Cavatina at Sunset Marquis1200 N. Alta Loma Rd.,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Opened on the famed Sunset Strip in 1963, the Sunset Marquis wears its love for rock and roll on its sleeve: the Live@Sunset Marquis outdoor showcase for emerging musicians is held here as is the Morrison Hotel Gallery of fine art music photography; and Night bird Studios, a world-class recording studio, is located in the subterranean garage. An online photo gallery documents the numerous musicians and bands who have stayed at the hotel, including Anthony Kied is (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ozzy Osbourne, Green Day, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Chris Cornell (Sound garden), Heart, Morrissey and many more. The hotel’s famous guests are sure to sing the praises of Cavatina, the first Los Angeles restaurant from award winning chef and restaurateur, Michael Schlow. The indoor outdoor space, featuring a magical garden setting with twinkling lights and towering palms, is the ideal setting for sharing a menu that’s divided into snacks, crudo, small plates and entrees.
13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-3912
Founded by Rafael “Ray” Vega in 1956, Casa Vega is a family-owned Sherman Oaks landmark that continues to attract new generations of celebrities, thanks to the Mexican restaurant’s policy of respecting its clientele’s privacy and accommodating special requests like discreet entry and exit. Inside, the lighting is so low guests might not realize they’re dining next to Captain America himself, Chris Evans, or Megan Fox and her husband, Brian Austin Green. The portions are massive, so arrive hungry and tuck into favourites like the special “oven style” burrito, Vega ribeye, and the Casa Vega molcajete, made with sliced flank steak, chicken breast, tiger shrimp, green onion, queso fresco, and grilled chile relleno.