Amanda L.

Amanda L.

Los Angeles, California

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  • Stout Hollywood

    Los Angeles
    Bar / Burger Joint
    Stout Hollywood - Bar | Burger Joint in Los Angeles.
    Aug 29, 2013 Great Burgers, Great Prices (Happy Hour) "My Take: I was first taken to Stout in Hollywood by a friend who insisted that I had to try one of their burgers during Happy Hour. Who was I to turn down a half-priced gourmet burger? Ever since that first visit, I've been hooked. With one of the most creative and appetizing burger menus around, Stout has definitely become my go-to burger place in Hollywood. Open until 4AM, Stout is the perfect venue for all of those late night cravings, and the beer menu doesn't disappoint. The casual atmosphere definitely lends to the inviting nature of the restaurant itself, and the waitstaff are friendly and quick. The Scene: Stout has actual indoor table seating as well as open-air indoor seating for those who want the best of outdoor seating with the privacy of an indoor restaurant (a gate separates the tables from the outside). For those looking for a little personal time, there is also seating at the bar as well as televisions and a nice selection of beer. Low-lighting allows for an intimate setting, and the noise-level is usually moderate enough to allow for easy conversation while still feeling like a lively locale. The Menu: Stout is all about the burgers, but those who aren't fans of beef shouldn't worry. Chicken and veggie burgers are available. In the mood for a burger without all of the bread that comes with the bun? That's fine! All burgers are available "Skinny Stout Style" on a bed of lettuce. While anything can be removed from one of the burgers, Stout does not allow for ingredients to be added. However, this never poses a real issue. Trust the menu. You won't be disappointed by the flavor combinations. Of course, the menu also has the typical fries and onion rings for those in the mood for sides. For those looking to try something not so typical of a burger joint, save room for dessert. The bread pudding at Stout is truly to die for. The Bar: Around 30 specialty beers on tap with approximately 10 bottle beers also available. Pricing: Everything at Stout is a la carte. Burgers are $10 (except for half-off Happy Hour from 4-6PM). Sides are $4. Drink prices vary. Parking: Valet for $7. Otherwise, enjoy the fun of trying to find parking in Hollywood. Sometimes, it's best to just park at the Arclight parking structure and walk over. Dress Code: Casual dining. Wear what you feel comfortable in or come in dressed to impress. Either way, you'll feel at home here." hide
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  • Franklin & Company

    Los Angeles
    Bar / New American Restaurant
    Franklin & Company - Bar | New American Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Aug 29, 2013 Cozy Tavern and Gastropub in Franklin Village "My Take: I first came upon Franklin & Company by accident. My friends and I were looking for a place to grab dinner after class, and Birds was far too busy for our liking. So, we walked over to a new place that had just recently opened, and that place happened to be Franklin & Company. From the outside, the building looks clean and welcoming. Upon walking inside, it feels like walking into an old-time tavern with a modern twist. Unless you're going to get food, you'll find yourself standing at one of the standing tables or sitting at the bar. Tables are reserved for those dining. The servers were friendly, the menu had interesting fare, and the drink list definitely had something for everyone. Overall, it was love at first sight. The Scene: Like many establishments in Franklin Village, Franklin & Company tends to draw the trendy, hipster, twenty-something to thirty-something crowd. Some people find this off-putting, but I find that those places tend to have some of the most interesting menus and some of the most pleasant waitstaff. During the day, the restaurant has a cozy, home-like vibe that is warm and welcoming to those dining or just grabbing a happy hour drink. At night, the place livens up with music, conversation, and a generally good-sized crowd of people just looking to have a good time. Food & Drinks: The food at Franklin & Company is an elevated twist on familiar North American fare. The menu has everything from house-made bleu cheese tater tots to fried oysters Rockefeller. There's literally something for everyone. On draft, the bar has twelve rotating beer taps. The bar also offers a seasonal cocktail list and alternating wines from local California wine makers. If you're feeling particularly classy, then feel free to try one of the vintage or rare ales housed in the tavern. According to Franklin & Company, you will never have to drink the same beer twice. Franklin & Company also has a menu of specials that pairs a meal with a drink that the tavern thinks best goes with the dish for those who want to make sure that their flavor profiles match. Prices: Expect to pay a little on the pricier end for fare at Franklin & Company, though the prices are nowhere close to excessive for the amount of food and the quality of food you will receive. On average, plan to pay around $15 for the meal without drinks, but there are options to share for those who do not want a complete meal or want to dine in a more intimate manner. Dress Code: Despite being on the trendier end of Franklin Village, Franklin & Company does not have a dress code. Patrons range from the t-shirts and jeans crowd to the vintage clothing crowd and everything in-between. It's perfect for an intimate date night or just stopping in for dinner with friends when you're in the neighborhood. Insider Info: As always in this area of Franklin Village, parking is a bit of a nightmare. Sometimes, you'll get lucky with a parking spot out front during the day, but at night, plan for finding parking to take anywhere from 5-20 minutes (depending on your parking karma). Nightly Specials: Monday nights are half off bottles of wine nights (6PM). Thursday nights are burgers and bourbon flight nights -- a pairing of 3 sliders with 3 bourbons. Saturday, BBQ starts at 4PM. Whenever you're in Franklin Village, feel free to stop in at Franklin & Company. You won't regret it." hide
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  • The Novo

    Los Angeles
    Concert Venue
    The Novo - Concert Venue in Los Angeles.
    Aug 29, 2013 Great Venue, Great Sound, Not-so-Great Parking "I had the pleasure of seeing Tegan & Sara perform at Club Nokia when they were in Los Angeles promoting their newest album. Overall, I had a great experience at the venue, and the concert itself was fantastic. However,the parking situation for the venue left a lot to be desired. Venue: Lower level standing room provides for an intimate experience as concert-goers can get as close to the stage (or barricade) as they like. If you want to be super close to the band you are coming to see, then be sure to get there early. The club is only so big, and the general admissions standing area does fill up rather quickly. However, thew view from anywhere in the standing area is pretty fantastic, and the overall sound in the venue is good. The venue features balcony seating as well as a fully stocked bar, allowing Club Nokia to truly live up to its club-like name. Price: Since the venue is smaller than Nokia Theater or Staples Center, ticket prices are substantially lower. It's a great chance to see an intimate performance of one of your favorite artists for a reasonable price. Drinks: Be prepared to pay club prices for drinks, including up to $12 for a beer. If you're going to a concert to drink, then you might want to grab a few drinks at a nearby bar before heading into the venue to save yourself a little money. Parking: Most people park in the nearby parking structures. The price is less than ideal, but the convenience of being able to park and walk straight to the venue kind of makes up for it. Otherwise, parking downtown is kind of a mess. Parking under LA Live will most likely cost $20, even with validation, so it's best to make a night of it and grab dinner or drinks to truly get your money's worth when parking in the structure. There's always the option of parking at an outside lot or taking the Metro for easy access and convenience. Overall, my experience at Club Nokia was a pleasant one, and the performance by Tegan & Sara was fantastic, as it always is. I recommend going to Club Nokia for a least one show to appreciate the variety of artists and the intimate venue." hide
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