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Griddle Cafe

Griddle Cafe

A BREAKFAST SPOT WITH GREAT PANCAKES (AND A LONGER LINE THAN MOST HOLLYWOOD NIGHTCLUBS) These pancakes are so good, they’re worth the one hour wait. In fact, they’re so good someone should write a song about them (Josh Groban perhaps? That sounds like a ridiculous song). With all the best elements of a cake and […]

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La Descarga

La Descarga

A BURLESQUE SHOW (THROUGH A SECRET ENTRANCE) There’s something about La Descarga that makes you feel like you’ve stumbled into something really special. Maybe it’s the fact that when you enter (spoiler alert), a host opens of a closet door Narnia style which leads you into a place where you can enjoy rum with wild […]

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R Bar

R Bar

A SECRET BAR (THAT REQUIRES A PASSWORD) You’ll park in KTown next to a hot dog wrapped in bacon food cart and walk up to R Bar, where you’ll whisper the password of the day (find it through their twitter account) through a hole in the door. Once you are allowed admittance and come aboard […]

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Downtown Independent

Downtown Independent

A PLACE TO SEE (OBSCURE) MOVIES Have you seen the French film Holy Motors where a man transforms himself into nine different people in one day and then comes home to a family of chimps? So have we! Downtown Independent shows movies like Holy Motors. It shows movies that you wouldn’t see elsewhere, it makes […]

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School Night at Bardot

School Night at Bardot

A (FREE) MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES What do the words “free concert”, “drop in celebrity DJs”, “dance party” and “Monday” all have in common? This creative collosion is Bardot’s weekly Monday night concert series “It’s a School Night”, kindly hosted by KCRW’s Chris Douridas in the upscale gypsy den’s downstairs area. Couples adorn the stairways, […]

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Cha Cha Lounge

Cha Cha Lounge

A (VERY HAPPY) HAPPY HOUR The Cha Cha Lounge is always filled with compelling people watching, but never too many people. It’s filled with groups of friends, locals, and travelers, all seeking out the super stiff three dollar well and two dollar Pabst in this Day of the Dead meets almost tiki themed chotchki infused […]

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Milk

Milk

AN ICE CREAM YOU CAN EAT WITHOUT REGRETS (BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD) Dairy never tasted, or looked, or felt this good. Eating at Milk is like falling in love again. It’s fifties nostalgia. Even though it’s full of calories, it feels like a big ol’ hug to you for being awesome. The thing about Milk […]

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The Bagel Broker

The Bagel Broker

A (FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN) NEW YORK BAGEL You’re jonesing for a bagel, but not the dinky kind that Starbucks sells, and you don’t want to resort to Sarah Lee. Cinnamon Raisin is so five years ago, and you want a chunky, hearty, bite of carbohydrate to break off in your mouth. Welcome to the […]

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