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Jason, Marc, Robin & Jeremy's Guidebook

Jason, Marc, Robin & Jeremy

Jason is a film and television writer. Jeremy works in film and television development and production. Robin is a lawyer and realtor. Marc is a podiatrist.

Things to do in Los Angeles


Tierra Mia Coffee

1202 North Alvarado Street·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest coffee shop to us - about two blocks away. Adequate but not tops in our book.


Pho Cafe

$· 2841 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·

125 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but this is the best pho on the east side. Cash only!


Silver Lake Ramen

$· 2927 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Terrific authentic Japanese casual cuisine. Fantastic soups and sushis, very reasonably priced.


Sushi Gen

$$$· 422 East 2nd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Absolutely stunning sushi. You know its the real deal when everyone around you is Japanese. Reservations recommended.


Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

$$· 3922 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

406 local Airbnb hosts recommend

These people are passionate about coffee. Amazing hipster-watching.


Saito's Sushi

$$· 4339 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

High quality, family run sushi. A little on the pricy side, and the service is hit or miss, but the sushi is wonderful.

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing, amazing coffee, great pastries, and good boutique shopping in the places next door. Excellent people watching too. Walk around the reservoir and come here after!


Silver Lake Reservoir

1850 W Silver Lake Blvd·Map·

224 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great place to walk or run, with a nice park on the east side of the reservoir. Walkable from our house through the Silverlake hills. Keep an eye out for the hidden staircases on your way down.

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great place to walk or run. The park has been reopened as of June 2013 and is beautiful. Water lily gardens on either side of the lake.

118 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Mind-blowing pies. Good diner food and staff is very nice. Parking just behind the restaurant. Lovely outdoor seating. It doesn't get busy until after 9 pm. A favorite for local hipsters.


Pizza Buona

$$· 922 N Alvarado St Ste C·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best classic pizza on the east side. Pasta dishes are like Grandma's.


4100 Bar

1087 Manzanita Street·Map·Hours·Website·

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cool ass bar. Hip and dark. They spin old records.


Silverlake Wine

$$· 2395 Glendale Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great boutique wine shop with lots of esoteric selections as well as more easy drinking stuff. Nice clientele and owners. They have tastings regularly.


Tender Greens

$· 6290 West Sunset Blvd.·Map·Hours·Website·

91 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unbelievable salads. The lettuce leaves are like no other lettuce leaves. Casual dining. It's quickly become a chain and there are also locations in Pasadena and Santa Monica.


Mohawk Bend

$$· 2141 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

236 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An old movie theatre turned super hip gastropub. Gorgeous architecture. Good food and all-California wines, beers, and hard liquor. Great cocktails. Get the cast-iron chocolate chip cookie!


Mohawk General Store

$$$· 4011 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This whole neighborhood - Sunset Junction - has great shopping - unique boutiques and thrift stores. Mohawk General Store has a great selection of small designer clothes for men and women.



$$$· 3827 W Sunset Blvd # F·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best sneaker stores in LA. This location and it's sister store in NYC sometimes stocks sneakers available nowhere else.


Lark Cake Shop

3337 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful cupcakes and desserts.


Heywood A Gourmet Grilled Cheese Shoppe

$· 3337-1/2 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredibly indulgent grilled cheeses. Yum.

87 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the oldest restaurants in LA. Wonderful and kitschy. Good French food.

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really good deep dish Chicago style pizza that everyone talks about. Funky living room setting inside. Deep dish pizza takes 45 minutes.



$$· 3823 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

126 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible organic farm-to-table casual cuisine. Order at the counter. Reasonably priced. Deserts are awesome. Not open Sundays (we think.)


Two Boots

$$· 1818 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cornmeal encrusted pizza. Delivers. New-age toppings that are delicious.


Pazzo Gelato

$· 3827 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

GO HERE NOW. Homemade gelatos that will blow your mind.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Handmade leather goods. Made in the back of the shop. All kind of belts, bags, purses. Worth a visit.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you find yourself needing plants, this is the place to find high quality fauna and some terrific exotic succulents. Nice gifts as well, and the staff are incredibly helpful.



2903 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It doesn't look like much, but it has superb classic old-school Italian food in a semi-fine dining setting. Menu is basic - because your insanely charismatic waiter will tell you about 20+ specials.


Silver Lake Blvd

Silver Lake Blvd·Map·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great shopping in unique boutiques for home goods, apparel and gifts. A lovely place to stroll and get coffee at LaMill.



$· 1605 Glendale Boulevard·Map·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the cheapest gas for miles. Maybe the cheapest in town.


Collar & Leash

1836 Hyperion Avenue·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best pet store in the area.