Hamilton Comes to Hollywood!
Going to "Hamilton"
at the Pantages?
Wondering where to eat before the show?
Here's a few suggestions,
all within walking distance
to the Pantages.
(Modern Middle Eastern Cuisine)
I knew by the sign on the wall
I would enjoy this...
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Hummus di Tahini
with Charred Shishito Peppers
with Garlic Aioli
with parsley, red onion, mint,
lemon and Aleppo
with baby beets, lebneh, French feta,
hazelnuts, grape molasses, beet chips,
preserved lemon and mint.
Mountain Prep Lamb Awarma
with Hummus di Tahini,
30 day cured eggplant makdous,
nut & fig, sumac, soft egg, pickled
turnip, feta, watermelon radish
and beet chips.
Forgot to mention,
they have a bar with cocktails...
6266 Sunset Blvd
If you like looking over the city,
you'll like this place.
Atop the Hollywood Proper building.
Inside bar and seating
or you can enjoy the view outside.
Passion Fruit Fizz
(this size was for a tasting)
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Passion Fruit Aqua Faba, Lemon, Pastis and topped with Wild Fennel Flower. Served Up $14
It's beautiful at sunset
Hibiscus Gin & Tonic
Beefeater Gin,Tonic Water, Hibiscus flowers and served à la España Over Ice $13
They have a few snack items with more food coming soon.
Come for the cocktails, stay for the sunset!Filifera is open to non-residents after 5 pm, reservations are a must.
1550 N El Centro Ave
Valet parking available and take the elevator to the roof.
I've already been twice!
Just Northwest of the Pantages,
is the Good Greek Grill for authentic Greek food.
What a selection!
With spinach & feta cheese wrapped in a fried puff pastry.
3 for $5.99
Lots of great Greek food at a great price!
Save room for these...
A fried puff pastry filled with walnuts, honey & cinnamon.
3 for $5.99
This is a MUST order!!!
6363 Yucca St
Gluten-Free and Vegan options available at Good Greek Grill
For a Latin-inspired menu,
There's Viva Hollywood.
About 2 blocks away from
the Pantages Theater.
with 4Copas Tequila Blanco, Lime,
Cucumber, Mint and Agava.
with California avocados, jalapeño, cilantro, red onions and toasted
served with fried plantains.
with chicken breast, mole negro, crema
and toasted sunflower seeds.
with chipotle rub, smoked chimichurri, cilantro and butter.
with cheese and chili powder
If you're just coming in for a cocktail and quick bite, I suggest
La La Land
with Belvedere Citrus, lemon, Giffard
Pampelmousse, aged whisky bitters
with manchego, Raja peppers
and marinated tomatoes.
Save room for dessert!
Churros con Chocolate
Churros con Chocolate
A Spanish donut made to order,
with sugar, cinnamon and
Did I mention they have salsa dancing
and live music on Fridays?
Salsa Lessons begin at 9:30 pm!
I'll be there for Taco Tuesday!
6350 Hollywood Blvd
Looking for something...
(Next door to Viva Hollywood)
It's a Tim Burton fan bar,
every night is Halloween!
You enter the main showroom
The Beetle's Juice
Muddled blackberries and lime, tequila,
blackberry schnapps, Angostura Bitters, a splash of cranberry juice and garnished with a blackberry and lime.
You might think it's strange to meet
Willy Wonka and Edward Scissorhands,
BUT not at Beetle House LA!
Big Fish Bowl
With Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Coconut Rum, Blue Curaçao, sour mix, Pineapple juice, Sprite and garnished with Nerds candy and Swedish fish candy.
They have live entertainment too!
They have a prix fixe dinner menu
and reservations are to guarantee
Dinner service only.
You do not need a reservation to go have a drink at Beetle House LA.
6356 Hollywood Blvd
(Make Reservations Online)
For Italian, I suggest
Fabiolus Cucina on Sunset Blvd.
Famous for their house-made
Prosciutto Crudo Pizza
With house-made tomato sauce, chunks
of mozzarella, arugula, cured ham and
Mushroom filled ravioli tossed in a specialty creamy black truffle sauce.
One of my favorite dishes here!
Don't forget dessert...
with imported cherries.
Say hello to the Corbia brothers!
6270 W Sunset Blvd
Right across the street from
the Pantages Theater...
for New American (small plates)
Known for their cocktails
Chicken & Waffle
(special event tasting size)
A rosemary-infused waffle,
butternut squash and
The Grilled Cheese Sandwich
with Tomato Bisque is a
The Taft Building
6280 Hollywood Blvd.
I hope this gives you some suggestions
on places to visit before or after
"Hamilton" at the Pantages Theatre.
Don't forget your Hamilton
tickets and have a great evening,
Only in Hollywood!
Hollywood Entertainment District
NOTE: I was a guest of the participating restaurants, I thank them for their
invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.
Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
(c) Jay Terauchi