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Bars & Restaurants
One of my favorite brunch spots ever. The pizza's are traditional Italian with super thin crusts, and are amazing.. The breakfast menu is so good too; french toast soufflé & ricotta blueberry pancakes are my favorites. The environment is rad, the space is really well designed & has great outdoor seating in my favorite LA neighborhood, Los Feliz..
2128 Hillhurst Ave
Rad breakfast / brunch spot.. brioche french toast is a must w/banana citrus caramel is the greatest sweetest thing I've ever eaten.
4854 Fountain Ave
One of LA's best burgers & my favorite burger place. Skip lunch and then swing by and grab the Royale burger for dinner w/fries and a milkshake.
2005 Colorado Blvd
German sausage spot. All they serve is sausages & fries (veggie sausage options too). The Kielbasa is amazing. They have a rad curry ketchup. You can also get sausages with rattle snake and alligator. It's a total mess at night on the weekends, so go any other time.
800 E 3rd ST
Great modern Vietnamese spot in Highland Park. Everything I've had there is delicious.
110 North AVE 56
Awesome Italien spot in DTLA.. very NYC vibe, lots of white marble, minimal interior, delicious food, insane crowd though.
770 S Grand Ave
Good little French country themed wine bar w/a great little menu.. the draw back is that it's right in the middle of Hollywood.
6600 W Sunset Blvd
Cobras & Matadors
Spanish tapas restaurant. So amazing.. I've been eating there pretty much since I moved to LA 11 years ago.
7615 Beverly Blvd
Amazing burgers. Highland Park neighborhood bar, really rad, but gets packed on the weekends.
5018 York Blvd
Everyone always talks about the taco trucks in LA, but this taco hut is amazing.. the carnets tacos w/honey chipotle will blow your mind. I literally ate 25 of them in 3 days when I first moved to Glendale.
3300 Glendale Blvd
It's way out in Santa Monica, but they make an amazing burger, it's more like a gourmet sandwich then a burger actually.
1018 Montana Ave
From the owners of Giant Robot, a great little restaurant with a variety of food.. the Mayan Chicken is a fave
2050 Sawtelle Blvd
Rad French spot. Get a steak. It'll just melt in your mouth.
3932 Sunset blvd
An LA institution. Everyone must go at least once..
419 N Fairfax
Amazing Indian grocery store & vegan restaurant. They also play Hindi / Bollywood movies nonstop in the restaurant. Radness.
3126 Los Feliz Blvd
Great French restaurant in Los Feliz.. really beautiful inside & outdoor seating, they bake all their own bread & have amazing pastries.. dinner & brunch are great. & a Louis Vuitton / Madonna campaign were shot there along w/a ton of other commercials.
1802 N Vermont Blvd
Almost exclusively outdoor seating to maximize the LA weather. The menu is massive, full of sandwiches, soups, classic breakfast food, huge salads.. and an amazing assortment of pies and cakes. Open late, nice spot to grab slice of pie at midnight on the weekend.
1929 Hillhurst Ave
Great books, art shows, zones, magazines etc.
436 n Fairfax
From the founders of The Generic Man.. a store full of mid century modern treasures
4011 w Sunset Blvd
1816 w sunset blvd
Great bookstore in the Los Feliz neighborhood with a ton of great magazines.
1818 N Vermont Ave
The greatest bookstore I've been to for architecture and art books.. srsly. 2 locations in LA, one in Snata monia off the promenade and the other in Hollywood at Space 1520.
Nice little local art supply store.. they also run studios and workshops in Atwater Village
1718 n Vermont Ave
One of the two A.P.C. stores in the US.
619 N Croft Ave
The surf shop / art spot that's totally worth a visit to see the rad installations and to get all your summer gear.
1600 Pacific Ave
One of the two (three if you count the NYC Ace Hotel one) US locations.. go buy some wild gear.
451 N La Cienega Blvd
Brought to you by Urban Outfitters, this rad little outdoor mall/venue/even space/shopping experience.. there's always a variety of things going on, from bands, movies projected outside, great shopping, there's an Umami Burger restaurant, a Hennessy & Ingalls bookstore.. it's a great way to lose an afternoon.
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd
Great womens & mens boutique from the people who brought you Zachary's Smile boutique in NYC
4014 Santa Monica Blvd
Great place to get rad Steven Alan gear.. & it's discounted gear!
1937 1/2 Hillhurst Ave
Great womens & mens boutique.. for fancy gear.
4661 Hollywood Blvd
Galleries & Art Spaces
Rad small gallery founded by several LA artists (& homies of mine) and they have non stop rad shows.
5906 N Figueroa st
Huge & amazing space in W Hollywood. Featured shows by; Phil Frost, Barry Mcgee & Clare Rojas
8746 W Sunset Blvd
937 N La Cienega
441 N Fairfax Ave
One of the galleries that gave artists like Jo Jackson, Thomas Campbell, Neckface etc their starts.
7908 Santa Monica Blvd
A must visit if in LA. The most amazing grounds, architecture, exhibits & views of the city.
1200 Getty Center dr
Cal Arts & Disney fund this event space and exhibition space. Some nice events are always on the calendar.. they had an amazing Geoff McFetridge exhibit a while back..
631 W 2nd St
Shepard Fairey's gallery space on the first floor of his Studio Number One offices.. street art tends to be the norms, but it's usually a well curated space.
1331 W Sunset Blvd
UCLA's museum which has an amazing entrance space that always has a giant installation in it. Absolutely love going to see the installations built in here..
10899 Wilshire blvd
It's Gagosian. Amazing space & shows.
456 Camden Dr
If you are a fan of mid century design then you should visit the Eames house where you can peak into their home and studio..
203 Chautauqua Blvd
Another must visit place in LA. Amazing views of all of LA, definitely worth going around sunset so you can see the city during the day and at night fully illuminated. You also can actually look through one of the giant telescopes. Rad.
2800 E Observatory Rd
There are 60 miles of horse trails in the Hollywood Hills.. go up to the Sunset Ranch and get on a horse and take it all in. I took riding lessons there for 3 years.. it's pretty amazing hanging out with such rad animals. You can also just go up there and pet the horses and feed them carrots if you're scared of riding.
3400 N Beachwood Dr
Interesting exhibits, events & movies.. all free!
1615 Vine st
Both are outdoor amphitheaters, which have amazing sound, and are just great ways to spend a summer night in LA.
I've been going there for years for traditional Thai massages.. ask for Pio.. she's amazing.
1937 Hillhurst Ave
Drive up the 101 north and exit on Kanan and take the beautiful drive through Agoura Hills then end up at Leo Carillo Beach. It's full of caves and coves and long strips of beautiful beach..
23200 Pacific Coast Highway