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Agua Viva Rooftop
Agua Viva Rooftop

Rooftop Beach Club Vibes Meet The City: Agua Viva Has Arrived in DTLA

From the renowned Chef Jose Andres, Agua Viva brings to light “Asian flavors with Latin American influences all while paying homage to the Chef’s home country of Spain.” This restaurant is nothing short of breathtaking with its design, furniture, and views. The dreamy style of Agua Viva pulls inspiration from beach clubs and utilizes warm accent colors. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Conrad Los Angeles, and provides guests with a unique experience. Locals are recommending the Patatas Bravas, Grilled Octopus, Lobster Roll, Crab Croquettes, and the Profiterole. Head to Agua Viva for date night or a night out with friends to enjoy the city and some flavorful dishes inspired by Spain.

Mendocino Farms
Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms Continues to Grow, Opening Their 50th Store in Encinitas

As if it couldn’t get any better, Mendocino Farms has officially opened their 50th store! California locals are no stranger to this lunch-time staple with locations all over Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Bay Area, and Sacramento (not to mention some stores in TX, as well!) For those not as familiar, Mendocino Farms is known for their creative sandwiches and salads like the “Not so Fried” Chicken sandwich, Peruvian Steak Sandwich, Avocado & Quinoa Superfood Ensalada, and Pink Lady Beets & Goat Cheese Salad. The restaurant operates in a fast-casual style and typically with a modern aesthetic highlighting their blue and white color palette and ample seating for the whole crew. Opening the 50th store is quite a milestone for the beloved sandwich & salad spot, join them in Encinitas or on the DoorDash app to celebrate & fill your appetite!

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Good Clean Fun Wine Bar
Good Clean Fun Wine Bar

Wine Bar + Southern California Fusion ‘Good Clean Fun’ Focuses on Organic and Sustainable Ingredients

“We couldn’t think of a better representation of this area’s local ingredients; that combines elements of primarily Mexican, Mediterranean, and East Asian cuisines,” says the GCF team. The restaurant has a commitment to locally and sustainably sourced ingredients which drives their seasonal menus. Some of the dishes you can expect are Raw Oysters, Cacio e Pepe Bucatini, Tomato & Burrata, and Strawberry Cake. To drink, they have wine, beer, cider, hard seltzer, and more all from producers who have a focus on organic and natural ingredients and practices. Head to Good Clean Fun or order a bottle of wine on DoorDash for your next night with friends!

Grilled Barramundi with Peri Peri sauce
Grilled Barramundi with Peri Peri sauce

Popular West Coast Seafood Chain ‘California Fish Grill’ Drops a New Menu Item

With almost 50 locations on the West Coast, California Fish Grill has certainly made its mark and is continuing to grow. Although the restaurant has a focus on seafood, they also have chicken and plant-based options for those who may want to try something a little different! The restaurant also takes great pride in responsibly sourced seafood and partners with industry leaders like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch which concentrates on global marine conservation. A few of California Fish Grill's popular items on the menu include the Battered Fish Taco, Dynamite Shrimp Bowl, and Battered Fish and Chips. They’ve also recently released a new item that folks are already raving about - the Grilled Barramundi with Peri Peri sauce. If you’re looking for a spot to bring a friend and enjoy flavorful seafood, head to your nearest California Fish Grill for a bite!

Lomo Saltado
Lomo Saltado

From Food Stand to Food Truck: ‘The Peruvian Guy’ is Often Found in Studio City and North Hollywood

The Peruvian Guy was originally known as a local food stand but they have since moved to a food truck and can be found charming locals with delicious food in Studio City and North Hollywood. The food truck is ran by a wife and husband duo from Peru with a passion to share their culture and love of their country through making tasty Peruvian-inspired dishes. A few of the most popular items on the menu include the lomo saltado, tallarin saltado, arroz chaufa, and the breakfast burritos. The Peruvian Guy is most commonly found in North Hollywood and Studio City, but keep up to date with them by following on Instagram @theperuvianguyla and check ahead!

