The Little Friend is the Westside iteration of The Friend in Silver Lake, and unlike most sequels that get made in this town, this one is actually worth checking out. Located directly behind Sunny Spot in Venice, like the name implies, this place is tiny (there’s just a row of seats and a small bar in the back), but if you’re into dancing the night away beneath the glimmer of a disco ball, Little Friend will fast become your new favorite spot. The DJs change nightly, but expect a mix of ’90s hip hop, Top 40, and plenty of ABBA.
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Real deal Italian pizza at the quiet end of Abbot Kinney - complete with real deal charming Italians.
French Market Café
French Market Cafe is a low-key brunch spot in Venice, with a great patio and a crowd of locals.
Mtn on Abbot Kinney in Venice is the casual but pricey Japanese izakaya from the people behind Gjelina and Gjusta.
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1880 Saloon is the bar in Los Alamos to head to for people-watching, whiskey shots, and cowboy standoffs.
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Gjelina in Venice is one of LA’s most iconic restaurants, but it also doesn’t feel nearly as special as it did when it opened.
We all know the food at Gjusta in Venice is great. The real question is, is it worth the trouble? We say yes.
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