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512 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Cafe Gratitude is one of my favorite restaurants in Venice Beach. Located on Rose Ave near yoga studios and shops, the scene is always a good one. It serves delicious organic vegan & raw cuisine as well as juices and smoothies, and is usually...
52 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Townhouse dates back to 1915 and their basement live music venue and bar was once a secret speakeasy. Time has not withered the energy level as revelers continue dance the night away down below. The main floor can get crowded and chaotic as well...
13704 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, USA
Kaiju, which means “sea monster” in Japanese, is helmed by former Koi chefs Go Nakabayashi and Mark Hayashi. The intimate restaurant is committed to using the highest quality of fish, and offers traditional sushi fare, innovative fusion, and...
13456 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, USA
Dustin Lancaster and Matthew Kaner, the force behind Los Feliz favorite Bar Covell, have teamed up with longtime friend Dave Gibbs to bring an eclectic local wine bar to the Valley. Housed in a building dating back to 1941 that was originally a...
11266 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
Chef Phillip Franklin Lee, formerly of Scratch Bar on La Cienega’s Restaurant Row in Beverly Hills, has defected to the Valley, opening up a new incarnation of Scratch Bar in Encino. He first made waves here with The Gadarene Swine. This...
11720 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
Michelin-starred chef Paul Shoemaker has definitely raised the bar of Valley dining after moving into this dimly lit alfresco enclave (previously known mainly as a place for drinking too many margaritas on the patio). Now you can sample his...
131 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
With three locations in Los Angeles and more on the way, Beaming’s superfood café concept is on a mission to spread its food-as-medicine ethos to Angelinos of all ages. What started as a raw food cleanse program in Del Mar has transformed into a...
3626 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Cliff's Edge is a trendy, tucked-away restaurant and bar that focuses on simplicity and fresh, seasonal ingredients. The foliage-covered patio and deck feel like a treehouse and are perfect for a romantic rendezvous or a date with friends. The...
3315 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
Celebrated chef and event producer Gary Arabia (who invented those “body sushi” parties) opened GC Marketplace in the heart of the Cahuenga Pass, near Universal Studios. With all food made in-house, the marketplace offers a series of vignettes...
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