Satisfy Your Cravings at the Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Our Favorite Mexican Restaurants

Great Mexican food is almost like a birthright for Los Angeles, considering the area used to be part of Mexico. With such a strong cultural influence still present in the city today, Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles are plentiful, including menus of upscale Mexican cuisine. With Cinco de Mayo filling the city with cravings for tacos, quesadillas and the like, what better way is there to celebrate than by grabbing a bite and a margarita at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.




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Gracias Madre

In a city known for its availability of vegan food options, Gracias Madre quickly rises above the competition. Their secret is to take traditional Mexican dishes that are already close to being vegan and push them over the edge. Gracias Madre is widely known for its tasty guacamole, mezcal, and cashew-based cheese. They also serve an agave-heavy cocktail menu that won’t have you feeling guilty in the morning.




Toca Madera

An extensive cocktail menu and expertly-crafted Mexican cuisine classics make Toca Madera an all-in-one package. For a night out, look no further than a drive to West Hollywood where you can lounge at Toca Madera all night and never get bored. Celebrities, locals, and visitors alike flock there each day for high-quality dishes and one of the most lively dining atmospheres in Los Angeles.




Broken Spanish

Located a few blocks from the Staples Center, Broken Spanish should be your go-to spot for a night out before or after the big game. Whether you’re looking for an upscale restaurant or a place for drinks and dancing, Broken Spanish has it all. Crowds from all over the city congregate here for some of the best modern Mexican food in the city.

Petite Taqueria

Petite Taqueria in West Hollywood boasts a menu of Mexican classics with a twist. The prime La Cienega location in the heart of the neighborhood’s bustling nightlife scene makes it the perfect pre-party destination for enjoying a mouth-watering dinner. Fans of savory Mexican dishes and flavorful cocktails are sure to enjoy the Petite Taqueria experience.

Coni Seafood

If seafood is what you seek, Coni’Seafood has what you’ve been looking for. Beginning in the owner’s backyard in 1987, the restaurant has been fueling the larger LA community with Nayarit-style seafood for decades. Widely considered one of, if not the best seafood restaurants in Los Angeles, everything from ceviche to tacos de Marlin is served up with care and precision at both of their LA locations.

La Casita Mexicana

Heading south of Downtown lies La Casita Mexicana, a colorful Dia de Los Muertos themed restaurant that has been serving up some of the area’s best Chile En Nogada for years. The two head chefs of La Casita Mexicana are absolute rockstars when it comes to cooking up Mexican food, and they have quickly turned their restaurant into a Southern California institution.

Red O Taste of Mexico

The Red O culinary team prides themselves on using fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients in their classic Mexican dishes, as well as their steaks and seafood dishes. The restaurant, located in Santa Monica, houses a friendly and inviting interior that makes guests want to sit and have just one more glass of wine.

El Compadre

If there’s one thing that can get you ready for the weekend, it should be margaritas and dinner at El Compadre in Hollywood. Flaming drinks, an all-night mariachi band, and authentic Mexican food come together to create the perfect atmosphere to have a party. Experience this Los Angeles outpost for a menu of delicious dishes made from family recipes that won’t disappoint.

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    The Best Bars to Enjoy a Craft Beer in Los Angeles

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    LA Craft Beers

    We’ve all had those days when you just want to kick back, relax, and crack open a beer with a few friends. With unique, craft beers becoming a necessary addition to drink menus across the country, there are plenty of places to choose from when you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind brew with a unique twist. The next time you’re at any of these LA watering holes, take the opportunity to try out a quality craft beer in Los Angeles that will leave you buzzed and satisfied.




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    Arts District Brewing Co.

    This brewpub is a destination sure to keep you entertained. With over thirty beers brewed on-site, you can taste the variety of flavors until you find the perfect fit for your palate. Their entertainment area with classic bar games will bring out your inner child as you sip your brew.




    Caseys Irish Pub

    This go-to spot in a historical LA building is a great place to go for authentic, Irish drinks. Whiskey isn’t the only thing on the menu, as their Irish craft beers are also a great option. Live music performances are also an occasional event sure to keep you entertained while you have an authentic Irish beer in hand.




