Blue Dog is the type of place you go to on a Sunday morning and all of your neighbors and possibly your insurance guy are there too. A neighborhood drinking hole through and through, Blue Dog has become a local favorite for their great patio, good food, and excellent service. The TVs are all in the main bar area for prime game watching but there’s plenty of outdoor space to clear your head after your team blows it in the 4th once again. They’re also extremely dog-friendly.
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Little Izaka-ya By Katsu-ya
The sushi at Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya in Sherman Oaks is better than what you’d get at the Hollywood Katsuya, and about a third of the price.
There are a lot of good, affordable sushi spots in Sherman Oaks. Go to Dojo Sushi first.
Petit Trois Sherman Oaks
For their second location in Sherman Oaks, Petit Trois has gotten bigger in every way, with a large dining room, an expanded menu, and breakfast.
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The Doughroom is a solid restaurant in Palms, an area of town without many solid restaurants.
The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
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The Library Alehouse
If you’re a beer person on the Westside, The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica is your place.
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