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NoHo, Studio City Spots Crack Best of LA List

Bow & Truss and Laurel Tavern are just two of the local businesses recognized.

It looks like the never-ending "best of" lists published by websites about life in LA have started to notice NoHo's efforts toward branding itself a destination.

A recent one posted by Thrillist took a stab at ranking the best spots around town for grabbing a bite and some drinks and gave a lot of love to North Hollywood, Studio City and a new hot dog spot just outside of Toluca Lake.

In fact, joints from those communities made up all the Valley spots that were recognized.

First up, it opened about a year-and-a-half ago, but it's already become one of the hottest restaurants and bars in NoHo. Bow & Truss, opened by the guy who runs the Federal Bar around the block, was noted for its array of tapas and libation offerings like "the rye-Benedictine-vermouth-Amaro Creole (whose recipe dates back to the '30s), the Amestoy Swizzle (apple juice, brandy, Falernum), and the Scotch-sherry-absinthe Horse Thief."

An even newer eatery just outside of Toluca Lake in Burbank is also getting some positive attention. Umami Burger's latest experiment involved opening up at a much smaller location than usual, but a hefty lineup of new hot dogs.

That's mainly because the small burger chain took over Old Papoo's Hot Dog Show at 4300 W. Riverside Dr. 

Honorable mentions in Studio City, include the Black Market Liquor Bar and the Laurel Tavern. 

Click here for the full list.

Do you think any other establishments from the neighborhood should have made the list?

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