Crows Nest Guidebook

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Crows Nest Guidebook

Food Scene

Great brunch spot and also amazing for a fancy dinner. Don't let the line deter you, it moves pretty quick. Pro tip: Large outside patio always has ample space.
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Republique
624 South La Brea Ave
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Great brunch spot and also amazing for a fancy dinner. Don't let the line deter you, it moves pretty quick. Pro tip: Large outside patio always has ample space.
Best Sunday Gravy west of the Mississippi!
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Rao's
1006 Seward Street
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Best Sunday Gravy west of the Mississippi!
The original Hollywood hotspot. Great food and legendary history.
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Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd
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The original Hollywood hotspot. Great food and legendary history.
Great 24 hour Jewish deli and check out the Kibitz Room for a drink and see where some LA legends got their start.
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Canter's Restaurant, Bakery, Deli and Bar
419 North Fairfax Avenue
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Great 24 hour Jewish deli and check out the Kibitz Room for a drink and see where some LA legends got their start.
Our favorite sushi spot. Small and unassuming. Try the omakase!
Sasabune Beverly Hills
9162 West Olympic Boulevard
Our favorite sushi spot. Small and unassuming. Try the omakase!
Lovely French patisserie in the heart of Melrose. Great for people watching and the Chouqettes are a must. For something savory, try the ham sandwich on a mini baguette.
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LA Chouquette
7350C Melrose Ave
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Lovely French patisserie in the heart of Melrose. Great for people watching and the Chouqettes are a must. For something savory, try the ham sandwich on a mini baguette.
Excellent coffee spot. Hollywood and Studio City locations. Try the iced mint mojito but be warned, it has been proven to be habit forming!
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Philz Coffee
6430 Sunset Blvd
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Excellent coffee spot. Hollywood and Studio City locations. Try the iced mint mojito but be warned, it has been proven to be habit forming!
Decadent cafe on posh Robertson in weho. surprising one of the most luxurious burgers in town and of course they are most famous for their caviar. Treat yourself!
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Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique
321 N Robertson Blvd
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Decadent cafe on posh Robertson in weho. surprising one of the most luxurious burgers in town and of course they are most famous for their caviar. Treat yourself!
If you broke the bank on caviar at Petrosian, don't worry Andre's has got you covered. This hole on the wall spot across the street from the Grove offers up solid Italian fare cafeteria style. 2 can easily get stuffed for under 20 bucks. Cash only. Pro tip: save room for the pistachio gelato. Best in the city!
Andre's
If you broke the bank on caviar at Petrosian, don't worry Andre's has got you covered. This hole on the wall spot across the street from the Grove offers up solid Italian fare cafeteria style. 2 can easily get stuffed for under 20 bucks. Cash only. Pro tip: save room for the pistachio gelato. Best in the city!
Some of the best Korean BBQ in the city
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Soowon Galbi
856 South Vermont Avenue
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Some of the best Korean BBQ in the city
Just down the hill on Laurel Canyon, next to the Canyon Country Store you will find Pace in the Canyon. A (not so) hidden gem serving high quality Italian fare that's not only close, some say it's the best restaurant in LA. Book ahead as they tend to fill up or if you prefer to stay in and enjoy the view from The Nest, they deliver!
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Pace
2100 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
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Just down the hill on Laurel Canyon, next to the Canyon Country Store you will find Pace in the Canyon. A (not so) hidden gem serving high quality Italian fare that's not only close, some say it's the best restaurant in LA. Book ahead as they tend to fill up or if you prefer to stay in and enjoy the view from The Nest, they deliver!
Simply the best quick and most consistent burger on the planet. Yes, I said BEST, fight me!
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In-N-Out Burger
7009 Sunset Boulevard
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Simply the best quick and most consistent burger on the planet. Yes, I said BEST, fight me!
Historic Hollywood Mexican haunt. Come for the history, stay for the Margaritas!
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El Coyote
7312 Beverly Boulevard
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Historic Hollywood Mexican haunt. Come for the history, stay for the Margaritas!
