my hometown, I love LA! If you're not from LA originally, you might not like it for a while. LA has something for everyone, but because it's so big, you have to be willing to investigate and find the things that are perfect for you.
Brunch here is awesome. Make sure you get something that involves their homemade english muffins - they are awesome. It will always be packed, so reservations are probably a good idea. Their coffee drinks are delicious (I am partial to the chai latte) and the service is super friendly. I hear they...more
I would give the food here a solid 4 stars -- the 5th star is for the view alone! When you drive up the hill through the narrow windy roads, you know that you're in for a great view. Hand off your car to the valet (thank god we didn't have to park the car ourselves) and you're set. Outside,...more
I cannot say enough good things about the entire shopping experience at Shareen's. Shareen herself is the warmest, most helpful (and fashionable) person I have ever met. On the days her store isn't open, she is either designing her own clothing line (of which I own several pieces) or she...more
I unfortunately did not discover Philippe's until I was about 20 years old, but it was life changing! The sandwiches here are DELICIOUS. The original home of the French Dip, they are so simple -- just crusty bread, au jus and delicious meat. They also have a ridiculously spicy mustard (I stay...more
I love going to Lacy Park, especially for their 4th of July festivities every summer! On non-holiday weekends, it's just a great place to stroll, have a picnic or do some people & dog watching. Lush, green and just a nice oasis in the middle of San Marino....more
Umami burger is a great, innovative burger place -- there are a couple in LA and 1 in SF. My favorite is the turkey burger (yes, amazingly, they make a turkey burger very well!) but I have also sampled the Hatch (with green hatch chiles) and the signature Umami burger. I don't really think you can go...more
The name literally translates to "Sausage Kitchen" and the food here is great. You can choose from your standard bratwursts or if you're feeling more adventurous you can try things like the rattlesnake sausage. They also have great beers on tap (as any self respecting...more