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Redwood tree and atrium at Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Elina Shatkin

How magical would it be to instantly trade the sidewalks and steel of an urban downtown for a woodland utopia? Clifton's spanned 16,000-square-feet of faux redwoods, frolicking forest creatures, scenic murals, a brook babbling with limeade and a 20-foot waterfall cascading over artificial rocks. To say that Clifton’s was unique is like saying LeBron James is a pretty decent basketball player. Imagine a larger-than-life diorama designed by Walt Disney on a Pine Sol-fueled bender. Simply put, it was unlike any other restaurant in Los Angeles.

The Varnish

Repeal Day Events in Los Angeles


Daniel Djang

Repeal Day is celebrated every Dec. 5 to honor the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which ended Prohibition in 1933. Bars across Los Angeles are featuring drink specials and events to commemorate the anniversary of Repeal.

Metro Expo Line: Culver City Station Nightlife


Rachael Rollins

Culver City is a popular hub of eclectic art galleries, restaurants, shops and some of the best bars and lounges on the Westside. Take the new Metro Expo Line to Culver City and have a fun night out on the Westside without having to choose a designated driver.

Exploring the Legendary Sunset Strip


Discover Los Angeles

The Sunset Strip, a stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Doheny Drive, is one of L.A.’s most iconic neighborhoods. It was the setting for counterculture protests in the 1960s, rock and roll decadence in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and it exists today as a showcase for the good life, providing elegant hotel rooms, live music venues and fine restaurants.