The best thing about Los Angeles is… Well, everything. If you’re a major foodie, there’s always somewhere to explore in this beautiful, smoggy, traffic-filled city. If you’re stumped on plans and want to try something new with your lovah, or if you want to grab your girlfriends and go for an eff-you-being-single-is-great kinda night, check out this lovely list of LA gems.
Restaurant 1: Moo Dae Po
3014 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Um, $20 for all-you-can-eat marinated ribs, brisket, and barbecue? Yes please. Moo Dae Po has an awesomely innovative grill that doesn’t let your food soak in oil like normal Korean Barbecue places. The restaurant is spacious so you won’t find yourself suffocating in smoke. Some of you are probably already thinking that there are plenty other KBBQ places that are cheaper, but remember, quality over quantity!
If this is your first time hearing about AYCE KBBQ, it is a must try. Have rounds of drinks as your food cooks and nibble on the free Korean-based side dishes.
Tip: You will definitely smell walking out of this restaurant (hey, just being real). If you’re planning on going somewhere after, be wary of the food coma that will hit you. It is all-you-can-eat after all. Make you’re moola worth it.
Restaurant 2: The Boiling Crab
3377 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 115
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Wanna ditch the traditional dinner? Boiling Crab is the way to go. You slap on a bib, order by the pound, and eat wit no utensils (gasp!). Very Medieval Times-ish, but that’s the greatest things about it if you’re looking for a fun date with delicious seafood.
Boiling Crab (aka “BC” if you want to be one of the cool kids) has been consistently deemed as the best crawfish house in Los Angeles/Orange County for years.
Tip: Get there early! This line will kill you, but trust us, it’s totally worth it.
Restaurant 3: Botegga Louie
700 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Can’t do dinner? Do brunch at Bottega Louie. The name makes you want to drink tea with your pinky out, but the food will make you eat your heart out. Filled with delicious pastries, macarons (yes, there is a difference between macarons and macaroons!), and pastas, this restaurant is the perfect girlfriends-only brunch where you dress up and eat cake. What doesn’t sound great about that?
Restaurant 4: Beer Belly
532 Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Who said Valentine’s Day had to be all about the fancy schmancy stuff? Grab your boy, girls, or a huge group of friends and bring them all to Beer Belly. Their delicious, greasy, perfect-with-beer food guarantees an awesome night in a local bar.
Tip: Haaappy hour!! Starts gloriously at 5 p.m. and ends at 7. Get their featured draft beer for $4, $1 off all craft cans, and spend just $5 on selected appetizers. Yum!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day the way you want to! Cheers!