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Roll in high-style at STAPLES Center, which offers event suites for up to 132 guests. Much more than just a rentable room, the luxe Suites boast a VIP private entrance to basketball games, early entry privileges, access to concourse level seating, and a posh place to chill pre- and post-game. At halftime, enjoy the full bar and flat-screen TVs at the private San Manuel Club. If that doesn’t get you in the team spirit, nothing will.
Westsiders have experienced “quality forever” since 1947 at The Apple Pan, a U-shaped counter with red cushioned stools that Ellen Baker and husband Alan founded before Westside Pavilion was ever a fragment in a developer’s mind. Daughter Martha Gamble now runs the humble legend, which specializes in burgers, fries, and pie. The base model of their off-menu patty melt features a juicy quarter-pound patty with sweet grilled onions and a slice of sharp Tillamook cheddar on a choice of griddled white, wheat, or rye bread. You can also get a tuna melt, but tuna salad pales in comparison to beef.
10801 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A.