My LA to Z: Chris Wood

<em>Containment</em> star Chris Wood (aka <em>The Vampire Diaries</em>’s resident sociopath, Kai Parker) talks heavenly Tonnarelli alla Norcina, daydreaming about crab rolls, and his quest for success at Escape Room L.A.


rh1They do a Tonnarelli alla Norcina that is heavenly, and the sommeliers are always knowledgeable about their extensive wine lists. I’ve made some amazing vino discoveries here.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

faison2I’m a bit of a classical music nerd, and I try to get out to see the L.A. Phil as often as possible. (I’m actually a season ticket holder.) I’ve seen some of my favorite pieces performed here, from Mozart concertos to Brahms symphonies. They do a bit of everything, and the architecture of the concert hall is incredible. I still marvel at the design and the acoustics every time I’m there.

Dodger Stadium

faison2I’m a massive baseball fan. I’m a Yankees fan first, I have to admit, but the Dodgers is my top National League team. This stadium is really one-of-a-kind, with its incredible view and location. If I could, I’d be at every home game.

Night + Market

faison4This food is legit. Sticky rice, chicken larb, papaya salad, and Grapow Khai Dao. And beer. Makes anyone feel like a “Larb King.”

Escape Room L.A.

faison7It’s like a real-life version of Clue crossed with a puzzle store. There are insanely creative rooms with fun themes that you need to ‘escape’ from by solving a series of puzzles. I have to admit, I’ve never escaped. I’ve been stumped by the Detective and Cavern rooms. But I won’t give up yet!

Lake Hollywood Park

faison5This is my favorite spot to bring my pup. He exhausts himself running around and having a ball, and the views are lovely. It’s right under the Hollywood sign.

Katsuya Sushi

faison7I love the vibe in here—relaxed and easygoing. They always have fantastic quality fish and the toro makes my mouth water. Sometimes I daydream about the baked crab hand rolls.

Photographs courtesy (in order): (5) yelp/John H.; (7) yelp/Katsuya Hollywood.;all other photographs are courtesy

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