LA Eats of the Week

With as many restaurants as there are Bird scooters, we’ve decided to simplify your options of the week by dishing out the best places to grab a bite from power lunches to elegant fare. Read below for our nosh worthy eats throughout L.A.

“Breakfast is the most important deal of the day…”

Ms Chi Cafe

Ms. Chi Cafe
3829 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 361-5225

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Top Chef contestant Shirley Chung has completed her LA move, after opening a smaller stall at The Fields and now this all-day contender in Culver City, serving breakfast through dinner (with a small break in the afternoon) serving reasonably priced, new school Chinese comfort fare. So far the results are pretty solid, making Ms. Chi one of the most compelling places to open in Downtown Culver City since Bacoshop.

Konbi

Konbi
1463 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 278-0007

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Already clogging up Instagram with its delectable Japanese-style sandwiches, this coffee and daytime restaurant goes into a tiny slot in Echo Park from Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery. Order the katsu sando, Japanese-style convenience store food, and see what happens when cooks use high-quality Duroc pork with plush milk bread. Prices are high considering the inspiration for these sandwiches, but the flavor is there to match.

Amara Cafe

Amara Cafe
55 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 744-1765

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Amara Chocolate’s tiny interior is often mistaken for a Venezuelan cafe. And while the spicy cacao latte is worth it, so are the fluffy, yet crispy arepas. The kitchen stuffs these traditional Venezuelan pockets with shredded beef arepas with gouda, or fresh cheese, black beans, and ripe sweet plantains. Amara also has something unique to LA: cachapas, a Venezuelan crêpe made with fresh and roasted yellow corn.

“Lunch, Brunch, Second Breakfast!”…

Badmaash Fairfax

Badmaash Fairfax
418 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(213) 281-5185

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This Downtown Indian restaurant has a new outlet in the heart of Fairfax District serving upscaled curry classics. Bring a crew and share the hyped (but delicious) chicken tikka poutine, spicy lamb vindaloo, and fresh naan.

Cosa Buona

Cosa Buona
2100 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5211

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Echo Park’s Cosa Buona is an eastside staple for a casual menu that goes beyond pizza to include a collection of droolworthy sandwiches. They all stay true to the Italian-American ethos of the place, from those mozzarella sticks to chicken parm or meatball sandwiches to a collection of simple salads.

Sichuan Impression

Sichuan Impression
1900 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 283-4622

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This second floor space looks unassuming from the street but inside there’s possibly the best Sichuan food outside of San Gabriel Valley and it’s deep in the Westside. Sure, there’s Din Tai Fung and Meizhou Dongpo at nearby Century City, but the real sichuan spice lovers will come to this Santa Monica Boulevard strip mall for one of LA’s top Chinese restaurants. Try the special noodles, cold chicken, and toothpick lamb.

“What’s for Dinner?”

 Alta

Alta Adams
5359 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 571-4999

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Highly regarded San Francisco chef Daniel Patterson has brought his Alta restaurant to West Adams, installing Watts native Keith Corbin as the chef. The fare and vibe is spot-on for what the neighborhood needs, a well composed dining room that doesn’t feel fussy with some “California soul food” to match on the menu. Corbin takes comfortable classics like fried chicken, oxtails and rice, and collard greens and puts a bit of finesse on them. Don’t miss the excellent wine list either.

Jame Enoteca

Jame Enoteca
241 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 648-8554

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This casual pasta and salad restaurant in El Segundo is a smash hit with locals, taking over a corner slot in a strip mall and filled with carb-loving diners. Chef Jackson Kalb, formerly of Factory Kitchen and NYC’s Union Square Cafe, takes a casual every day Italian-American approach to pasta, with some maximum flavor going into the handmade noodles. It’s the most exciting place to open in this main drag of El Segundo since the next door Sausal debuted a few years back.

Kismet

Kismet
4648 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 409-0404

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Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson opened this sleek modern Middle Eastern restaurant in early 2017 with a commitment to refined, restrained technique and top-quality farmers market produce. The result is one of the most popular new restaurants in the city. The morning Turkish-ish breakfast is a solid daytime pick, while the mezzes and small plates rule the roost for dinner service.

