Setting up a laptop and getting work done inside a fish market sounds like a nightmare we wouldn’t wish upon even our worst enemies. But Joint Eatery, the coffee shop/fish market on Ventura, proves it can and should be done. The bright, clean space is quite large, and the fish and coffee areas are separated by a wall, so if you don’t feel like looking at giant tunas hanging on hooks while you answer work emails, you don’t have to. But when you do get hungry, you’ll have some of the freshest seafood in the Valley a few yards away. The lobster roll and any of the smoked fish are must-orders.
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Connie and Ted’s used to be the most popular restaurant in LA. Now it’s just a neighborhood spot, and so much better because of it.
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