It’s largely self-promotional because that’s my club. It goes on every Saturday until 10:30 or 11 at night. Deacon Jones, a great jazz musician, plus four or five other comedians perform. It’s a lot of fun and pretty great.
It’s the best jazz joint in L.A. with the best view. It’s right near Hollywood High. I’m a seafood man, but you better watch out for the mercury. I like their shrimp linguine, but they also have great New England clam chowder, filet mignon, and calamari.
It’s a make-your-own hamburger restaurant. Girl, there are 312,120-plus hamburger combinations. I didn’t know that much existed! Maybe 20 or 30, but not 312,000! You go and sit down at the counters, you get a menu, and on the menu there are little boxes with choices of what kind of mustard, lettuce or onions you want. You do it yourself. Usually when I go, I put some onions, avocado, some beans and some Dijon mustard. By the time I get through, a 200-calorie hamburger turned into a 600-calorie one.
This place has great Italian food. They have a piano player, and you can actually request songs. Oh man, you can get calamari here. It is really good. Maybe once in a while I’ll go but I have been trying to eat healthier and I usually try not to eat big meals at night.
It’s a great restaurant with great food. When you buy a pasta meal, you get to take a second one home with you for free. I don’t know how they make money off of that, but it’s great. They also have good crab meat.
Once in a while I’ll go to Roscoe’s on Gower and Sunset. All the Roscoe’s restaurants are great, though. The owner once said, “I am going to open up a restaurant named Chicken and Waffles,” and people laughed at him. Now, it’s been open for six decades. I usually get a drumstick, waffles and an Arnold Palmer.
They’ve got great Jamaican food! Especially salmon. When I’m not cooking my own salmon, I go to Coley’s. They also have great oxtails. It’s the only oxtail in L.A. that would break my fish diet. Their oxtails are out of this world.
Photograph courtesy: (1) L.A. Blues & Comedy; (2) Catalina Bar & Grill; (3) Yelp; (5) Miceli’s; (9) Coley’s; All other photographs courtesy facebook.com.