Probably the best and most authentic Italian you'll find in the city.
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Angelini Osteria
7313 Beverly Boulevard
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Probably the best and most authentic Italian you'll find in the city.
Great brunch spot on the Strip and a just stone's throw from The Nest.
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The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker
8653 Sunset Blvd
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Great brunch spot on the Strip and a just stone's throw from The Nest.

Sightseeing

Only a couple miles from the nest. Great trails (long and short) and epic views of the valley. Be sure to make it to the 'Rain Forest' and the abandoned jeep along the trail. You also have an easy hike with killer views by just walking around our block! Go down the hill and you'll have a nice lookout just a couple hundred feet down the road to your right. Go up the hill and stay to the left all the way to the end of the road and there's another great view spot to your left!
Betty B Dearing Trail
Only a couple miles from the nest. Great trails (long and short) and epic views of the valley. Be sure to make it to the 'Rain Forest' and the abandoned jeep along the trail. You also have an easy hike with killer views by just walking around our block! Go down the hill and you'll have a nice lookout just a couple hundred feet down the road to your right. Go up the hill and stay to the left all the way to the end of the road and there's another great view spot to your left!
Secluded preserve in just above Beverly Hills and only a few miles from the nest. Great hiking trails and views almost as good from your balcony!
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Franklin Canyon Reservoir
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Secluded preserve in just above Beverly Hills and only a few miles from the nest. Great hiking trails and views almost as good from your balcony!
Historic Laurel Canyon spot where some of music biggest legends congregated and stocked up on provisions. Pick up a coffee and pastry from Lilly at her stand on the patio.
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Canyon Country Store
2108 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
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Historic Laurel Canyon spot where some of music biggest legends congregated and stocked up on provisions. Pick up a coffee and pastry from Lilly at her stand on the patio.
Across from the Canyon Store check out Jim Morrison's former home. This where Morrison wrote the poem Love Street and eventually became the iconic song. Look for the brown city sign just in front of the house designating Rothdell Trail as Love Street. If you need to get your steps in (literally). Hike up the funky steps of Tavern Trail just north of the cleaners and Love Street.
8201 Rothdell Trail
8201 Rothdell Trail
Across from the Canyon Store check out Jim Morrison's former home. This where Morrison wrote the poem Love Street and eventually became the iconic song. Look for the brown city sign just in front of the house designating Rothdell Trail as Love Street. If you need to get your steps in (literally). Hike up the funky steps of Tavern Trail just north of the cleaners and Love Street.
Now an event space, take a peek at the Houdini Estate on your way up/down to the nest. Just across the street on the NW corner of Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain are the remains of the old Frank Zappa Estate.
The Houdini Estate
2400 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Now an event space, take a peek at the Houdini Estate on your way up/down to the nest. Just across the street on the NW corner of Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain are the remains of the old Frank Zappa Estate.
For the more macabre and fans of True Crime, check out the house where the Wonderland murders took place. Made no more infamous thanks to the Val Kilmer flop bearing the streets name.
8763 Wonderland Ave
8763 Wonderland Avenue
For the more macabre and fans of True Crime, check out the house where the Wonderland murders took place. Made no more infamous thanks to the Val Kilmer flop bearing the streets name.
Great hiking and park donated to our fair city by the late, great Alex Trebek, who's home is not far from his eponymous trails.
Trebek Open Space
Great hiking and park donated to our fair city by the late, great Alex Trebek, who's home is not far from his eponymous trails.
This is an LA must. Instagram worthy shots around every corner. Can start trail at the top from Mulholland (quickest bang for the buck) or from the bottom at Fuller. Great views and people watching but always crowded and parking is almost non-existent. Take an Uber or park off Fuller in Hollywood and make the trek up. If a more tranquil hike is more preferable, take any of the other hikes mentioned. For comparable views and less crowds (but much more challenging) try Wisdom Tree/Cahuenga Peak.