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Fat Jerry Sandwich
Fat Jerry Sandwich

Sandwiches, Burgers, & More: Fat Sal’s is Now Open in Venice Beach

This Southern California deli & sandwich spot has a few locations around town and a new one in the popular area of Venice Beach. Fat Sal’s is known for their large sandwiches and burgers. The design of this fast-casual restaurant is modern with an LA-inspired spin. Some of the most popular choices on the menu include Fat Buffalo (chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, melted cheddar, fries, buffalo hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, on a hero), Fat Sal (thinly sliced ribeye steak, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fries, brown gravy, mayo, on a garlic hero), and the Fat Texas (BBQ pastrami brisket, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, crisp bacon, grilled onions, melted cheddar & mozzarella, fries, mayo, honey BBQ, on a garlic hero). This spot is open til 3AM, so whether you’ve had a night out or you’re looking for a savory lunch - Fat Sal’s is the perfect choice for your late night and midday cravings.

WrapStar Storefront
WrapStar Storefront

Locally Owned ‘WrapStar’ Opens Up in Beverly Hills

In Los Angeles, a restaurant made up of salads and wraps will automatically fit right in. It’s safe to say that WrapStar has been receiving high praise from Beverly Hills locals for their fast-casual style and healthy menu options. There is seating inside and outside for those who want to sit and enjoy their meal or bring their laptop and have a wrap while getting some work done. A few of the most popular choices on the menu include the taco wrap, bbq picante wrap, cobb salad, and chicken caesar wrap. You can turn any of your favorite salads into a wrap and take it on the go! WrapStar is the ideal lunch spot if you need somewhere quick and healthy to stop in the middle of your day.

Birria Tacos
Birria Tacos

New in Hollywood: Papi Tacos & Churros Serving Up Birria & More

LA locals are no stranger to delicious tacos & birria, but Papi Tacos & Churros is dedicated to making the experience unlike any other. The team at Papi says that the tacos are cooked on wood, dipped in a 16-hour cooked consome, and the churros are made from scratch. Some of the most popular choices on the menu are og burrito pollo, pollo asado tacos, birria tacos, quesadillas, birria ramen, and the churros topped with chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream. If you’re looking for a new spot in town to devour some flavorful tacos and churros, head over to Papi Tacos and Churros!

Silverlake Ramen
Silverlake Ramen

The Well-Known Chain ‘Silverlake Ramen’ Has Officially Opened Its Doors in Burbank

Silverlake has opened in Burbank and locals are enjoying this new, casual addition to the community. The interior of this new location has a modern design with a large mural of skateboarders, the city, and ramen! If you’re looking for a reason to try out this new spot, the food and relaxed atmosphere is what continues to draw folks in. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu include garlic truffle ramen, blaze ramen (spicy creamy pork broth, bean sprouts, spinach, green onion, seaweed, and seasoned egg. choice of pork, chicken, or tofu), steamed pork bun, and the pork and rice bowl. This is the perfect spot to grab lunch with a coworker or a friend and share the love of some flavor-packed ramen.

BBQ Chicken
BBQ Chicken

NY-Style Pizza Shop ‘Full Proof Pizza’ Opens in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills has welcomed a new NY-Style, naturally leavened Pizza Shop “Full Proof Pizza’ to the community. Bakers and Founders of Full Proof, Or Amsalam and Alex Phaneuf, were motivated by their original bakery - Lodge Bread Co. The interior of this spot has an arcade theme with a Stranger Things pinball machine and casual seating! A few of their most popular pizzas (so far) include spicy sausage, wild mushrooms, margherita, barbecue chicken, and Prosciutto & Shaved Parm. This is a great spot for families, and those looking for a fun pizza date night!

