“It’s the mooost, won-der-ful tiiime, of the year!” SING IT WITH ME NOW! It’s especially wonderful if you’re in to receiving gifts with no strings attached! This will be the 2nd annual “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway campaign I embark on with you guys, and I am so excited about having the privilege yet again to parter up with some of my all time favorite brands – both local and national. All you need to know at this point is that every day December 1 – 12 I will be posting a new giveaway around 9am on my Instagram account (@loveandloathingla if you’re not already following along, get on that). I’ve got prizes that will pamper you, entertain you, feed you, and all around enrich your life and bring joy to you and your loved ones. The holiday cheer starts here. So without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to the brands I will be partnering with for the next two weeks to bring you special treats – all roughly worth between $100 – $250 each!
HOLY. CANNOLI. There are SO many new restaurants opening up right now. It’s admittedly been a little tricky trying to keep up! But what an insanely fun time to be living in Los Angeles; there is so much positive change and growth happening all around us, it’s impossible not to be a little curious. Maybe you’re like, “pffft, I got this city on lockdown”, or maybe you’re like, “I don’t even know where the fuck to begin”, so for those of you who feel overwhelmed by the growth yet curious to know the inside scoop, I’m here for you. I gotchu. I’ve done a lot of eating lately on your behalf, and these 5 spots are my most recent favorite discoveries! All of which have only opened very recently, so you are officially on the cutting edge of the LA Foodie 411. Enjoy.
I spend a lot of time dining and drinking at “NEW” places in Los Angeles, but every now and then I get to a point where I just want some freakin’ familiarity. I fantasize over the idea of walking in to a place in my neighborhood to be surrounded by friendly faces and have the staff greet me by name… I have always been so envious of friends/family who have that type of place in their lives. None of them live in Los Angeles of course, but I’d like to think it could happen here if I tried hard enough. That being said though, I have been to a few places within the past year that really stood out to me because they had that undoubtedbly neighborhood type feel. They’re the kind of places that are never over crowded, they tend to cater to their community, they’re probably aren’t on any Eater Heat Map at present, but most importantly they’re just damn good places to eat/drink/hang with zero attitude. If that sounds like something you’d like to take part in, here are a few of my favorite casual “neighborhood joints” around town that you can always count on to give you that sense of familiarity – even in a town where that doesn’t seem like that’s even a thing!