Monday, November 20, 2017

And Where Do You “Where To?”: 7th Annual Thanksgiving Edition

It’s that time of the year again!

Aside from pumpkin spiced lattes, apple cinnamon scents and fiery autumn colors, it’s also the season of Thanksgiving — yes, the time for copious amounts of turkey, but also the time when I turn my blog over to other fantastic bloggers to share the places that they're “thankful” for throughout Los Angeles. I love doing this because it’s a chance for all of us to put more restaurants, bars and lounges on our radar to check out!

This year, four phenomenal ladies have shared their recommendations below — from outdoor dining in the marina to indulging at down-to-earth Mexican eateries. Check them out below and of course, don’t forget to drop the places you’re thankful for in the comments section below.

Most importantly, have a wonderful holiday with family and friends. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

“No matter the day or time, I can always go to Post & Beam and feel at home. I’ve ventured here for brunch and dinner on multiple occasions, taken girlfriends and family, or gone for date night, and always had the best experience. The food is what I call ‘conscious comfort food’ and the ambiance is warm, cozy and inviting! My favorite things about this spot are the live jazz on weekends, the shrimp and grits and that they grow their own herbs in the back! Often times, the owner will seat you or come by and check on you… it just feels like an extension of home in L.A.!”

- Ashley Tyrus

“Looking for strong drinks, appetizing cuisine and a great time? Casablanca Restaurant is the place for you! Located just a few blocks from the beach, Casablanca has been serving Venice, California for over 30 years with their famous homemade flour tortillas, Mexican food, live music and their very own 'Create Your Own Tequila Experience.' With a selection of over 250 tequilas, Casablanca brings the party to your table with their Tequila Express bar, which is just one of the many reasons this small restaurant has become a local favorite. Get ready to embrace this charming restaurant's love for old Hollywood, delicious food and let the drinks flow!”

- Chelsea DuHaime

“I love to highlight amazing designers for the petite fashionistas out there. However, a (petite) girl's got to eat, too! My favorite sit-down spot would have to be SALT Restaurant and Bar. I found it while scouring the Westside for a new, fresh seafood restaurant. SALT is located in the Marina Del Rey Hotel. The restaurant has a very upscale look, but the vibe is everything and then some! Upbeat electric music playing, giant flatscreen TVs all over and dim lighting set the mood here. If you are looking for a great lounge, this one comes with a view of the marina and communal fire pits for relaxing outside. The prices aren't cheap, but if you come during happy hour, you can get a host of drinks and appetizers for under $15! I highly recommend this place if ambiance is high on your list. Food was amazing and well worth the price. Be sure to check in for 10 percent off of your meal (does not include happy hour items). If you haven't already, go check it out! Love and Lux!

- Jessica Blackwell

“My recommendation is Boxwood on the Roof — that is on the roof of The London West Hollywood. When you want to rise above the chaos of living in Los Angeles, this rooftop bar — and there is a pool on the other side — offers 270-degrees view.”

- Sarah Harris 

1 comment:

  1. I second the SALT shout out! They're food and drinks are delicious and the marina is so relaxing!