Best sausage and dogs: Dog Haus
3817 West Olive Avenue The sausages here are so good you’ll forget that you usually only eat hot dogs after 20 beers with your friends. The menu is playful -- look for the Thai currywurst alongside the classics Brats -- but the flavors are always big and true. And should
you be dropping in after those 20 beers, there are only three other words you need: “Chilli Cheese Tots.”
3911 W Riverside Dr Not to be confused with its sister restaurant nearby on Orange Grove Ave, this
Don Cuco’s is the kind of dimly lit haven LA does so well. With deep booths and even deeper pours on top-shelf margaritas, it’s Mexico in the style of Tarantino: a little old school, a little eclectic, and always a good time... just without the body count.
Best spot to work and caffeinate: Simply Coffee
940 N Lima St Because everyone should have a place where they can get some work done while eating pastries and drinking stupid-good coffee, there’s Simply Coffee. There’s indoor/outdoor seating, the atmosphere is friendly and chill, but most of all, it’s the home of the STUMPTOWN NITRO COLD BREW ON TAP. You read that right.
326 N Victory Blvd Equal parts “Yogurtland DIY” and “Brazilian OMG,” Acai Jungle Bowls Café is serving up bowls of the frozen berry with superfood toppings of your choice. Think cacao, mango, bee pollen, goji -- basically everything you should’ve eaten instead of going to Dog Haus. Consider this your act of penitence and be glad, because contrition never tasted so much like dessert. Sign up here for our daily LA email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun Los Angeles has to offer. Trent Atkinson is an Australian born screenwriter whose great, perhaps too great, appreciation of food lead him to LA and you. Find him feigning cool on Instagram @sweatnbutter