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    Mels Drive-In: A Blast From The Past!

    by Yaqui Written Mar 14, 2014

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    If your a baby boomer like me, you probably remember the movie American Graffiti. It was an era of innocent and introduced to me the music of the 50's and early 60's when cruising, car hops, fast cars, poodle skirts, vinyl records and good old rock and roll music was popular. Mel's Diner is a retro fun place that will bring back those wonderful memories and a fun place to dine at. The neon on this building is fantastic and will catch your eye.

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    Joe's Pizza: Have No Nonsense Pizza Pie in Hollywood

    by marinarena Written Mar 3, 2014

    Joe's is where to go if you like your pizza the no nonsense way! Non nonsense in this case means thin and crispy New York style. Owner Joe Vitale folllows Sicilian tradition when it comes to sauce- tangy!

    Whole and slices are available. It is a tad overpriced for a whole pie- $26 for a deluxe variety. It's enough to get a few slice for about $3 each.

    Personally, I would have like my slice a little more cheesy and not so crunchy with the crust but i will give these a pass because of the super fresh ingredients of the tomato and basil plus I got friendly service

    Notes:

    Hollywood (Original Location) Hours--- Thur-Sat & Mon 11am - 4am; Sun, Tues & Wed 11am - 3am

    There are other locations of Joe's in the city of L.A.--- on Sunset (Hollywood), at Fashion Square (Sherman Oaks/Valley) and Century City

    Favorite Dish: slice with fresh tomato and basil. ....very healthy for pizza, fresh ingredients, not so cheesy, with quite a crunch

    a slice from Joe's Pizza, Hollywood, CA Joe's Pizza restaurant, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
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    Patina Restaurants: Take Your Pick!

    by Yaqui Written Jul 6, 2013

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    The Wine Bar – NEW for 2013!
    The Wine Bar, perched above the main entrance to the box seats, is the latest al fresco dining option at the Hollywood Bowl. Enjoy an array of small bites, alongside an extensive list of wine, craft beer, and soju cocktail options.

    Box Service
    Enjoy full-service in the comfort of your box seats. Savor picnics to share, a new à la carte menu of appetizers, entrées and desserts, and three-course dinners.
    To pre-order, visit www.patinagroup.com/bowl or call 323.850.1885 by 4pm the day before your concert. The minimum order is $50 and must be confirmed with a major credit card.

    Picnics to Share
    Choose from five gourmet picnic baskets and three Jyubako boxes. Each is designed for two and includes eco-friendly disposable plates, napkins and flatware. A selection of wine by the bottle is also available to complete any picnic basket.

    Picnics to share are available for all Hollywood Bowl patrons. Have a box seat? We'll deliver is to your box. Order online at www.patinagroup.com/bowl or call 323.850.1885 by 4pm the day before your concert.

    The Rooftop Grill
    Featuring a spectacular view of the Hollywood Hills, Rooftop Grill offers full sit-down service for pre-concert dining. Enjoy an al fresco twist on the classic steakhouse offers mesquite-grilled steaks, fresh seafood and farmers' market offerings. Reservations recommended, please call 323.850.1885.

    Staccato
    Pick up a delicious, freshly-prepared meal on the way to your seats, from new specialty burgers and sausages.

    Market West
    Market West features Asian-inspired specialties including fresh sushi, dumplings, dim sum favorites and an extensive sake selection. Other picnic items are also available including sandwiches, snacks, bottled wine, beer and treats.

    Market Café
    Market Café is a gourmet marketplace where you can fill your picnic basket or add a few finishing touches. Artisanal cheeses, cured meats, pâtés, hot and cold entrées, gourmet sandwiches, salads and snacks are just a few highlights. Top off your meal with a wide selection of wine, champagne and refreshments along with desserts and sweets.

    Patina at the Pool
    Enjoy a truly spectacular dining experience when you dine in the exclusive Pool Circle, where a professional staff will pamper you with the cuisine and amenities of fine dining. Reservations are required; call 323.850.1885

    Catering at the Bowl
    Enjoy an exclusive private party at the Bowl. For more information about private party areas and menus, please call Patina Catering .

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    Cafe' Fama: Budget Snack Area of Hollywood Rennaisance Hotel

    by machomikemd Written Apr 2, 2012

    This is the budget area for having a quick coffee fix and a light breakfast while staying at the hotel if you don;t like paying $ 25 for a buffet breakfast at the twist restaurant.

    According to their Website:

    CAFÉ FAMA SERVES THE PERFECT CUP OF ESPRESSO AT THE RENAISSANCE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL & SPA:

    Wake Up To World Famous Italian illy Café In New Lobby Lounge With Special Communal Tables Wired For Power Plus The Whole Property is WiFi Ready (if you pay additional for the Wi Fi since internet connection is not included in the room rate)

    Hollywood, California – The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa invites guests to taste the perfect cup of espresso from Italy at the new Café Fama (the Italian word for fame) located in the lobby. Starting at 6:30 am, guests will be drawn to the distinct illy fragrance with notes of chocolate, toast, honey and caramel which creates its full-bodied flavor, velvety and sweet. One sip will bring a pleasant bitter tingle to the taste buds slowly fading after several minutes while the aroma lingers on. Café Fama also serves muffins, scones and breakfast pastries until
    11:00 am. Sandwiches and other grab and go delectables are available at lunchtime through 4:00 pm. The space becomes a lounge after that serving light appetizers and alcoholic beverages through 1:00 am.

