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LA Wandering: Fairfax District

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Los Angeles is so large that each neighborhood deserves its own Eat, Drink, Stay, Shop and Do highlights. Through a series of Wanderlists, I plan to uncover the best kept secrets of each part of town. First is the Fairfax District, an area known for its populous Jewish community with delicious delis, bakeries and the landmark Grove outdoor shopping mall and Farmers Market. What may not be as known is that it is also the comedy and skater center of LA.
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8350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
The bustling Joan’s on Third gourmet marketplace is a staple of the Los Angeles lunch scene. It is a revolving door of characters for which L.A. is known: celebrities, aspiring actresses, power moms, and entertainment industry executives....
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7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
I guess you could say I’m more scavenger than shopper: nothing gets me more motivated than a pile of junk that could potentially house a one-of-a-kind find (I treat Los Angeles in the same way). So when it comes to second-hand shops,...
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115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
The country chic Farmer’s Daughter hotel welcomes guests with good ol' southern hospitality and charm. The blue-and-white checkered facade greets you like Daisy Duke in a plaid button down and the friendly staff, accessorized with suspenders and...
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801 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
When thinking of coffee shops in Los Angeles, Intelligentsia likely comes to mind. While they have the corners of creativity covered on opposite sides of town (Venice and Silverlake), Coffee Commissary, in the new 801 North complex on Fairfax...