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Last month's visit allowed me enough time to check out a bunch of new spots as well as revisit some of my old favorites. Below I put together a list of my current top picks for food, drinks & a good time for you guys to refer back to the next time you find yourself in the city of angels. 

A lot has changed in the LA scene since I lived in the city (pre-Cvid times). Luckily, I’ve been able to come back to visit a few times every year and keep up with it to a certain extent. Last month’s visit allowed me enough time to check out a bunch of new spots as well as revisit some of my old favorites. Below I put together a list of my current top picks for food, drinks & a good time for you guys to refer back to the next time you find yourself in the city of angels. 

NIGHT OUT

– Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (speak-easy) 

– La Descarga (latin music)

– Employee’s Only

– The Queensberry

COFFEE

Alfred’s Coffee

Supa Coffee (mom&pop coffee shop) 

La La Land Kind Cafe

Carrera Coffee

BRUNCH

Mama Por Dios (latin brunch experience)

Met Her at a Bar 

La Boheme

LUNCH / DRINKS

– AVRA (Greek) 

Palihouse West Hollywood (happy hour tapas style) 

il Pastaio (Italian) 

Kazunori (handrolls & sake)  

DINNER 

The Rooftop by JG (best views and upscale ambiance) 

Madre (dinner & margs – more relaxed)  

iL Cielo (romantic) 

Katsuya 

– Seabutter (casual dinning + takeout)