Los Angeles: On The Ground

Insider Tour Los Angeles: On The Ground

Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of sun and celebs, where it’s blue skies all day and bright stars all night. The California metropolis is filled with exciting places to visit, from beautiful hikes and cool boutiques to deliciously hip restaurants and a vibrant bar scene. Check out our infamous picks of what to see, eat, drink, and explore around the famous city.

EAT

Nushii

1055 Westwood Bld

 

Nushii serves delicious takeaway sushi burritos, bowls and salads in a cylindrical, recyclable, cardboard boxes. This modern take on the burrito lets you customize your order with proteins, sauces, and add-ons. Additionally, Nushii is one of LA’s 4 restaurants that serve humanely caught fish in partnership with the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. 

 

 

The Pizza Mac

2029 Westwood Blvd

 

This West LA spot serves up an unusual combination of personal pizzas and macarons. The pizzas allow you to choose a base sauce (like red sauce or blackberry jam) and then pick your meat and toppings. For dessert enjoy a wide selection of delicious macarons. 

 

The Mar Vista

12249 Venice Blvd

 

The Mar Vista runs on a 360 degree philanthropic model serving up some of LA’s most progressive dishes. Boasting chef driven, farm-to-table ingredients this restaurant donates its excess food to Bread and Roses Café and affording externship opportunities for students at the culinary program at St. Joseph’s Center.

 

 

DRINK

Solidarity

1414 Lincoln Blvd

 

A hidden gem located inside of Warszawa, a Santa Monica institution, is West LA’s newest cocktail bar and Polish eatery. Just walk to the ice machine and pry open the white bookshelf to find yourself on a cute covered patio with live piano music. Bar touts items from pierogies to stroganoff and from signature cocktails to Polish beers. 

 

 

The Peppermint Club

8713 Beverly Blvd

 

The Peppermint Club is H.Wood Group & Interscope Records new live music concept. This 60’s inspired music lounge provides a space for up and coming artists to test out their material and well-known headliners to go back to their roots for an intimate gathering of true musicians and music lovers.

SHOP

TENOVERSIX

8425 Melrose Avenue

 

A concept fashion boutique that stocks a mix of fashion, accessories, home design, art, gifts, and fun. Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of the ever-changing store front exterior.

 

 

Compartes

912 S. Barrington Avenue

 

Not your ordinary chocolate shop, Compartes offers handmade gourmet chocolate that is made by a small team of chocolatiers and is known for fusing chocolate with art, style, design and fashion. It’s a heritage brand that has thrived in Los Angeles since 1950.

SEE

Whitney at El Rey

5515 Wilshire Blvd

 

Hailing from Chicago and coming fresh off of Coachella, former members of the band Smith Westerns, Whitney, will be playing their debut album Light Upon the Lake on April 20th. They have been described as melancholy yet peppered with rambunctious energy and likened to Bon Iver, with elements of folk and country, only given a Chicago soul makeover.