Question: Where can we find a spicy-meets-sustainable lunch in Highland Park?
Hypothesis: Good Girl Dinette, the modern, light-filled Vietnamese eatery, serves up killer spicy fries paired with cilantro mayo, piquant bowls of rice noodles, curries and pho, and an ever-changing array of housemade sodas to wash it all down. Perfect for a Sunday stop to fill up after exploring York Boulevard?
Findings: Yes. With generous portions, an affable staff and new hours so you can get lunch anytime, it’s worth taking your Westside self all the way to NELA (Northeast Los Angeles), a part of LA you probably never knew existed. After stuffing your belly with scallion-topped tofu, wander around Heritage Square Museum for a peek at 200-year-old structures that will make your mid-century abode look brand-spankin’ new.