Out & About: New Year’s 2022 Events Around Town

We may be just getting into the December holiday season but NYE is not too far away! Find the perfect spot around town at one of these New Year’s 2022 events. We have you covered whether you live in Los Angeles itself, the Westside, San Fernando Valley, or Conejo Valley.

Los Angeles

Gatsby’s Penthouse Tickets

The most upscale NYE party in Los Angeles will be held at the penthouse of L.A.’s tallest skyscraper. Enjoy the Gatsby’s Penthouse celebration for a truly memorable evening.

When: 9:00PM – 2:00AM

Cost: $89.00 – $3,000.00

 

AVALON presents NYE2022 Markus Schulz

For those who really want to party with one of the biggest trance DJs, join Markus Schulz at AVALON for a high-energy New Year’s event.

When: 9:00PM – 6:00AM

Cost: $90.00 – $160.00

 

 

New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini

If you’re looking for one of the classiest, high-society events, then join Pink Martini and the little orchestra.

When: 7:00PM – 2:30AM

Cost: $69.00 – $164.00

Westside

New Year’s Eve 2022 @ SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

Enjoy an extravagant formal event at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel. Cocktails, dancing, and a midnight balloon drop will ring in the new year in style.

When: 9:00PM – 2:00AM

Cost: $108.00 – $1,063.00

 

SHOREbar NYE ’22

For a more relaxed, cozy experience, join the SHOREbar for a charming, seaside night with hand-crafted cocktails and live DJs.

When: 9:00PM – 2:00AM

Cost: $80.00 – $3,000.00

 

New Year’s Eve by the Sea Celebration

The luxurious Hotel Casa del Mar is available for a New Year’s celebration like no other. Tickets include a three-course dinner, three premium drinks, complimentary parking, and party favors.

When: 9:00PM – 1:00AM

Cost: $175.00 – $5,000.00

 

San Fernando Valley

New Year’s Eve near Yosemite

If you want to enjoy some peace and serenity for the New Year, then a 3-day trip to Yosemite from Encino may be just the thing. Enjoy the winter park, beautiful winery, as well as skiing or snowmobiling.

When: Dec 31, 8:00PM – Jan 3, 3:00AM

Cost: $479.00

 

Universal CityWalk New Year’s Eve Celebration

Universal Studios offers a special New Year’s Eve experience that you’ll never forget. Enjoy the park’s nighttime transformation and a midnight fireworks display.

When: 9:00PM – 12:30AM

Cost: $99.00 – $134.00

 

Keep it Local New Year’s Eve Karaoke Extravaganza

For a local Sherman Oaks affair, enjoy the Keep it Local karaoke party at the Oaks Tavern. General Admission is free, but tables can be reserved as well.

When: 8:00PM – 2:00AM

Cost: Free – $72.00

 

Conejo Valley

New Year’s Eve at the Reagan Library

If you’d like to celebrate the New Year in stately style, then you need to do so at the Reagan Library. Ring in the New Year under the wings of Air Force One, with a gourmet dinner, and a champagne toast at midnight.

When: 8:00PM – 1:00AM

Cost: $165.00 – $195.00

 

Sound New Year’s Eve: Nicole Moudaber

If you’d be more interested in partying with the new age style of radio personality and DJ Nicole Moudaber, then head over to DICE for one of the best nights out.

When: 10:00PM – 2:00AM

Cost: $62.15

 

Broadway at the Seaside 2 NYE Dinner Show

For those who’d like their evening to end a little earlier so they can enjoy midnight privately, the Poinsettia Pavilion offers a Broadway show and a lovely catered dinner.

When: 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Cost: $125.00 – $899.00

Weekend Events: December 3-5, 2021

With the first weekend of December here, we have your pick of the best holiday and winter events around town. From L.A. to the Westside and SFV to Conejo Valley we have you covered with the best December events this weekend.

LOS ANGELES DECEMBER EVENTS

Yuletide Cinemaland

When: Dec 4-Dec 26, 2021

Where: Heritage Square | Montecito Heights

What: If you want old-fashioned vibes this holiday season, you’ll enjoy the outdoor screenings being offered at Heritage Square. Enjoy Victorian home tours, piano sing-alongs, and more while you sip hot cocoa and mulled wine. The month-long event will feature a range of screenings from Elf, to Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, and more.

Los Angeles Comic Con

When: Dec 3-Dec 5, 2021

Where: South Park

What: Comic book fans unite as it’s time for this year’s Los Angeles Comic-Con event. The local annual convention heads to DTLA for one amazing three-day expo. Don’t miss must-see panels and screenings with celeb appearances from the likes of Zachary Levi, Tom Welling, and more!

