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If you're looking for an edgy take on some of your favorite Mexican dishes, look no further than Velvet Margarita. Your pals with special dietary considerations — including those who avoid fat, gluten, and animal products — will still find plenty of tasty and suitable items on the menu. Just because you're out on the town doesn't mean you have to miss the game. TVs are on in the bar area to give you all the latest scores. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Velvet Margarita. A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Velvet Margarita for your next big event. The patio tables outside of Velvet Margarita are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Velvet Margarita draws a crowd with performances from live DJs. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy.

If your weekend plans include a trip to the bar, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. Velvet Margarita is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If you need to get somewhere fast, the bar also serves up grub to go. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Velvet Margarita cater for you.

Pull into a parking space in the neighboring lot, or take advantage of the bar's valet service. If the lot is crowded, diners can search for street parking.

The menu at Velvet Margarita is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.

1612 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Located in Xai Verandah Lounge, Xai Verandah Lounge's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside. No need to miss out on Xai Verandah Lounge just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The bar has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. Round up the whole gang and reserve the private room at Xai Verandah Lounge — it's the perfect spot for a big party to gather and celebrate. Open air seating is ready for diners at Xai Verandah Lounge when the weather is warm. For no extra charge, utilize Xai Verandah Lounge's free wifi. Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Xai Verandah Lounge.

If you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. You can also serve food from Xai Verandah Lounge at your next party — the bar offers catering.

Valet service is offered in the lot next door, where patrons can choose to park their own vehicles as well. When the lot gets busy, diners can turn to street parking.

Dining at Xai Verandah Lounge will set you back about $30 per person on average. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.

7677 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Though all the food at Nola's is modeled after the Cajun and Creole cuisine of the Big Easy, the restaurant?s housemade ingredients give it a personalized spin. Chefs toss fried wings in a special tangy hot sauce, serve popcorn shrimp with a signature honey-chipotle sauce, coat 10-ounce catfish fillets with a special blend of seasonings, and cook fried chicken for 20 minutes.

When it comes to classic dishes such as jambalaya, the cooks approach from various angles, adding shirmp and crab claws to create a seafood version. For vegetarians, they've come up with a version that uses tofu sausage and fresh veggies. Rounding out the jambalaya variations, there is also a breakfast jambalaya souffl?, for those who love breakfast at all hours of the day. For lunch, they specialize in shrimp, oyster, and catfish po' boys, which are drenched in a cornmeal-and-flour batter, fried, and served with housemade roasted-garlic tartar sauce.

To complement feasts, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails, including a tequila-and-watermelon-juice blend called the Witch Doctor, inspired by the witch doctor that lives on the roof. Beneath the chandeliers and wooden beams of the rustic dining room, meals unfold as live musicians serenade diners with the sounds of New Orleans?style blues and jazz.

734 E 3rd St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Relax and savor Boardners' casual ambiance and classic American cuisine. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Boardners' menu does not offer low-fat options. With Boardners' wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Boardners, which accommodates plenty of large groups. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Boardners is a great summer destination. Amp up your evening with some music — live bands or a DJ often perform here. Feel the beat on the restaurant dance floor and groove to live music.

It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Boardners patrons come in casual attire. Can't get enough of Boardners' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.

Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.

Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.

1652 N Cherokee Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard?s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution?Cardio Barre.

The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach?s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.

6464 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

At West Restaurant and Lounge, you can enjoy a tasty craft cocktail or a flavorful craft beer. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on West Restaurant and Lounge's menu that can cater to your needs. Be sure to add a kick to your meal with a refreshment from the beer, wine or cocktail list. A private room is available for reservation at West Restaurant and Lounge for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.

Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Through their catering service, West Restaurant and Lounge can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.

Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the bar's valet service.

A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. West Restaurant and Lounge accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to West Restaurant and Lounge since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No need to sweat your schedule — the bar is open 24 hours a day.

170 N Church Ln
Los Angeles,
CA
US