Net Staff makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Net Staff offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
While you're stopping in today, you'll love browsing their selection of terrific meats.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
When you are running low on kitchen staples, such as oil and vinegar, pick some up at Net Staff.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Net Staff will certainly come in hand.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
A healthy and light snack from Net Staff is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Frozen food will fill you up, so you can eat some now and save the rest for later.
This store has quite a selection of rich spices and seasonings.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Get your noodle on! Net Staff has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Have a gourmet meal without working away in the kitchen. Throw on your favorite TV show or movie and pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. You'll be happy you did!
At Net Staff, you can find a large selection of canned food items and other tasty meal items.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
With all of the parking options close by, you can keep an eye on your car during your visit.
Have a relaxed night out at El Torito, a local restaurant with homemade Mexican fare.
If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on El Torito's menu.
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
El Torito puts the happy in happy hour.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
The large dining space at El Torito provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at El Torito, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in El Torito for catering.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for El Torito's diners.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, El Torito is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
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.
Pay El Torito a visit and enjoy a relaxing night filled with flavorful Mexican cuisine.
El Torito cooks up Mexican food so great you'll be craving much, much more!
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
Vegan are typically looking for some healthy grub, and Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill is serving up dishes that are both tasty and good for the body.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill in jeans and a hoodie.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill offers catering.
This restaurant also offers delivery and carryout if you're in the mood for the restaurant's cooking but prefer to provide your own ambience.
Easy parking is accessible for Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill's diners.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill.
For great Mexican food in a casual setting, look no further than Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill.
From tacos to chips and salsa, Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill has you covered when it comes to tasty Mexican cuisine.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Bj's Restaurant is a local favorite.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Arrive a little on the early side for your pick of the prime tables — no reservations are accepted at Bj's Restaurant.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Bj's Restaurant will ensure that it is delicious.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Bj's Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
A meal at Bj's Restaurant will typically set you back about $30.
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
When American food comes to mind, Bj's Restaurant should be your first choice.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Bj's Restaurant.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Bj's Restaurant and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
The diverse selection of brews at Bj's Restaurant are simply astounding. You'll never leave disappointed after a visit there.
Sizzling steaks served hot off the grill are prepared just the way you like them at Outback Steakhouse — come see what all the five-star hype is about and see if this steakhouse is right for you.
Some may say it's rare to see healthy, gluten-free menu options, but Outback Steakhouse says it's a necessity.
This restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Outback Steakhouse is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Outback Steakhouse does not accept reservations.
Outback Steakhouse tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Outback Steakhouse as well.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Outback Steakhouse is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Outback Steakhouse.
At Outback Steakhouse, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
So the next time you go out for a real steak dinner, don't settle. Come to highly-rated Outback Steakhouse.
For a sophisticated meal at a price you can afford, head on over to the highly-rated Outback Steakhouse and enjoy a great steak.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Sams Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Health nuts will also appreciate the lighter fare on the menu, including a few gluten-free options.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this pizzeria, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Gather up your group of friends and head to Sams Pizza, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table.
Catering services are also available.
This pizzeria offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Sams Pizza.
Sams Pizza provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Sams Pizza s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Sams Pizza is at the top of the list.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Sams Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
Sams Pizza cooks up great, casual pizzas just how you want them: delicious and scrumptious.
If you are looking for a creative and fun pizza joint in town, check out Sams Pizza.
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.