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Fall/Winter 2015

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DREAMSCAPES FALL/ WINTER 2015 30 T his self-named "creative city" pulses with energy and innova- tion against a backdrop of more than a century of live-and-let-live philosophy. You'll find culinary delights to satisfy any craving, palate or price point. You could spend weeks in this walkable city hopping from one eatery to another, tra- versing its corridors of cool down the Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue or Santa Monica Boulevard. REFLECTING THE TIMES West Hollywood's restaurant scene has always reflected both its heritage and the changing times. A few iconic oldies remain such as Barney's Beanery, where Quentin Tarantino wrote Pulp Fiction, and which still serves waffles, burgers, pizzas and 45 kinds of chili to yet another generation of locals and aspiring screenwriters, musicians and actors. On the Sunset Strip, the Church Key impresses, featuring modern American cui- sine, dim sum-style. Tapas-like dishes come to you on rolling carts. Try the sinfully delicious brioche donuts and the bottomless mimosas (only available during weekend brunch). Down the block, for a more rustic chic experi- ence and stunning views, step into Eveleigh to enjoy a farm-to-table menu influenced by California and French-Italian country cooking, which includes 10 to 12 vegetarian options daily. Sip a handcrafted cocktail with house- made infusions and fresh herbs. At Connie and Ted's, feast on simply pre- pared seafood, reminiscent of the fresh fish and shellfish you'd find at east coast seafood shacks. Crossing the globe for inspiration, E.P. & L.P. serves mostly Southeast Asian fare with a California flair. Ride the elevator to its rooftop lounge for sweeping views of Los Angeles. Don't miss acclaimed chef Suzanne Goin's Mediterranean-inspired Lucques restaurant with its classically prepared, on- point and delicious offerings. For farm-fresh, organic food that's inven- tive and from the heart, visit Gracias Madre, a vegan Mexican restaurant. Less than a block away, Craig's, a prime entertainment industry hot spot, serves American comfort food including steaks, pasta and seafood. Want something a bit more upscale and another place to star gaze? Go to Cecconi's West Hollywood with its celebrity clientele, elegant interiors and refined northern Italian menu. Cap off your culinary quest in West Hollywood with a cocktail at the Tower Bar in the historic Sunset Tower and take in breathtaking views of city lights spread out below. This elegant art-deco building is a star in its own right, having appeared in a number of movies. If only its walls could talk. Famous former residents include John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and the gangster Bugsy Siegel. Wherever you decide to dine, West Hollywood will satisfy the gourmet, or per- haps the gourmand, in you. Bon app├ętit! DS SANDWICHED BETWEEN BEVERLY HILLS AND HOLLYWOOD AND LOCATED AT THE CENTRE OF LOS ANGELES, WEST HOLLYWOOD (WEHO TO LOCALS) IS A FOODIE'S PARADISE OF MORE THAN 150 RESTAURANTS PACKED INTO JUST UNDER FIVE SQUARE KILOMETRES. WEST HOLLYWOOD: TASTES FOR EVERY PALATE BY JACQUELINE YAU T R A V E L P L A N N E R For more information on West Hollywood, visit City of West Hollywood: weho.org Visit West Hollywood: visitwesthollywood.com Barney's Beanery: barneysbeanery.com Cecconi's West Hollywood: cecconiswesthollywood.com Connie and Ted's: connieandteds.com Craig's: craigs.la E.P. & L.P.: eplosangeles.com Eveleigh: theeveleigh.com Gracias Madre: graciasmadreweho.com Lucques: lucques.com Sunset Tower Hotel: sunsettowerhotel.com/restaurants-and-bar/tower-bar The Church Key: thechurchkeyla.com. Take in the social scene in West Hollywood located in the heart of Los Angeles. Visit West Hollywood

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