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.
Thai food is always tasty, but Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine makes it especially delicious as its multi-star ratings show.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine is a great location to host a group dinner.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine doesn't take reservations.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Score! Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine provides free parking to all diners in the lot next door.
Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
The menu at Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
Come see what all the hype is about and head to Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine for star-studded Thai cuisine.
It's easy to enjoy delicious Thai in a low-key setting when you dine at Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine, so treat yourself today.
So keep it casual this weekend with a fabulous Thai meal at Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine.
The tastes and flavors of Thailand are waiting for you at Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine, so head on over today and check out the great menu.
D'Amore's Pizza Express' piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? D'Amore's Pizza Express has you covered on both fronts.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this pizzeria.
Hop online in no time using D'Amore's Pizza Express' free wifi.
On warmer days, take advantage of D'Amore's Pizza Express' outdoor seating.
Through their catering service, D'Amore's Pizza Express can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
Park in the open lot next to D'Amore's Pizza Express and score easy and free parking.
D'Amore's Pizza Express is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, D'Amore's Pizza Express is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, D'Amore's Pizza Express is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
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 D'Amore's Pizza Express.
D'Amore's Pizza Express serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
You won't want to go anywhere else for a superlative piece of pizza than to D'Amore's Pizza Express' great restaurant.
For savory plates of traditional Cuban food, dine at Cafe Habana Malibu in Malibu.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
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.
Reserve your own room at Cafe Habana Malibu so that you can create your own private party.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Cafe Habana Malibu, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Cafe Habana Malibu, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Cafe Habana Malibu will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Street, garage and valet parking options are located near Cafe Habana Malibu.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Cafe Habana Malibu.
Your bill at Cafe Habana Malibu will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Cafe Habana Malibu is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come enjoy all the bold flavors of Cuban cuisine at Cafe Habana Malibu 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.