    The Normandie Club

    The Hotel Normandie plays host to this sleek, vintage cocktail lounge in Koreatown. Cocktails may be their specialty, but their menu also provides some great beer choices for anyone searching for quality ale. From ciders to stouts, beer lovers will feel right at home at this laid back venue.

    Harlowe

    If you’re in the area, stop in to this vintage bar that celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood. Their booth seating is perfect for sipping on one of their many craft beer selections. From Oregon to Colorado to California, their variety is large enough for you to choose the perfect fit for your taste buds.

    Stout Burgers and Beer

    With a few locations around LA, Stout is a great place to grab a burger along with a quality craft beer. Their numerous options each pair with their burger menu to create the perfect combination of flavors. This gastropub is sure to satisfy at any of their Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Studio City locations.

    BiergartenLA

    What do you get when you mix Korean food with German beer? You’ll find out if you visit this unique K-Town venue. Their extensive list of craft beers gives you plenty of options that go great with their one-of-a-kind food menu.

    The Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse

    This British pub-style brewhouse has an on-site craft brewery with a range of eclectic options. With British bites served all day long, you can eat, drink and be merry in this vintage, West LA space.

    Spring St. Bar

    With 26 beers on tap, head downtown to try out the multitude of flavors they have to offer. This neighborhood bar offers build-your-own beer flights to let you try out any of their options. Order a signature sandwich from their menu to get the full Spring St. experience.

    Wurstkuche

    This go-to sausage place is a favorite for anyone who lives near one of their two LA locations. The exotic meats are a draw for some, while others enjoy the extensive craft, German beer on tap. Try out something new as their unique brews are sure to please your palate.

    Mikkeller Bar

    Check out this beer hall if you’re a fan of ambers, IPAs, and everything in between. Their rotating menu of craft and imported selections allows you to always find something new at this Downtown locale. Their food menu is also sure to please with plenty of options to go with your cold, glass of brew.

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      Best Garden Restaurants in Los Angeles

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      Best Garden Restaurants in Los Angeles

      There’s no shortage of al fresco dining spots around Los Angeles, but not all of them are decorated with lush greenery in a natural setting. Dining with the background of a garden landscape can be romantic, sophisticated and magical with twinkling lights hanging from trees to set the mood. With warmer weather opening up your options for outdoor dining, stop into any of these restaurants for the best garden restaurants in Los Angeles views for your dining experience.




      Plant Food + Wine

      This Venice sanctuary is a staple in LA vegan community. If you happen to not be vegan, their extensive and tasteful variety of wines should be plenty to get you through the door. The outdoor community aesthetic is stellar and makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a little restaurant in the mountains.




      The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel

      This elegant hotel lounge and restaurant isn’t just for hotel VIPs, it’s also open to the public. If you’re in the market for a great date spot or somewhere to impress a potential client, The Polo Lounge is a great choice due to its scenic, outdoor garden atmosphere.




      Cliffs Edge

      Sitting down in this walled garden, you would never know that Sunset Blvd. is right on the other side of the hedge. Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake is a one-in-a-million space that serves modern American cuisine in a chic outdoor atmosphere.

      Michaels

      Michael’s is a true gem of Santa Monica that has stood the test of time. Recently the restaurant underwent a full makeover and the patio has never looked better with plenty of foliage and soft lighting, creating a truly magical look each night.

      Sawyer

      This Silver Lake hotspot is a hub for community activity. The light and airy atmosphere, indoor and out, is enough to make anybody want to strike up a conversation with the person at the next table. Sawyer’s vibe is infectious and beautiful with a green, open back patio that could put anybody in a cheery mood.

      Yamashiro

      This beautiful Japanese-based restaurant and lounge is a staple of luxury dining among Hollywood locals. A full Japanese garden dining setting overlooking Hollywood, a perfectly thought out and prepared menu, and an expert staff make Yamashiro an unforgettable experience.

      The Little Door

      Even though there are plenty of picturesque places to eat around Beverly Grove, The Little Door still manages to stand out. A light and airy garden atmosphere along with an innovative menu make The Little Door the perfect place for date night or just a fun dining experience.