She & Him

When: Dec 3-Dec 4, 2021

Where: Downtown Historic Core

What: What better way to kick off your holiday season than with She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Listen to breezy pop renditions under a cool night sky and just the right amount of December-approved tunes.

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES DECEMBER EVENTS

 

Ever Present

When: December 4, 2021

What: The Getty | West Los Angeles

Where: The Getty is bringing the experience of Fluxus scores to life this Saturday only. As you roam the grounds of the museum, you’ll find musicians, dancers, and artists interpreting the 1963 publication An Anthology of Chance Operations. As it is an avant-garde afternoon, be prepared for the unexpected. 

Angel City Chorale Holiday ConcerT

When: December 4-5, 2021

Where: Royce Hall | Westwood

What: We’ve gone full festive with our December events and there is no turning back. Break out your bestHoliday garb and head to Royce Hall for Christmas and Hanukkah classics. The 160-member Angel City Chorale will be singing a range of familiar festive tunes from classical to pop, world, contemporary, and gospel. 

Skating by the Sea

When: December 4-December 31, 2021

Where: Rancho Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates

What: This takes skating and sites to new heights. The rink at the RPV Civic Center offers you the chance to skate around atop a bluff overlooking the ocean at this Rancho Palos Verdes rink. Stop by on the weekend and plan ahead for themed nights throughout the month.



SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DECEMBER EVENTS

Movies on the Roof

When: December 3-18, 2021

Where: Sherman Oaks

What: More holiday film series? Yes, please. Enjoy a series of holiday screenings alfresco at Westfield Fashion Malls’ holiday film event. Every Friday and Saturday of December you can catch flicks like Bad Santa and Batman Returns with ticket sales going towards a good cause.

Sensory Friendly Event

When: December 5, 2021

Where: Westfield Fashion Square | Sherman Oaks

What: Take part in this Saturday’s Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience. The entire community is invited to this sensory-friendly event in partnership with Autism Speaks.

 

Tujunga Village Holiday Street Faire

When: December 4, 2021

Where: Moorpark Street | Studio City

What: Holiday fun is heading to Tujunga this weekend. The community-hosted annual faire will feature a night of festivities that the entire family will enjoy! 


CONEJO VALLEY DECEMBER EVENTS

 

Malibu Foundation Holiday Fest & Market in Agoura

When: December 3, 2021

Where: Cornell School Road | Malibu

What: Find delight at the Malibu Foundations Holiday Fest and Market. Enjoy holiday lights, live music, and more at the German-inspired holiday fest. The market will also include snow, train rides, local vendors, and more!

 

Oxnard Christmas Parade

When: December 4, 2021

Where: 500 South C Street, Oxnard

What: Oxnard will be kicking off the holidays early with this weekend’s holiday parade. Come out and enjoy marching bands, local school groups, and special floats at the annual Christmas Parade!

 

Chanukah Family Festival at Janss Marketplace

When: December 5, 2021

Where: Janss Marketplace | Thousand Oaks

What: Celebrate the Festival of Lights at Janss Marketplace this Sunday! The Thousand Oaks shop is hosting its Chanukah Family Festival with a plethora of fun and food. Enjoy delicious bites like jelly doughnuts and hot latkes while you sip on cocoa and listen to the DJ spinning sounds.

LA Eats of the Week: November 29-December 3

Switch up your weekly dining routine with our round-up of the best places to dine around town. From L.A. to the Westside and SFV to Conejo Valley, we have you covered with the new and delicious spots to try. Enjoy a range of cuisine options with this week’s blog of L.A. Eats!

LOS ANGELES

Bicyclette

Location: 9575 W Pico Blvd | Los Angeles

Enjoy French classics in this intimate space from the cuisine-creative minds of République. The wood-lined space offers up delicacies from beef bourguignon to duck comfit making for a fantastic meal!

Melanie Wine Bar

Location: 8310 W 3rd St | Los Angeles

If you are a fan of Sushi Note, you’ll love David Gibbs newest spot Melanie Wine Bar. The friendly neighborhood bar provides a delicious wine-friendly menu that’s easy to fall in love with. Likewise, enjoy an extensive set of vintage and mostly Old World picks by the glass.

Horses

Location: 7617 Sunset Blvd | Los Angeles

At this California-American restaurant, you’ll find tasteful artwork accompanied by timeless food in an equally timeless setting. Likewise, the James Beard-nominated Chef Liz Johnson brings an elegant touch to the menu, at Horses. Enchant your tastebuds with bites like pork rillettes, caesar salad, veal sweetbreads, and roasted Cornish game hen with dandelion Panzanella.


WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES

Berbere

Location: 510 Santa Monica Blvd | Santa Monica

Santa Monica has no shortage of fantastic dining spots. This is ever more true with the newest spot on the block, Berbere. The new plant-based Ethiopian restaurant offers all-day hours and delicious menu options. Enjoy options like the tofu scramble breakfast sandwich for breakfast or crispy tacos with Ethiopian flavors for lunch.

Belles Beach House

Location: 24 Windward Ave | Venice

From the mind of SaMo’s most popular restaurant Elephante comes a new trendy spot, Belles Beach House. The Hawai’ian-inspired and Tiki-clad Venice hangout provides a Japanese-inspired menu and breezy beach vibes. From karaage chicken nuggets to sushi platters and cheeseburgers, there’s plenty to be enjoyed!

Tatel Beverly Hills

Location: 453 N Canon Dr | Beverly Hills

The highly anticipated Brazilian restaurant Tatel, backed by stars like Christian Ronaldo has finally opened in Beverly Hills. Immerse yourself in midcentury modern-inspired decor coupled alongside classy dishes like Jamon Iberico, pan con Lechon, and paella. Likewise, if you visit on the right night, you will also be treated to Impromptu dancing, well-garnished cocktails, and live music!


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Gasolina Cafe

Location: 21150 Ventura Blvd | Woodland Hills
For some of LA’s best Spanish food, look no further than Sandra Cordero’s Gasolina. The Woodland Hills cafe offers up all-day dishes like pan tomate, tortilla española, and weekend paellas that are worth the traffic on the 101.

Tel Aviv Glatt Kosher Grill

Location: 17201 Ventura Blvd | Encino

When it comes to the Valley’s best Israeli food, tel Aviv Glatt Kosher Grill has it all. The Encino spot offer sabich, schnitzel, challah, shawarma and so much more!

Apey Kade Restaurant

Location: 19662 Ventura Blvd | Tarzana

If you haven’t tried Sri Lankan food, you are certainly missing out. Luckily you can change that with the wide breadth of options Apey Kade in Tarzana. Likewise, the food is fantastic and worth a visit with dishes from raw kale salads to rice to hearty soups and stews.

 

CONEJO VALLEY

Dong Ting Spring

Location: 520 N Ventu Park Rd Ste. 150 | Newbury Park

For authentic Hunanese food, make your way over to Dong Ting Spring, the second location of Dong Ting Chun. Likewise, the restaurant offers a large menu of choices from braised pork belly with preserved vegetables and lamb in golden soup. 

Maru kitchen

Location: 2728 Townsgate Rd | Westlake Village

At Maru Kitchen, you’ll find delicious Korean food with a westernized twist. Invigorate your taste buds with combinations like the lightly spicy kimchi gumbo served with purple rice. For a unique twist on gnocchi, you might also love the chewy ddeok in cream sauce and ragu. Additionally, Maru Kitchen also offers traditional Korean bites for the non-adventurous type. 

Decker Kitchen

Location: 4661 Lakeview Canyon Rd | Westlake Village

Westlake Village’s neighborhood restaurant Decker Kitchen serves up New American cuisine in a quaint setting. Indulge in their freshly baked sourdough bread topped with feta mousse and heirloom tomatoes using locally sourced ingredients. Likewise for something heartier, the 24-hour brined and marinated pork chops are with a try. 

Out & About: The Best Holiday Light Displays Around Town

With the holiday season finally here, there is one thing we can all look forward to enjoying. Holiday Light Displays! In SoCal from botanical gardens to drive-throughs and residential streets, we take the crown on a truly lit holiday. Read on below for the best holiday light displays happening throughout LA and beyond!

Marina del Rey Boat Parade | December 11, 2021

If you have ever wondered what the festive spirit looks like on a boat, wonder no more. The annual Marina del Rey Boat parade returns this year for a cheery fete at sea. Bundle up and bring the entire family as you watch a range of boats small and grande showcase their best holiday decor. Just make sure you pencil in the date because MDR’s boat parade is for one night only!

South Coast Botanic GLOW | Until January 17, 2022

The illuminated wonder of South Coast Botanic Garden’s holiday display returns to light up your festive season. Walk through the Palos Verdes Peninsula garden, set to a genre-spanning mix of music for an evening like no other. For this year’s event, you’ll find additional lit areas like the lavender garden, koi pond, Fuschia garden, and lower meadow. 

