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Frolic Room

Tourists come to Hollywood expecting to find glamour and glitz, only to discover that Hollywood proper is actually pretty gritty. Celebrities live deep westside or up in the hills; Hollywood…

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Before opening the doors to Tiki-Ti in 1961, Ray Buhen learned his tiki trade secrets by working under Don the Beachcomber. Now his son and grandsons carry on the tradition…

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The Spare Room

At the Roosevelt Hotel's second floor bowling-alley-cum-cocktail-bar, The Spare Room, waitresses in Gatsby-era dresses float around the room offering Gin Rickeys with housemade tonic and Penicillins spiked with amaro. Most…

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Petit Trois

Ludo Lefebvre is a bona fide celebrity chef these days, and with all of this new-found fame he could've certainly opened a big, glitzy, money-making restaurant. Instead, he’s opened two…

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Michael Cimarusti’s fine dining seafood restaurant is a tasting-menu-only affair, and those tasting menus ain’t cheap. But a little-known way around that sort of investment is the small bar located off…

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Trois Mec

This brainchild of chef Ludo Lefebvre and the co-owners/chefs of Animal is one of the harder reservations to score in the city. But if you do snag a seat at…