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  • Petrossian


    Caviar aficionados flock to Petrossian, with its array of exotic caviar, pate, foie gras, smoked fish, fine wines and cheeses. Unexpected foodstuff includes cold borscht served in a low-ball martini glass, and caviar pizza. Menu classics feature... More on Petrossian »

  • Gusto


    Gusto manages to walk a fine line: it's cozy and homey yet still hip. It's a Fairfax neighborhood joint but still special enough for a nice night out. It serves familiar food but chef Vic Casanova pushes the edges, just a bit. Among the... More on Gusto »

  • The Hungry Cat

    The Hungry Cat

    If you prize your sanity, try never to bring up the subject of lobster rolls with a New England native. If you haven't managed to edge away, you will be apprised how long the lobster must be boiled, how coarsely it must be chopped, and the exact... More on The Hungry Cat »

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Bars & Clubs

  • The Fonda Theatre

    The Fonda Theatre

    The longtime Hollywood theater first opened in 1926 as the Carter DeHaven Music Box Theatre and featured such legendary performers as Fanny Brice, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, James Cagney and Marlene Dietrich. In the ensuing decades, the theater... More on The Fonda Theatre »

  • Club Nokia

    Club Nokia

    Part of downtown's L.A. Live complex, this large club has a capacity of 2,300, with a VIP bar and a balcony overlooking the floor. Compared to the Nokia Theatre, the larger, neighboring venue across the plaza, Club Nokia is relatively intimate,... More on Club Nokia »

  • Craft


    When chef Tom Colicchio's original Craft opened in Manhattan's Gramercy Park neighborhood, it was a fantasy restaurant, a place where customers were invited to construct their meals from scratch, or rather from gleaming copper pots of prepared... More on Craft »

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Music Venues

  • Club Nokia

    Club Nokia

    Part of downtown's L.A. Live complex, this large club has a capacity of 2,300, with a VIP bar and a balcony overlooking the floor. Compared to the Nokia Theatre, the larger, neighboring venue across the plaza, Club Nokia is relatively intimate,... More on Club Nokia »

  • El Cid

    El Cid

    Circa 1900, legendary filmmaker D.W. Griffith built what is currently known as Silver Lake restaurant and club El Cid. Years later, he used the venue to screen his highly controversial Birth of a Nation. Rumor has it moviegoers were charged two... More on El Cid »

  • Roxy Theatre

    Roxy Theatre

    Since its opening in 1973, the Sunset Strip nightclub has presented a stellar array of musicians, comedians and theatrical revues, including Neil Young, Bob Marley, Rickie Lee Jones, Chuck Berry, Genesis, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, David... More on Roxy Theatre »

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Movie Theaters

  • Dolby Theatre

    Dolby Theatre

    This "crown jewel" of the Hollywood & Highland complex is best known as the home of the Academy Awards, but the 3,332-seat theater is also the site of many other awards shows, pop concerts, theatrical productions and dance events. Prince, the... More on Dolby Theatre »

  • New Beverly Cinema

    New Beverly Cinema

    The New Beverly Cinema opened for business in the Fairfax District in 1978, and served as everything from a vaudeville theater, a nightclub called Slapsie Maxie's and various movie house incarnations from foreign films to porn. It nearly shut its... More on New Beverly Cinema »

  • Egyptian Theatre

    Egyptian Theatre

    Located on Hollywood's walk of fame between Las Palmas and McCadden, the Egyptian's 616-seat Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre features state-of-the-art sound and projection on a 57' screen. It also houses the 78-seat Spielburg screening room. More on Egyptian Theatre »

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Food Trucks

  • Jogasaki Sushi Burritos

    Jogasaki Sushi Burritos

    The sushi burrito is undoubtedly one of the better food-truck creations dreamed up in the past couple of years. It's an exercise in practicality, really, the best of both worlds -- a burrito bound in delicate soy paper, stuffed with all the... More on Jogasaki Sushi Burritos »

  • Cemitas Poblanas

    Cemitas Poblanas

    The cemita, a Mexican sandwich featuring a pounded and fried cutlet (chicken, pork or beef milanesa) on a roll of sesame seed-studded egg bread, along with cheese, onions, avocado and red salsa, is a lunchtime staple that's almost impossible to... More on Cemitas Poblanas »

  • Los Poblanos Cemitas

    Los Poblanos Cemitas

    The owner of the Los Poblanos Cemitas truck, who stands outside chatting with customers, probably will recommend the pierna, quarter-inch-thick slices of roasted pork leg stained deep red by a fiery marinade. If you're a fan of Cuban roast pork,... More on Los Poblanos Cemitas »

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Coffee Shops

  • Viento y Agua Gallery

    Viento y Agua Gallery

    Viento y Agua is one of those brilliant gems that make an urban neighborhood (especially in L.A. County) worth living in. Part coffee-shop, art gallery, music venue and restaurant, Viento y Agua still manages to exude a down-to-earth vibe among... More on Viento y Agua Gallery »

  • Starbucks


    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in Los Angeles and around the world. Named for the chief mate on the... More on Starbucks »

  • Sqirl


    Sqirl has everything I want, on one plate, over and over again. Like what? Like a bowl of Kokuho Rose brown rice with sorrel pesto, preserved Meyer lemon, black radish, French sheep feta and a silken poached egg, amped up subtly at the edges with... More on Sqirl »

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