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My LA to Z: Tony Hawk
The skateboarding superstar just opened a skate park in Long Beach, but Culver City is his favorite spot to hang
Culver City Skate Park
Yes, I get recognized every time I go, but there isn’t usually an overwhelming amount of people there. My favorite trick is a backside smith grind in the clover bowl. It's a blast to watch the kids because they’re so hungry to learn new tricks.
I eat anything, so I guess I’m an adventurous guy, but for hamburgers I love Umami. I go once a week, unless I have a craving for In-N-Out.
I love going fast on a snowboard. I get enough "trick" satisfaction while skating, so when I’m on the snow I just want to speed down the mountain.
I like to take my kids during certain exhibitions. We went to see Tim Burton’s work, and they loved it.
My daughter’s face lights up at the sight of princesses. My boys love it there too, but they won’t admit to liking the princesses—though I know they do.
I usually go for their specials and grab something to heat up at home. Their frozen goods are awesome.
The courtyard is generally quiet, and their bruschetta with burrata is amazing. I never thought I would sound so Hollywood.
It’s where I buy my rarely-used formal wear and nice shoes. The last time I got really dressed up was for the Laureus Awards in London. I had to tour Australia for three weeks prior while lugging a garment bag around just for that occasion.
Photographs courtesy (in order): (1) laist.com, (2) umamiburger.com, (3) onthesnow.com, (4) artsjournal.com, (5) destination360.com, (6) clementineonline.com, (7) thebeatofyounglosangeles.blogspot.com, (8) johnvarvatos.com