Many people feel an indescribable urge to follow in the footsteps of celebrities long passed?hoping that a connection to their genius or charm still lingers in the air of their apartments and favorite pubs. The guides of Esotouric understand and share this urge, though they prefer to roam the paths of history by bus. After scouring the famed neighborhoods of Los Angeles in search of interesting and outlandish locations, they share their findings on bus adventures that retrace the trails blazed by local artists, filmmakers, writers, and actors.
Esotouric's odysseys wind through haunts such as Raymond Chandler's favorite breakfast spot and the salon Charles Bukowski visited for his weekly knuckle-hair perm. Coloring their tours with anecdotes about the films adapted from his noirish stories, guides also visit locales captured in the cinematic landscapes of James M. Cain. Various tours explore Southern California?s culture, literature, and architectural sides, giving history hounds the chance to sniff out sinister deeds in old-time tattoo parlors, burlesque shows, and crime scenes.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Hookah Lounge.
Hookah Lounge has vegan, low-fat and gluten-free eats readily available for hungry diners.
Being a fan is serious business; don't miss a minute of your team's game.
Hookah Lounge can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Hookah Lounge's gorgeous patio.
Get online gratis thanks to Hookah Lounge's complimentary wifi.
Be sure to swing by Hookah Lounge for frequent performances from live DJs.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the bar is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Wear what you like when you dine at Hookah Lounge — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your grub to go.
You can also serve food from Hookah Lounge at your next party — the bar offers catering.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Chow down at Hookah Lounge without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
At Hookah Lounge, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
Ease your appetite with delicious bites from Giggles Sport Club in Glendale.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Giggles Sport Club also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Giggles Sport Club is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor.
The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here.
People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Parking is made simple at Giggles Sport Club, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
The menu at Giggles Sport Club is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
Sit back with a burger and fries at Tavern On Brand, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine.
Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal.
Seating is readily available at Tavern On Brand for those with large parties.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Put the suit away when heading to Tavern On Brand — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Tavern On Brand is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
At Tavern On Brand, diners can make use of the street, valet and garage parking options.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Tavern On Brand has to offer.
Dave Reinitz packed up all his belongings into a motor home, left New York, and began driving across the country because he was bored. When the engine finally blew, he was in Los Angeles, and decided that was where he would stay. As if by providence, Dave immediately took to his newfound city's comedy scene. Eventually, he partnered up with comedian Barbara Holliday for his life's next great adventure?Flappers Comedy Club.
Today, Barbara, whose credits include Naked Gun 33 1/3 and Friends, co-manages the multipurpose club she owns with Dave. A breeding ground for new talent, the venue plays host to standup comics and variety acts, and gives up-and-comers a hand with comedy classes called Flappers University. Many local and rising comedians have tested their standup material at Flappers, and the stage has supported the seasoned weight of stars such as Dave Attell and Jason Alexander. Before, during, or after shows, patrons can fuel their giggle fits with grub from the club's onsite restaurant, including Cajun-spiced burgers, seared ahi, and brick-oven pizzas.
The chefs at Chadaka Thai shower traditional spices over a bevy of fresh seafood, spicy curries, and refreshing vegetarian dishes. Tender steak and succulent lamb chops don flavors of lemongrass and hot peppers as egg and rice noodles take on a range of shapes beneath savory sauces. In the dining room, towering windows and pillar-like pendant lights illuminate dark-wood décor as stark geometric furnishings find a rustic complement with burl accents and a patchwork-quilt ceiling. Candlelit tables for two fan the flames of a romantic evening or passionate fire-eating contest, whereas an outdoor patio framed by pinewood-hued beams grants diners a glimpse of the bustling shoppers just beyond their savory sanctuary.