At Olive's Bistro & Lounge, the delicate flavors of its breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees are rivaled by their presentation: cuts of mahi-mahi sit glazed in a pool of teriyaki sauce that rolls across a wide plate; halves of spicy crab wrap balance atop a bed of greens garnished with strawberries.
Adjacent to the lobby of the Coast Anabelle hotel, the bistro's lounge serves specialty martinis over a polished, stone-topped bar beneath LCD TVs. A covered patio combines the feel of the indoors and outdoors, enrapturing the senses and confusing the wind, which doesn't know if it's allowed to blow there.
French food and wine fanatics flock to P. F. Chang's China Bistro, where A+ ratings rule the menu.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro has a large variety of flavorful and healthy dishes.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
At P. F. Chang's China Bistro, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Warm weather brings out P. F. Chang's China Bistro's highly coveted patio seating.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at P. F. Chang's China Bistro, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Call P. F. Chang's China Bistro for catering if you have a big event coming up.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
At P. F. Chang's China Bistro, you can avoid the battles of parking with nearby parking lots and garages.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? P. F. Chang's China Bistro s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
French food doesn't get much better than P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
Everyone in Long Beach knows that French cuisine never tasted better than when prepared by the team at P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
When you're craving Chinese fare, head on over to P. F. Chang's China Bistro and treat yourself to an upscale meal.
If you need a quick and tasty lunch option, P. F. Chang's China Bistro has some of the best Chinese cuisine in town.
So get ready for some inventive Asian cooking at P. F. Chang's China Bistro where every dish blends together a number of cultures.
Keep P. F. Chang's China Bistro in your back pocket next time you have a hankering for Asian fusion cooking with a laid-back vibe.
Make sure your next meal is completely gluten free by ordering out with P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
Big tastes abound at Market City Caffe Burbank, and Italian-fare enthusiasts can't stop talking about the five-star menu.
In the mood for a healthy meal? Check out Market City Caffe Burbank for some great gluten-free dishes.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
At Market City Caffe Burbank, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Market City Caffe Burbank's wifi.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the waiting game.
At Market City Caffe Burbank, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
You can also serve food from Market City Caffe Burbank at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
At Market City Caffe Burbank, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Market City Caffe Burbank.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Market City Caffe Burbank s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
Market City Caffe Burbank accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Market City Caffe Burbank's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Market City Caffe Burbank is well worth every penny!
Take a culinary tour of Italy when you sample the many deliciously unique dishes at Market City Caffe Burbank.
Those visiting Los Angeles' North Hollywood district will find cooks slinging burgers at Sam's Charbroiled Burgers, a hearty neighborhood joint.
The menu at Sam's Charbroiled Burgers also includes a number of healthy options, including some vegan dishes.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this burger joint just as much as mom and dad.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Sam's Charbroiled Burgers to grab a spot on the patio.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Sam's Charbroiled Burgers can seat both large and small groups.
Get online gratis thanks to Sam's Charbroiled Burgers' complimentary wifi.
Get to dinner early — Sam's Charbroiled Burgers does not accept reservations.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Sam's Charbroiled Burgers' laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Or, take your grub to go.
Bring the Sam's Charbroiled Burgers' great food to your place.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the burger joint.
At Sam's Charbroiled Burgers, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Sam's Charbroiled Burgers s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
Sam's Charbroiled Burgers is cash-only so make sure you bring enough cash to cover your expenses.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the burger joint, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
Your taste buds have been waiting for the perfect burger from Sam's Charbroiled Burgers, so be sure to answer the call today.
Any time is a good time for a burger at Sam's Charbroiled Burgers.
At Bj's Restaurant, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Keep your diet in check at Bj's Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Don't miss out on the private room at Bj's Restaurant — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Bj's Restaurant to grab a spot on the patio.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Bj's Restaurant, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Bj's Restaurant.
You can easily find street parking near Bj's Restaurant or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Bj's Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly.
For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by Bj's Restaurant's tasty restaurant.
Bj's Restaurant has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The diverse selection of brews at Bj's Restaurant are simply astounding. You'll never leave disappointed after a visit there.
If you're searching for a quick and casual spot to grab some pizza, look no further than local favorite California Pizza Kitchen.
California Pizza Kitchen stocks its menu with lovable pizzas and hearty pastas that are sure to hook anyone's palate.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at California Pizza Kitchen.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this pizzeria offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this pizzeria with its kid-friendly fare.
Large groups will appreciate California Pizza Kitchen for its ability to seat them quickly.
Get online gratis thanks to California Pizza Kitchen's complimentary wifi.
California Pizza Kitchen provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
You can't book your table ahead of time at California Pizza Kitchen, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Keep it casual at California Pizza Kitchen, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
That's right! California Pizza Kitchen will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Fed up with difficult parking? At California Pizza Kitchen, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, California Pizza Kitchen s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, California Pizza Kitchen has your back!
With a pizza from California Pizza Kitchen, you'll truly maximize your night's amount of fun.