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Rodeo Realty’s Randi Feilich feat. on HGTV’s House Hunters

Rodeo Realty Calabasas agent Randi Feilich featured on  HGTV’s House Hunters

HGTV House Hunters

Rodeo Realty’s Randi Feilich recently appeared on HGTV’s season 154 episode 8 of House Hunters.

The episode titled “California Dreaming in San Diego” and recently aired on HGTV network. The segment focused on Randi assisting a Utah married couple, Cassia and Brian for the perfect SD home on  a $900,000 budget.  Through the course of the episode Randi shows the prospective buyers, a range of homes from oceanside to inland. Although the couple had many wishlist features, Randi still excelled in providing them listing options that met the couple’s Real Estate goals.

Randi Feilich on Season 154 Ep. 8 of HGTV’s House Hunters

To view Randi’s current listings click here:  https://randifeilich.rodeore.com/

Watch the Full Video Here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTWIZR0DiOQ 

Randi is a 2008 Executive MBA Graduate from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and a licensed Real Estate Agent with Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills and Calabasas. Randi will be featured this fall on HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS.
Randi’s early Real Estate experience began in 1988, personally managing her Real Estate investments, as a landlord and property manager. From her MBA schooling at Pepperdine, Randi integrated her studies of logic and analysis into her Real Estate career. Prior to that, Randi was an Executive Vice President and Partner in a large advertising firm. This extensive marketing background has proven both beneficial and crucial to developing her client’s marketing initiatives and plans.
In addition to Real Estate, Randi volunteers her time as a District Leader for Humane Society United States, and Southern California Representative for Project Coyote, a non-profit wildlife advocacy group. In doing so, Randi has appeared on Fox , KCET, ABC and NBC News and
featured in the Los Angeles Times, Daily News, Associated Press and hundreds of newspaper syndicates.

 

Randi strives to protect her client’s interests first, and in doing so, has proven successful in reaching her client’s goals.

LA Eats of the Week

With as many restaurants as there are Bird scooters, we’ve decided to simplify your options of the week by dishing out the best places to grab a bite from power lunches to elegant fare. Read below for our nosh worthy eats throughout L.A.

“Breakfast is the most important deal of the day…”

Donut Bar

Donut Bar

Location: 445 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

Time: Mon-Fri /7am / Sat-Sun / 8am

The famed San Diego shop has recently opened its doors in Old Pasadena. Known for wild flavors and unique menu creations, Donut Bar brings you the most Instagrammable breakfast you can achieve at 7am in Pasadena. Featured on Ellen, Conan, and the Food Network, why not stop in for “The Worlds Most Award-Winning donut”

The Pan

The Pan

Location: 57 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103

Time: Mon, Wed-Fri /9am / Sat-Sun /8am/ Tues / Closed

While The Pan has already made waves in South Bay and their other L.A. locations, they also recently debuted in Pasadena. A casual comfort food spot, you’ll have your pick of great eats from pancakes to pizza and tasty sandwiches in between.

Gjelina

Gjelina

Location: 1429 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291

Time: Mon-Sat / 8a-12a / Sun 8a-11p

This Abbott Kinney hot spot is the perfect start to your day on the westside. We recommend avoiding peak times but promise Gjelina is worth the wait. With their one-of-a-kind dishes and impeccable ingredients, its no wonder it’s helmed as a Venice icon. Try the Moroccan Baked Eggs with Merguez Tomato Sauce and yogurt for a spice to your daily breakfast routine.

“Lunch, Brunch, 2nd Breakfast!”

Ippudo Ramen

Ippudo Ramen

Location: 1403 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Time: Mon-Sat / 11a and Varies

Word famous Ippudo Ramen has recently opened up shop in Santa Monica. Having made waves in NYC and SF, the Japanese staple is sure to be equally satisfying to the LA area. Try their Karakacchan-a shoyu base filled with a unique mix of ground pork, bold umami essences, and a medley of spices! Is it lunchtime yet?