    Later in the day, the area is transformed into a lobby bar with a lounge type atmosphere still serving illy coffee but adding a full bar menu including the famous Renaissance Cocktail Culture, where a celebrity puts together a little martini of their own design and the hotel features it as the Cocktail of the Day.

    Favorite Dish: Lobby Bar and Café Fama is the main snack and coffee area of the Hollywood Rennaisance Hotel and if you don;t want to eat the expensive breakfast buffet at the Twist Restaurant, you can buy assorted goodies here like a cold sandwich or a submarine at $ 7.99 and above plus assorted pastries, biscuits, bagels and more. Coffee is both by Starbucks and the Italian Brand Illy and costs about $ 4.50 a cup.

    outside choices buying pizza also coffee inside
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    Twist: Main Restaurant of the Hollywood Rennaisance Hotel

    by machomikemd Written Apr 2, 2012

    The Twist Restaurant is the main resto of the famed Hollywood Rennaisance Hotel and they offer breakfast, lunch and dinners. They feature hip and new california fusion cuisine. We ate here for breakfast since staying at expensive hotels don't include breakfast unlike staying at the days inn or howard johnson or travelodge where they give free continental breakfast. They have breakfast buffet specials at $ 24.95 per person! really expensive for a breakfast buffet.

    According to Their Website:

    Located on the Mezzanine Level, Twist's ultra-stylish, mid-century modern décor provides a unique setting for both intimate parties and larger events. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails in the lounge area, then experience innovative culinary creations in our dazzling main dining area. The restaurant's private dining area can be reserved for groups ranging from 40 to 400 people.

    Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Jazz Brunch: 11:00pm - 2:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Favorite Dish: since we did a breakfast buffet, there are no particular standout entry hehehe but the basic bagels, waffles, biscuits, bacon, assorted egg dishes, quiche, lox and more.

    outside breakfast buffet ok i'm full with my gang
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    Malibu Al's: LAX Airport Bar and Grub

    by machomikemd Written Apr 2, 2012

    This Beach Themed Bar cum Snack Place in the Terminal 5 area of the Domestic Gates of LAX is one of the busiest places to eat or have a cocktail or beer at the area. The theme here is the beach of which the table are patterned after surfboards and the bar area itself adorned with life rafts and beach paraphernalia. They have a tie-up with the california Pizza Kitchen outlet across the area where some of the grub are made by CPK.

    Hours:
    Mon: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Tue - Wed: 5:00 am - 6:00 am, 9:00 am - 12:00 am
    Thu: 5:00 am - 1:00 am
    Fri - Sun: 8:00 am - 12:00 am

    Favorite Dish: regular orders like a burrito will cost $ 15.95 and for a small pizza at $ 12.95. Iced Tea will cost $ 3.50 per order and is refillable. cocktails costs from $ 9.95 to $ 15.95 and they also have mocktails for kids without the alcohol.

    the bar cocktails menu tom collins cocktail burrito iced tea
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    Starbucks: Starbucks Outlet in Hollywood

    by machomikemd Written Mar 31, 2012

    Do i need to write a review about starbucks? their Hollywood outlet is awesome as you can see lot of foot traffic and lots of people milling around the Kodak Theater area hence is a nice spot to hang around and have a cup of joe.

    opens: 8:00 am to 12:00 am everyday

    Favorite Dish: the usual favorite of mine is the Iced Tea Lemonade at $ 3.80 for a large 24 ounce order.

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    Off Vine: Great Ambience and Good Food!

    by GracesTrips Written Mar 21, 2012

    Off Vine is just that. Not located right on a main street in Hollywood but just a block south of Sunset Boulevard and west of Vine. A very tiny looking house but valet parking is available next door and street parking is available but not plentiful. I liked that when you enter, it really does look like a home with wood floors and you dine in the living room, bedrooms and upstairs. Reservations are a must especially if you are attending the theater. Everyone else will have the same idea. Four of us dined here ordering different dishes. I had the chicken marsala. Usually, a favorite of mine but I like it with pasta instead of the sweet potato mash they served it with. The short ribs, duck breast and pork chop everyone else ordered was also very good. Definitely, would come back again and try something else.

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    Tender Greens- on Sunset: Something Good,Tender & Delicate in Hollywood? Yes

    by marinarena Written Feb 29, 2012

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    If you are looking for lean, fresh-food dining in the heart of Hollywood, arrive at Tender Greens. The Sunset and Vine location of this southern Califoria chain is in a prime spot for tourists and locals alike. A faithful crowd of health-conscious diners chow down on dishes that are under 500 calories, low in fats and high in proteins and vitamins.

