Standing for ‘breakfast, lunch, dinner,’ this much loved, laidback Mid-Wilshire restaurant in west Hollywood possesses the qualities of our favorite brand of Angeleno: sexy yet never fussy, sophisticated yet uncomplicated, and ultimately easy to love for its great taste and friendliness. We’ll take a long lunch here any day, splitting the myriad all-American comforts – delicately realised pastas, prime burger made with Wagyu beef, beautiful desserts that pack a punch – over a well-selected bottle of wine. (Though if you and your companion’s wine tastes differ, their by-the-glass offerings are impressive.) And when we’ve been out ’til the wee hours, crawling into a chair within this gentle sunny environment while servers offer French press coffee and ricotta pancakes is a surefire hangover remedy. If you’re a staunch vegan, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by BLD’s flavorful take on creature-free grub.