The old Phoenix on La Cienega was known for its Westside vibe, bottomless brunch, the BEST happy hour that people could actually make and MASSIVE lifesize Jenga that got the whole bar riled up… AND the new one is not just a new chapter, but a whole new book (and not your juicy guilty pleasure). For a night out where we’re trying to get a buzz going we’re not, not into it; but make sure to eat before because food is not their forte.
Full bitch here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/drinksapps/weho/the-phoenix/
Dine LA is upon us, now through July 31st. It’s the perfect time to either go to those expensive spots on your list bc if you go any other time you’ll leave either broke or hungry, Or check off those spots that have been on your list too long simply because life happens and you just haven’t gotten around to it- this was the case with Wilde wine bar and restaurant. So before we go into our top new picks for Dine LA, let us share with you our first stop of the ‘season’…
Wilde is a quaint spot on busy La Brea and West 3rd St. where you can find fine wine, paired with fine food and stay a while. We are dishing up the 3 main reasons we liked it here, so take note people. 1) Unlike most spots in the area it doesn’t feel scene-y and it’s not ginormous. It’s the perfect spot to bring your low key family or that ADD date who you want to focus on just you (not the 1000 other models eating, or NOT eating while you stuff your face). 2) They only book one reservation, per table, per night and they encourage bottle after bottle. Possibly being the only place in LA where they don’t bring all your food out in 2.2 secs, put the check on the table after only 40 mins and then make you feel like an asshole for lingering because you don’t want the night to end. 3) Chef focuses on making the dishes simple with few ingredients, so you can actually taste each and every flavor profile. And besides the normal dinner menu they have Wilde Hour (Tues-Fri; 5-7pm with $25 bottles of wine) and Sunday fried chicken & bubbles dinner ($65 for half a bottle of bubbly and fried chicken with sides for two). Love a good deal- especially if it involves deliciously prepared grapes and fried food.
Their Dine LA dinner menu is $39 person – I chose the Prawn Ceviche, Swordfish Involtini (which was uniquely prepared flattened, rolled and skewed with herbed crumbs… And I will be back to have it again) and lastly both the Lemon Sorbet and Salted Carmel Gelato because we couldn’t choose just one (you know us by now; this is our norm). And then we left satisfyingly full and happy to have finally checked it off the list.
Since restaurant week is 2 weeks long these days here are some newer places to check out while you can get the most bang for your buck:
1. Demitasse Roastery & Kitchen
2. Estate Restaurant & Bar
3. Hanjip Korean BBQ
4. Mama Shelter
5. Moruno @ The Grove
7. Wilde Wine Bar & Restaurant (did we convince you?!)
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy wine and that’s kind of the same thing”– They just get it,
Wilde ↔ 320 S. LaBrea Ave, LA, CA 90036 ↔ 323-932-9500
A new wine and cheese bar in Sunset Plaza? Sounds so right, right? Wrong!
Full bitch here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/dinner/weho/the-guild/
Cool spot. Cool concept. We’ll be back. But not the same way as the first time around. Before you head to the new Platform LA and hit up The Cannibal LA, read up so you don’t make the same mistakes we did…
Full dish here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/dinner/culver-city/the-cannibal/
Two weeks ago we hosted our first (of hopefully many) Blogger Babe Brunch (love
a solid alliteration) and to say it was a success would be an understatement. We invited 6 of our fav foodie blogger babes (#youcansitwithus) and partnered with La Brea Bakery Cafe (shoutout to Executive Chef Henk Drakulich and G.M. Alex Zudin) to make all our foodie dreams come true. It was a fun morning filled with mimosas, bloggers snapping away, and lots and lots of carbs. With a carefully curated menu including the famous LaBrea Bakery Granola, Pecan Stuffed Citrus French Toast, Ricotta & Blueberry Pancakes w/ Lemon Curd Cream, Prince Charming in a Hole (a fun twist on the classic ‘toad in a hole’), Fried Chicken Waffle Sammies, Crab Cake Sliders, and a ‘Make Your Own Avocado Toast’ bar w/ an assortment of La Brea Bakery breads, it’s safe to say that everyone left full and happy; our only question was why have we never thought of the avocado toast bar geniusness before? We’ll let the pictures do the talking but the moral of the story is if you haven’t already checked out the Cafe at La Brea Bakery for breakfast or lunch, get on that…now.
How many ways can you eat bread in one meal?
With a beautiful setting (hello patios and bright open spaces), delicious food & drinks (you’re welcome for trying the whole menu) and great service (you know how rare that is in LA), find a reason to head East and try out the new Sawyer. And if you do so for brunch, give us a call and take us with you…
Full dish here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/dinner/sawyer/
The “Single Burger” as it’s called on the menu has a lame name, boring ingredients and it doesn’t look appealing to the eye BUT this ugly duckling is a MUST-TRY. Read on for a perfect DTLA day that starts with lots and lots of beer and ends with this burger…
Full dish here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/dinner/everson-royce-bar/
At the end of Melrose Ave. is a new spot by Mrs. Justin Timberlake and it’s for the kid in all of us. We talk about sex, babies and “first base”, so before you just show up because of the celeb names backing it, check our dish — it might not be as expected…
Full dish here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/brunch/weho/au-fudge/
We’re not trying to ghost on this little fish in the big sea of amazing eateries but all we have to say is we had to get pizza after this meal. You know what even we’re not down for? Two dinners in one night.
Full bitch here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/dinner/weho/c-o-d/
Sometimes you want to get dressed up, pay too much for cocktails and get crazy in a photobooth… for those kind of nights, we’ll be back. But one thing’s for sure, it won’t be for the food.
Full dish here: https://eatdrinkdishrepeat.com/dinner/doheny-room/