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Runyon Canyon Road Hiking Path
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This is an LA must. Instagram worthy shots around every corner. Can start trail at the top from Mulholland (quickest bang for the buck) or from the bottom at Fuller. Great views and people watching but always crowded and parking is almost non-existent. Take an Uber or park off Fuller in Hollywood and make the trek up. If a more tranquil hike is more preferable, take any of the other hikes mentioned. For comparable views and less crowds (but much more challenging) try Wisdom Tree/Cahuenga Peak.
Wisdom Tree, Cahuenga Peak and Hollywood Sign. Great alternative to Runyon Canyon and equally impressive views. Hike is more moderate than Runyon (uneven terrain and steep trails) but so worth it once you reach the ridge. Check out the Wisdom Tree (which you can see from you balcony at the nest) and then head East for sweeping views of entire LA basin. For a little more adventure, keep going east along the ridgeline and get up and close (or at least as close and you can get legally) to a very interesting view of the back of the Hollywood Sign. For a great view of the front of the sign, park on Canyon Lake Drive and take some pics at Lake Hollywood Park. https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/best-la-hikes/wisdom-tree-hike-cahuenga-peak-and-hollywood-sign/
Wisdom tree
3052 Lake Hollywood Drive
Wisdom Tree, Cahuenga Peak and Hollywood Sign. Great alternative to Runyon Canyon and equally impressive views. Hike is more moderate than Runyon (uneven terrain and steep trails) but so worth it once you reach the ridge. Check out the Wisdom Tree (which you can see from you balcony at the nest) and then head East for sweeping views of entire LA basin. For a little more adventure, keep going east along the ridgeline and get up and close (or at least as close and you can get legally) to a very interesting view of the back of the Hollywood Sign. For a great view of the front of the sign, park on Canyon Lake Drive and take some pics at Lake Hollywood Park. https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/best-la-hikes/wisdom-tree-hike-cahuenga-peak-and-hollywood-sign/
Great alternative to Runyon Canyon. Great views of the city and if you go west at top you can get close to the Hollywood Sign. If you cut east, the view only gets better and will hit Griffith Park Observatory after a few miles.
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Brush Canyon Trail
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Great alternative to Runyon Canyon. Great views of the city and if you go west at top you can get close to the Hollywood Sign. If you cut east, the view only gets better and will hit Griffith Park Observatory after a few miles.
Best Contemporary Art museum outside of the MoMA and free admission with reservation!
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The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue
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Best Contemporary Art museum outside of the MoMA and free admission with reservation!
Joni's Laurel Canyon retreat at 8217 Lookout Mountain just next to the old Frank Zappa property. She lived there for a time with Graham Nash and was THE place where musicians would hang in the canyon. Rumor has it Steven Stills and David Crosby came by one night and that meeting was the beginnings of Crosby Stills and Nash. https://jonimitchell.com/library/view.cfm?id=2453
Joni Mitchell's Very, Very, Very, Fine House
8217 Lookout Mountain Avenue
Joni's Laurel Canyon retreat at 8217 Lookout Mountain just next to the old Frank Zappa property. She lived there for a time with Graham Nash and was THE place where musicians would hang in the canyon. Rumor has it Steven Stills and David Crosby came by one night and that meeting was the beginnings of Crosby Stills and Nash. https://jonimitchell.com/library/view.cfm?id=2453
On Laurel Canyon just below the Houdini Estate is The Mansion. Legendary producer Rick Rubin's palatial estate and recording studio that has kept the Laurel Canyon music scene flame alive for the last 30 years. From the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns and Roses to Jay-Z and countless others have recorded at this legendary estate. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mansion_(recording_studio)
2451 Laurel Canyon Blvd
2451 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
