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Fresh Pressed Juice. Smoothies & More

For the past couples months everyone in LA seems to be on an obsessive kick with juicing and smoothies. And by everyone I’m including myself in that. So if you aren’t living in the Los Angeles area and are just visiting and craving a great juice or smoothie be sure to check out this list. If you are a local like me you know that right now you can’t go to Runyon or do the Santa Monica Stairs or leave a workout and not see someone with a fresh pressed juice or smoothie. So, after going on this mini smoothie/juice tour around LA I figured I’d share the wealth. I narrowed my list down to a few special gems where you are sure to get a great juice or smoothie with thee freshest ingredients, good service and lots of love..

1. Pressed Juicery
2. Juice Crafters* (my neighborhood go to spot)
3. Earth Bar
4. ReJuice
5. Beverly Hills Juice
6. Co-Op
7. Moon Juice

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chicken & waffles.

since I have been on a little chicken and waffles kick. wanted to share two of my favorite spots where i love to go and  get a lil fried goodness. if you live in LA you will more than likely me catch me at either of these places on the regular…

sooo…where does one go who lovessss fried chicken…

1. Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles (obvious answer but why mess with a classic go to spot)

this place is no joke. never disappointing and so damn good. if you want to just have chicken and waffles order the #13. plain and simple. if you are wanting to try some of their other stuff..def try the chicken chili cheese fries, or the biscuits and gravy..to die for. nom nom

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2. Brick+Mortar

my second favorite spot for chicken and waffles is this little gem of a place in Santa Monica. a little forewarning it is not your typical chicken and waffles. these bad boys are a little more fancy shmancy ..done up with some orange infused butter on the side, some micro greens on top. Nonetheless, they DO NOT disappoint.. perfect combo of sweet, spicy, melt in your mouth goodness. yeah they are that good!!!

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check.it.out. BESTIA

BESTIA

means “beast” in Spanish but take the I and the A away and you have “best” which is what I think of when I eat at Bestia. THEE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT!!!

In case you missed the memo, the hottest Italian place to eat right now is Bestia. Located in the Arts District area of Downtown Los Angeles— Bestia can be found tucked among the likes of other commercial and industrial style buildings off of E 7th Pl.  Now, I know you’re prob thinking, that is such an odd location! but don’t let its location or outer appearance fool you, once you walk inside you’ll understand what I am talking about. . . from the exposed brick to the soft lighting to the welcoming and helpful wait staff you immediately feel at ease and ready to sit and eat, even with the butcher style  meat hooks hanging above you, NOW that says a lot. Bestia def exudes a sense of strong yet relaxed class, warmth, and elegance which is the exact opposite of what you would expect given the name and location.

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Ok…..moving on now on to the best part…the FOOD. I have to admit that I do love me some red meat so I was really excited to eat here. But, even if you don’t there are a ton of options. If you are a total foodie or just feeling adventurous you must order Midollo al Forno a Legna  aka the Bone Marrow (I would’ve ordered two but I needed room for dessert and I didn’t want to be greedy ha) oh and ask the waiter/waitress for help with pairing wine if you drink (makes it taste that much better). But it is by far one of the best things on the menu. Now, if you are in the mood for pasta I would recommend the Fusilli Lunghi al Sugo di Capra which is the hand-rolled fusilli, with braised goat, housemade ricotta salata and pistachio oil (this was my personal favorite). Not diggin the meat– (vegetarians) fear not they have delicious options for you like the house Margherita Pizza (oven fresh with perfect crust to sauce to topping ratio-nom nom!!).  While I was eating, I got lucky enough to have caught one of the Chef’s in the kitchen–Chef Erik Sun (follow him on Twitter @Pursuitoffood *side note* he hunts and fishes for all his own food-how awesome is that??!!!) Chef Erik surprised us with FRESH LOBSTER SASHIMI AND ROCK SCALLOPS both of which he had caught earlier in the morning. After that I was in complete foooood heaven.  But it didn’t end there…to end the meal we ordered coffee (amazing and woke us right back up!) fresh ice cream and the donuts–all of which did NOT disappoint! Overall, I got to taste the most amazing food and try new things, got to hang out at a hip cool place, meet some new people, so there is no question that I will definitely be back going back there! My only suggestion for you!…make reservations and GO WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS! That way you can all share and order tons of different stuff, because there are so many yummy things on that menu!

INFO BELOW:

BESTIA

2121 E 7th Pl

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Telephone:(213) 514-5724

Hours:

Tue-Thu, Sun 6 pm – 11 pm

Fri-Sat 6 pm – 12 am

http://www.bestiala.com

HAPPY EATING!!! 🙂

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