You can't beat the classics. Stop in at The Only Place In Town for some good home American cooking.
The Only Place In Town serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
At The Only Place In Town, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
The Only Place In Town's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
The dress code at The Only Place In Town is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
The Only Place In Town is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, The Only Place In Town is close to both.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
The 21st-century is here at The Only Place In Town. Enjoy our emerging cashless society by paying with any major credit card!
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit The Only Place In Town and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
The Only Place In Town has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than The Only Place In Town.
Take your Thai cuisine with a fill of first-rate reviews when you dine at Thai Sierra Madre.
Vegans love the healthy fare at Thai Sierra Madre.
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.
Thai Sierra Madre is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Make plans ahead of time and reserve a table to avoid the wait.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Thai Sierra Madre is come-as-you-are.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Call Thai Sierra Madre for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Thai Sierra Madre is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Come find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Thai Sierra Madre, and take your Thai culinary experience to the next level.
It's easy to enjoy delicious Thai in a low-key setting when you dine at Thai Sierra Madre, so treat yourself today.
Thai cuisine is a great option for large groups and Thai Sierra Madre makes it easy.
So when you're craving the tastes and trends of Thailand, head on over to Thai Sierra Madre.
Relax with a Guinness at Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe, an English-fashioned pub.
Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal.
Large groups will appreciate Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe for its ability to seat them quickly.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe when the weather is warm.
Folks tend to dress down at Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the bar.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this bar.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe.
Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Find some of the top British pub food in Sierra Madre at Lucky Baldwins Delirium and Cafe.
Sierra Madre's Corfu's classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world.
Corfu will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
The large dining space at Corfu provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Corfu.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Corfu encourages less-than-fancy attire.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Corfu also offers catering.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
For those who travel by bike, Corfu offers bike racks for diners.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Corfu s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Corfu since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So stop in at Corfu, where you can find all your favorite Greek dishes.
For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Pepper Tree Grill in Sierra Madre is the place to be.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
From cheap drinks to good eats, Pepper Tree Grill's happy hour is a steal.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Pepper Tree Grill's complimentary wifi.
Pepper Tree Grill provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Pepper Tree Grill as well.
Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Pepper Tree Grill.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
At Pepper Tree Grill, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
Pepper Tree Grill offers safe bike parking outside.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Pepper Tree Grill for a great bite.
Bring your guten appetit to Sierra Madre's Wisteria Restaurant and Bar, a traditional German eatery offering a range of dishes from the old Vaterland.
Whether you're a craft beer lover or opt for the occasional cocktail, guests can pick their poison from Wisteria Restaurant and Bar's bar menu.
Wisteria Restaurant and Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
The bar is quite lively during the week, so seating may be hard to come by.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Wisteria Restaurant and Bar — the dress code and ambience at this bar are totally laid-back.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this bar's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Wisteria Restaurant and Bar offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners.
Travel by bike to Wisteria Restaurant and Bar and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Deep pockets not required! Wisteria Restaurant and Bar takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
The bar is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
So who's hungry? Delicious German cuisine awaits you at Wisteria Restaurant and Bar.
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.