Photos (clockwise from left): Via Sunken City; Via Night Gallery; Via Tagine
This is the only visual space we know of that keeps vampire hours. Open from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the nocturnal Lincoln Heights joint's noir walls are just one reason why it's the antithesis of a typical stuffy viewing exploit. Columbia grad and artist-slash-co-owner Davida Nemeroff calls it a place for “smoking, drinking, and art.” Sounds like a must-visit triple threat to us!
Night Gallery, 204 South Avenue 19 (at North Broadway); 650-384-5448.
Maybe you knew it, maybe you didn't, but Ryan Gosling is a restaurateur — and he actually plates delish food (obviously not by his own sexy hands). The Moroccan eatery is as sultry as its owner, and we recommend the seven-course tasting menu for the full exotic culinary experience. Wonder if he and Eva will host their rehearsal dinner there someday?
Tagine, 132 North Robertson Boulevard (near Wilshire Boulevard); 310-360-7535.
You know those rumors you always heard about chunks of land falling off the Cali coast? Well, starting in 1929 in San Pedro, what scientists have termed as a "slump" of land actually did slip into the sea. Global warming may continue to take its toll, but it's a shutterbug's paradise where vivid tagging is set against bucolic waves splashing against eroding cliffs. Definitely check it out before it's swallowed for real! (P.S.: We'd never advocate ducking beneath the wrought-iron fences —
don't get busted).
Sunken City, 500 West Paseo Del Mar (near South Gaffey Street); no phone.
Bronson Caves at Griffith Park, 3200 Canyon Drive (near Carolus Drive); 323-666-5046.
Reel Appeal, 2911 Winona (between North Ontario Street and North San Fernando Boulevard); 818-565-3569.
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