On Laurel Canyon just below the Houdini Estate is The Mansion. Legendary producer Rick Rubin's palatial estate and recording studio that has kept the Laurel Canyon music scene flame alive for the last 30 years. From the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns and Roses to Jay-Z and countless others have recorded at this legendary estate. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mansion_(recording_studio)
Quintessential Mid Century architecture and design at it's finest. Public Tours available. https://stahlhouse.com/
Stahl House
1635 Woods Drive
Quintessential Mid Century architecture and design at it's finest. Public Tours available. https://stahlhouse.com/
Far Out Magazine: Laurel Canyon: Travelling in the footsteps of California’s greatest music scene. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/travelling-laurel-canyon-california-greatest-music-scene/
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Laurel Canyon
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Far Out Magazine: Laurel Canyon: Travelling in the footsteps of California’s greatest music scene. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/travelling-laurel-canyon-california-greatest-music-scene/
Former Lookout Mountain Air Force Station now Jared Leto's residence. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_Mountain_Air_Force_Station
8935 Wonderland Ave
8935 Wonderland Avenue
Former Lookout Mountain Air Force Station now Jared Leto's residence. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_Mountain_Air_Force_Station
Quintessential Frank Lloyd Wright Mayan Revival home built in 1923 and Historical Landmark. https://franklloydwright.org/site/john-storer-house/
Storer House
8161 Hollywood Boulevard
Quintessential Frank Lloyd Wright Mayan Revival home built in 1923 and Historical Landmark. https://franklloydwright.org/site/john-storer-house/
Frank Lloyd Wright house where Clark Gable once lived https://franklloydwright.org/site/samuel-freeman-house/
Freeman House
1962 Glencoe Way
Frank Lloyd Wright house where Clark Gable once lived https://franklloydwright.org/site/samuel-freeman-house/
The Beatles stayed here and hung out with some very famous friends after their Los Angeles tour and penultimate gig at Dodger Stadium in August of 1966. https://amoralto.tumblr.com/post/614927755636867072/the-beatles-along-with-joan-baez-and-david http://www.beatlesradio.com/the-beatles-50-years-ago-today-august-27-1966
7655 Curson Terrace
7655 Curson Terrace
The Beatles stayed here and hung out with some very famous friends after their Los Angeles tour and penultimate gig at Dodger Stadium in August of 1966. https://amoralto.tumblr.com/post/614927755636867072/the-beatles-along-with-joan-baez-and-david http://www.beatlesradio.com/the-beatles-50-years-ago-today-august-27-1966
Mama Cass Elliott's House. If only the walls could talk. Ringo Starr also rented the house and also once owed by Dan Aykroyd and Beverly D'Angelo.
7708 Woodrow Wilson Dr
7708 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Mama Cass Elliott's House. If only the walls could talk. Ringo Starr also rented the house and also once owed by Dan Aykroyd and Beverly D'Angelo.
Former site of Frank Zappa Log Cabin House which burned down. https://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/The_Log_Cabin#:~:text=From%20Zappa%20Wiki%20Jawaka,alley%20in%20the%20basement%20level.
2401 Laurel Canyon Blvd
2401 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Former site of Frank Zappa Log Cabin House which burned down. https://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/The_Log_Cabin#:~:text=From%20Zappa%20Wiki%20Jawaka,alley%20in%20the%20basement%20level.
Dennis Hopper Compound. This is the house that Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward bought before Easy Rider and took some his most iconic photographs during the 1960s. It is now apparently owed by Craig Kilborn. The New Yorker: The Dennis Hopper Photograph That Caught Los Angeles. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-dennis-hopper-photograph-that-caught-los-angeles https://la.curbed.com/2011/9/13/10441928/hollywood-hills-pad-that-dennis-hopper-named-a-book-after
1712 N Crescent Heights Blvd
1712 North Crescent Heights Boulevard
Dennis Hopper Compound. This is the house that Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward bought before Easy Rider and took some his most iconic photographs during the 1960s. It is now apparently owed by Craig Kilborn. The New Yorker: The Dennis Hopper Photograph That Caught Los Angeles. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-dennis-hopper-photograph-that-caught-los-angeles https://la.curbed.com/2011/9/13/10441928/hollywood-hills-pad-that-dennis-hopper-named-a-book-after