Located in an ivy-covered building along Ventura Blvd. You can also bring your own non-motorized vessel to tour the neighborhood at water level enter via the launch ramp at Venice Boulevard. Granted, a night of improv comedy isn't everyone's idea of a barrel of laughs. Run by Nick Fowler and his team of surfing gurus, whether you are a beginner planning to learn from scratch, or looking for an experienced instructor to help you progress, Aloha Brothers will have you surfing in no time. All dishes are shareable, izakaya style, with such authentic delights as squid ink udon, uni udon with hijiki seaweed, or agedashi fried homemade tofu with organic mushroom ankake sauce. Meet the brains behind the fantastic food you will taste on the way, from farmers, local producers, and grocers to vendors, vintners, and chefs. To really cheer on some hometown heroes, consider an outing to the , the.
But, if you do you prefer to splurge on an outing that spoils your S. Make a reservation because this place fills up even on weeknights. Founded in 1971 by J. More related stories from YourTango:. Explore the bizarre at the Culver City While some people like to have romantic candlelit dinners on dates, others love a good adventure exploring really weird and creepy stuff. Our favorite route is the Beachwood Canyon one that goes through what old Hollywoodland once was.
The trattoria-style Maddalena Restaurant at the San Antonio Winery is perfect for a romantic celebration. For a zesty bite, try the curry-flavored sauce with shrimp, pork and banana blossom that hails from Hoi An, with crispy rice crackers as a side. Located at Fairfax Avenue and 3rd Street, the market has long been the go-to place for foodies, aficionados, gourmands and market lovers alike. Savvy gourmands and oenophiles will delight in the tempting menu that features a modern take on authentic Italian fare and the carefully composed wine list that is beyond compare. Searching for great places to hang out together? The establishment is located just off the main downtown drag. And if you want to dip out early, order the khao soi to go.
Picky eaters and avid Instagrammers will all find something to love at Grand Central Market. Look out at the city below—which often makes for interesting conversations—or sit through the observatory show. Taqueria is doing the same great Mexican food and cocktails in a way more casual setting. The pizzas are the obvious headliners but just about anything on the menu is worth ordering. Take a picnic to Pan Pacific Park, located across the street from The Grove. To me, it epitomizes why living in Southern California is the best — and why dating there is the most enchanting.
Sit on the patio, share a ceviche, and try to remember what you learned about Martin Scorsese in that one undergrad film class you took while your date is in the restroom. Lucky Strike Lanes has a full bar, a disc jockey and star schmoozing. For a sweet treat, end the meal with some green papaya and homemade Vietnamese coffee ice cream. Choose from outings that amble along the likes of Griffith Park trails, enticing California terrain, or within scent-shot of refreshing salt water breezes. The two-story oyster bar in the heart of Silver Lake has one of the strongest curb appeals of the entire Eastside, with the food and environment inside to back it all up. Wander around the store separately for ten minutes, find a book or record you think the other will absolutely love and get it, then share your gifts afterward — trust me, they're better than flowers and will last a whole lot longer.
Because aside from pinball and Atari, the Chinese food here is excellent. They also have a whole selection of wine to take home, if it seems like the night might continue past dinner. Photo by Plan your first date in L. Woo your date with your knowledge of modern art, stroll through the Japanese art pavilion or comment on your interpretations of the latest bizarre art installation. Escuela is perfect for many things, but it might be most perfect for first dates.
Dan dan noodles and video games? So named for its architectural design, which is akin to that of a Greek Temple, the theater was designed by Samuel Tilden Norton and built in 1929, and has since become a world-renowned entertainment venue. Grab a booth or a spot at the bar, let the French waitstaff pick the wine for you, order the gravlax and beef burgundy tacos, and promise that Christmas with his parents will be just as good. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. You might just learn how to make some dim sum or pasta from scratch. The modern Southern spot is one of our favorite dinner date places, thanks to a fantastic menu and a beautiful space. Courtesy of Snap Shock 2. Small, elegant, and unpretentious, Kinjiro is so popular you will not be able to get in without reservation.
The retired ocean liner, which sailed from 1936 to 1967, hosts numerous historical tours, as well as the Ghosts and Legends tour and paranormal-themed dinners sure to bring you and your date closer together. Make sure your next date can be a romantic dinner in with a class Multiple locations Whether you consider yourself a Top Chef or a Boyardee Chef, your cooking game can always use some refining. In the years I resided around Southern California, I learned quite a bit about relationships, and. Located in Griffith Park on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, the Observatory sits 1,134 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views across the city for miles. The food is mostly tacos and bar bites, so you can try a lot of different dishes without getting too full. Go on thrilling rides inspired by your favorite movies at Universal Studios , spend a romantic evening at Griffith Observatory, , stroll through the Farmers Market and relax at natural hot springs.
The adult classes include drawing and painting, mixed media printmaking, and more, and not only will you learn about composition, color, and technique together, but you can gift each other your own works of art. It needs to be romantic without being too formal, special without being too expensive and cool without being tragically so. Are you in the business? Kinjiro has a great beer selection that includes ten or more beers from the famous Japanese brewer Hitachino Nest. This town has no shortage of excellent places to eat raw fish, but when it comes to date night, Asanebo is your spot. Make sure to get real cozy at the half dozen or so overlooks along the way.
Still, we remain staunch believers in the art of the first date. For an intimate setting that will force interaction, The Bar at the Culver Hotel is historic, trendy, and cramped. Don't worry -- it's an easy hike, so you won't be sweat-soaked. With a multitude of indoor and outdoor activities for the athletic and non-athletic alike, you can most certainly find yourself and your companion snuggling up anywhere from a sunny beach to a dark bowling alley. They put it in a cup, cone or a delicious sweet bun and send you straight to heaven. Share s'mores over a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach. The cozy tasting room has couches and games, plus Taco Thursdays and free pizza and movies on Fridays.