One of the comments my friends frequently make when they visit me in NoHo is that the arts district reminds them of a Hollywood 2.0, sort of speak.
What they’re referring to is, of course, the several notable establishments- including Big Wangs and District Pub- that were first Hollywood staples before debuting in NoHo.
One can’t help but make that comparison with my @TrishlistLA pick of the week: Fat Dog L.A on Magnolia. (the sister location of the Fat Dog on Fairfax).
I enjoyed brunch there last week with some good friends on a hot, Southern California November afternoon. Previously the Avery Schreiber Theatre, the new dog-friendly space is open, sleek, and airy. We dined on the patio enjoying their menu– which can be described as upscale, comfort food with a twist–and $5 drinks (mimosas, beer, and Bloody Marys).
The doggy-decor is charming yet contemporary. And the ambiance is complimented by TVs, booths, and communal tables (my favorite), perfect for a date for two or watching Sunday football with a crew.
My vote: Get the Chicken Fried Chicken (pictured above) and make sure to stop by for their “Wino Tuesdays,” one of those ‘too good to be true’ L.A. specials: 50% off ALL bottles of wine, ALL night. Seeing is believing folks.
Check it out and of course, tell ’em Trish sent you!
|Photo credit @sifuentes|
Trishna Patel is a video producer and host for the Los Angeles Times. She also most recently took over as Editor of their Socalmoments photography blog, which engages Times’ readers by featuring work from the local community. As a native Angeleno, Trishna attended undergrad at UCLA where she competed on their NCAA championship-winning gymnastics team. And though she’ll always bleed blue and gold, she later went on to receive her masters in journalism from USC.
When she’s not scouring the city’s happy hours for the most interesting cheese plate or gearing up for the next L.A. marathon, Trishna travels around the world, writing about her many adventures and must-see hot spots. Her favorite cities include London, Mumbai, Jerusalem and of course, the NoHo Arts District!
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