      Griffith Park Beer Gardens

      If you’re interested in spending a casual warm night somewhere with a beautiful view of the sunset, this is definitely the spot for you. A great beer menu, charming Griffith Park location, and tasty food just a quick walk away make the Beer Gardens at Roosevelt Cafe a summer must.

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        Sip and Savor at the Best Wine Bars in LA

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        Best Wine Bars in Los Angeles

        Good wine can be easy to find, but enjoying an exceptional wine can be an unforgettable experience. With plenty of wine lovers in the Los Angeles area, the number of wine-dedicated establishments has risen to accommodate the ever-growing hobby. Whether you’re stopping in for happy hour or getting cozy during date night, there are a number of places you can visit to get unique and rare wines that will please your palate. If you’re a love of a great white or tasty red, check out some of the best wine bars in LA.




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        Heritage Fine Wines

        Placed in a prime Beverly Hills location, one might think Heritage Fine Wines would be a place only limited to wine professionals or knowledgeable connoisseurs, but that’s simply not true. Heritage Fine Wines does an incredible job of making all their guests feel welcomed with a staff that’s always happy to give you a few wine tips if you need it.




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        A.O.C.

        A.O.C. in Beverly Hills is owned by duo Caroline Styne, a top LA sommelier and James Beard Restaurateur of the Year, and Suzanne Goin, a 3-time James Beard Award-winning chef. A.O.C. quickly gained industry recognition for their delectable food and rich wine pairings.




        Bacari West Adams

        This unique, Downtown wine bar has gained famed for its creativity and innovation. A rebranding of the former Bacaro LA, their wine list consists of small-batch labels and oddball flavors from all over the world, but namely from the budding winery markets in Slovenia and Morocco.

        Bar Bandini

        A dimly lit, moody interior and friendly service are just a few of the reasons this Echo Park locale is a neighborhood favorite. The wine list focuses on California natural wines made with little to no intervention, making for a fresh sip paired with Bandini’s small bites.

        Bar Covell

        Bar Covell in East Hollywood is the quintessential Los Angeles wine bar. Started by Dustin Lancaster and Matthew Kaner, this homey and welcoming wine bar boasts a selection of over 150 labels from 24 countries. Come in for a visit and the bartender will recommend some selections to pair with their delicious small plates.

        Marvin

        Stop into Marvin for Sunday brunch in West Hollywood, and after a couple bottomless mimosas, you might forget you’re not actually in a French bistro. Between the vast wine selection, the menu and the decor, this go-to destination is about as close to a French wine house as you can get in Los Angeles.

        South End

        South End in Venice serves up one of the best combinations you can think of: fine wines and delicious pizzas. Their variety of unique labels and taste profiles ensures that no matter what kind of pizza you’d like to order, there is a perfect wine pairing just for you.

        Vertical Wine Bistro

        A quaint wine bar in Old Town Pasadena, Vertical Wine Bistro offers over 650 different wines by the bottle, and over 70 by glass. With such an extensive list, it’ll be a challenge to settle on just one bottle. Taste a few favorites by ordering one of their wine flights to try out a variety of flavors.

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          The Top 10 New Food Trends for 2020

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          Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

          With every new year comes a wave of new trends projected to gain popularity in the world of food products, dining and hospitality. These top new food trends for 2020 will likely start to pop up on grocery store shelves and restaurant menus as the months go by. Add some variety to your diet this year by tasting some of the front runners that should be soon coming to a table near you.




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          Pinsa

          This century-old, Italian style of cooking pizza makes for a fluffier dough by using soy and rice flours, making it a healthier alternative to traditional pizza. The trend is already common in Italy but is now expected to make its way to the US.




          Ghost Kitchens

          With delivery apps increasingly making up a larger portion of dining out, sometimes a brick and mortar restaurant isn’t even necessary. Delivery-only ghost kitchens are expected to become more common, even offering a variety of cuisines or brands all made in a single private kitchen.




