Niki & Ian

    Things To Do

Things To Do

One of our shared loves is food. Scroll down to see a few of our favorite places. So that it isn't all eating, make time for a few of our go to hikes: Runyon Canyon, Fryman Canyon, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Reservoir, or Silverlake Reservoir . If you want travel towards the beach, we recommend hiking Temescal Canyon, Mandeville Canyon, or Corral Canyon Loop. Some other attractions we'd recommend to make the most of your LA experience: - Comedy at The Comedy Store, The Largo, The Laugh Factory, or The Hollywood Improv - Studio Tour at Warner Brothers, Sony, or Universal - Farmers Markets at Melrose Place or Hollywood - Shopping at The Grove, Sycamore Avenue, Century City Mall, Sunset Junction, Brentwood Country Mart, Malibu Country Mart, and The Pacific Palisades Village


2100 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Pace is a vibey go to date spot of ours when we want to pretend we're in a band in the 70's and/or in Italy. Located below the iconic Laurel Canyon Country store, this restaurant has hosted Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, and many other legends. It's basically the only restaurant in Laurel Canyon.

Clark Street Diner

6145 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Clark Street Diner is a favorite breakfast spot of ours. Formally known as the 101 Coffee Shop, a ton of movies were shot in this 1960's inspired diner. It's in Hollywood and pretty close to the wedding venue.

Joan’s on Third

8350 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

A mix between LA and Hamptons vibes. A gourmet marketplace where you order at the counter and take a number. A great place for lunch or to pick up something casual to bring back to the spot. We recommend the Chinese chicken salad or any of the pre made bites. It's in West Hollywood.

Tartine Sycamore

911 North Sycamore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

A great go to brunch spot. We love how this random street in Hollywood has begun to flourish. We highly recommend taking a pre or post bite stroll to check out the scene and peruse Sight Glass Market next door.

République Café Bakery & République Restaurant

624 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Located in an old church, this a slightly more upscale brunch or dinner spot. We recommend getting the steak and baguette with pan drippings. If there was a neighborhood called south Hollywood, that's where it would be, but basically Hollywood.


7205 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Not to be confused with Joan's on Third, this is a rock and rollesque Hollywood haunt with great Italian food and the best dirty martinis in town. We love a date night here, especially a late one. We recommend perusing the photography in the bathrooms.


8114 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

If you really don't know where to go and you want to stick in West Hollywood, Marvin is one of our favorite spots where we don't need to think too hard and it's gonna be great. We prefer to sit inside as it's on a busy street.

Night + Market Weho

9043 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

If you're staying at The Edition hotel and want great walkable Thai food, this is almost certainly the spot for you. Fair warning, while it is very delicious, it is also equally loud and spicy. We recommend the khao soi and the whole fish if they've got it. Get some natural wine to seem cool.

Genghis Cohen

740 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

If you love a lazy susan and great chinese food, this is the place to check out in our neighborhood. Genghis Cohen is the setting of our traditional Jewish Christmas dinner. Fun fact, this is the place where our wedding planner and dear friends got married. We recommend the pot stickers, queens chicken, and taking a moment to check out the decorations, which she also designed.

Angelini Osteria

7313 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Another favorite neighborhood haunt. Also, one of the only places in LA where you can get a free basket of carbs the second you sit down. We can't vouch for how often this happens, but one night we saw at least half a dozen celebs that weren't looking to be seen. Authentic Italian down to the waiters.

Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Cafe

25653 California 1, Malibu, CA 90265

This is typically a "must" on our tour of LA. Fair warning, it's a trek but if you want to have a Malibu day then we recommend going to the beach (we like Carbon Beach) and then grabbing some seafood at the shack. It's so fresh and delicious. You can get anything from broiled fish to all things fried. Try and time this with a sunset for bonus points. To add even more fun, the coral canyon hike trailhead is in the parking lot.

Nobu Malibu

22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

This place is far away and bougie BUT the sunsets are so pretty here. It's right on the ocean in Malibu. We recommend having an early bird dinner here or going ahead of time to catch the sunset. PRO TIP: ask for the off the menu items, they always have them and they are SO good. If you got for brunch, ask for the off the menu sliders.

Potato Chips Deli Beverly Grove

308 North Stanley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Our go to take out sandi shop in our neighborhood. It's also right across the street from Erewhon if you want to "take in the sights" and grab a Hailey Bieber Smoothie (we're kidding... kinda). But seriously, it's across the street from our favorite park called Pan Pacific where you can enjoy your sandi and smoothie.

Leo's Tacos Truck

1515 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019

There's no shortage of Taco Trucks in LA, however while you may walk to your nearest one, please note they are not all created equal. Leo's is incredible and will give you the experience you want. The Al Pastor is so good and there's several locations available, so make sure you're going to the one closest to you.

All Time

2040 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

If you're closer to the east side and want great brunch, All Time is the place for you.


7623 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

If you want the true experience of our daily coffee walk, go here. You might even get to pet a dog or two.

SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

6115 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sugarfish is an institution. Easy, always great, and slightly upscale sushi. If that's what you're looking for, you don't need to look elsewhere. They also deliver too. We recommend getting the "Trust Me". If you're feeling really hungry, add a hand roll or two or go for the Nozawa Trust Me.

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