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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Most things are better in twos. And that’s true of these Friday Fives: they come from Neil Patrick Harris AND David Burtka, and feature picks in both New York AND Los Angeles. That means you should be quadruple excited.

Depending on your age and how much television you watch, you likely know NPH from a little show called How I Met Your Mother, or for being Doogie Howser, or from, you know, hosting the Oscars. HIMYM devotees will likely also know his husband David for his run on the show. These days, David is a professional chef. Together, they’re going to be down at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival at the end of February, judging the Burger Bash and cooking at the event’s Grand Tasting.

When they’re not judging and cooking food, they’re out eating it - at some of the best restaurants in NY and LA. Check out their picks below.

Neil & David's NYC "Perfect for" Picks

Eleven Madison Park Perfect For: Unique Dining Experience 11 Madison Ave.

It’s a spectacular meal, almost like a magic show. No real menu. Amazing staff. The food is exceptional and it’s a wonderful salute to NYC.

St Anselm Perfect For: Date Night 355 Metropolitan Ave.

Incredible farm to table food in Brooklyn, always new and exciting. The only place you can get roast chicken with its head still on. Plus, who doesn’t love rosé on tap served in beakers?

Babbo Perfect For: Classic NYC Establishment 110 Waverly Pl.

Some of the best Italian food in the city. We dream about the black spaghetti with rock shrimp. Plus, it was the first kitchen David worked in as a chef.

Per Se Perfect For: Fine Dining 10 Columbus Cir.

Uber fancy and utterly chic. Our favorite of all Thomas Kellers restaurants. Worth the high price tag. Save up and go at sunset - the views overlooking Central Park are breathtaking.

Uncle Boons Perfect For: 7 Spring St.

Super funky Thai food. Get ready for fun and spice. Bonus points: It’s the only place in the city you can get a beer slushy. Yeah. Those two words can go together.


Hinoki & The Bird Perfect For: Outdoor/Patio Situation 10 W Century Dr

Across from CAA. Wonderful atmosphere, massive patio, fantastic cocktails and brilliant food. You can be as healthy as you want with grilled items and kale 3 ways or pig out on loaded baked yams, and exquisite fried chicken and lemon.

Kiwami Perfect For: Sushi 11920 Ventura Blvd

Katsuya’s little known unbeatable fish restaurant. All the best fish come to his favorite place in the Valley to work. Go for happy hour - they sell $1 drafts and $7 apps.

Pizzeria Mozza Perfect For: Pizza 641 N Highland Ave

By far the best in LA. Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali got it spot on. Sit at the bar and order the squash blossom pizza. Heaven.

Nobu Perfect For: See And Be Seen 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy

This is the ultimate Malibu experience - eating fantastic food while sitting feet away from the crashing waves. Also really fun celebrity/people/whale watching.

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