    Tender Green menu choices include salads, sandwiches, soups. Diners decide on having a "Hot Stuff" selection of marinated steak, salt and peppered chicken, albacore tuna or a vegetables medley served within a sandwich, on a hot plate or in a salad. Serving size for dishes are adequate and even more than so.

    This green-minded eaterie is a perfect in-between of sophisticated fast food and chic dining.

    Note:
    There are other locations stretching just north of L.A. to one in San Diego.
    This is a very vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurant.
    Daily operation hours are 11:30am-10:00pm
    This is a good option for a casual or special date.

    Favorite Dish: Rustic Chicken Soup with Lemon Thyme and Baby Arugula Greens

    a perfect combo for most

    Soup served just right, not too hot/cold. Fresh right from the garden/fam taste, not salty. Good chunk of chickens.

    Greens were very plentiful, even served as a small salad.

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    Pinks Hot Dogs: A Hollywood Must

    by HotSpotJ Written Jan 19, 2012

    Pinks is a legendary staple of Hollywood and LA. AS its a very large tourist attraction, it is better to get to Pinks for lunch around 11AM, anytime after that youll be waiting awhile for this great Hot Dog.

    Favorite Dish: Hot Dogs all the way

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    Saddle Ranch: A Great Party on Sunset

    by HotSpotJ Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I love the Saddle Ranch for 2 things:

    1- The food is awesome. Try the Chili Kettle and tell me I'm wrong!
    2- The atmosphere is amazing on a weekend here. Starting at the Saddle Ranch many times deas to ending at the Saddle Ranch! Be sure to watch the girls give the mechanical bull a ride! Fun times!

    Put this one in your restaurant/nightlife tip ;)

    Favorite Dish: The Chili Kettle

    Saddle Ranch Sunset Strip
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    Geisha House: Sushi Scene P2

    by HotSpotJ Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you're near the theaters in Hollywood and are digging the sushi Scene: 2 Spots for you Katsuya and Geisha House. Geisha House has great food and is a bit more intimate than Katsuya, where Katsuya has an amazing design, it is a bit cold and ultra-modern. Geisha House is warm, friendly, and much better for a date, or at least thats my opinion. Because we ultimately come here for food, both are great, and Geisha is very good on all ends of the menu. Be sure to stop in and check it out, but, like all of Hollywood, please make a reservation. Sorry I don't have any photos of this spot :(

    Favorite Dish: The rolls were fantastic, and this sake blend they made was awesome as well.

    Geisha House
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    Koji's Sushi and Shabu Shabu: Koji's is my spot!

    by HotSpotJ Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Koji's, located on the upper floor of the Hollywood and Highland Center, is a great spot to eat and drink before going out to a Hollywood nightclub. This hotspot features a great menu that your waiter will take you through, as I had no idea what shabu shabu meant. Great drinks and location, be sure to stop in!

    Favorite Dish: Crunchy Shrimp and Rainbow Rolls baby!!! The shabu meal is good , too, with the delicious dipping sauces. I recommend the "Around the World" Meal- love the sauces and making it all my own!

    Koji's in Hollywood Me being silly at Koji
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    Vienna Cafe: Great Breakfast and Lunch!

    by GracesTrips Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    So, we're walking down Melrose to do some shopping and have some lunch. Hmmm, where shall we eat at? How 'bout over there - where the place looked packed and people standing around waiting to be seated. This doesn't appeal to my boyfriend because he doesn't like to wait. The waitress claims it will be only 10 minutes and looking at the dishes being served, I think it would be worth it. The wait was more like 5 minutes which was even better.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered the Bistro Salad for $10.95. This was fantastic! Strips of grilled N.Y steak on a bead of crispy romaine lettuce, organic mixed greens, watercress, tomatoes, white beans and dry sautéed Portobello mushroom chips, sprinkled with balsamic vinaigrette and Gorgonzola cheese! Delicious! My boyfriend had a breakfast item. Not sure what it was called a "something" Scrambled. Eggs with spinach for $8.95. I had a bite, it was tasty, served with two pieces of toast but not oridinary toast. This toast had nuts in it.

    Busy restaurant! Bistro Salad Scramble
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    Koji's Sushi and Shabu Shabu: Shabu Shabu?

    by Sunshine64 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I went to Koji's because I wanted Sushi. But it's really a Shabu Shabu restaurant (which the waiter told me means "swish swish").

    Shabu Shabu is kind of like Fondue, except you cook your food in hot water rather than oil. There are big hot water pots built into the table, and you cook your food right at your seat.

    I got a combination of beef and shrimp. The beef is finely sliced, so it takes only a couple of seconds to cook each slice. The shrimp took a bit longer. The meal also came with veggies and noodles to cook. And a bowl of rice serves as your plate. The meal also comes with 2 sauces for dipping.

    I did order some sushi as an appetizer, and it was OK. Wouldn't go back there just for sushi.

    The flavor of the meal was only OK, but it was a fun experience, and I would recommend trying it at least once.

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