Because Eating Can Be an Adventure
Written By: Charlotte Farrell Unique Dining Experiences in LA
LA is filled with folks that wish to expose their palates to what is new in the LA restaurant lineup. These seven locations provide the curious and their taste buds with experiences that range from the sensual to the outrageous.
Unique Dining Experiences in LA
At Nuit Blanche, you can enjoy a five-course menu and an exquisite, sensual burlesque show that will take you back to the time of Gatsby and prohibition. Cabaret and the roaring ‘20s is the name of the game, and so is a sophisticated menu. Think Maine lobster tails, strawberry Champagne, chocolate mousse…the list goes on! And the entertainment is just as luxurious as the food. Along with the burlesque performance, you can also soak in the sweet sounds of jazz music.
Native Knowledge: The dress code is mandatory black tie.
627 S Carondelet St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Unique Dining Experiences in LA
At Opaque, eager and hungry diners will get to heighten their sense of taste and smell while dining in complete darkness. Although the food can’t be seen, the waiters are there to help guide you in indulging the rest of your senses.
2020 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
One of the most anticipated pop-ups has arrived, and it is a bright and shining homage to the hit show “Saved By the Bell.” Expect to marvel at the scene that was made to replicate what you grew to love on the show. You can even dine in Mr. Belding’s office! The school’s lockers are even ready for Instagram opps, with artifacts and bright colors to keep you snapping pic after pic. Props are not the only memorabilia that the diner has to offer, as the cuisine gives shout outs as well. Try the Bayside Burger, AC Sliders and Mr. Belding’s fries, to name a few.
7100 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Howlin’ Rays is the Nashville comfort food haven that challenges your taste buds to an epic, sweat-inducing duel. They boast the spiciest fried chicken in LA with their “Howlin’” sauce, which they claim is “can’t touch this 10++” on the spice scale.
Native Knowledge: The line is notoriously long, so plan accordingly.
727 N Broadway, Ste 128
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria offers a pizza that you most likely fantasized about as a child—and probably still dream about as an adult. It’s larger than life at 2,916 square-inches, and is aptly named “The Giant Sicilian.” The pizza comes with 200 square slices and serves about 50-70 people. Just try to conquer the largest deliverable pizza in the world. We dare you!
8323 Reseda Blvd, Ste 101
Northridge, CA 91324
Forget the average happy hour. Why not enjoy your post-workday sips while taking in a new movie? The Cinépolis Luxury experience includes fully reclining seats, attentive waiters that are ready at the push of a button, all while enjoying adult beverages at 40 percent off plus $5 eats if popcorn just doesn’t cut it. On top of the discounted food and drink, take advantage of $10 Magic Hour tickets from 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
180 Promenade Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
The Cat Cafe Lounge is a paradise for cat lovers, giving them the opportunity to spend time with fluffy, playful felines while getting their caffeine fix via a cup of Joe or some rejuvenating tea.
Native Knowledge: The cafe is nonprofit and all the cats are adoptable.
1736 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025