Located on Pico Boulevard, El Colmao is a family owned restaurant offering authentic Cuban food. I've been going there for years and love it. The Palomilla ( breaded steak dish) is one of my favorites along with the ropa vieja. They also serve Paella but the wait for it is about 30 minutes (It's worth the wait) so be sure not to be extremely hungry if you order it. Have a jupina (pineapple soda) with your meal, and afterwards have a cortadito (cuban espresso) for a burst of energy. The portions are substantial, and the prices are reasonable.
This German pub is a great place for drinks and a great hangout especially on summer nights. They have a really nice patio on the second floor where you can mingle with friends while having a nice cold beer. Try the half and half or the Bitburger and the Fish and Chips, you won't regret it!
Located in Silverlake, Rockaway records is one of my favorite record shops. They have a vast collection of vinyl records, imports, new and used CDs as well as used DVD's. In addition, they buy and sell rare collectibles like LP's, posters, magazines, etc. If you're ever in Silverlake, make sure to stop by Rockaway.
The Bamboo Inn holds a special place in my heart. I've been going there since I was I was in my mama's belly. The restaurant has been there for 45 years and is still owned by the original owners. You can tell the restaurant's age by the cash register, and the decor, very classic and I love that.
The food is simply delicious; the chicken chow mein with bean sprouts, almond chicken and the egg foo young are my favorites, but everything else on the menu is great. The prices are unbeatable and the family that owns and runs the business are the nicest people.
A standing ovation for this historic Chinese restaurant located in the heart of Los Angeles.
I love this place, been going there for years. It's a great family restaurant. The wait staff and owners are the most friendly. They have Mon-Thursday specials, the pizza and fettuccine Alfredo is great, and if you have a salad be sure to try the itialian/blue cheese dressing! They also have a full bar and a good wine selection. The food is top notch at Anna's.
For a yummy Hawaiian plate lunch, try Shakas in Alhambra (they also have one in Monterey Park) The Kalua Pork is to die for. Plates are served with white rice and the traditional macaroni salad. They serve good portions and the price is just right. Don't forget to have a shaved ice on your way out.
Plain and simple, this place is a dive but they have tasty tacos , burritos and traditional mexican dishes like enchiladas and carnitas. Ask for their daily specials too! Oh and for that hangover cure on the weekends, be sure to ask for a steaming hot bowl of Menudo.
For great eyebrow shaping at a reasonable price visit mom and pop owned, Supra Nails in Mid Town Los Angeles. Ask for Lee or Mary, they truly take their time to shape or clean your eyebrows. I've been a customer of theirs for many years and have never been unsatisfied. I wouldn't trust my eyebrows to anyone else!
If you've never tried Salvadorian food, then try El Sonsonateco located on Washington Boulevard in Mid City. Try the traditional pupusas; a hand made tortilla stuffed with either cheese, or a combination of cheese and pork known as the pupusa revuelta. I know it may sound weird, but trust me you'll like it. If you like bananas, then you'll like the platanos fritos, or fried plantains. They are served with refried beans and sour cream; a true salvadorian traditional dish that will make you go bananas!
Two Thumbs up for El Sonsonateco!
The historic New Yorker is centrally located in midtown Manhattan. The perfect place to stay for business and leisure travelers. Ask for a room in the Plaza Level Tower. You'll love the breath taking panoramic views of the city and the Hudson River.