Cloudy Garlic

The Cloudy Garlic

Location: 2750 Colorado Blvd Ste 4, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Time: Mon-Sun / 11a-9p

If your a fan of all things garlic spiced or flavored don’t forget to pop a breath mint after lunch. But also, you should try Eagle Rocks trendy new sandwich shop The Cloudy Garlic. Offering up everything from garlic meatball rice bowls to Korean BBQ sandwiches, its the perfect combo of comfort and spice.

Baco Mercat

Baco Mercat

Location: 408 S. MAIN ST., Los Angeles CA 90013

Time: MON-THUR/ 11:30a-2:30p/ FRI-SAT 11:30a- 3p/ SUN 11:30a-3p

 “Bäco Mercat were any more of the moment, it would be a Pinterest page devoted to Tumblrs of itself, so that restaurant and metarestaurant could devour one another”-Jonathan Gold

Described by the late Jonathan Gold as a menu that reads like “a graduate exam on culinary poststructuralism”, Baco Mercat is just that. An education in Euro-Asian and South American fusion, the DTLA eatery brims with flavor. They are best known for their creation, the Baco-a signature flatbread sandwich served with various meats and sauces of your choice. With a full menu inspired by flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, north Africa, southern Europe, and Asia, sit down and enjoy!

“Whats for dinner?”

Heritage Beverly Hills

Heritage BH

Location: 467 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Time: Mon  / 11:00a– 6:00p / Tues-Sat / 11:00a– 11:00p(Special Event Times vary)

At the corner of Canon on the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd sits a hidden Parisian gem you might miss if your not in the know. Heritage Fine Wines labels itself as an organic fine wines shop and tasting lounge, and is anything but. From their John Legend pop-up(he legitimately pops in) shop to their Michelin Chef dinner engagements, you’ll wonder where its been all your life. While this can’t be your every evening dinner go-to, it is a soiree worth planning for. Catch Michelin Star Chef, Martin Simonart and his 5-course tasing menu this Saturday! Space is limited!!

The Nomad

The Nomad

Location: 649 South Olive & 7th Street, Los Angeles, 90014

Time: Sun – Thur / 5:30p – 9:30p / Fri – Sat  / until 10pm

Culinary enthusiast will be familiar of the name The Nomad from its successful roots in NYC. The hotel brings new elegance to DTLA and the Chef Daniel Humm run restaurants bring award-winning cuisine to the city of stars. Guest can opt for more casual bites in The Lobby or venture to an elevated experience from the Mezzanine. Share the Roasted Chicken with Black Truffle and Brioche Stuffing paired perfectly alongside abby turnips and a crisp Belgian Brown Ale.

Here’s Looking at You

Here’s Looking at You

Location: 3901 W 6th St, LA, CA 90020

Time: Sun – Thur  /  6p – 10p Fri – Sat  /  6p – 11p

No not the Hollywood Classic film noire but the K-Town popular joint that serves up deliciously unpredictable cuisine. Here’s Looking at You serves up a diverse and vibrant blend of seasonally choice food touched by Pan-Asian influence. If the cocktails are swoon-worthy. Enjoy their Foie gras & unagi bowl with daikon, scallion, yolk, wasabi, and tobiko. Or the White corn ribs sautéed in poblano, cotija, and lime ending with a Cognac semifreddo drizzled in blueberry and caramelized white chocolate.

Weekend Events: Nov 16th-18th

With a new month comes new activities and events! Although November is already here and almost gone, there are still plenty of things to do this month. Therefore, here are some of the best events happening in and around Los Angeles that you should consider adding to your weekend calendar.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Nov. 16th-18th

Event highlights include a Chinese Lantern Festival, the Great Los Angeles Walk, and an Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens. So, make sure to grab your tickets now as these events are sure to sell out!

Friday, Nov. 16th

Chinese Lantern Festival 

Location: The Fairplex at Pomona

This specially crafted multicultural event features more than 1,000 handcrafted pieces that create a plethora of beautiful color and light displays.
This year’s theme is “The Wild,” which will feature animals represented in lanterns from five different areas of the world, Oceania, Africa, Antartica, Asia, and America. The event will be held at from November 15 – January 16 at The Fairplex at Pomona from 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Thursday – Sundays, including holidays. For additional information, click HERE.