L.A. Zoo Lights | Until January 9, 2022

Journey on foot through the twinkly lights at the L.A. Zoo where wild resident-inspired displays await. The whimsical projections and mosaic-like multicolors of the giraffes, elephants, and more are sure to bring joy to all. Get into the holiday spirit as you pursue past a multitude of shimmering lights, twinkly tunnels, and Chinese lanterns galore.

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza

Yes, there is a Sleepy Hallow and no it has nothing to do with the Tim Burton classic film. The seaside neighborhood in Torrance invites you to cruise down Robert Road for a truly delightful holiday display. With home after home showcasing their very best holiday light displays, you’ll feel immersed in the festive atmosphere. Kicking off in early December, the display runs in the evening through New Year’s Day with walkable areas for those not keen on driving bumper to bumper.

Hikari: A Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms | Until December 30, 2021

If you happen to be a fan of Tanaka Farms pumpkin patch, you’ll love their holiday set-up equally. The Irvine fields are open to vehicles for a joyful after-dark wagon ride and walk-through of their holiday light displays. Festive lanterns will guide you along the way where you’ll see holiday-themed scarecrows, tractors, and trees. Enjoy a wagon ride or make your way to the holiday market for fun that the entire family can enjoy!

Candy Cane Lane

Woodland Hills Candy Cane Lane has been celebrating the holiday season for over 60 years. The appropriately named Valley neighborhood offers a joyful holiday light displays that is bound to make for a merry evening. Make your way down the eight blocks centered around Lubao Avenue and Oxnard Street for just the right amount of holiday cheer.

Weekend Events: Thanksgiving Weekend | Nov 26-28

Make the most of your Thanksgiving Weekend whether you are with family or friends. From music to museum exhibits, holiday fun, and everything in between, we have you covered. Read on for a list of fun that all can enjoy!!

LOS ANGELES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

‘House of Gucci’ Exhibition

When: Until December 4th, 2021

Where: FIDM | South Park

What: If you’ve been counting down the days until The House of Gucci hits theaters, get ready to immerse yourself in the film’s best fashion. Check out the ‘House of Gucci’ Exhibition at FIDM for a photography and costume exhibition dedicated to the Ridley Scott flick. From Lady Gaga’s après-ski look to Adam Driver’s turtleneck sweater, you’ll find a mix of designer Janty Yates’s costumes.

Dodgers Holiday Festival

When: November 26-December 31, 2021

Where: Echo Park

What: Tis the season for some festive fun on center field. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend kicking off the holidays at Dodger Stadium. From seasonal decor to food, merch, and an ice skating rink, there is plenty of fun to be had at the home of our boys in blue.

For the Record: Love Actually Live

When: November 27-December 31, 2021

Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts | Beverly Hills

What: This Thanksgiving weekend For the Record kicks off their month-long performance of Love Actually Live. The cult-favorite musical series will be performing shops topping numbers based on the beloved holiday movie. 

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

 

Shop Smal Business Saturday

When: November 27, 2021

Where: Runway Playa Vista

What: Support small businesses this Thanksgiving weekend! On Saturday head to Runway at Play Vista for a family-friendly fun-filled day of goods from local makers, tasty grub, live music, and more!

Beach Yoga on Santa Monica Beach

When: November 27-28,2021

Where: Lifeguard Tower 26 | Santa Monica

What: Find your inner zen amongst the sand and waves. This Thanksgiving weekend you can take part in one of two hosted beach yoga sessions. Feel refreshed, grounded, and ready to take on Cyber Monday with ease.

Seaside Cinema Holidays

When: November 26-28, 2021

Where: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel | Santa Monica

What: Catch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Polar Express, or Elf this weekend for a seaside cinema treat. Tis the season for FREE holiday movies…beachside. Seaside Cinema Holidays features timeless classics, seasonal culinary treats, and more.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND


Golden Friday 5K Fun Run

When: November 26, 2021

Where: Glendale

What: Supporting dogs with your dog and you get a free beer! Need we say more? This Friday make your way to Golden Road’s Atwater Village brewery for a dog-friendly 5K in support of Wags and Walks. Your registration includes beer (of course) and a t-shirt. 

Hope Of Valley Rescue’s Drumstick Dash LA – Thanksgiving 2021

 

When: November 25, 2021

Where: NoHo Arts District | North Hollywood

What: The Annual Drumstick Dash returns to NoHo for its 6th year! Take part in this year’s event and help provide over 200,000 hot meals for the unsheltered. Run or walk in this marathon for a cause with the option to participate in their 5K or 10K.

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party…with Billy Stritch!

