Hidden Gems in LA

Jitlada Wonderful Thai restaurant opened in the 1970s, a favorite of Jonathan Gold and Matt Groening

Permanent Records Relocated from Chicago with three locations in LA, great vinyl selection of essentials and grails

Soot Bull Jeep Korean BBQ, one of the few to use charcoal in Los Angeles

LADWP John Ferraro Building Iconic mid-century civic building in Downtown Los Angeles

SPINELLI KILCOLLIN our new downtown offices and design studio

Everson Royce Bar Great drinks & delicious burgers

Nevine Mahmoud’s Studio Friend and contemporary artist.

Kitchen Mouse Healthy eating in Highland Park, great coffee, and excellent people watching

Huntington Library and Gardens Books, art, and botanical garden in an historic setting—a rejuvenating getaway 25 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles

Guelaguetza Incredible Oaxacan food, perfect for big parties

In Sheep’s Clothing Hi-Fi vinyl bar with an incredible audiophile sound system and record collection curated by Zach Cowie

HMS Bounty Nautical-themed bar in the lobby of the Gaylord apartments, across from the site of the former Ambassador Hotel

Botanica Fresh, seasonal menu, great scene, great cocktails, and natural wine list

Hank and Bean Test Kitchen Our favorite bespoke chef service

Edendale Mainstay silver lake bar with relaxed outdoor seating.

Dinosaur Coffee Delicious coffee and afternoon hangout

Cafe Birdie Great place to take friends to dinner when they come to Highland Park

Debs Park 300-acre park with native plants, hawks, coyotes, and a small lake shaped like a peanut

DWYER KILCOLLIN’s STUDIO Dwyer’s sculpture studio

Montecito Heights birthplace of Spinelli Kilcollin, and home of Dwyer and Yves

Silver Lake Reservoir the site of Dwyer’s and Yves’s first date

LA River Yes—Los Angeles has a river. Great for bike trails, bird watching, and reliving the drag race from Grease

ICA LA Favorite new kunsthalle museum

Commonwealth and Council Great contemporary gallery run by our friends Kibum and Young

Shatto Chateau Beautiful contemporary gallery perched at the top of the historic Bendix building

Bonaventure Hotel An important post-modern architectural landmark complete with rotating rooftop bar and Yves’s all-time favorite lobby.