LA Zoo Lights
Reindeer Village

Location: Griffith Park

LA Zoo will be decorated in winter splendor during Zoo Lights. While the adult portion will feature a happy hour lounge and live entertainment, kids will get to enjoy Reindeer Village. How old were you when you found out Reindeer are real? If your answer is today years old, your welcome(if not congratulations on knowing your mammal species) and also your in luck. This holiday season you’ll find your antlered friends hanging out in Reindeer Village at Griffith Park. Along with Comet and Blitzen as the main attraction, the zoo will also be decked in bells of holly. Just Kidding. But it will feature a splendor of winter decor and sites for all to enjoy.

David Sedaris: New and Unpublished Work
David Sedaris

Location: Royce Hall, UCLA Center for Performing Arts

Head down to Royce Hall at UCLA for a specially crafted intimate and engaging event with David Sedaris. The event, which takes place annually, sees the bestselling author reading newly written work that has not yet been packaged and published in a collection of essays or otherwise. The program is put on by UCLA’s Center for the Performing Arts. Sedaris’ first reading at the famous L.A. university happened on Nov. 6, 1998, making this a near-perfect 20th anniversary for the yearly visit. This event kicks off at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, you can visit the link here.

Saturday Nov. 17th

Burbank Winter Wine Walk
Burbank Winter Wine Walk

Location: San Fernando Blvd, Burbank

Burbank’s Holiday Street Fair will take place November 17 at noon, but after 4 p.m., you and your 21+ friends can enjoy the Winter Wine Walk. The event gives you a complimentary tasting cup.  Enjoy the multitude of wine and beer tasting spots around San Fernando Blvd. During your walk you can also enjoy the live entertainment, holiday lights, and even snowfall! For info on this event, click HERE.

The Great Los Angeles Walk

Location: Pershing Square, DTLA through Santa Monica

Grab your tennis shoes and participate in The Great Los Angeles Walk! The 13th annual event will be held November 17 and begins at 9 a.m. in Downtown at Pershing Square and goes all the way to the ocean by way of Santa Monica. To join in on the all-day strut, email greatlawalk@mail.com. No entry fee is necessary. To learn more on this event, visit this link: www.greatlawalk.com/

Long Beach Airport’s 2018 Festival of Flight
Long Beach Festival of Flight

Location: Long Beach Airport, Long Beach

Enjoy a day of fun and airplanes at the Taxiway B at Long Beach Airport. The 2018 Festival of Flight is a celebration of flight with dozens of aircraft displays throughout the day. In addition to the aerial shows, attendees will also enjoy many activities such as helicopter tours, live entertainment, and kids activities. The event will take place Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is completely free to attend. For more details, click HERE.

Sunday, Nov. 18th

Enchanted: Forest of Light

 

 

 

 

Location: Decanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge

Experience a night filled with lights and scenery at Descanso Garden’s 2018 Forest of Light now through Jan. 6th. View the large displays taking over the park for a one-mile walk. Some of the new additions added this year include the neon-lit benches around the park, the Lightwave Lake, and the dining options that overlook the body of water. The Forest of Light will open daily from November 11 – January 6. For tickets and additional information, click HERE.

Toluca Lake Turkey Trot
Toluca Lake Turkey Trot

Location: Chase Bank Parking Lot, 10050 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, 91602

The Toluca Lake Homeowners Association invites you to The 6th Annual Toluca Lake Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 18, 2018.  To participate, there is a $10 donation and all proceeds will be supporting the North Hollywood LAPD PAL (Police Activity League). Chaired by Ryan Kugler, this year’s event will prove to be fun for the entire family!

NY Mag’s Vulture Festival
HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Actor Natalie Portman (R) and journalist Jada Yuan speak onstage during Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood

Do you have the E! News or TMZ app on your phone? Are you always in the know of who’s who and what’s what in Hollywood. Well our dear Pop Culture addicts, your in luck. This weekend features NY Mag’s Vulture Festival at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Come see all your favorites in music, TV, film and more in a two day festival extravaganza! This year’s participants include Constance Wu, Busy Philipps, Eric Bana, Connie Britton, Chloe Grace Moretz and more. Tickets can be purchased for each event here: http://vulturefestival.com/

10 Best Happy Hours for Fall

While it’s warm as ever in LA, there’s no better way to cool down than with a cocktail at one great happy hour or another in Los Angeles. All over the city, bars and restaurants are offering great options for full-on dining, grazing with friends, or just grabbing a beer solo on the way home.

