TASTE | THE REAL LA

Before LA was taken over by “The Foodies” there were some pretty damn good restaurants already, Here are some of our favorite oldies but goodies, where the locals have always eaten:

LA SCALA
434 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills / 11740 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles
Order: chopped salad add tomatoes and turkey or tuna

RITE AID (AKA Thrifty's)  ICE CREAM
Yes, Rite Aid has an ice cream bar. Don't miss: chocolate malted crunch, rainbow sherbet, mint chip (highly recommend a double or triple scoop).

JAMES BEACH
60 N Venice Blvd, Venice
+1 310 823 5396
Fish tacos, great cocktails, beach vibe.

KIBITZ ROOM AT CANTER'S DELI
419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
+1 323 651 2030
For cocktails!!

HINANO CAFE
15 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
+1 310 822 3902
Old school dive bar.  
Drink Shandy.
Eat: Popcorn from the machine and hot dogs from the grill and put back a game or two of pool

GILBERT'S EL INDIO
2526 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
+1 310 450 8057
Eat: potato tacos (any taco really) and margs!

MUSHA
424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
+1 310 576 6330
Japanese Gastro Pub, that's a family go-to for special occasions.

We also love food blogs + cooking classes. In particular:

Pamela Salzman for thoughtful and healthy cooking.

Meal and A Spiel

Meal and A Spiel

Meal and A Spiel by Elana Horowhich (she is doing an interactive cooking demo at our March event)