Score your next slice at Round Table Pizza — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this pizzeria has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Grab the kids when you head to this pizzeria — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Round Table Pizza doesn't take reservations.
No need to dress to the nines here — Round Table Pizza's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this pizzeria for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Round Table Pizza as well.
Drivers can find parking right by the pizzeria, so don't forget your car keys.
Meals at Round Table Pizza usually set you back about $30 per diner.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Round Table Pizza is at the top of the list.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Round Table Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
There's no better place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a tasty pizza than at Round Table Pizza.
So head on over to Round Table Pizza and order a pizza filled with all of your favorite yummy toppings.
For an after-dinner treat, Panera Bread offers a mouthwatering selection of sweets.
For those who prefer a healthier lifestyle, Panera Bread showers their menu with food that's low in fat, gluten-free, and vegan.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this bakery — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Dine out in the open during Panera Bread's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Panera Bread.
Not to be overlooked is Panera Bread's no-charge wifi.
Forget the stuffy formal wear! Panera Bread's business casual dress code sets the tone for ease and enjoyment.
The bakery has catering services as well.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this bakery's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Aside from the delicious, mouth-watering food and drinks, what's the best thing about us? Our free parking. Plain and simple.
Panera Bread offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
You won't find better prices in town than at Panera Bread, so grab all the snacks you can carry.
When it comes to desserts, Panera Bread serves up a variety of options. Stop by today and check out the latest offerings.
The best bagels in town are not debatable. They're waiting for you at Panera Bread.
When you are the market for some baked goods, swing by Panera Bread and pick up some.
Remember to keep Panera Bread in mind when you need that last-minute sugar fix, and eat your way through a bakery of deliciousness.
Take your Thai cuisine with a fill of first-rate reviews when you dine at Thai Villa Restaurant.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Thai Villa Restaurant's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Large groups will appreciate Thai Villa Restaurant for its ability to seat them quickly.
Tables at Thai Villa Restaurant are available first-come, first-served, so be sure to show up a bit earlier on busy weekends.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Thai Villa Restaurant cater for you.
This restaurant lets you stop by or stay home for your food.
Parking by the restaurant is a breeze, so feel free to bring your own set of wheels.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Thai Villa Restaurant.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Come see what all the hype is about and head to Thai Villa Restaurant for star-studded Thai cuisine.
Five-star food doesn't have to be fancy. For the very best in Thai cuisine, swing by Thai Villa Restaurant for a quick and easy meal.
Make life easy with Thai food at Thai Villa Restaurant.
For traditional and innovative Thai food with endless flavor, head to Thai Villa Restaurant.
Reviews don't lie: Thai Corner Restaurant's authentic Thai fare is chock-full of grade-A goodness.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Thai Corner Restaurant.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Your group can sit comfortably at Thai Corner Restaurant, a local restaurant.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Thai Corner Restaurant is come-as-you-are.
Catering services are also available.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Thai Corner Restaurant offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Thai Corner Restaurant's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
When you're ready to take your Thai fare up a notch, the all-star menu at Thai Corner Restaurant is waiting.
With its casual feel and top-rated food, you need to come to Thai Corner Restaurant when you're craving Thai.
For a casual night out, try Thai at Thai Corner Restaurant.
So when you're craving the tastes and trends of Thailand, head on over to Thai Corner Restaurant.
Situated in Lakewood's Lakewood Country Club region, The Heritage Family Pantry encourages customers to feel right at home with its down-to-earth grub and warm diner ambiance.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
You can't reserve a table ahead of time at The Heritage Family Pantry, so you may need to plan for a wait at prime times.
The Heritage Family Pantry is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from The Heritage Family Pantry.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near The Heritage Family Pantry.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, The Heritage Family Pantry is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Take a break from buyer's remorse at The Heritage Family Pantry, where each and every bite won't cost you much (but will taste like a million bucks).
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
Who says you have to dress up for a nice meal? Enjoy all your favorite diner foods in a relaxed, casual atmosphere when you come to The Heritage Family Pantry.
There's not a better place for diner fare — try The Heritage Family Pantry today.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this pizzeria won't cost you a sitter.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the pizzeria is rather noisy.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
Don't want to go out tonight but still want great food? Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
That's right! Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Whether you have a large or small vehicle, parking is easy near Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor for a tasty pizza pie.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor.
So grab a group of friends and head to Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor, where you can relax in a casual setting while enjoying a delicious, handmade pizza.
So grab a slice of pizza or two from Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor and enjoy a great lunch or dinner.
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.