Venice: Sunny Spot
The sunny disposition and tropical vibe at this Venice spot is exactly where you want to be for hot summer days and cool beachy nights. The patio sort of morphs into the bar area, giving the entire space a good, happy flow.
Must-Order: Roy Choi’s menu has a Caribbean touch with his LA flair. Don’t miss things like coconut shrimp, sticky glazed babyback ribs, spicy jerk chicken wings and that famous, perfect Cubano that Jon Favreau’s movie Chef is based on.
Insider Tip: One of the best times to go is for brunch, when the cocktail-slinging crowd is at bay—or just more mellow while nursing their hangovers with bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas. The daytime really picks up the colorful decor too.
822 Washington Blvd.; 310-448-8884