offers menus with three to six hand rolls as well as hand rolls à la carte. Choices include scallop, crab, lobster, and salmon. Here is the full menu.
KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar is open Mondays to Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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