Calling all peanut sauce lovers! Take a look at Thai Specialty 2's Thai-style menu, and sample the highly-rated dishes everyone's buzzing about.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Thai Specialty 2 has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Thai Specialty 2.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Thai Specialty 2 is come-as-you-are.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Thai Specialty 2's tasty dishes at your next party.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Thai Specialty 2.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Meals at Thai Specialty 2 are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
When only the best will do, treat yourself to the highly-rated Thai dishes at Thai Specialty 2.
So if you're a curry fanatic or peanut sauce lover, Thai Specialty 2 takes casual Thai to the next level.
Make it easy with Thai food at Thai Specialty 2.
If you're looking for an authentic Thai restaurant in the area, make your way over to Thai Specialty 2 and enjoy some good eats.
Mexican-food cravings are easily satisfied at Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant — this popular spot puts a fresh, five-star spin on run-of-the-mill beans and cheese.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Put the suit away when heading to Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant will ensure that it is delicious.
At Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant serves up all three meals.
So come to Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.
When you're looking to indulge in a bit of Mexican fare, there's no better place than Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant.
Everyone around town knows there's simply no better Mexican restaurant around than Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant.
Fans of World's Best Pizza make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this pizzeria, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at World's Best Pizza.
Four-legged friends are welcome at the pizzeria.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up World's Best Pizza for their catering services.
If time is of the essence, this pizzeria's take-out option may be a better fit.
Parking can be a pain in the neck, but it's as available as ever near the pizzeria.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at World's Best Pizza.
You can take it easy on your wallet at World's Best Pizza — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Everyone's talking about World's Best Pizza. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at World's Best Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
So head over to World's Best Pizza, where you can sit down to a delicious pizza in a relaxed, casual setting.
Select your toppings and create a delicious pizza made from scratch by visiting World's Best Pizza.
Cuisine Type: Sushi, Japanese Food
Most popular offering: Sushi, Sashimi, Teriyaki, Happy Hour
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Number of Tables: 11–25
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Free Wi-Fi
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Fresh, high quality fish with friendly service at affordable prices. Our sushi dishes are a blend of traditional Japanese sushi and kitchen dishes and trendy fusion-style sushi influenced by Thai flavors. Our menu includes appetizers, soup, salad, sushi, sashimi, special rolls, house specialties, bento, and desserts. We also offer Japanese beers and Sake as well as domestic wines.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Sushi chefs at Wazabi Sushi are so creative that they can customize foods to your preference. (Rolls without rice, low-carb, gluten-free options, etc.) We can also do "Omagase" (chef's choice) upon your request.
Akasaka Restaurant's extensive sushi menu earns top-notch ratings from its local patrons — be sure to roll on over and judge for yourself.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Akasaka Restaurant.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this sushi spot has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
This sushi spot is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Akasaka Restaurant.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this sushi spot offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Parking has never been easier at Akasaka Restaurant, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
Akasaka Restaurant may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Critics award the most brownie points to the sushi spot's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available.
Akasaka Restaurant is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Hacienda Heights.
So head on over to Akasaka Restaurant and try one of the tasty and creative signature rolls.
Home to Chinese favorites like sweet and sour chicken, Earthen Restaurants is a quality neighborhood spot where diners are guaranteed A+ entrees.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Earthen Restaurants.
Reservations are not accepted at Earthen Restaurants, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Earthen Restaurants, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
At Earthen Restaurants, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Prices at Earthen Restaurants typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Credit cards are not accepted at Earthen Restaurants, it's cash only.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Earthen Restaurants provides service throughout the day.
What are you waiting for? Pay Earthen Restaurants a visit today and treat yourself to some upscale Chinese fare.
Don't miss out on delicious Chinese fare. Pay a visit to Earthen Restaurants today.
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.