Places to Love in LA
I used to hate LA. NY is still home but here are some things that I love around the city of angels. Still exploring. Add your favs.
- •JitladaSuper spicy Thai. Giant menu. Southern specialties. Owner named Jazz who is a great character. Original Simpsons drawings everywhere are a bonus.
- •OtherwildGreat local artists and oddball gifts. Bought my bath mat there
- •El Huarache Azteca4 dollars will get you my fav- chorizo Huarache. I go once a week. At least.
- •Great indie book storesBook Soup and Skylight Books are my favs
- •Croft AlleyHidden daytime restaurant in weho with A+ food and totally relaxed environment. Had a meeting there once and fell in love with the cauliflower grilled cheese
- •ShopclassFave antiques store
- •Donut FriendSpeculoos donut
- •FrymanMuch more shaded than Runyon. Also less shade thrown than Runyon. There's a secret rainforest on one of the paths...
- •Outdoor moviesThere are so many options. Cinespia is great but Eat See Hear has bands and food trucks!
- •Sunset 5 Sunset CinemasAlways has great indie movies. 21+ because they serve alcohol.
- •Jonathan GoldOnly food critic to receive a Pulitzer. Writes for LA Times. Go wherever he recommends.
- •TopangaJust follow @Grosstastic for more about this magical area
- •The BroadOkay, I haven't been yet but it looks amazing.
- •The GettyDamned spectacular art museum with mind-blowingly beautiful architecture, grounds, and views. Pay $15 for parking, but admission is free so bring a crew (The Getty Villa is awesome as well — classical art, but you have to make a reservation to attend even though it's free)
- •Temescal Canyon LoopHands down the best hiking in LA. Out in the Palisades, the air quality is superior and the ocean views are stellar. Great mix of shaded tree trail, hills to work your butt, and bursts of uncovered sunny spots
- •Father's OfficeOnly acceptable to attend the original, the tiny cubby hole of a place on Montana Ave in Santa Monica. Excellent beer, burgers, and small plates. Go wait in line when it opens
- •The Wellesbourne on PicoGreat drinks, upbeat vibe (they have foosball tables in there as well), and you're surrounded by many leather bound books.Suggested by @taylormorley
- •Wildlife Learning CenterTechnically in Sylmar. You can pet a sloth. I repeat: YOU CAN PET A SLOTH! (Also see and learn about lots of other cool/adorable wildlife. Did I mention the sloth?)Suggested by @Salomon