Pachamama Storefront
Pachamama Storefront

Venice Welcomes New Vegan-Forward South-American Fusion Spot ‘Pachamama’

Located right on Venice Beach is the new South American Fusion Spot - Pachamama. This fast-casual spot functions as a walk-up window with a fun photo backdrop for those looking to take a quick selfie with their delicious food! Some of the items you can expect on the menu include spinach & cheese empanadas, vegan chorizo sandwich, beef taco, ahi ceviche and smokey sweet yams. While this spot is plant-forward first, they do have a selection of dishes with meat which are “created with 100% organic, whole food, and partnered with providers using the highest standards in the humane treatment of their animals.” This colorful spot on the boardwalk also chooses to donate a portion of profits to animal welfare organizations and local causes. If you’re looking for a bite to eat along the beach, head to Pachamama for something new and with great cause.

Dakbal
Dakbal

Family-Owned Korean Restaurant ‘Assa Dakbal’ Opens in K-Town

The newest Korean spot in K-town is inspired by the famous dish “Dakbal” which is chicken feet covered in a spicy gochujang glaze. The restaurant provides a cozy and casual atmosphere to its guests. Locals are already raving about a few items on the menu like the chicken feet (of course!), kimchi pancake, spicy rice cakes, and spicy sausage stew. In addition to the ambiance and food, many of the reviews are highlighting the service as friendly and efficient. If you’re looking for a nearly 10/10 experience according to locals, head to Assa Dakbal for your next dinner night out!

Patio Del Mar Outside View
Patio Del Mar Outside View

Santa Monica’s Hotel Casa Del Mar Has a New Ocean-Level Seafood Restaurant ‘Patio Del Mar’

Hotel Casa Del Mar has brought the newest beach-side restaurant to Santa Monica - Patio Del Mar. The style of this spot is casual yet chic with their beach-inspired furniture, neutral color palette, and umbrellas to ensure guests can dine comfortably. At Patio Del Mar, you can expect to see a few seafood dishes on the menu like lobster roll, oysters, dungeness crab avocado toast, salmon tartare, and shrimp ceviche. Pair your summer afternoon with an aperol spritz, a glass of wine from France, or a housemade red sangria. Grab your friends and enjoy the California sun, some flavorful seafood, and a fruity summer drink at the latest Patio Del Mar.

Loco Coco Smoothie Bowls
Loco Coco Smoothie Bowls

Vegan Smoothie Bowl “Loco Coco” Opens in Venice

Bold, vibrant, friendly, and healthy are all ways locals are describing Venice’s new smoothie shop - Loco Coco. The spot originated in New York and has officially made its way to the West Coast! At Loco Coco, you can find popular items on the menu like the dazed and infused bowl (organic pitaya, mango, strawberry, omega - 3 hemp mylk), enter the dragon bowl (organic pitaya, banana, strawberry, pineapple, lemon, fresh basil, coconut water), and nut butter & loco bowl (organic acai, banana, nut butter, almond mylk, raw cacao.) This smoothie bowl spot has a chic spin on a fast-casual restaurant with its minimalist design with splashes of art and color. If you’re looking for a healthy snack in Venice, head to Loco Coco for a smoothie fix.

Seoulmates Storefront
Seoulmates Storefront

Charming and Vibrant Korean Street Food Fusion ‘Seoulmates’ Opens in Beverly Grove

Seoulmates comes from the heart! Created by Christina Hong, Seoulmates is inspired by the food she made at home, her parents’ franchises, and for the love of her culture. Hong brings together Korean Street food with a twist to the LA community. Seoulmates offers unique dishes like the galbi tacos (marinated wagyu short rib from snake river farms, slaw, kimchi remoulade, cilantro-onion relish, toasted sesame seeds), bulghoagie (marinated thin sliced rib eye, grilled onion, melted provolone, pickled cucumber, slaw, kimchi remoulade, wonton crisps), and kimchi fried rice (rice, kimchi, pickled fresnos, taukwan, radishes, sous vide egg. With your choice of galbi or bulgogi.) With the bold blue theme, clean and minimal aesthetic, the vibe of Seoulmates is fun and casual. Stop by this local spot for a taste of Korean Street food for your next lunch break!

Velverie Interior
Velverie Interior

The Cafe of Your Dreams Has Arrived in Beverly Hills: Velverie Cafe & Teahouse

Located in the beautiful Beverly Hills, Velverie is the latest cafe & teahouse. This spot can be described as simultaneously dreamy, elegant, cozy, & welcoming. 

