Monday, January 7, 2019

Los Angeles Culinary & Cocktail Tour

By: The Food Hunter

Imagine you are heading to Los Angeles for a quick trip and you want to experience some of what the city has to offer in the way of both food and drink. Would you know where to go? While there are plenty of restaurants and bars worth exploring, below are a few I find noteworthy.

A newcomer to the LA dining scene (and soon to be in Las Vegas) is sixth+mill.

A causal dining spot, in the arts district, known for their delicious Southern Italian food. sixth+mill offers unique hand craft pizzas, like this mortadella, buratta and pistachio thin crust pie.

Also on the menu are several hand-made pastas that should not be missed. We tried the orecchiette with rapini, anchovy and Italian chili.

Appetizers are plentiful and delicious! Simple items like mushrooms and provolone on toasted bread will blow your mind.

Two personal favorites under the "main plates" category were the wild boar sausage and the fava bean and escarole spread. 

I only wish sixth+mill were closer to home; so I could eat my way through the rest of the menu.

The Know Where Bar 
Following dinner with a classic cocktail at The Know Where Bar on Hollywood Blvd. is a must! Inspired by the clean, classy look of the 1930s, The Know Where pairs sophisticated cocktails with hand-picked classic music on vinyl.

After exploring the architecture in downtown LA, gems like the Bradbury Building, which is open to the public for viewing,

Union Station, the city's major transportation hub,

and the infamous Biltmore Hotel, which at one time hosted the Academy Awards, 

make reservations for dinner at Perch. Located on the 15th floor of an nondescript office building in DTLA. Perch offers delicious French inspired fare, live music, and unobstructed views of the city at night.

There are a lot of mouthwatering options on the menu, but if you are not opposed I would recommend the rabbit ravioli.

The Rendition Room
Step back to the 30's at this exclusive speak-easy in LA's Studio City neighborhood. Private booths, high-back chairs, classic cocktails and a cozy fireplace make this hard-to-find, dimly-lit back-room worth a visit.

No, trip to Los Angeles would be complete without a visit to the beach and Santa Monica Beach is as good as any to tool around. If your timing is right you can enjoy an early dinner/late lunch burger at Hillstone.

before heading down to catch amazing views of the sun setting over the ocean.

Porto's Bakery & Cafe 
As you are heading out of LA arrange to fly through Burbank airport. Not only is this a smaller, and much easier to navigate airport than LAX, it is also only a hop, skip and a jump to the famous Porto's Bakery & Cafe. Savory a Cuban sandwich before your flight home and take various authentic pastries to go.

This experience was provided complimentary, all opinions are my own.

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