Los Angeles

chego chinatown los angeles

LOS ANGELES | It’s hard to believe that Roy Choi’s Chego in Chinatown has been open for almost seven years, but here we are in 2017 and the place still sees a constant stream of customers passing through its doors each day. The focus is, as it’s been since the

sushi gen little tokyo

LOS ANGELES | Sushi Gen is a Little Tokyo Japanese restaurant that’s built quite the reputation since opening in 1980 as serving some of the best sushi in Los Angeles, at prices that are very reasonable given the quality of the fish. After 37 years in the game, these guys

wolfe and crane little tokyo

LOS ANGELES | Wolf & Crane is a bar that we first spotted in Little Tokyo while heading for Sushi at Sushi Gen just a few doors up. It’s named after the Aesop fable, Honshu Wolf and the Red-Crowned Crane, which symbolises protection and longevity in Japanese mythology. What this

dinosaur coffee silver lake

LOS ANGELES | Dinosaur Coffee Silver Lake was set up by Ben Hantoot, one of the founders of Cards Against Humanity, and his wife. It’s a bright, white space, with a large bar in the centre of the room and seating at the bar,the front, and on communal tables. Free

the broad downtown los angeles

LOS ANGELES | The Broad is a contemporary art museum in Downtown Los Angeles that opened in September 2015. Financed by philanthropist Eli Broad, the museum houses Broad’s art collection. The collection feeatures over 2,000 pieces of contemporary art by over 200 artists, and includes works from artists like Cindy

mumford brewing downtown los angeles

LOS ANGELES | Mumford Brewing is a small Arts District brewery from brothers Todd and Peter Mumford that we stumbled across while visiting The Escondite, and we don’t know how we managed to not know of its existence earlier. The bright and spacious taproom offers visitors a variety of ways

gjelina venice

LOS ANGELES | Gjelina Venice was one of the hottest restaurants in this part of LA when it opened, and while the lines aren’t quite as out-of-this-world long as they once were, it’s still very popular and there’s still a wait for a table. Why is it so popular? Well

valerie confections echo park

LOS ANGELES | Valerie Confections Echo Park store is where Valerie Gordon, maker of fine chocolates, cakes and preserves has decided to focus on tea, and sweet and savoury food that pairs well with it. Think afternoon tea without all of the pomp and circumstance. Think sandwiches like prosciutto with

the whisperer echo park

LOS ANGELES | The Whisperer is an Echo Park bar and eatery that’s one of our favourite spots in this part of town. Restaurateur Dion Antic has created a dark space with very low lighting, plush leather booths and wine and beer bottle light fixtures that suit the location to

larry's venice los angeles

LOS ANGELES | Larry’s Venice is named after local artist Larry Bell, a pioneer of the California minimalism movement. The influence of Bell’s art can be seen as soon as you step inside Larry’s, with 1960s-style mirrored and translucent glass and plexiglass cubes gracing the venue. Located a stone’s throw