Los Angeles Marathon & Half Marathon
Los Angeles, CA USA
Sunday, March 19, 2014

Los Angeles Dining

11700 Wilshire Boulevard, Brentwood, CA 90025, 310-479-2509, Open nightly for dinner, this restaurant serves bold American cuisine with specialties including Spit Roasted Chicken and delicious mashed potatoes. A live piano player performs nightly.

Chili My Soul
4928 Balboa Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91316, Located in Encino, 818-981-SOUL, Lower in salt and fat due to an exclusive four-stage defattening process, this eatery offers a healthy and delicious option for chili lovers, serving 12 different flavors daily, including at least one 100% vegetarian option, from a total of over 30 flavor varieties. The innovative menu includes such flavors as Curry Chicken, Espresso Black Bean, and Irish Whiskey.

Cole's P.E. Buffet
118 East Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014, Located at the Pacific Electric Building, 213-622-4090, A cultural, as well as historical, landmark, this establishment has been serving guests since 1908. The restaurant rivals Phillippe The Original for creating the original French Dip, a recommended favorite along with sides of cole slaw and baked beans, and they are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Daily Grill, The
100 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Located at Beveral Connection Shopping Center, 310-659-3100, Based on the well-known Grill on the Alley of Beverly Hills, this family restaurant serves large portions of such menu items as Cobb salad, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, Angus Beef, fresh seafood, and homemade desserts like fresh fruit cobbler every day.

Dupar's Restaurants and Bakeries
12036 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604, Located East of Laurel Canyon, 818-766-4437, A family restaurant serving Angelenos as family since 1938, this restaurant serves new American and traditional American cuisine, including legendary Old Fashioned Buttermilk Hotcakes and Golden Brown French Toast, along with new bestsellers like Turkey Link Sausage and Krabcakes Benedict. For lunch or dinner, try the Grilled Chicken Salad Sandwich on Raisin Bread or Chicken Pot Pies.

Engine Co. No. 28
644 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Downtown Between Wilshire and Seventh Street, 213-624-6996, Originally LA's most expensive and architecturally significant fire station, this restaurant's interior still features the original green Italian tile on the walls, a pressed tin ceiling, brick floors, antique firefighting equipment, and vintage photographs. Described by the LA Times as "American food at it's best," the menu here features salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pastas, fresh seafood, and a variety of vegetarian options.

Fenix at the Argyle
8358 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 323-654-7100, 800-225-2637, Elegantly decorated in the Art Deco style to complement The Argyle Hotel, this upscale restaurant serves fine, contemporary American cuisine daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hard Rock Cafe
8600 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Located at Beverly Center, 310-276-7605, With Elvis' Cadillac embedded in the ceiling, this well known cafe stays true to the tradition of mixing memorabilia with favored American fare. Good old-fashioned, classic rock 'n' roll and California Cuisine are in abundance and you are also likely catch some prime celebrity sightings while at this happening place.

Millie's Restaurant and Bakery
16840 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406, 818-785-3894, This restaurant is well known for providing generous portions of traditional American dishes, complemented by hospitable service. Homemade soups and pies keep regulars returning, while a new menu, which takes a more contemporary approach with multicultural influences, develops a broad appeal. They have been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to Southern California guests since 1982.

Phillippe The Original
1001 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, One Block North of the Union Depot Train Station, 213-628-3781, Home of the French Dip sandwich, this eatery is one of the oldest and best known restaurants in Southern California. Their service is fast and friendly, the plates are paper, and the seating is family style. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Spark Woodfire Grill
9575 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035, 310-277-0133, Spark Woodfire Grill specializes in the woodfire grilling and roasting of USDA "Prime" and CAB hand-cut steaks, chops, fresh seafood, all natural chicken, thin crust pizzas and slowly roasted baby back ribs. They offer a menu of contemporary American cuisine and rustic Italian dishes. Spark was selected by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the "Best Neighborhood Restaurants" in the country. Each floor has its own bar.

Spark Woodfire Grill
9575 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035, 310-277-0133, Spark Woodfire Grill's delectable menu items are prepared over an open wood fire, grill or in a wood roasted oven and rotisserie with three convenient area locations. The oasis on Pico specializes in private parties and Live Jazz every Thursday, Huntington Beach has a spectacular view of the ocean and an extensive Premium Martini list while the Studio City location has become a local hot spot for many celebrities working at the neighboring studios.