Sue And Gideon's Guidebook

Sue And Gideon

We built our house in Echo Park in 2003 and just finished our guest house in 2012. We love Los Angeles and know you will too.

Things to do in Los Angeles


The Echo

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
1822 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cool place to go hear music. Sometimes super famous people like the Rolling Stones pop in unannounced. Next door to Two Boots so you can get a slice before or after the show.

127 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great deep dish pizza, quiches, pasta etc. Nice neighborhood hangout. They deliver also.


Silverlake Ramen

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2927 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious Ramen and rice bowls. Always a wait if you come a dinner but if you arrive before 6:00, you shouldn't have too long a wait. Reasonably priced too.


L & E Oyster Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1637 Silver Lake Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Terrific bar and oyster bar upstairs and great food downstairs. No reservations so you might have a wait.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 2121 East 7th Place·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hands down the best Italian restaurant downtown. House made charcuterie, great house made pastas, terrific patio, nice staff. Our favorite Italian place on this side of town.


Fix Coffee

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 2100 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Website·

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our favorite nearby coffee shop. Lots of locals hanging out here all day. Good coffee and pastries also.


Echo Park Lake

Parks & NatureParks
751 Echo Park Avenue·Map·

220 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place to go and take a walk or rent a paddle boat. Nice local ethnic culture meets hipsters. There's even a pretty good coffee shop restaurant right there. The park has shown up in famous ... read more



Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1261 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Arguably the best tacos in town. You must try this place if you are in the neighborhood.


El Prado

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 1805 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great little neighborhood bar that serves wine and beer. Cozy and low key.

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The other coffee shop in the neighborhood. Not as good as Fix and totally different vibe but worth a visit.


Baco Mercat

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 408 South Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our favorite restaurant in L.A. Josef Centano is an award winning chef who blends, Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern influences into great food.

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the bigger branch of Pazzo Gelata in Silverlake. More flavors than the Echo Park branch.


Two Boots Echo Park

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1818 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great pizza and they deliver.


Valerie Echo Park

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1665 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very expensive but delicious baked goods, petit fours and chocolates. They also serve salads, sandwiches, tea and coffee. Nice little patio outside as well.


Bar Amá

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 118 West 4th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Josef's other Restaurant. Amazing Tex-Mex but modernized and a huge tequila and mezcal selection.



Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1608 1/2 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really good pastries!

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our big local park with great trails for hiking and running. The nearest entrance is at the top of the hill where Duane meets Park. Just cross the street and you'll see the steep path into the park.

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Best Coffee in the neighborhood.

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Indian Restaurant. They also deliver.



EssentialsGrocery Stores
1342 North Alvarado Street·Map·Hours·Website·

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest major grocery store and staffed with nice folks. Big parking lot.

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Curated, gourmet grocery store. They also have yummy salads and sandwiches, organic produce and fancy meat.


Regency Cleaners

Everything Else
1411 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Hours·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very nice folks run this Dry Cleaners and they do a nice job.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 400 S Main St·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The absolute best vegetarian food on the east side. But you can get meat as well and the bar is terrific too!.


Full House Seafood

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 963 North Hill Street·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best nearby Cantonese style seafood restaurant. Doesn't deliver.


Rambutan Thai

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2835 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best nearby Thai food. Better options west in Thai Town but this place is very good and delivers.


Pazzo Gelateria

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1910 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the smaller branch of the best gelateria on the east side. Parking is behind the building.


Red Hill

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1325 Echo Park Avenue·Map·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a great neighborhood restaurant that serves lunch and dinner.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the best Cuban restaurant in the neighborhood. Very authentic. Great Cubanos, Media Noches and Tostones. Very authentic. It's in a dingy strip mall but don't worry, it's worth the stop.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can drop your laundry off here for fluff and fold or do it yourself.