George Lopez needs no introduction. He's only one of the biggest names in comedy, and if you've never seen one of his shows before, you clearly have don't own a TV. From his groundbreaking sitcom George Lopez to late night talk show Lopez Tonight, George has been everywhere the last 10 years, and with the first season of his new TV Land show Lopez nearly in the books, he shows no signs of stopping.
When the comedian isn't crushing it on television, he's eating his way through Los Angeles. And being a SoCal native, it's fair to say he knows what's up. Check out his excellent picks below and be sure to tune into Lopez right now on TV Land.
"We did a movie in Chinatown - Balls Of Fury - and the crew asked, 'What do you want for lunch?' and I replied, 'You know.' Going to Philippe's for the French dip is amazing, and it's been there forever. I've got the t-shirt, the hat - everything."
"Sure, you'll see a lot of celebrities there, but everybody's given their own space. It's not as expensive as you'd think either, and the food is good. My personal favorite is getting the bowl of spaghetti bolognese, getting them to cut up a flank steak and some jalapeños on top - oh man, it's delicious. And hey, you might see a ghost on the way out."
"They make amazing gourmet sandwiches. They'll get you in and out quick, and their burger is killer. The area surrounding it is cool too. They've got an ice cream place, a natural juice place, and if you've got some spare time you can go and get a free analysis at Scientology across the street. Go in and hold some cans while they run electricity through you."
"Right there on Highland and Melrose - unbelievable. Any part of it is great. If you have kids, there's a pizza place connected to it. You go in there, they've got the two ovens, it's perfect. Then there's Chi Spacca, the meat place. You can't go wrong - that's a hot corner."
"Right in Boyle Heights on top of a hill, it's a place that's been there forever. They've got this Manuel's burrito that if you eat it all in one sitting, it's free. But I'll tell you right now, it's so good you don't want to it eat all at once. And that's not usually the case with those kind of places."