Dune might appear at first to be just another neighborhood falafel joint, but this small shop is bordering on legend status around these parts. Why? Because that falafel is some of the best you’ll get anywhere in LA - and same goes for their hummus and fried chicken shawarma sandwich. The interior of this place is basically just the counter where you order, but their front patio is exactly where you want to be eating your Mediterranean feast.
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Salazar is a Mexican BBQ restaurant in Frogtown that’s gone from excellent to average in just a few short years. The patio, however, remains great.
Zebulon is a live music venue in Frogtown with one of the best dance floors that nobody knows about.
Wax Paper is a tiny sandwich counter in a shipping container by the LA river, and yes - it’s as cool as that sounds.
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Skaf’s Lebanese Cuisine
Skaf’s is an order-at-the-order Glendale joint and serving some of the best chicken shawarma you’ll ever come across.
Khinkali House in Glendale is home to Georgian soup dumplings and a quiet patio for a low-key date night.
Charcoal Grill is a kosher Israeli restaurant in Beverly Grove that serves great grilled meats.
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The Tam O’Shanter
The Tam O’Shanter is an LA classic and great place to go if you want to eat prime rib and feel like you’re on “Game of Thrones.”
All'acqua has solid, if slightly underwhelming cocktail and salad menus, but they set the course for some absolutely magical entrees. When taken as a whole, it makes for a more than solid meal.
Mizlala West Adams
Mizlala West Adams is a more casual, order-at-the-counter version of the Sherman Oaks location, but with the same excellent Israeli food.
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