For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Vincent Hill Station in Acton is the place to be.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
Looking for a good happy hour? Head to Vincent Hill Station and treat yourself to a bite or a drink for a discounted price.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Vincent Hill Station when the weather is warm.
Feel the beat on the restaurant dance floor and groove to live music.
The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
Comfort is prioritized at Vincent Hill Station, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Vincent Hill Station offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
A well-known pizza place in Acton, Pizza Place on Sierra Hwy is the ideal spot for wonderful pizza and good subs. It's a local favorite for visitors looking for great food.
Try to remember that business casual is the suggested attire. Also, though the prices may be low, you can bank on the ingredients being fresh. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering (or a birthday meal), it's rated as a nice local option for big groups and families with children. If you don't feel like eating in, you can always grab your food to go, or just place an order for delivery.
A pizza franchise with more than a quarter century of success, a trip to Pizza Place is definitely worthwhile, no matter how you slice it. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Would you rather pedal your way there? Bicycle parking is also provided.
Everyone loves a good diner, but what about a great diner? Find out for yourself at Crazy Otto's Diner, where five-star ratings rule the menu.
For fresh and healthy eats, head to Crazy Otto's Diner.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Get to the restaurant early to have your pick of tables — with its no-reservation policy, the place can fill up at busy times.
Bring the Crazy Otto's Diner's great food to your place.
Or, take your grub to go.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Crazy Otto's Diner.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
This isn't your average, everyday diner. Experience the delicious, highly-rated fare at Crazy Otto's Diner today.
So stop in at Crazy Otto's Diner, where you can enjoy classic diner dishes in a relaxed, casual setting.
When you want a great meal in a diner atmosphere, head to Crazy Otto's Diner.
For tasty Mexican fare, Acton's La Cabana Restaurant is hard to top.
La Cabana Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
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.
Be sure to check out La Cabana Restaurant's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back La Cabana Restaurant is ultra casual.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Parking is accessible and not far from the restaurant.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
So gather up your friends and family and head to La Cabana Restaurant for a tasty and flavorful Mexican meal.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at 49er Bar and Grill in Acton.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at 49er Bar and Grill.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
From cheap drinks to good eats, 49er Bar and Grill's happy hour is a steal.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at 49er Bar and Grill.
Be sure to check out 49er Bar and Grill's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
For those with an inner dancer, 49er Bar and Grill features a live DJ and room to move.
Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd.
Keep it casual at 49er Bar and Grill — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Or, take your grub to go.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, 49er Bar and Grill s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
For a quick and tasty midday meal, bite into a burger at Jack In The Box.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Keep it casual at Jack In The Box, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Jack In The Box is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Travel by bike to Jack In The Box and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Just know that Jack In The Box is perfect for any burger lover looking for a quick bite to eat, so be sure to swing by on your next lunch break.
For a deliciously quick bite to eat, be sure to stop by Jack In The Box.
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.