          Alcoholic Kombucha

          Consumers have embraced kombucha in past years, and will moving towards integrating booze to enjoy it as a health-conscious, alcoholic beverage. The product has already become popular along the coasts and will soon find its way across the country as a food trend in 2020.

          Cauliflower

          Those following vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or keto diet plans have given cauliflower its time in the spotlight in recent years. This vegetable will continue to be seen as an alternative to starches like potatoes and gluten products like bread.

          Wood-Fire Cooking

          While many are used to seeing pizzas cooked in a wood-fired method, 2020 will bring new creativity with chefs using open hearths to make different kinds of food. Guests love to see their food being prepared in real time, and this cooking style is expected to deliver a show along with your meal in 2020.

          Mocktails

          Non-alcoholic cocktails will have a moment in 2020, with dry happy hours and zero-proof beverages piquing the interest of consumers. Thoughtfully-made elixirs with fresh juice blends are sure to keep guests interested in these healthier alternative drinks.

          Oat Milk & Milk Alternatives

          With cow’s milk slowly but surely phasing its way out of fridges across America, non-animal based alternatives are being adopted as necessities for consumers. With soy and almond milk being a favorite, soon oat milk will be added to the group as a go-to alternative.

          Seafood Snacks

          Stores and restaurants will be taking Japan’s lead in embracing seafood, including vegetables, as a snack food. Roasted seaweed and salmon skins will gain more traction along with innovative items like kelp jerky.

          Hummus

          There’s no secret that hummus is a go-to snack for many people, but this year it’ll be used differently than consumers have seen in the past. Adventurous flavors will come about along with menus integrating hummus into desserts, making for a unique and healthy treat.

          Probiotics

          Many people have integrated probiotics into their diet for digestive health, but this year the trend will also include dry items that can be stored in your pantry. Things like cereal, granola, nut butters and nutrition bars will be made to be shelf-stable for long term storage.

          Vegan Meat Snacks

          Veggie versions of popular dishes have made their way onto menus all over the world and will continue to do so throughout 2020. Consumers will also see vegan meat snacks line the shelves of your local grocery store with options like soy jerky and mushroom bacon chips.

          Celtuce

          Kale and romaine are on their way out with celtuce, a lettuce cultivar, moving in as an alternative. The health benefits to this versatile, Chinese lettuce makes it worth adding to any meal as a side dish or even as an ingredient in juices and smoothies.

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            The Best Vegan Restaurants in New York City

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            Vegan Restaurants in New York City

            For many, being vegan requires a bit of planning when it comes time to explore a new city. Luckily, the recent rise in people adopting a vegan lifestyle means there are more and more restaurants opening across the country that cater to a meatless menu. If you’re looking for a bite to eat in the Big Apple, stop by one of these spots to enjoy some of the best vegan restaurants in New York City.




            Ladybird

            This eatery in the East Village offers up comfort food options that make for a great meal after a buzzed night out. With things like deep-fried mac and cheese balls, fried avocado croquettes, and an artichoke-chardonnay fondue platter, Ladybird takes “drunk food” to a new level making it a must try on your night out.




            The Cinnamon Snail

            This food truck owned and operated by Adam Sobel is locally known for continually dishing out delicious vegan food options. Menu items like Korean barbeque seitan and crème brulee doughnuts are a huge hit at this Midtown West destination.




            Avant Garden

            Avant Garden’s locations in the East Village and Brooklyn boast menus of dishes that are both sophisticated and delicate. The atmosphere says chic tiki bar while the East Village location gives the feel of a rustic wine bar. Stop in to enjoy an elegant menu of plant-based dishes for a dinner to remember.

            Blossom

            Blossom in Chelsea is known for its impressive faux-meat dishes, along with egg-free pasta and desserts. The health-conscious brand has also expanded to include two Manhattan locations to satisfy even more plant-based cravings in NYC.

            Candle Cafe

            The menu at Candle Cafe in Lenox Hill is like a training manual for newly-converted vegans. Sandwiches with faux meat and grilled seitan skewers will make you think you’re eating the real thing. Stop into Candle Cafe for the perfect place to ease the transition into a vegan diet.

