Enjoy traditional American cuisine at The Cat and The Custard Cup, home of American comfort food.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? The Cat and The Custard Cup has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at The Cat and The Custard Cup, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Come order a flavorful feast at The Cat and The Custard Cup, and sit outside if it's nice!
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — The Cat and The Custard Cup's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up The Cat and The Custard Cup for their catering services.
The Cat and The Custard Cup is located near endless free parking options.
The Cat and The Custard Cup's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
The Cat and The Custard Cup happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
Don't put it off any longer, and give The Cat and The Custard Cup a try.
So head on over to the highly-rated The Cat and The Custard Cup for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Have a relaxed night out at Casa Adelita, a local restaurant with homemade Mexican fare.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Casa Adelita has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
Casa Adelita is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Casa Adelita.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Patrons can park in a lot near Casa Adelita or take advantage of the generous street parking.
Travel by bike to Casa Adelita and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Casa Adelita s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Casa Adelita accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Casa Adelita's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
So swing by Casa Adelita to get a bite out of your favorite Mexican dish.
With all the spices and flavors you love, Casa Adelita is ready to be your Mexican restaurant of choice tonight!
It's always a party at Lowell's Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, where the Mexican dishes are so incredibly tasty fans have a hard time containing their excitement (just read the chain of five-star reviews!).
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Spruce up your look...but not too much! Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill's style is business casual, so formal wear should be left on the hanger.
Catering from Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill will take your party to the next level.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
This dining establishment is located near hassle-free parking options.
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Locals flock to Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill for a meal they know will be high-quality and low-price.
Sample some of the highest rated Mexican dishes around when you stop in for a meal at Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill.
Everyone in La Habra knows the secret to a great place for Mexican takeout is Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill.
If you're searching for a great restaurant with traditional Mexican eats, look no further than Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill.
It's always a party at La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina, where the Mexican dishes are so incredibly tasty fans have a hard time containing their excitement (just read the chain of five-star reviews!).
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Large groups will appreciate La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina for its ability to seat them quickly.
Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table.
Catering from La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina will take your party to the next level.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Dine at La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
No matter what you choose off the menu at La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
You can stop by at almost any time, since La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So come to La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.
Come on over to La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina and enjoy a casual night out and some great Mexican cuisine.
A delicious Mexican dish is waiting for you at La Barca Restaurant Y Cantina, so stop by today and enjoy a yummy meal.
For a meal that won't leave you hungry, head to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for a juicy patty and side of your choice.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is a gluten-free friendly restaurant that serves up tasty eats.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this burger joint's extensive drink list.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this burger joint.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the burger joint can get packed.
Keep it casual at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this burger joint's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If you prefer to drive to the burger joint, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Your tab at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers will generally run you about $30 per person.
So sink your teeth into a tasty burger from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers today. Your taste buds will thank you.
Quick and delicious, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is the place to go for a good meal and a great burger.
So now that you know more about Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, they'll be expecting you for a visit soon.
For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by Chronic Tacos for a Mexican-style menu.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Chronic Tacos, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Chronic Tacos and order great food.
Chronic Tacos welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Chronic Tacos to create the perfect night.
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.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Chronic Tacos.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Chronic Tacos is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Chronic Tacos.
So take a walk on the wild side and discover the flavors and trends of Mexico at Chronic Tacos.
With its ocean air, dozens of parks, and more than 44 miles of bike trails, vibrant Irvine is a city that continually asks locals and visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Irvine restaurants are no exception. Here are some of the hotspots for outdoor dining.1. Mick’s Karma Bar | 2010 Main StreetClaim to fame: Golden Foodie Award–winning burgers made with sirloin that’s ground fresh every few hours Why you’re eating outside: There’s some indoor seating, but this burger joint’s location—tucked away in an office park—means they cater mostly to workers looking for an excuse to get out and get some fresh air. Plus, the outdoor seating come with views of fountains and modern-art pieces. Try this: The Mediterranean burger, topped with roasted peppers, hummus, and feta cheese2. Dogzilla | Multiple LocationsClaim to fame: “Fusion” hot dogs served on Hawaiian roll buns and with toppings such as avocado, housemade teriyaki sauce, or yakisoba noodles Why you’re eating outside: There’s no choice. The chefs hand out their hot dogs from inside a green food truck, which travels throughout Irvine and the rest of Orange County, stopping near office complexes, festivals, movie-in-the-park nights, and other community hotspots. Try this: The Yaki Dog, a spicy Cajun pork link topped in yakisoba noodles, ao nori, red ginger, and okonomi sauce3. La Sirena Grill | 3931 Portola ParkwayClaim to fame: Mexican food cooked with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients Why you’re eating outside: A fountain bubbles over at the center of a huge outdoor patio, where red bricks line the floor and climb upwards to form columns—some covered in vines. Lights strung around trees make this ideal for after dark, when you can dine at tables for two or start a party at one of the patio’s couches. Try this: The blackened salmon burrito filled with Sirena cabbage, jack cheese, guacamole, and organic beans or rice4. Yard House | 620 Spectrum Center DriveClaim to fame: Their selection of “chalkboard beer,” rotating taps chosen to highlight local, domestic, and international breweries—be on the lookout for selections from the breweries of California's Hops Highway Why you’re eating outside: As one of the popular Irvine Spectrum restaurants, Yard House has a patio with candlelight in the evenings and a smattering of palm trees surrounding the area, offering a serene break from shopping at the center’s more than 100 stores. Try this: A poke stack of marinated raw ahi, crispy wontons, avocado, and wasabi soy sauce5. CUCINA enoteca Irvine | 532 Spectrum Center DriveClaims to fame: Hundreds of wines paired with housemade pasta and other Italian cuisine, all made with seasonal, local ingredients Why you’re eating outside: Combined, the two oversized patios total roughly 2,700 square feet. Flowers and greenery cover both brick-lined settings, and the larger tables make ideal places to eat a family-style meal while people-watching along the main drag of the Irvine Spectrum Center. Try this: Short-rib pappardelle with cremini mushroom, carrot, and parmigiano Pro tip: Pick out wine from Italy, France, Napa Valley, or one of America’s other wine regions at the onsite shop—then pay a small corkage fee to drink it with your meal.6. Knowlwood | 14952 Sand Canyon AvenueClaims to fame: Handmade milk shakes, award-winning hamburgers, and soups made from recipes that date back to the original restaurant’s opening in 1957 Why you’re eating outside: The exterior of this casual restaurant looks like a red barn, which lends a rustic vibe to the patio tables. (Thankfully, there are plenty of oversized umbrellas to prevent farmer’s tans.) Try this: Irish nachos—french fries covered in cheddar, chopped green onions, bacon bits, and housemade ranch dressing
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.