When: November 28-29, 2021

Where: Feinstein’s at Vitello’s | Studio City

What: Taking to the stage at Feinstein’s for two nights only, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party returns to the West Coast. The “extreme open mic” will mark the 14th Southern California appearance for the beloved Manhattan mainstay, hosted by Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch.


CONEJO VALLEY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Santa Claus to Parachute into Janss Marketplace 

When: November 26, 2021

Where: Janss Marketplace | Thousand Oaks

What: Santa Claus is coming to town via parachute landing at Janss Marketplace this Thanksgiving weekend. Thousand Oaks free holiday celebration will feature fun for the entire family, from live music to storytime and more!

Chanukah Celebration in Newbury Park

When: November 28, 2021

Where: 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park

What: Celebrate the Festival of Lights at Chabad of Newbury Park’s annual Chanukah Celebration. The family-friendly event will feature live musical performances, exciting circus acts, latkes and donuts, crafts, and the great Gelt drop. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend!

“Wild Lights & Disco Nights” 

When: November 28, 2021

Where: America’s Teaching Zoo | Moorpark College

What: Head to America’s Teaching Zoo this holiday season for the first-ever holiday light event. Wild Lights & Disco Nights invite you into a sparkling disco ball forest for a truly groovy evening.

 

LA Eats: The Best Cozy Bars in Town

When it comes to winding down after a busy holiday, cozy is likely what first comes to mind. If you are in search of somewhere outside your home to grab a drink and settle in, we have the list for you. Read on for some of the best cozy bars around town!

Top cozy bars in the Los Angeles neighborhood

Spire 73

Spire 73 sits on the 73rd floor of the Intercontinental Hotel in Downton Los Angeles. Catch great city views at the open-air bar when taking its wide range of cocktail drinks. The bar also provides a fire pit ideal for a night out.

Everson Royce Bar

Everson Royce Bar lies downtown Arts District offering a welcoming atmosphere, an extensive collection of drinks ideal for a night out. It features an outback spacious patio where you can stargaze through the twinkle of overhead light strings over a drink.

Upstairs At The Ace

If you are looking for a tropical cocktail drink with a modern twist or fancy frozen drinks, this is the bar for you. It offers stunning wall designs, which provide a relaxing ambiance deal for a night out. The rooftop bar also offers outdoor seating where you can get the great city and sky views.

Best cozy bars in West Side and Beach Communities

Fellow

The fellow is a modern full bar that provides a wide range of cocktail and drink options. It features an impressive outdoor patio ideal for a quiet night out. The bar also offers live jazz music on Sundays, and this makes it ideal for relaxing.

Employees Only

Employees Only is a renowned bar in West Hollywood popular for its artful cocktails with a low-lit atmosphere and a speakeasy. The cocktail bar provides outdoor and indoor seating options where you can enjoy an evening after a long day.

Bodega Wine Bar

Bodega Wine Bar is a comfortable bar ideal for relaxing and drinking wine with friends after a long day. It provides indoor and outdoor seating. Besides wine, it provides a great beer collection, good music, and a friendly atmosphere.

Top cozy Bars in San Fernando Valley Neighbourhood

Unwind

Unwind bar is an intimate wine bar that provides live music in Tarzana. It offers a wide selection of alcoholic drinks and outdoor seating ideal for relaxing with friends.

The Local Peasant

The Local Peasant is a cozy bar with a huge collection of cocktail drinks, wines, and beers. It offers a relaxing atmosphere with outdoor seating ideal for relaxing after a long day.

Dark Horse Tavern

Dark Horse Tavern is an elevated pub with craft beers and a wide collection of alcoholic drinks. It offers rustic decor and patio seating, ideal for a quiet night out.

Best cozy bars in Conejo Valley Neighborhood

Herzog Wine Cellars

 

The stylish and modern winery in Thousand Oaks Enjoy boasts a collection of artisan wines. It features an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a glass of wine in the relaxing, cozy bar.

Finney’s Craft House

Finney’s Craft House is a cozy bar in Agoura Hills popular for its first-class services. The bar provides hand-crafted cocktails and over 30 different beers you can enjoy from its outdoor patio.

Oak & Iron

Thousand Oaks Oak & Iron offers an elevated cocktail experience in a chic modern setting. This craft cocktail bar utilizes fresh ingredients and high-quality spirits to create classic and original cocktails.

The Best Pie Shops in Town | LA Eats

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house for a few of your closest family and friends, then you know it’s not an easy task. There are so many things that are involved and you may not have time to prepare the most important dessert, which is pie. This guide will cover the best pie shops in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Conejo Valley areas.