            Peacefood Cafe

            This Upper West Side gem is one of the few vegan restaurants in the area that truly rises above the competition. Great tasting and healthy dishes like fresh salads and cashew-based ‘goat-cheese’ are exceptional bites to try when you’re in the neighborhood.

            Le Botaniste

            Parent restaurant Le Pain Quotidien decided to open a vegan, gluten-free restaurant in New York after finding success in Belgium. At Le Botaniste in Lenox Hill, you can try their signature dishes or customize your own to satisfy your tastes. The dark, rustic atmosphere pairs perfectly with the menu that includes many raw recipes and low-temperature cooking techniques.

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              The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Lunch Spots in Los Angeles

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              Instagrammable Lunch Spots in Los Angeles

              How many times have you taken a photo of a dish that looks more like a work of art than a meal? It’s easy to be drawn to an item on the menu just because of a creative visual presentation that will add an extra touch to your outing. If you’re a foodie grabbing a midday bite, you may want to stop into one of these Instagrammable lunch spots in Los Angeles to get that perfect shot.




              Dirt Dog

              Dirt Dog in Downtown LA is truly unique in that they make some of the craziest and best-looking hot dogs in the city. Topped with everything from chili cheese fries to elote, there’s something for everybody at this mouth-watering hot dog joint.




              The Butcher, the Baker, the Cappuccino Maker Cafe

              This seemingly insignificant neighborhood coffee shop is hiding a delicious and beautiful secret. The Butcher, the Baker, the Cappuccino Maker Cafe in West Hollywood boasts some of the most intricate steamed milk art you’ll ever see. Their tasty creations are sure to impress both your eyes and your tastebuds.




              Corner Joint

              Take a trip to the nearby city of Lawndale to try out one of their crazy Micheladas. Along with your tasty drink, you’ll also get a few unique garnishes like hamburger sliders, bacon-wrapped shrimp and sometimes even pizza. The Corner Joint offers a truly Instagrammable experience that you’re sure to enjoy.

              Sweet Rolled Tacos

              If you have an unrelenting sweet tooth, take a trip to nearby Garden Grove and give Sweet Rolled Tacos a try. They take dessert to the max with a variety of odd flavors such as “Monsters Ink” and “Honey Avocado.” They flatten and roll up your choice of ice cream flavor and drop it into a colorful waffle cone taco shell, sprinkled with a variety of delicious toppings.

              Coolhaus

              There really is something for everyone when you grab an ice cream sandwich dessert at Coolhaus. Every guest has the opportunity to create their own delectable, ice cream concoction by choosing from a huge selection of flavors and an equally as large choice of cookies to put your ice cream between. There’s no doubt you’ll leave with a cool photo and smile on your face.

              Birdies

              Fried chicken and donuts may seem like an strange combination for a restaurant, but it works just fine for Birdies. If you’re looking for an extravagant treat, try their 24K gold donuts that come with a hefty price tag. The fried chicken sandwiches also make for a mouth-watering Kodak moment.

              Rays and Stark Bar

              Located on the grounds of the world famous Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ray’s and Stark Bar creates their own works of edible art every day. They offer a gold-covered pizza made with quality ingredients that create a great visual and an unbelievable eating experience.

              Chomp Eatery

              A lot of people may recognize Santa Monica’s Chomp Eatery by name for their Instagram-famous rainbow grilled cheese. If you ever need some comfort food, Chomp Eatery is the place to go for a crazy, colorful and savory grilled cheese that will have your followers chomping at the bit to try it out themselves.

              Howlin Rays

              Perfectly golden fried chicken atop firm honey-colored buns and a variety of delectable sides is exactly what you can expect from Holwin’ Ray’s. Make sure you come with enough time to wait in line as their menu attracts guests from all over the city looking for a spicy sandwich. Their homemade photo-worthy items will make it all worth the wait.

              Shrimp Daddy

              If you’re a seafood lover, Shrimp Daddy is an essential addition to your rotation of frequented restaurants. With huge, fresh shrimp cooked or fried to perfection and served in the most Instagrammable arrangements, Shrimp Daddy offers creative seafood options you’re sure to enjoy.

