Places to Go (some I’ve been to, some I haven’t)

20 Dec


Tar & Roses in Santa Monica

Proud Bird restaurant, LAX,0,1424281.story

Sunset Tower Hotel Bar, Hollywood

Hinoki and the Bird, Century City

Bar 9 coffee shop in Culver

Cafe Brasil Culver City

Green Peas in Culver City

Tsujita L.A. Ramen, Sawtelle

Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica

Connie and Ted’s – WeHo

Paiche in Marina del Rey

Superba snack bar in Venice

Inn of the 7th Ray in Topanga

The Doughroom Culver City

Willie Jane on Abbott Kinney

Olson’s Scandinavian Deli

Locanda Positano in Venice

Piccolo Venice

Bow & Truss in North Hollywood

Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica

Oscar’s Cerveteca in Venice

Soft shell crab po boy at Black Market in Studio City

InkSack on Melrose

Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge in North Hollywood

The Roof on Wilshire

Ombra Ristorante in Studio City

Simple Things on 3rd

Plan Check on Sawtelle

Bar Hayama/Restaurant – Sawtelle

Larry’s Venice


Mud Hen Tavern, Highland Park

Ink Restaurant, mid city

Horse Thief BBQ, downtown

Paul’s Kitchen, downtown,0,1196894.htmlstory#axzz2l4HJF3Em

Monte 52 Sandwiches inside La Tropicana Market – Highland Park

hoy ka Thai restaurant in Hollywood

Polka Polish restaurant in Highland Park

Bashan Glendale

Ago Italian in WeHo

RAO’s Hollywood

tortas ahogadas – Alhambra

Lazy Ox Canteen downtown

Lemon Poppyseed Kitchen in Highland Park

Lock and Key bar – Ktown

Don’t Tell Mama piano bar in WeHo

Bludso’s BBQ in Compton

Dal Rae restaurant in Pico Rivera

Noir Food & Wine in Pasadena

Happy Family vegetarian restaurant in Monterey Park

Masacasa in Eagle Rock

Shiro in Pasadena

Peking Tavern downtown

Al Wazir chicken

Mess Hall in Los Feliz

House of Pies

Link n Hops in Atwater

Parish restaurant downtown

Watts Coffee House

Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park

Mo-Chica downtown

Adassa’s Island Cafe in Leimert Park

BaRestaurant – Highland Park

Eatalian Cafe – Gardena

Gastronomico in Los Feliz

Elysian L.A.!/elysianla

White Horse Inn, Hollywood

Mo-Chica near USC

The Family restaurant in South L.A.

Black Boar in Eagle Rock

Ogamdo Cafe on La Brea

Guisados tacos Boyle Heights

Sadie – Hollywood

L&E oyster bar in Silver Lake

Papilles restaurant, Hollywood

Los Balcones del Peru in Hollywood

Casa Bianca Italian – Eagle Rock

La Cocina del Camageuy,0,4041337.story

Trails Cafe

The Beverly in WeHo

The Spice Table  – downtown


Al Fresco dining in L.A.

drunken noodles in L.A.

Best sandwiches in L.A.

LA happy hours

underrated L.A. restaurants

sea urchin dishes around L.A.

late night eats in L.A.

best coffee in L.A.

Top macaroni & cheese in L.A.

Chinese food outside SGV

Good L.A. coffee places


Japanese Garden in Van Nuys

Brookledge follies
LAT sidewalk, Highland Park

Beverly Hot Springs

Aqueduct Centennial Garden

most notorious L.A. murder sites

urban sweat lodge

KPop Museum in K-town

Rosebowl Flea Market

public art around L.A.

Leimert vision theater

San Pedro stuff / Red Car line

Tongva Park in SM


Peace Labyrinth & Gardens in West Adams

Delusion: The Blood Rite

Catalina Island Museum

Corralitas Red Car property

Randyland on Lemoyne St.

