What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at IHOP.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at IHOP. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at IHOP.
Take it nice and easy at IHOP, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? IHOP also offers catering.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and IHOP s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at IHOP.
If you're looking for classic American fare, try IHOP for your next meal.
Louis Burgers is serving up burgers bursting with flavor.
The chefs at Louis Burgers know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
This burger joint is great for families with kids.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Louis Burgers for easy seating.
If dinner and a movie are on the agenda, reservations are recommended for a timely night out.
Louis Burgers is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Louis Burgers.
At Louis Burgers, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Travel by bike to Louis Burgers and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Louis Burgers since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come experience the amazing craftsmanship and flavor that goes into every burger at Louis Burgers today.
Quick and delicious, Louis Burgers is the place to go for a good meal and a great burger.
With the juiciest burgers around, Louis Burgers will serve you the highest quality beef in Compton.
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Tacos El Unico — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Wifi access is totally free at Tacos El Unico, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Tacos El Unico's gorgeous patio.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Tacos El Unico.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Tacos El Unico.
Tacos El Unico is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
Why not make tonight's dinner a Mexican fiesta with a trip to Tacos El Unico!
Those visiting Compton's Compton district will find cooks slinging burgers at Tam's Burgers, a hearty neighborhood joint.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this burger joint — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
At Tam's Burgers, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Tam's Burgers is first-come, first-served, so plan accordingly.
Just through the door at this burger joint, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Tam's Burgers is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
With so many tasty low-cost options on Tam's Burgers' menu, dining out has never been such a bargain.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the burger joint is open 24 hours a day.
When you order a burger from Tam's Burgers, you're taking a bite into delicious craftsmanship.
Build your own burger at TGI Friday's — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into TGI Friday's' free wifi hotspot.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
No need to gussy up for a trip to TGI Friday's, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
TGI Friday's' mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
For lunch or dinner, make plans to try TGI Friday's.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at TGI Friday's and load up on some classic American dishes.
For that can't-get-enough Mexican flavor, check out La Quinta Real Restaurant, where five-star dishes are just over the counter.
La Quinta Real Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
La Quinta Real Restaurant is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
La Quinta Real Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to La Quinta Real Restaurant.
Stop by for three square meals a day — La Quinta Real Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated La Quinta Real Restaurant.
La Quinta Real Restaurant cooks up Mexican food so great you'll be craving much, much more!
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.