Ordering a Dodger Dog is a ritual. Customers queue up in one of two lines—one for grilled dogs and the other for classic steamed. They inch ever closer to the counter where stadium workers dole out foot-long franks that stretch far beyond the confines of steamed buns. Finally they head over to the condiment stations to load up on mustard, ketchup, chopped onions, or relish.
Dodger stadium’s divide-and-conquer approach is the product of years of experience. Many estimate that the millions of Dodger Dogs sold each baseball season outrank sales of any other frank in the league. But once foodies have had their fill of the gargantuan Dodger dogs at the stadium, or even purchased at local markets, they’ve only just begun exploring the diverse hot-dog scene in Los Angeles.
Take the Korean-style franks of Seoul Sausage Co.. They’re a bit harder to track down than a ballpark frank. Without a food truck or retail space to call home, these succulent, grilled delicacies crop up at street fairs and catered events all over LA, where their inventive cooks offer up a kalbi-flavored sausage topped with tangy kimchi relish, and a spicy pork sausage crowned with apple-cabbage slaw.
For a taste of the increasingly hard to find LA street dog, enthusiasts can hunt them down at Skooby’s, where decadently bacon-wrapped franks nestle into fresh buns delivered by a local bakery.
Perhaps the crowning glory of LA’s hot-dog inner circle is the chilidog, which local favorite The Hat has been slinging since 1951. Pink’s, on La Brea and Melrose since 1939, is now practically a regular set piece on TV shows and movies set in LA for its addictive dogs and cheerful, familiar sign. Their ode to the chilidog is a love letter to its loyal patrons written with all-beef franks slathered in chili, mustard, and onions.
Elsewhere in the city, more progressive—even avant-garde—culinary sensibilities shape the future of the humble hot dog. At Let’s Be Frank, nitrate- and hormone-free dogs are made fresh from grass-fed beef and layered with toppings and veggies sourced from local farms. At The Stand, diners can customize their low-fat turkey dogs or chicken-apple sausage with quintessentially Californian toppings including avocado and corn salsa. At Vicious Dogs, the whimsical 8-bit-inspired art of cook Stacey Hughes colors the walls. The eatery’s Thanksgiving turkey dogs arrive smothered in all the trimmings—stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Adventurous patrons can even go off the menu and try their hand at topping Stacey by building their own creations, including Latin-inspired, deep-fried doggie flautas.
If the film industry resides in Hollywood, the greater city of Los Angeles is its backyard. Filmmakers have taken to exploring this backyard in their movies, and local residents have come to accept that a routine trip to the deli can quickly turn into a cameo in the latest blockbuster. Though tourists have taken to camping outside celebrities’ homes for a glimpse of fame, there’s a less invasive—and far tastier—method of stargazing. Here, we follow the cameras to seven restaurants made famous by their appearances in film.
If you’re flying in to LAX, your first stop should be Randy’s Donuts on West Manchester Avenue. No, Randy’s was not named after Randy Newman. It was, however, briefly featured in the music video for the singer’s 1983 paean to his native city, “I Love L.A.”. When the giant donut that sits atop the shop isn’t appearing in action films such as 2012 and Iron Man 2, it acts as a beacon, enticing pilots to visit during long layovers at the nearby airport.
Next, take a drive over to Canter’s Deli in the Fairfax District. Though countless celebrities have feasted on Canter’s pastrami sandwiches since 1931, Walter Matthau bears the rare distinction of doing so on camera in Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). Current owner Marc Canter recently penned a book about Guns N’ Roses, whose frequent visits to his deli evince the band’s appetites for things other than destruction.
If pastrami and hair metal don’t satisfy your taste for decadence, head to the lavishly appointed Cicada Restaurant downtown. In a memorable scene from Pretty Woman (1990), Julia Roberts flings a snail across the restaurant’s art deco-inspired dining room. Her costar, Richard Gere, would return to the restaurant just a few years later in Final Analysis (1992). Perhaps he was drawn back by the mallechort elevator doors or gold-leafed ceiling—traces left over from the restaurant’s former life as a 1920s haberdashery.
Cicada’s transformation seems minor compared to that of J & J Sandwich Shop. The 6th Street delicatessen was stripped of its walk-up sandwich counter and injected with a dose of 1950s noir for L.A. Confidential (1997). Recast as the Nite Owl Coffee Shop, J & J became the scene of a multiple homicide and ground zero for the movie’s pulpy action.
Hop on the 101 freeway and exit at Franklin for a post-lunch coffee or milkshake at the appropriately named 101 Coffee Shop. Restaurateur Warner Ebbink carefully designed the shop’s interior—complete with swiveling counter chairs and plush leather booths—to mimic the funky diners of the 1960s. According to the New York Times, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn frequented the diner back when it was called the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop. They repaid the hospitality by immortalizing the shop in their hit comedy Swingers (1996).
Get back on the 101 and take it out to the San Fernando Valley for the last stop of our tour, which brings us to a nondescript strip mall in Granada Hills. This is the site of Vincenzo’s Pizza, which the filmmakers behind the neo-noir Drive converted into Ron Perlman’s latest criminal lair. Though one of the film’s most violent scenes takes place inside the renamed Nino’s Pizzeria, it’s worth risking your life for a slice of Vincenzo’s New York–style pepperoni.