If you’re like us, and spend a lot of time wondering what kind of restaurant Buffy the Vampire Slayer would open up with a few hundred thousand dollars and a prime Beverly Hills location, The Stinking Rose is the answer. Part Italian restaurant, part haunted house, and part lifehack garlic-peeling video, The Stinking Rose has everything you want from a place named after the “pungent herb,” including a non-existent corkage fee.
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Nozawa | BAR
A tiny sushi bar at the back of Sugarfish in Beverly Hills, Nozawa Bar involves an excellent 22-course omakase. Just don’t ask for any changes.
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Orsa & Winston
Orsa & Winston is an Italian-Japanese restaurant in DTLA that’s just as good for a casual lunch as it is for a special occasion dinner.
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