If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Casa Gutierrez should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Enjoy a creative, healthy meal at Casa Gutierrez.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Casa Gutierrez can seat both large and small groups.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Casa Gutierrez.
Casa Gutierrez is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Can't get enough of Casa Gutierrez's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Casa Gutierrez.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Casa Gutierrez.
No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
So come to Casa Gutierrez, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare.
So visit Casa Gutierrez today and discover the latest and greatest Mexican food trends.
Low-key Mexican fare at its best is found at Medrano's Mexican Restaurant in Lancaster's Lancaster neighborhood.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Medrano's Mexican Restaurant offers catering.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At Medrano's Mexican Restaurant, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Medrano's Mexican Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
A typical meal at Medrano's Mexican Restaurant will set you back less than $30.
Medrano's Mexican Restaurant is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
Medrano's Mexican Restaurant features traditional and innovative Mexican eats, so visit the restaurant today and give your taste buds a fiesta.
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Clasico Taco's and Pizza in Lancaster.
Health nuts will love Clasico Taco's and Pizza for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
This pizzeria welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Clasico Taco's and Pizza is come-as-you-are.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
Clasico Taco's and Pizza provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Clasico Taco's and Pizza offers safe bike parking outside.
All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
When you are craving a little taste of Italy, make your way over to Clasico Taco's and Pizza and indulge in a fresh and flavorful pizza.
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Wienerschnitzel.
Keep your health in check at Wienerschnitzel, a local restaurant with endless healthy menu items.
At Wienerschnitzel, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Catering from Wienerschnitzel will take your party to the next level.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
At Wienerschnitzel, service is a priority. That why we provide parking spaces on site.
Eat your way through the day at Wienerschnitzel — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
Wienerschnitzel is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
Find cooks slinging burgers at Primo Burgers, a hearty joint that's sure to fill your stomach.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Primo Burgers.
No time to sit down? No worries! This burger joint offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
If you prefer to drive to the burger joint, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Primo Burgers.
Come experience the amazing craftsmanship and flavor that goes into every burger at Primo Burgers today.
Passing through Lake Hughes with a long drive ahead? Get some rest and a satisfying meal at The Rock Inn in Lake Hughes.
Bring the whole family to The Rock Inn, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
The Rock Inn's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
At The Rock Inn, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by.
The Rock Inn offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Plenty of space and extra special features give this motel a top-notch rating, so reserve a room at Lake Hughes' The Rock Inn 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.