Los Angeles Area

The Pie Hole

Location: Hollywood

Not only do they bake the best pies in Hollywood, California, but they also do catering too. They have several different pies to choose from ranging anywhere from everyone’s favorite pecan pie to the most unique choice earl grey tea pie.

Knowrealitypie

Location: Eagle Rock

This pie shop has won many awards for their pies, which is what you would expect considering their pies are handcrafted. They also offer mini pies that serve a person or two. This pie shop has unique flavors that will make you want to try every flavor profile. Some of their pies include sweet potato cornbread pie, expresso chocolate pecan pie, triple berry cabernet pie, and many more.

Strings Of Life (S.O.L.)

Location: West Hollywood

All-day cafe Strings of Life is turning into a pie shop for the holidays. For a pie that’s as delicious as it is colorful, you’ll delight over their fairy bread cream pie. The sweet dessert is inspired by the popular kids’ birthday treat in Australia. This version however is both gluten-and-dairy free.

Westside and Beach Communities

Winston Pies

Location: Brentwood

One of the best pie shops in town, Winston Pies is a true delight! They have pies that range in a variety of sizes. You could order a pie for one person or enough to feed twelve people. A popular choice is a Funfetti pie and the Carmel Twix pie. With so many flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong with any one of their choices.

Sweet Laurel

Location: Pacific Palisades

If you are a dessert lover, you will love Sweet Laurel. The Pacific Palisades sweet shop has treats for all from exquisite paleo, to grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free. The bakery will be dishing out their limited edition upgraded take on the traditional apple pie, only for the month of November.

Sweet Rose Creamery

Location: Santa Monica/Brentwood

Why have regular pie when you can make it an ice cream pie! When it comes to pie shops dishing out frozen masterpieces, look no further than Sweet Rose Creamery. Their apple ice cream pie is out of this world and made entirely from scratch using See Canyon’s orchard-fresh fruit.

San Fernando Valley Area

Sweet Lady Jane Bakery

They use the freshest of the freshest ingredients with their own two hands. They have pies that will get you in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season such as the pumpkin cheesecake pie and the traditional pumpkin pie.

Creme Caramel LA

They are located in Sherman Oaks, and they are known for their upside-down pies. They have several different upside-down pies to choose from such as their strawberries n cream upside-down pie, cookies n cream upside-down pie, pumpkin spice upside-down pie, and there’s more to choose from.

Martino’s Bakery

This bakery is located in Burbank, and it’s most known for its cream pies. These cream pies are a work of art, and they taste just as great as they look. Some of their pies include banana cream, coconut cream, lemon cream, and several more.

Conejo Valley Area

Suburban Pie & Treats

This bakery is most known for its handcrafted crusts. They have several different flavors for you to try such as blueberry pie, lime pie, and pear pie. They add in fresh fruit for a much more scrumptious taste.

Sticky Fingers Baking Company

They have a little bit of everything in this shop including gluten-free and vegan menu options. Their pies are very carefully formed and added with fresh fruit including strawberries, apricots, apples, and more flavors.

Marie Callender’s

Not only is this one of the best pie shops in Thousand Oaks, California, but it also has different pie categories to choose from. You can choose from their no sugar added pies, which contain fresh fruit. You can choose from a variety of different flavors from their whole pie selection. They also have seasonal fresh fruit pies such as fresh summer berries.

Visiting San Diego | Out & About

You live in LA for a reason; you love the vitality of the city, the action, its vibrancy. But there are times you feel the need to get away, to recharge, to step back just a little. Come to San Diego, “The Birthplace of California.”

Stay a While in San Diego

San Diego has some of the highest-rated stays in the world. Here are two we recommend.

  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar – On a hillside close to downtown SD, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a Mediterranean-style resort sure to meet your every need. Relax in the heated pools, private cabanas, and outdoor pool bars before enjoying exquisite French dining at the Addison Restaurant. Afterward, enjoy whirlpools at the Five-Star The Spa with its marble and wood accents.

  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines – If your soul is crying for the ocean, consider the Lodge at Torrey Pines. Nestled into a cliff that overlooks the Pacific, Torrey Pines offers pristine beaches and a Champion golf course. Each room has a fireplace, and the lodge is right next to the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

What To See in San Diego

There’s much to see in San Diego. We find these two recommendations particularly enjoyable.

  • Chauffeured Winery Tour – What better way to relax and unwind than a chauffeured winery tour. Spend an afternoon visiting three family-owned wineries and sampling 18 different wine varieties accompanied with fruit and cheese platters, and conclude with a delicious dinner overlooking a winery.

  • The San Diego Museum of Art – In Balboa Park and one of the nation’s finest, the San Diego Museum of Art regularly features major international exhibitions, and its collection of Spanish and Italian old masters is a must-see.