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                The Best Fine Dining in Santa Monica

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                Best Fine Dining in Santa Monica

                With its unparalleled weather and sophisticated, beachy culture, Santa Monica is a world-renowned destination that serves up a variety of attractions for visitors and locals alike. If you’re looking for a special place to enjoy a fine dining meal, there are plenty of options for you to get a taste of a quality menu. You’ll have an unforgettable experience when you visit any of these Santa Monica fine dining destinations.




                Mason

                You may walk right by this unassuming spot right next door to sister venue Shorebar. Mason mixes traditional American classics with modern trends for an atmosphere that feels sophisticated and authentic. The menu of steaks, seafood and Californian favorites makes Mason an approachable yet private space for an intimate dinner on the Westside.




                Pasjoli

                Inspired by California’s fresh, seasonal ingredients, Pasjoli delivers a fine dining experience for lovers of French cuisine. The bistro-style environment places guests in a modern yet rustic habitat to enjoy the menu of creative dishes in a space fit for a memorable outing.




                Melisse

                A favorite in the industry, the cuisine at Melisse is worth the visit with a refined menu of French-American dishes. The world-class service and lively atmosphere have kept guests coming back for more than twenty years, and is sure to see even more success with an upcoming remodel of the classic brand.

                Elephante

                This destination has become a hot spot on the Westside with its menu of coastal Italian dishes. The rooftop view overlooking the ocean adds to the atmosphere with craft cocktails being served up at this indoor-outdoor space. Head there for a trendy crowd who loves to mix and mingle while watching the beachside sunset.

                Rustic Canyon

                If you’re a fan of farm-to-table, Rustic Canyon is the place to visit with a menu of fresh ingredients that make up the variety of comfort food inspired dishes. The shareable small plates pair perfectly with a glass of wine as you refresh your mind and body with a healthy meal.

                Cassia

                This critically acclaimed go-to is known for its delicious and unique menu of French-Vietnamese cuisine. You’ll be sure to enjoy the mouth-watering seafood dishes of things like prawns, snow crab and scallops that are served fresh thanks to the Santa Monica location.

                Michaels

                This long-standing Santa Monica destination is known for its seasonal menu with innovative flavors. The outdoor patio with lush greenery provides a nature-filled ambiance as you enjoy the California cuisine nade with ingredients from local farmers’ markets.

                Milo & Olive

                This delicious Santa Monica favorite serves up Italian dishes like wood-fired pizzas and appetizing pastas. They even have espresso concoctions and a selection of pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy their creative plates in the simplistic setting that’s sure to keep your mouth watering.

                Dialogue

                You’d never expect to find this upscale location hidden in the bustling Santa Monica Promenade. The 21-course tasting menu created by James Beard award-winning chef Dave Beran is filled with imaginative dishes creating a meal to remember. The minimalist setting ensures that all the attention goes to the food creating a photo-worthy visual presentation.

                Tar & Roses

                Come to Tar & Roses with friends or for a date night to share a meal of charcuterie plates, cheese and wine that will put you in the Santa Monica spirit. The bustling restaurant is known for its fusion of American, Asian and Mediterranean vibes with delectable flavors.

                Via Veneto

                What better way to get a taste of Italy than by heading to this enjoyable Santa Monica locale. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of Rome at this destination perfect for a gourmet dining experience. The romantic environment puts a charming touch on your night out along with an Italian staff that creates an authentic experience.

                Little Prince

                If you’re in need of a brunch destination, head to Little Prince to embrace their airy, Santa Monica setting. The sandwiches and pancakes are sure to hit the spot thanks to their fresh, natural ingredients. You’re sure to find a trendy crowd ready to dish out a taste at this delightful go-to.

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                  Catch the Game at the Best Sports Bars in Los Angeles

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                  Best Sports Bars in Los Angeles

                  There’s no better place to watch the big game than in a room full of fans cheering on your team. Los Angeles may not be known as a sports town, but fans from all over know just where to go for beer, bites, and an entertaining game. While some might enjoy more divey options, head to any of the best sports bars in Los Angeles for a refined experience during your stay in LA.