Velverie offers flavorful brunch options like egg & cheese on brioche, smoked salmon omelet, penne alla vodka, jambon-buerre croquettes. To drink you can enjoy cocktails like the Ninth Husband (empress gin, lavender, lemon), a cup of tea, or a latte for the caffeine fanatics. However ‘afternoon tea’ runs from 2pm-5pm at Velverie and it makes for the perfect tea party with options like the Canapés & Conversation (lavender honey ricotta, roasted piquillo, & crab salad dips with olive oil & balsamic caviar + truffle & parmesan chips, Velverie eggs, cucumber & lemon cream cheese rounds & artisan bread and tea or drip coffee!) 

When we asked owner Chloe Strumpf to describe Velverie, she told us:

    “Everyone deserves to have a special moment at Velverie. Whether someone stops in for a cup
      of coffee or they come to celebrate one of their most important moments with us, I hope       either person feels like they experienced something unique and exciting they couldn’t have       gotten elsewhere.”

Head over to Velverie Cafe & Teahouse for teatime with friends & family or a date, and share life’s moments in this new classy and decorative space.

Hot Dog Stand
Hot Dog Stand

1946 Hot Dog Stand ‘Tail O’ The Pup’ is Now Open in West Hollywood

The famous hot dog stand from 1946 has made its return to LA, and it’s even taken the same form! Like the original shop, the new shop is built in the shape of a hot dog. Locals are raving about a few items on the menu like the Chicago pup, corn dog, sassy cheeseburger, and the 1946 pup (with grilled onions and mustard.) You can also pair your meal with a canned cocktail, a milkshake, or a vanilla bean soda float. This spot in town is known for the classic feeling of nostalgia it gives long-time LA locals, the quirky hot dog-shaped stand, and the tasty american food. Come by Tail o' the Pup for a sense of the 1950s in 2022, good company, and a hot dog worth your while!

Propaganda Wine Bar
Propaganda Wine Bar

The Arts District Welcomes New Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar ‘Propaganda’

Located in the buzzy Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles is a new trendy spot - Propaganda Wine Bar. This restaurant is owned by San Francisco restaurateur and sommelier, Claudio Villani, and is already gaining popularity amongst LA locals. At Propaganda, you can expect a wide variety of organic and natural wines, and Italian-inspired, seasonal dishes. A few of the favorite items on the menu include margherita pizza, prosciutto e crescenza pizza, nduja crostini, tinned fish (served with guindilla peppers, butter, lemon, crostini.) The pizza is described as “a cloudy airy crisp crust, 72 hour maturation, lighter than classic pizza.” The interior of this restaurant is designed by co-owner and partner Yan Wong with a focus on fusing together an industrial style with the color palette of coastal Italy. If you’re looking for a place for date night or a spot to catch up with friends, head to Propaganda for a glass of wine and Italian-inspired food.

Irv's Burgers Storefront
Irv's Burgers Storefront

Locals are Raving About the Return of Iconic LA Burger Spot ‘Irv’s Burgers’

The famous 76-year-old burger stand is back! Irv’s Burgers has hit the ground running since their reopening, with customers lined up ready to have their favorite burger and reminisce on some fun memories. If you were a fan of Irv’s Burgers before, you are probably familiar with previous owner Sonia and her “Just for you!” hand-written notes and doodles when serving up your order on a plate. Thankfully the tradition continues and both Sonia and her doodles have returned! For those who have yet to experience Irv’s Burgers, you can expect some staples on the menu like the double cheeseburger, chili cheese fries, Irv’s dog, tuna melt, and their delicious milkshakes with multiple flavors (including nutella!) When we asked Owner Lawrence what makes Irv’s Burgers so special, he said:

 “It's a burger stand that’s centered around community, doesn’t try to be too cool or too trendy, and makes people feel nostalgic.” 

It truly is a historic piece of the LA community, with personal touches by Sonia, great service by the team, and food packed with flavor - Irv’s Burgers is a must-try in West Hollywood.