Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood

We often talk about the many must-try restaurants in Los Angeles for foodies.  Of course this includes comfort food.  Always on the list, look into In N Out Burger, See’s Candies, Sprinkles Cupcakes, John Kelly Chocolates, and Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles. Since 1939, one of the most popular spots is Pinks Hotdogs in Hollywood. What started off as a tiny push cart, has grown into an institution near the corner of La Brea and Melrose.  Hotdogs back in the day were sold for 10 cents, and a coke was half of that.  Now hotdogs average about $5.  Currently, Pink’s sells over 2000 hotdogs a day. When at Pink’s, enjoy their wall of fame, which includes 100’s of famous actors 

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park

Hard to believe that we’re already 1/3 of our way into the most incredible time to be in Los Angeles… the month of October!  There’s so many things to do and experience during the 31+ day celebration of Halloween (most events are now starting mid-September, and ending early November). One of our local favorites is right here in the Central Park of Los Angeles, Griffith Park.  It’s called the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, and it’s been going strong for 10 years. Just the location is enough to send shivers up your spine, for it’s in the abandoned zoo section of the park (the new L.A. Zoo is just a short distance away). This multi-acre venue is loaded with the creepy and 

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Celebrity Homes Tours and Sightings in Beverly Hills

CELEBRITY HOMES TOURS AND SIGHTINGS IN BEVERLY HILLS AND HOLLYWOOD _______________________________________ When traveling to different cities and countries, everyone has their own personal bucket list to check off.  In Italy, it may be the canals of Venice, that leaning tower in Pisa, the statue of David, the Coliseum, or dining on great pizza and wine…among 1000’s of other amazing experiences and venues throughout the country. We’re in Los Angeles, and so much of what we do focuses around the celebrity history that helped build our city. It could be the legendary studios where they worked, the homes where they lived, the places they frequent for partying and dining, the locations they died, and ultimately—the places where they are laid to rest. 

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BOLD SUMMER in Beverly Hills

Yes, the daytime highs have been taking their toll.  Most days so far in July and August have been in the high 80’s, 90’s, and even some have topped out at over a 100.  However, there’s few things better than summer nights in Los Angeles. Once that sun dips down over the Santa Monica Mountain Range and drops lower on the horizon in the Pacific Ocean, it’s near perfect.  Plus, there’s no pesky bugs! One still has 2 more weeks to enjoy BOLD in Beverly Hills.  The annual event has businesses open with extended hours throughout the 90210.  Most of this event takes place on Rodeo Drive, but look for much more in the entire Golden Triangle of shopping and dining. 

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Tocaya Organica Restaurant Sunset Strip

Los Angeles has no shortage of great restaurants for Mexican cuisine. Around almost every corner there is a great sit down restaurant or a taco stand that has great food. We love our Taco Tuesday’s here so the demand is high! Even our taco places all have styles of their own. You can enjoy great Mexican cuisine in a fine dining setting, or find a hidden gem with a taco truck. Sometimes you just need something a little in between these settings – and Tocaya is definitely the place. Tocaya Organica Restaurant Sunset Strip was started in 2016, and now they have locations popping up all over the city – and for good reason! The casual restaurant allows you to 

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Freehand New York Hotel

As tour guides for Los Angeles, 99% of our energy and focus is going to be on our great city, as well as the amazing surrounding areas like Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Malibu and Hollywood.  We want to make sure guests LOVE our town as much as we do… but we too love to travel, so every now and then we’ll share our experiences on this blog about cities, venues, restaurants and things to do outside of our general circumference.   A few of us recently traveled to NY to see our friend Tuc Watkins in The Boys in the Band on Broadway (shows available through at least August 11th, 2018!).   We stayed at a fantastic hotel 

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Perfect Sunday Brunch in LA

Obviously there is no shortage of brunch spots in the heart of Los Angeles. Whether you are walking up and down the Sunset Strip, exploring Melrose Avenue, or living it up in Beverly Hills, you will find amazing food on almost every corner. If you find yourself looking for a relaxing brunch with a more local feel, you may want to venture a little bit off the beaten path east of Hollywood and into Silverlake and find yourself at the Lamill Coffee Boutique. Sitting just a short walk away from the Silverlake Reservoir, it is a beautiful venue with a casual ambiance and fantastic food. Whether you are looking for brunch with a mimosa, or a bold coffee brew, they 

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Street Style Cinema at The Grove LA

Movies, movies, movies. We can’t get enough of them here in Los Angeles, and with summer here, no one wants to waste a beautiful evening watching them inside a theater. Luckily we have yet another opportunity for you all to enjoy great L.A. weather and a classic film outside and right in the middle of one of the most popular spots in town. For the month of June on Thursday evenings, Street Style Cinema at The Grove LA is teaming up with the clothing line Who, What, Wear to bring an evening of film and fashion. The evening begins with a check-in around 6:30 with films starting at 8 p.m. The night focuses not on just a fun film (with 

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Eataly L.A. Westfield Century City

If you’ve ever been to Eataly in places like Chicago or New York, you know just how amazing this marketplace is for lovers of all things Italian.  You can now enjoy Eataly L.A. Westfield Century City. Century City is this unique stretch of high rise buildings that some confuse with our Downtown Los Angeles.  It’s just west of Beverly Hills, and sits on a major chunk of property which was once the backlot for the adjacent Fox Studios.  Westfield shopping mall is still undergoing a massive 1-billion+ renovation with many new stores and restaurants, and we’re lucky enough to get Eataly L.A. as part of their upgrade. Eataly is a mulit-level marketplace with a handful of great restaurants mixed in 

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No. 10 Restaurant in Los Angeles

3rd Street in Los Angeles has been a foodie favorite for years.  Restaurants like The Little Door, Little Next Door, Son of a Gun, A.O.C., The IZAKA-YA by Katsu-ya, El Carmen, Toast Bakery Cafe, and Joan’s on Third, are just a few of the popular eateries in this section of town that straddles the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Recently opened, No. 10 Restaurant in Los Angeles is fast becoming a new local hotspot.  With chefs Nick Parker and Fabio Ugoletti creating seasonal culinary masterpieces, and restauranteurs Emanuele Romani, and football legend Alessandro Del Piero, one can look forward to a special night out of dining and cocktails. We were fortunate to get an early Saturday night reservation, 

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