For Brunch

For Coffee
Dogtown Coffee for the Salted Caramel Ice Coffee (yes, it's as good as it sounds); Urth Caffe for the cappuccino (and also the organic green tea muffin)

For a Date or Dinner with a Small Group
Ado; A-Frame (no reservations); The Tasting Kitchen (read my post here); Oscar's Cerveteca (read my post here); Tar and Roses; Mercado; Barnyard; Superba

For Dinner with a Bigger Group
Tavern; Upper WestGjelina (but reserve waaaaay in advance); Mercato Di Vetro (ask for the back room!); Baby Blues BBQ

For Dinner with your Parents
Angelini Osteria (the best authentic Italian food); Rustic Canyon (read my post here)

For Wine and Bites
ZinqueVenice Beach Wines (read my post here), Coast at Shutters on the Beach (oysters please!)

For a Burger
Father's Office (arugula, blue cheese); Umami Burger

For a Sandwich

For Sushi (that won't break the bank)
Wa Sushi (sushi + truffles!); Sugarfish; Sushi Karen

For Ice Cream
Lakestreet Creamery truck (get the Don Draper ice cream!); Grom (yes, the same one as in Florence!)

For a Late Night Bite
Swinger's (hipster diner)

For a View
Shutters on the Beach (see my post here); Gladstone's (where I ate on my 26th birthday); Back on the Beach Cafe (for lunch); Blue Plate Oysterette (there's not actually a view from the restaurant, but you get one strolling there on the beach!)

For a Food Truck
Egg Slut; Lobsta Truck (see my post here)

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