Luckily there’s no shortage of great options for happy hour dining and drinking right in one’s very own neighborhood. Here now are the best places to slip in for an early evening (or all night long) happy hour bite, presented from west to east.

Tallula’s

Talulla’s
118 Entrada Dr
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 526-0027

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This beachy entrant by the Rustic Canyon group was meant to host happy hour crowds. The menu available weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. offers steep discounts on favorites like the nachos sencillo, alongside new dishes like steak tostadas and a variety of tacos. Of course, there’s a requisite $8 margarita.

Tumbi

Tumbi
115 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 829-7200

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This modern Indian restaurant just steps from the beach in Santa Monica features happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays with mini kabob burgers and two kinds of dosas either stuffed with fried chicken or mozzarella, tomato, and basil chutney. Burgers or dosas come with a beer for $11.

E.P. & L.P.

E.P. & L.P.
603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955

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E.P. & L.P. have a new rooftop happy hour on weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. with $8 cocktails and $5 Asian-inspired street snacks. Bites include fried chicken sliders, szechuan fish tacos, and soy caramel popcorn to go along with a drink called Pineapple Skies, with tepache pineapple liqueur, ginger beer, and lime.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
8500 Beverly Blvd #112
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 250-8034

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This Southern-inflected restaurant has all the mores of a chain restaurant, which it is, but with an expansive Beverly Center dining room and a wide menu of comfort dishes, it’s hard not to recommend as an after work hangout. It serves $7 bites from 3 to 7 p.m. such as brisket biscuits, barbecue shrimp, and disco fries, plus cocktails like a Frenso watermelon mojito for the same price.

Connie and Ted’s

Connie & Teds
8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722

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There’s a new late night happy hour for West Hollywood denizens at Santa Monica Boulevard mainstay Connie & Ted’s, with $1 oysters Sunday to Thursday evening from 9 to 10 p.m. Connie & Ted’s also has an afternoon happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., but the late night is the only time to get those dollar oysters. Afternoon happy hour features $5 beers, $6 wines, and a $7 margarita, too.

Gusto

Gusto
8022 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-9800

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There’s a new happy hour at this high-ceiling Italian restaurant on West Third from 5 to 7 p.m. daily with $10 pizzas, 6 oysters for $12, and the excellent polpette al forno for $8. Nab an Aperol spritz or Negroni for $7, which makes a post-work hangout pretty darn affordable.

Gesso

Gesso
801 N Fairfax Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 544-6240

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West Hollywood locals have a new after-work go-to thanks to Gesso’s weekday happy hour. From 5 to 7 p.m., an eclectic set of everything from hummus plates to anchovy toast to pate banh mi is all on the menu for $10. Specialty cocktails and wine by the glass also float around the $7 mark.

Spartina

Spartina
7505 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-1023

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This Melrose standby encourages diners to get social with its extended “Social Club,” available all day Monday and at the bar Sunday through Thursday. It’s surely a pleasant way to bring people together over $8 classic and specialty cocktails and $5 antipasti.

The Mermaid

The Mermaid
428 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This intimate cocktail lounge in Little Tokyo has a low key bar bites menu that’s even more reasonably priced during happy hour. Running from 5 to 8 p.m. daily, drinks are $1 off while the kitchen churns out some snacks like nori guac and pickled eggs. For something more substantial, there’s tangy chicken wings at just $1 each.

Bone Kettle

Bone Kettle
67 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 795-5702

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With a sleek dining room and welcoming bar, Bone Kettle prepares Indonesian-inflected bites from 5 to 6 p.m. in Pasadena with $7 drinks. Food includes the highly regarded oxtail dumplings, steak tartare, bone marrow with scallion confit, and chicken wings.

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