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Dining & Drinking: 48 Hours in… Los Angeles


It’s a little loud there, but you’re excited for a boisterous evening. It’s still early so you head over to Los Feliz and manage to score a seat right in front of Marty and Elayne at The Dresden. Speakeasies are dead in Los Angeles, but you know this already, and now the city is all about having a good time in a party-like atmosphere. Shining examples of this are spots like Good Times At Davey Wayne’s, whose decor is reminiscent of an awesome house party, as well as Honeycut and their light up dance floor in the discotheque. Tonight, you’re keeping it old school and you sing along as Marty serenades another patron on her birthday, while marveling at how well Elayne can still play the flute.

It’s around midnight now, and you realize that the tacos from earlier aren’t going to help you with all the martinis you just drank. You leave The Dresden, head down Hollywood Blvd, and go to Thai Town (which is a surreal sentence when you stop and think about it). Ruen Pair is a late night spot popular with club kids, food nerds, and service industry alike. The noodles hit the spot, and you feel like maybe grabbing one more drink before calling it a night.

You walk over to Harvard & Stone, and just as you get in, a band is finishing up their set and a DJ is spinning some fun soul tunes. At the front bar, they’re pouring craft cocktails for some, party shots for others. You opt for a bottle of beer and make your way to the back for a bit of people-watching. You walk past the R&D bar in the back and onto the smoking patio, finish your beer. It’s getting late and everyone around you is talking about heading over to Jumbo’s Clown Room, but you think better of it and head back to the hotel.

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