Nossa Caipirinha Bar
Much like Lady Gaga’s career over the last few years, Nossa in Los Feliz has evolved into a new era. The Brazilian restaurant now doubles as a neighborhood bar, and it’s already become one of our favorite new spots for cocktails and a light bite. Their open-air dining room and sidewalk patio offer front row seats to the northern stretch of Hillhurst Avenue—a buzzy set of blocks that tend to be a parade of people who look like they’re in a psychedelic rock band. But the main draw here is their hearty bar snacks like chicken heart skewers and refreshing caipirinhas, the daiquiri-like national cocktail of Brazil. Bring a date who would appreciate an expertly-made drink mixed with hibiscus or passionfruit, and share some cheese-stuffed pão de queijo on a warm summer night.