LA’s top 16 beaches

Gardens around L.A.

Lakefront Chateau in Big Bear

St Vincent’s Alley in jewelry district,0,3431928.story?track=rss

shopping in Highland Park

10 best bike rides in L.A.

braid/pony bar

best vintage shopping in L.A.

vacation rentals around L.A.

Abbey San Encino in Highland Park

new pharmacy at Heritage Square,0,7527546.column?track=rss

CLUI exhibit – Old Steel

Becoming Los Angeles at the NHM

LA Cold War air raid sirens

Surfridge near LAX

Bamboo Charlie’s LA River Paradise,0,4950837.story

Blumhouse of Horrors

Pumpkin bread monastery Hollywood

10 great stair climbs in L.A.,0,7945789.story

L.A. pools

Port of L.A. – USS Iowa, Craft market

Kayak in Redondo

Indian Gift Shop Hollywood Blvd

Panpipes occult store in Hollywood

gardens around L.A.

Robinson Gardens in BH

Bunny Museum in Altadena

origami exhibit at Japanese American Museum

Un-natural and Saving Paradise at Barnsdall Art Park

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness, Encino

Mt Lowe Railway

Buena Vista Street – California Adventure

Hannah Carter Japanese Garden at UCLA

Shareen vintage

New CLUI exhibit

Street art in Hollywood garage

Rancho Los Encinos

Haunted Forest in Altadena

McManus & Morgan / Aardvark Letterpress

Converted trampoline place

Old L.A. zoo

Spahn Movie Ranch/Manson Caves

Lummis Day – June

Gabrielino/Tongva site at Uni High – Barrington & Ohio
open on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where the Gabrielino/Tongva Springs Foundation conducts free tours of the site and opens its small museum on an onsite LAUSD bungalow structure

Heritage Square

HM157 – Historical Monument 157 in Lincoln Heights

Beach Boys monument in Hawthorne

The Great Wall of LA

The Clark Hotel downtown

Bothwell orange grove in the valley

Belmont Tunnel spelunking

Tunnels to Nowhere, San Gabriel

Playland Not at the Beach – El Cerrito

The Soap Plant Wacko

Lummis House

La Vista Court – London House

Glendale Train Station

Greystone Mansion

Lotus Festival

Vincent Price Museum in East L.A.

Arch. landmarks in L.A.

Nazi ruins in Pacific Palisades

John Frame at the Huntington

Hollyhock House

Gamble House

L.A. Arboretum

Venice Freak Show

Jumbo’s Clown Room

Leimert Park Art Walk

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance building on West Adams Boulevard,0,6217924.column

Richland Farms<>


Hancock museum

Solstice Canyon

Philosophical Research Society

Lake Shrine

Watts Towers

Angelus Temple

Esotouric Tours


Fort Irwin Tour

Mini Grand Canyon in OC

Wayfarer’s Chapel, Palos Verdes

Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino

Wool Grower’s Restaurant – Los Banos

Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds

Mercey Hot Springs

Integratron in J Tree

Musical Road in Lancaster

Camping by the Sespe River


Winchester Mystery House in San Jose

Yurts in Big Sur

Buffalo Bruce’s Mercantile in Sylmar

Mission Tiki drive-in in Montclair

National Chavez Center near Palmdale

Guadalupe Dunes

Burro Flats painted caves,0,6013343.story?track=rss

Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara

Frandy Campground – Lake Isabella

Travertine hot springs in Bridgeport CA

Benitoite Mine in Coalinga

Camping in cabins + pools! Anza Borrego


Playa Mujeres hotel, Cancun

Jaroslavna – Oleg Vinogradov

Grotta hotel in Italy

Il San Pietro di Positano

American stonehenges

Highland Haven in Colorado


Flying Fishbone in Aruba

Neon Museum – Las Vegas

Abandoned Lake Dolores Water Park, on the way to Vegas

Enedrik Island

Little Deadman’s Cay



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