Where To Dine And Sip in San Diego

  • As previously mentioned, The Addison, in the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, offers the finest in French dining. A Michelin two-star restaurant, the Addison features the creations of Chef William Bradley. They suggest wine pairings and are open for dinner only.

  • For exceptional dining and sipping with a view, it’s hard to beat Mr. A’s in Banker’s Hill. Recipient of the 2019 Diner’s Choice Award, and recognized as one of the 100 most scenic restaurants in America, Mr. A’s offers elegance with bay and skyline views.

Time To Shop in SD

When visiting, make time to enjoy luxury shopping. The Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley has over 200 stores including Hermès, Prada, and Salvatore Ferragamo, Girard Avenue and Prospect Street offer upscale boutiques, including Cartier and Alexia Maria, and La Plaza in La Jolla has upscale shops in an open Moroccan and Spanish themed setting.

LA EATS: Thanksgiving To-Go

Families usually get together during Thanksgiving, and hosting can be pretty exhausting—especially if you’re the designated chef. However, that shouldn’t have to be the case! You no longer have to spend the entire time in the kitchen while everyone else is having a blast. If you’re in for a chill holiday this festive season, consider Thanksgiving to-go from the best restaurants in Southern California.

Los Angeles Thanksgiving To-Go

Baltaire

The City of Angels hosts Baltaire, where you’ll find the best Thanksgiving takeout meals for any size family. If you’re hosting a big family, the restaurant’s free-range turkey will suffice. You’ll love the fact that orders come with extra desserts.

Delish Hollywood

Delish Hollywood serves classic Japanese, Vegan, and Thanksgiving dishes. You’ll find over 80 classic side dishes to choose from. You can order online on Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, or Grubtools and wait for the delivery at your doorstep.

Il Fornaio Beverly Hills

Make a point of pre-ordering your Thanksgiving feast at Il Fornaio Beverly Hills. In addition, you’ll find their menu online with well-described to-go meals that serve up to four. And don’t forget to try out the Italian delicacies.

Westside and Beach Communities Thanksgiving To-go

Cecconi’s West Hollywood

Cecconi’s West Hollywood is an Italian restaurant serving seafood, pasta, and Italian culinary meals. Likewise, Thanksgiving delicacies include free-range turkey, black truffle mash, and kale sprouts. Of course, remember to get dessert—Cecconi’s pumpkin pie, apple crostata, and chocolate brownies got you covered.

Manhattan Beach Post

At Manhattan Beach Post, you’ll get an exemplary culinary experience when you sample dishes at the Michelin star restaurant. Likewise, the restaurant is famous for its bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth. Its menu consists of an array of America’s famous Thanksgiving cuisines.

Tony P’s Dockside Grill

If you and your family like seafood, Tony P’s Dockside Grill is your go-to restaurant. You can order takeout services for food and drinks.

San Fernando Valley Thanksgiving To-go

Urban Plates

For an authentic chef-customized meal this Thanksgiving, Urban Plates will impress. Order the turkey family meal online and wait for your sumptuous food in your cozy apartment. The Best part? It comes with the accompaniments of your choice.

Black Angus Steakhouse

For steak lovers, you’ll love Black Angus Steakhouse. Place your order online and have a custom Thanksgiving full of steak. Likewise, Black Angus Steakhouse doesn’t mess with steak—what you order is what you get!

Beauty & Essex

The Thanksgiving menu at Beauty & Essex includes a six-course tapa-style dinner. The restaurant offers delicious meals for groups and families and provides takeout packages. You’ll also find gluten-free and vegan-friendly menus.

Conejo Valley Thanksgiving To-go

Lazy Dog

This Thanksgiving, Lazy Dog serves roasted turkey served with gravy, mashed potatoes, pumpkin dessert, and side dishes of your choice. Above all else, the menu is big enough to accommodate everyone’s taste. From pot pie to chicken to mini corn dogs to cheese enchiladas, you have a lot of options.

Agoura’s Famous Delicatessen

Browse through Agoura’s Famous Delicatessen’s menu and find out why Thanksgiving to-go makes perfect sense. Picture this—roasted turkey smothered with gravy and served with grilled vegetables, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Likewise, there’s also a junior menu to cater to your little ones under 10 years.

The Jolly Oyster

The Jolly Oyster is the perfect choice for a family that loves seafood. Its oysters are heavenly! Order the best locally farmed shellfish and enjoy Thanksgiving takeout like the culinary maestro you are.

Spend this holiday with your family, not in the kitchen. Thanksgiving to-go is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season.