                  3rd Base

                  This Hollywood destination attracts sports fans each night to enjoy an upscale sports lounge experience. With a sleek, thoughtful design and menu of bites with fresh ingredients, 3rd Base takes sports bars to the next level in a chic, social atmosphere. Stadium seating offers a unique perspective while signature cocktails give guests drink options for an elevated night out.




                  Free Play

                  Free Play gives Downtown a little bit of everything where you can both play a game and watch one. Their variety of vintage arcade games, all available for “free play,” give patrons a unique activity to indulge in while TV screens throughout show the big game. A menu of quality eats, craft beers and signature cocktails give Free Play the perfect game day experience.




                  40 Love

                  One of West Hollywood’s favored selection of sports bars is h.wood group’s 40 Love. The country club-inspired lounge is filled with TVs for you to catch a game while enjoying a more upscale experience. The outdoor greenery mixed with elevated bar food creates the perfect environment for entertainment.

                  The Parlor

                  A staple on Melrose, the indoor/outdoor space at The Parlor helps to redefine the sports bar experience through mixing comfort food with a classic design. With more than 50 TVs for you to tune into, your team is sure to be playing in the chic West Hollywood spot.

                  Beelmans

                  This unique Downtown eatery is a great place to catch the game, especially if you’re a fan of a plant-based meal. Their meatless menu will have you doing a double take as dishes provide a delicious alternative to classic bar food. There are also plenty of beers on tap to keep you buzzing as the big game plays on their mounted screens.

                  Brennans

                  One of the oldest bars on the Westside, this local mainstay attracts plenty of sports fans to enjoy the indoor-outdoor space filled with TVs and beers on draft. The laid back atmosphere extends to the expansive patio with plenty of seating and screens for tuning in on a sunny day. 

                  The Nickel Mine

                  Duck into this spacious spot if you’re in the mood for beer, sports, and delicious pizza. This neighborhood spot has everything you’ll need to enjoy yourself, including a private event space if you want to invite some friends. Whether it’s for happy hour or a late-night outing, you can’t go wrong at this Santa Monica destination.

                  Thunderbird

                  Head over to Thunderbird to experience the Southwest right in the middle of West LA. The deserts of Tucson inspired the décor while Tex-Mex bites fill the menu at this Santa Monica destination. Watch the big game while sipping a beer or choose from one of their innovative signature cocktails to quench your thirst.

                  Mohawk Bend

                  You won’t be able to resist a pizza from this Silver Lake locale that serves up tasty dishes that are sure to complement your night out. A projection screen shows sporting events while plenty of beers on tap give you all the options you need to stay buzzing throughout the night.

                  Caseys Irish Pub

                  This classic Downtown watering hole is perfect for both watching games and playing them. Show off your amateur ski ball, ping pong and foosball skills while watching the professionals on one their many screens. Whiskey is always a good choice in the Irish-inspired pub, or grab a beer to toast to your favorite team.

                  Imperial Western

                  If you’re ever killing time at Union Station, head into the newly revamped Imperial Western brewery to catch a game while enjoying some of their craft beers freshly brewed onsite. Grab a spot at the bar for a front row seat to the TV while snacking from a menu of burgers, tacos, and seafood.

                  The Naughty Pig

                  Stop into The Naughty Pig’s blue building on Sunset Boulevard to catch the game in a welcoming atmosphere. Dig into their delicious pizzas and tune into the numerous TVs to watch the game from anywhere in the room. Grab a chair at the outdoor bar seating to enjoy your beer with a breezy sidewalk spot, and stay late to check out the light-up dancefloor upstairs.

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                    14 Valentines Day Dinners in LA

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                    Valentines Day Dinners in Los Angeles

                    While Angelenos often love to explore their city for new restaurants, nightlife, and activities to do in their free time, Valentine’s Day isn’t just any other day in LA. Love is in the air and people throughout the city will be on the hunt for the best destination to impress their significant other. If you’re looking to create the perfect experience for someone special, reservations are quickly disappearing for these hot Valentines Day dinners in LA are great spots to cozy up to your date this February 14th.




