Do you watch Scandal? If you do, you definitely know Katie Lowes. If you're unfamiliar, Katie plays the crazy, bad*ss Quinn. You'll find her reciting powerful monologues and getting in and out of trouble on television, and she's truly fantastic.
Katie is not only an actress, but also founding member of IAMA Theatre Company in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and EEEEEATS. Katie is tough IRL and not just on Scandal, so we definitely don't question her restaurant picks. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her day to day, and read about her favorite spots in LA below.
katie's "perfect for" picks
"What can I say. I can't say enough. This is our neighborhood place! We can have wine on our deck and then walk to this place, see all of our neighbors there, and just kick back for a long meal. The food is great and the owner, Patty, rocks. It's our Cheers bar."
"I'm a New Yorker, so life in LA didn't get good until I found a KICK ASS Chinese restaurant where I could pick up some take out on a Sunday night. This is it. Trust me."
"This is a classic Hollywood staple and great for out-of-towners. It's rich with Hollywood history, you can always see celebs there (which most visitors to LA love), and the drinks are strong (which is usually needed because... house guests)."
"This is a cozy Italian eatery in Laurel Canyon. I love the history of the neighborhood and this restaurant. I always look at the menu, but it’s just not really needed, I know what I’m getting: the cedar plank salmon. It's UNREAL. I go there once a week because I crave it!"
"A vegetarian Eastern Mediterranean farm-to-table restaurant in Echo Park. The vibe is super cool and always makes me feel like I'm on vacation! The food is freaking DELISH. "