LA Eats: Thanksgiving Out

With Turkey Day around the corner, the time to book your Thanksgiving reservation is now!

The first thing to consider when going for thanksgiving out is the food you will eat and the accommodation. If you are taking your family or Children to a thanksgiving out, you need to offer them the best meal that they will always live to remember.

Typically, the best place to enjoy thanksgiving out should be appealing in all dimensions. It should be a world-class site, a place to enjoy spectacular scenery, and a place with a relaxing environment that promotes well-being.

Choose the best restaurants to dine out during your thanksgiving out from the following options:

LOS ANGELES THANKSGIVING OUT

The Polo Lounge

THANKSGIVING OUT

Location: 9641 Sunset Boulevard | Beverly Hills

One of LA’s most iconic restaurants will once again be serving up its famed Thanksgiving Day Brunch. The three-course menu will include a grand dessert buffet, with festive al a carte available after 8pm. Since they almost always sell out, consider this your reminder to book this ASAP.

Culina Restaurant + Caffé

Location: 300 South Doheny Drive | Los Angeles

Culina restaurant is located in Beverly Hills and offers two thanksgiving menus to enjoy either in the hotel or at home. Its three-course menu includes traditional fare, Family-style sides, and traditional entrees. There is room for reheating instructions upon customer request.

Kali

Location: 5722 Melrose Ave | Los Angeles

If you are in search of an upscale dining option, look no further than Michelin-starred Kali. The Melrose Avenue eatery will have a three-course traditional dinner with hints of California coastal flare. From the chicken liver mousse on toast to the persimmon yellowtail crudo, what’s not to love?!

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES THANKSGIVING OUT

Akasha

Location: 9543 Culver Blvd | Culver City,

Akasha offers a la carte Thanksgiving menu, thanks to the owner Akasha Richmond and his business partner Alan Schulman. Orders are submitted by November 19th for pick up on November 25th. Likewise, Akasha offers a $25 bonus for visitors who spend more than $250. However, the bonus is for future visits.

Dear John’s

Location: 11208 Culver Blvd | Culver City

Dear John’s is the home of renowned chefs Josiah Citrin and Hans Rockenwagner. Likewise, their special thanksgiving dinner comprises citrus salad, Caesar salad, Belgian Endive, and roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie, Yukon potato puree, and more. The prex fixe menu cost is $95 per head.

Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Wine Bistro

Location: 2301 Rosecrans Ave # B | El Segundo

Flemings Prime opens at 11 am on Thanksgiving Day. You can start with Flemings Salad or Lobster Bisque before you take Mixed Herb Roasted Turkey. The cost is $53 per head for the prix fixe menu.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY THANKSGIVING OUT

Firefly

Location: 11720 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

Enjoy Thanksgiving at one of the Valley’s coziest spots. Firefly will be offering a decadent four-course meal this Thanksgiving for your and your family to enjoy. Toast to Turkey Day with a flute of sparkling rose and indulge in their chicken pot-pie-infused amuse-bouche.

Mistral

Location: 13422 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

The entrée choices at Mistral are Traditional Roast Turkey, Pan-Roasted Superior Whitefish, and Roasted White Potatoes. Of course, they are all accompanied by some other foods. It cost only $54 per person.

Bourbon Steak

Location: 237 S Brand Blvd | Glendale

Celebrity chef Michael Mina’s Glendale steakhouse offers the perfect dining out option this Thanksgiving. Above all, enjoy an elegant three-course dinner with traditional offerings. From Heritage turkey with cornbread stuffing to verlasso salmon, there’s much to indulge in.

CONEJO VALLEY THANKSGIVING OUT

Paul Martins Thanksgiving Special

Location: 100 South Westlake Blvd. | Westlake Village

It will occur on November 26th from 12- 8 pm. Paul Martin’s Thanksgiving special has a pre-fixe menu at $39 for adults and $19 for children. Of course, there is also a limited classic menu. Visitors enjoy a starter, dessert, and Slow Roasted Turkey Dinner.

Inn of the Seventh Ray

Location: 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga

Enjoy Thanksgiving creekside at one of LA’s best outdoor eateries. Inn of the Seventh Ray will be offering a delicious five-course meal this Thanksgiving with vegan options available.

Saddle Peak Lodge

Location: 419 Cold Canyon Road | Calabasas

One of Malibu Canyon’s premier fine dining establishments, Saddle Peak Lodge has an exquisite menu for you. Of course, with four courses of both traditional and unique offerings, the eatery will be a Turkey Day delight. Likewise, make sure you save room for desserts like their decadent Bread Pudding.