recommended Beverly HillsNuff said about this city,t his is when many rich and celebrities live, everything is pricey here. Definite a tourist spot but it is a must visit for first timer. No free parking here.
- Hakata Ramen Shin-Sen-Gumi132 S Central Ave Los Angeles, CA 90013recommended Hakata Ramen Shin-Sen-Gumi3.5 stars. Like Burger King, ramen your way. My first time having ramen w/o Top in it's name, or Instant Lunch or Cup Noodles for that matter. I spent a lazy Sunday with a visit to Little Tokyo. After ... read morechecking out the Japanese American National Museum & window shopping at the Japanese Village Plaza, we worked up impressive appetites and visited the famous Shin Sen Gumi for a late lunch. As previously stated, I'm a newbie to the ramen scene. Being the adventurous foodie that I am, ready & willing to experience new food adventures, I was more than game for a steaming bowl of the Asian delicacy. Shin Sen Gumi was pretty busy when we arrived, but I used the time effectively by giving the ramen checklist a once-over. I chose- Normal amount of noodles Normal thickness of said noodles Extra oil Strong soup base Cod roe Pig ears The waitress called out my name, and we were quickly seated, but not before being welcomed with shouting, which everyone experiences entering & leaving. I gave my slip to the noodle nazi & was expecting piping hot goodness in a lil bit. Lo & behold, he said they were out of cod roe & pig ears. Awwwwwww.................. Alright, after a quick look through once more, I opted for poached egg & corn. A short wait later, it arrives. Mmmmm, so good! I'm a pho slut, but I think I've found my new food crush. The soup was very rich, tasty & flavorful. I could taste the culture & history that comes in every bowl. I love the fact that ramen can be made with different ingredients. I desperately want to try ramen with cod roe & pigs ears during my next visit. Other toppings include spicy miso & various cuts of meat. In addition, the toppings are served on the side so patrons can share if they want to. I hastily slurped up every last drop of ramen, my bulging stomach be damned! Why 3.5 & not 4 stars, you say? It's the shouting. At first, greeting & thanking every customer with shouting is cute, novel & part of the charm of dining here, but after the 10th time, it becomes quite annoying. Shin Sen Gumi is loud enough already with customers talking & the pop music playing. The shouting makes dining here a potential migraine-inducing experience. I'm assuming the staff must have sore throats & coarse voices by closing. I know I would. I enjoyed having my first bowl of ramen at the famous Shin Sen Gumi. All the variations of ramen available for me to experiment with has me giddy with anticipation. Can't wait to come back for the cod roe & pig ears Sorry pho, I've found a new love! Highly recommend!
recommended StoutThis place has a great selection of guormet burger and craft brew. It's located in a fun and happening spot of Hollywood. Stout has a larger window and patio seating area great for people watch if you ... read moreare visiting. If burger is not what your into, Stout is located in a plaze that has plenty of other fun place to explore. 360 surrounding of Stout is coverd with eateries, bars, coffee and desert shop. You won't be bored visiting here. Also, don't forget to check out space 1520, a few block away from Hollywood.recommended StoutUmani BUrger gets all of the press, but this is the best burger joint in LA. It's got a great variety of choices for eats and a really good selection of beers on tap and in bottles.
- Musso & Frank Grill6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028recommended Musso & Frank GrillRenowned as a meeting place for Hollywood literary figures and personalities this is Hollywood's oldest restaurant. Charlie Chaplin, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Thomas Mann all dined here. ... read moreHollywood personalities continue to frequent this restaurant. The food is good. Their martinis are famous. The prices, while not outlandish, are on the high side. While there, stop by the back, parking lot entrance and read some of their posted newspaper clippings and awards.
- Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CArecommended Hollywood Roosevelt HotelI like the Roosevelt because of its history. I find most of the people who work there infatuated with their own sense of importance. The hotel's Dakota restaurant purports to project elegance but by ... read moretrying so hard it projects only a caricature. Compared to the style, grace and friendliness of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Roosevelt is a hillbilly. Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, the Roosevelt Hotel opened in 1927. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences located its first offices on the hotel's mezzanine and in 1929 held the first Academy Awards in the Blossom Room (with Errol Flynn serving bootlegged gin in the barbershop's back room). Marilyn Monroe's first screen test was held here. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson used the stairway leading from the lobby to the mezzanine to teach Shirley Temple the famous staircase dance performed in The Little Colonel.Jaak Treiman
25 Degrees, the coffee shop attached to the Roosevelt has friendly service and is good for an old fashioned lunch. From there you can look across the street and watch the people at the Chinese Theater.
- Runyon Canyon Park2001 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CArecommended Runyon Canyon ParkFor those in marginally fair physical shape, a walk down the fire road that begins at the top of 160-acre Runyon Canyon Park (using the northern entrance off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive) offers ... read morean impressive view of the Los Angeles Basin ranging from the Hollywood Sign to downtown, to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Monica. It will also take you to within a few blocks of Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Roosevelt Hotel. The walk back won't be as bad as it looks. Eavesdropping on and watching the many other walkers (and a few joggers), including an occasional celebrity and wannabe, will serve as welcome distractions in this dog friendly park. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin fame told the L.A. Times that "Hiking Runyon Canyon is an L.A. must-do...the people-watching is great - people and their dogs."
- Grauman's Chinese Theatre6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028recommended Grauman's Chinese TheatreThe Grand Dame of old Hollywood theaters. It has the trademark had and foot prints of the stars. Also if you want to pose with your favorite "stars" in costume that is also an option. The theatres ... read morethemselves are nothing to write home about, except for the main screen. It's huge and has decent sound. A very good experience. That is if you are surrounded by people talking.
- Hollywood Walk of Fame6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6101recommended Hollywood Walk of FameIt's fun to walk around and try to see how many of the old TV and movies stars you recognize. If you're really old there are radio personalities as well. It's a good way to walk around and reminisce. ... read more
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