Part tasting room, part wine store, Malibu Beach Wines curates its selection of vintages to focus on artisanal wine coming out of the ‘Bu. Inside, a large collection of bottles share that common thread—all are either crafted with grapes grown in Malibu or by Malibu-based vintners. Malibu Vineyards sangiovese, rosé, and cabernet franc share space with Republic of Malibu’s Pink Lady Rose or Reign of M. During tastings, feel free to chat with the staff about each wine’s appearance, flavor, character, and intimate feelings.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Malibu's Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant — this Malibu seafood spot has quite the selection.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant's free wifi.
Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant is known for its great food, and it also includes a pup-friendly policy neighborhood locals love.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Fried Oysters, Fried Calamari, Fried Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp, and Shrimp Cocktail.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Valet parking, street parking and garage parking! Oh, my! All of these options are available near Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant.
Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Your bill at Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant — swing by for your favorite meal.
Take someone special to Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant for a seafood dish you'll savor with every bite.
Enjoy blissful bakery bites at Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this bakery — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market's wifi.
Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market will be able to accommodate your large party.
Who doesn't want to go out for a nice meal with buddies and your canine companion? Head over to Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market for a good time!
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
The bakery also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market to your next party or event.
Parking is always free and easy when you dine at Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market.
Tasty bites are priced fairly here, so you can have a delicious time out without breaking the bank.
Don't disappoint your sweet tooth, try a tasty treat at Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet Country Market.
Fresh fare can be found at Moonshadows Malibu, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Take a look at Moonshadows Malibu's extensive selection of beer, wine and cocktails to complete your evening out.
Moonshadows Malibu is ready to help you throw the dinner party of your dreams!
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Moonshadows Malibu's complimentary wifi.
Moonshadows Malibu offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Live DJs often entertain the evening crowd while dining.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Moonshadows Malibu, known for its laid-back ambience.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the bar also serves up grub to go.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Moonshadows Malibu to create the perfect night.
At Moonshadows Malibu, diners can make use of the street, valet and garage parking options.
Checks are bigger than average at the bar, so prepare your wallet.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Moonshadows Malibu.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the bar, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Italian favorites are tweaked at this trendy location, where visitors rave about Tradinoi's five-star dishes.
The restaurant's menu includes an exquisite selection of pizzas and pastas.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Impress your friends and invite them to a party to remember at Tradinoi.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Tradinoi has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Canine companions are invited to tag along to Tradinoi as well.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Tradinoi — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Can't get enough of Tradinoi's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Tradinoi.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Tradinoi serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It's time to put a spin on traditional Italian cuisine. Check out all the delicious bites at the trendy Tradinoi.
Tradinoi is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
All your favorite Italian dishes under one roof? It's not a dream. It's Tradinoi.
California cuisine is prepared to perfection at Malibu's Plate Restaurant Malibu.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Plate Restaurant Malibu's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Plate Restaurant Malibu for catering.
For those that choose to drive, the restaurant is conveniently located next to a parking lot and a garage.
For those who travel by bike, Plate Restaurant Malibu offers bike racks for diners.
Plate Restaurant Malibu is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Head on over to Plate Restaurant Malibu first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Plate Restaurant Malibu is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So head on over to Plate Restaurant Malibu today and indulge in the many flavors and food trends of California.
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.