Pit Stop

  HAPPY HOUR Avalon Topping off your afternoon sipping a refreshing beverage by the pool is a rare weekday treat, and the Avalon is happy to facilitate your escape. Indulge […]




Poolside at Avalon

Topping off your afternoon sipping a refreshing beverage by the pool is a rare weekday treat, and the Avalon is happy to facilitate your escape. Indulge in tonno piccante, spicy yellowfin tuna over crispy risotto, or the too good to resist pizzetta afumicata with grand padano fondue, smoked mozzarella, truffle honey, and arugula.

9400 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Happy Hours: 3-6pm, M-F

Faith and Flower
Since opening in early 2014, Faith and Flower’s under-the-radar social hour has quickly become an unsung Downtown favorite. Enjoy $1 oysters, $8 specialty cocktails, $5 deviled Jidori kimchi eggs, $6 duck liver mousse tarts, and $10 margherita pizza.

705 W. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Happy Hours: 5-6:30pm, Su-Th


The bar at Faith & Flower

The Lab
Admire the copper fermentation vessels that align the interior and come by from 3-6pm any day for homemade hummus, street tacos, mushroom flatbread, soft pretzel with cheese fondue and mustard or chicken wings. Live music fills the room up to four times a week.

30105 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Happy Hours: 3-6pm, Daily


A flight at The Lab

Stop by after dinner for Spago’s signature “Reverse Happy Hour,” and enjoy special prices on favorites like the Duke of Earl – Earl Grey tea infused gin, lemon juice, and egg whites. Nibble on Chinese steamed bao buns with glazed short ribs. Available only at the bar.

176 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Happy Hours: 9-11pm, Tu-Sa


Bao Buns at Spago


Los Angeles comes alive at lunch time. Discover novel places that are guaranteed to bring renewed inspiration to your midday hour.

A Burger and fries, Michael Mina style

Bourbon Steak
This new restaurant is all glam with rich leather and brushed metals. The tuna tartare is unique and refreshing with asian pear, a quail egg, pine nuts, and mint.  Wood-fired steaks and skewers are a great pick for lunch and come with one of Mina’s signature sides.

237 S Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91210

ristorante al-mare

Sicilian style Seabass

Ristorante Al Mare
Finally, a restaurant on the pier that is worth visiting. Choose from many different paninis served on their homemade Ciabatta bread or an array of fresh seafood, pastas, and pizzas. All served with priceless views of the Pacific.

250 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

sushi sasabune

The action behind the counter is never ending

This low-key sushi spot finally opened a Beverly Hills’ location and serves some of the best sushi in LA. The $25 chirashi lunch set is a steal,  as is the $35 Sasabune lunch set with seven pieces of the chef’s choice nigiri, hand roll, sashimi salad, miso soup, and refreshing lychee sorbet.

9162 W Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The Wallace

The interior at The Wallace

The Wallace
This rustic but gorgeous new space focuses on seasonal produce with artful presentations and creative cocktails. Lunchtime here is peaceful; dishes like farro salad with spinach, roasted pumpkin and cranberry are über comforting.

3833 Main St.
Culver City, CA 90232