Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Gjusta
A bakery, deli and cafe in Venice, Gjusta has a huge menu of sweet and savoury delights that have won over Angelenos, some driving across town for a fix.
Sun Nong Dan
A 24/7 Korean restaurant in LA, Sun Nong Dan serves a menu of soul-soothing comfort food dishes from its bijou location in Koreatown.
Egg Slut
A gourmet eatery in LA’s Grand Central Market, Egg Slut serves up delicious dishes that feature eggs in the starring role.
Knuckle & Claw
Knuckle & Claw offers delicious lobster rolls, oysters, and chowders from its chic seafood “shack” in Santa Monica, with another location in Silverlake.
Petit Trois
Petit Trois is a popular and truly petite Franco-licious restaurant in Hollywood, offering up lashings of Parisian ambience and delicious bistro fare.
The Oyster Gourmet
Run by Master Ecailler, Christophe Happillon, The Oyster Gourmet is a decadent oyster bar based at LA’s Grand Central Market.
Surfrider Beach
Serious surfers are drawn to the good swells around Surfrider Beach just off Malibu Pier, with its picturesque location and legendary right break...
The Otheroom
Eclectic Venice scene of young professionals, arty types and beach bums...
The Stairs
Zuma Beach
A surfer's paradise Zuma Beach's pristine water sands and regular swells make for a great day out indeed.
Venice Beach
Steroid-pumped hunk trunks and silicon-filled beach babes flock to Venice Beach where thin is in and fitness is everything.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art, MOCA has one of the nation's most renowned and comprehensive permanent collections. A mu
Tito’s Tacos
Serious authentic Mexican street fare that commands a huge following...
Sycamore Kitchen
Featuring a coffee programme by primo roasters Stumptown and famous pastries like the salted caramel pecan babka, Sycamore also slings a range of breakfast and lunch specials.
Sqirl
Opened by the combined forces of Squirl’s pro jam-maker Jessica Koslow and coffee aficionados Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski, this hybrid spot is at
Plan Check
A spare and industrial restaurant inspired by architectural firms’ aesthetics, Plan Check blends Americana classics with Japanese elements that are a nod to its Little Osaka neighbourhood locale. 
Monty Bar
Old-school Western saloon meets sumptuous bordello: Monty Bar’s got undeniable style. In lieu of a complex mixology program, drinks here are served straight-up and with little pretence.
The Hart and the Hunter
Former pop-up finds hot new home at Mid-City’s Palihotel to continue their southern comfort vibe.
Zen Retreats
Chic and contemporary apartments are a favourite of our publisher...
Maison 140
Dramatic design flair with a sumptuous union of Far Eastern and French influences...
Cheebo
Casually cool, organic and delicious charmer in the heart of Sunset...

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