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                    Delilah

                    One of h. wood Group’s favored venues is this chic lounge and restaurant with a sleek aesthetic that will add a touch of nostalgia to your night out. Popular with A-listers, it’s sure to draw in LA’s’ finest for an intimate evening of vintage vibes and specialty spirits.




                    TAO Los Angeles

                    For a hot spot to see and be seen, TAO in Hollywood may be the perfect place for you to show off your date in the massive, Asian-fusion restaurant. Take date night to the next level with artful design, chic furnishings and a grandiose atmosphere. With a regular menu full of appetizing plates, and a selection of one-night-only specials, there will be plenty of ways to make your dinner experience exceptional.




                    Margot

                    The indoor-outdoor layout at Margot gives you the best of both worlds when you’re cozying up to your Valentine’s Day date. The panoramic views from the rooftop complement the menu of coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Love will be in the air in this romantic, modern spot ideal for a sumptuous Valentine’s Day dinner.

                    BOA

                    A quality cut might just be the way to your valentine’s heart if you decide to dine at BOA Steakhouse. Their West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations both offer a sleek, contemporary design along with an appetizing variety of dishes to set the mood for your romantic night out.

                    Nobu Malibu

                    You can never go wrong with an ocean view at this classic Malibu eatery. Whether you’re dining at the chef’s table or lounging on the patio, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to cuddle up next to your sweetheart as you enjoy Chef Nobu’s delectable dishes.

                    Norah

                    If you’re planning on a WeHo outing, you can take a seat in Norah’s marble-accented dining room to surround yourself with the bold, modern décor. Their seasonal drinks and dishes will keep your dinner experience fresh whether you’re a regular or a first-time diner.

                    Tesse

                    Head to West Hollywood to dine at Tesse, a French restaurant offering up thoughtful plates paired with exclusive wines. From refreshing salads to delectable desserts, Tesse brings flavor to your night in an approachable, modern setting. Expertly-designed craft cocktails will also hit the spot for a way to add a buzz of flavor to your Valentines Day outing.

                    Openaire

                    The greenhouse feel to this Koreatown restaurant located in The Line Hotel will give you a scenic backdrop with a view of the stars. Join your loved one poolside for a bite of their refreshing menu of seasonal, California ingredients prepared by Michelin starred-chefs. The indoor-outdoor space will create the perfect mood for a charming night.

                    Elephante

                    Take in a sparkling ocean view from one of Santa Monica’s hottest rooftop destinations. Elephante is known as a trendy place to dine among airy, African-inspired decor and toast to their deliciously fragrant cocktails. Join your partner and cozy up in the attractive, indoor-outdoor environment.

                    Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

                    Doubling as a dining destination and nightlife hotspot, you’ll have the best of both worlds if Hyde is your Valentine’s day choice. The iconic Sunset strip will be your backdrop as you sip craft cocktails with your beau, tucked away in the trendy, open-air venue.

                    Toca Madera

                    For those looking to spice up their night with a DJ bumping a catchy playlist over tasty Mexican cuisine, Toca Madera may be just the spot. With sexy decor perfect for whispering sweet nothings, a Valentine’s date is sure to be impressed as their ambiance lures in Beverly Hills partygoers.

                    71 Above

                    With unmatched, panoramic views of Los Angeles, you’ll dine in the clouds at 71Above, one of Downtown LA’s tallest buildings. You can do no wrong with their eclectic tasting menu and mouth-watering cocktails as you and your sweetheart share a romantic evening among the stars.

                    Otium

                    Take advantage of Downtown’s Grand Avenue by dining at modern classic Otium. Their woodfired cuisine of shared plates is sure to impress along with wine pairings and a signature cocktail list to toast to a romantic evening.

                    Gwen

                    Known for its in-house butcher shop, love won’t be your only carnal desire for the evening as Gwen also serves up elegant feasts in their contemporary, luxurious dining room. Their focus on local farms and natural ingredients will keep you coming back for the refreshing culinary experience.

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