Los Angeles, California



Sotto
9575 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-0210
http://www.sottorestaurant.com

Food : Chef/ Owner Zach Pollack makes an amazing spaghetti with octopus ragu!! You also have to try their grilled pork meatballs- so delish!

The Raymond/ Bar 1886
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-3136
http://www.theraymond.com

Great cocktails

Racion
119 W Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 396-3090
http://www.racionrestaurant.com

Spanish food on Green Street

Kings Row Gastropub
20 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 793-3010
http://www.kingsrowpub.com

Craft Beers and pub grub

Handsome Roasters Coffee
582 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 621-4194
http://www.handsomecoffee.com

Great coffee and pastries for breakfast.

Market on Holly
57 E Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 844-8811
http://themarketonholly.com

Sunday brunch, also stop by the bodega and pick up some locally produced packaged food gifts for friends.

O2 Sushi
245 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 844-0239

Sushi

redwhite+bluezz
70 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 792-4441
http://www.redwhitebluezz.com

Love the NOLA Boozy Brunch. Live jazz (most nights). Great for steak and Bourbon Old Fashioned.

Poke Poke
1827 Ocean-Front Walk Venice, CA 90291
(424) 228-5132
http://www.poke-poke.com

The best bang for your buck! Delicious fresh poke with your choice of toppings. Can’t go wrong.

Wurstkuche
625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
(213) 687-4444
http://www.wurstkuche.com

Sausage galore! Fun Lively atmosphere with an awesome beer selection.

Cholada Thai Cuisine
18763 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-0025
http://www.choladathaicuisine.com/rt

Amazing Thai Food in a tiny beach shack on PCH. Has a casual and relaxed ambiance. *Panang Curry with seabass!

Le Pain Quotidian
316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-6800
http://www.lepainquotidien.com

I love their daily Vegan soups and the original chicken cobb salad…Always fresh, always good!

Rustic Canyon
1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-7050
http://www.rusticcanyonwinebar.com

Tasty Seasonal menu…Love the Rustic Canyon Hamburger!

Bay Cities Italian Deli
1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-8279
http://www.baycitiesitaliandeli.com

Fantastic lunch spot; I suggest the Godmother sandwich with mild peppers or Hot Pastrami Sub on a fresh Italian Roll.

Sweet Rose Creamery
225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 260-2663
http://www.sweetrosecreamery.com

Have a sweet tooth? Try any of the home-made ice creams and sorbets. Saweeet.

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Arizona Avenue & 2nd Street, Santa Monica CA, 90401

http://www.yelp.com/biz/santa-monica-farmers-market-wednesday-santa-monica

Every Wednesday and Saturday mornings shop for the best selection of delicious, local, seasonal produce from our California Farmers.

First Fridays-Abbott Kinney - The Foodtrucker
Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

http://thefoodtrucker.com/events/eventdetail/10770/5810119/first-fridays-abbot-kinney-la-venice

Every first Friday of the month, LA Food Trucks gather around in Venice to feed excited eaters and visitors. I suggest hitting the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck. Get the Kogi BBQ Tacos with ice cream sandwiches from the Cool Haus…you won’t regret it!

Stella Rossa Pizza Bar
2000 Main Street Santa Monica, CA
(310) 396-9250
http://stellarossapizzabar.com/


The Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-6644
http://www.thetastingkitchen.com/

Food: Good ambiance and a great atmosphere. Simple and clean food.

Angelini Osteria
7313 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 Cross Street: Poinsettia Place
(323) 297-0070
http://www.angeliniosteria.com

Food: Roman food. Wonderful lasagna!

The Bazaar (At SLS Hotel) 
465 South La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 246-5555
http://www.thebazaar.com

Food: Jose Andres who has restaurants in Washington, D.C. Great traditional and modern Spanish tapas.

BLD
7450 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-9744
http://www.bldrestaurant.com

Food: Great for brunch.

Capo
1810 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-5550
http://www.caporestaurant.com

Food: The best steak in town, but expensive!!

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
9683 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 858-1383
http://www.capriottis.com/

Food: If you go, order: A small Bobbie (this is the turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing on homemade roll) or A small Capistrami (this is the lean pastrami, Swiss and cole slaw)

Comme Ça
8479 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 782-1104
http://www.commecarestaurant.com

Food: A brasserie similar to Balthazar in NYC.

Gjelina
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-1429
http://www.gjelina.com

Dessert: Pot de crème - You CAN’T go wrong with this one.

Hamasaku
11043 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7636
http://www.hamasakula.com

Food: Amazing sushi and fun, creative rolls. A strip mall gem.

Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi
114 W Channel Rd Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 573-1660
http://www.giorgiobaldi.us

Food: Romantic and has some of the best homemade pasta.

The Ivy and The Ivy at the Shore
113 N Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 274-8303 And 1535 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-3113
http://www.theivyla.com

Food: Fantastic vegetable chopped salad, ice cream sundae and bread!

Joan's on Third
8350 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2285
http://www.joansonthird.com

Food: Yummy Chinese chicken salad- love the dressing. Also great mini cupcakes.

Kitchen 24
1608 North Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-2424
http://www.kitchen24.info

Food: Upscale, hip café. Great for people watching. Great “Smac and Cheese” and “Big Baller” (large meatball sandwich that Todd loves.)

Locanda Portofino
1110 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 394-2070
http://www.locandaportofino.com

Food: Great classic Italian food.

Lucques
8474 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 655-6277
http://www.lucques.com


M Café de Chaya
7119 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 525-0588
http://www.mcafedechaya.com

Food: Macrobiotic food. Delicious.

Mendocino Farms
300 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 620-1114
http://www.mendocinofarms.com

Food: Great for lunch in downtown LA.

Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza
6602 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 297-0100 And 641 North Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 297-0101
http://www.mozza-la.com

Food: Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton are owners of these fabulous restaurants.

R+D Kitchen
1323 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-3314
http://www.rd-kitchen.com


Umami Burger
4655 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-3922
http://www.umamiburger.com

Food: You can't go wrong with the umami burger! One of my hometown favorites!

Wood Spoon
107 West 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 629-1765
http://woodspoonla.com

Food: They have the best chicken pot pie!

Elyse Walker
15320 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 230-8882
http://www.elysewalker.com

Fun: Great shoes and handbags- A hidden gem in the Pacific Palisades.

Jaimie Geller
15310 Antioch Street Los Angeles, CA 90272
(310) 454-5392
http://www.jaimiegellerjewelry.com

Fun: Awesome jewelry!

800 Degrees
10889 Lindbrook Dr Los Angeles, California 90024
(424) 239-5010
http://www.800degreespizza.com

Awesome pizzas and a really fun Burrata bar. Also, save room for their gelato from LA Creamery!

Short Cake
6333 West 3rd St, Stall 316, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 761-7976
http://shortcakela.com

Super yummy sweet and savory treats by chef Amy Pressman

The Little Woman
3238 Pacific Coast Hwy Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 640-0551
http://www.quietwoman.com/littlewoman.php

Homemade macaroons, pies and all sorts of sweet bites.

Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows 101 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-3111
http://www.figsantamonica.com

Fantastic Chopped salad and Quinoa Salad. It's a great seasonal menu that changes all the time.

Villetta
246 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 394-8455
http://www.villetta.us

You must try the Neopolitan Pizza Margherita. Plus, all the pastas and desserts are awesome.