Where You’ll Find Me
From breakfast to dinner, two locals offer up their favorite dining spots.
- CategoryEat & Drink
Cleto Escobido III
Band Leader, The Jimmy Kimmel Show
Hometown: Valley Village
This staple of the Valley has been one of my favorites since I moved here in 1990. Great food and terrific atmosphere—not to mention the margaritas. I typically go for the Cadillac—no salt.
The Front Yard
I love to go with friends and hang at the bar or dine outside on the patio. Such a nice vibe. I usually get the half chicken—but if I’m feeling skinny, I’ll get the fried!
This is definitely our family’s “go to” spot. There’s something for everybody on the menu. I have two kids: a 9-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy. They love the house salad, pizza, penne pasta with butter and of course, Shirley Temples.
Actor, The Goldberg’s and Truth or Dare
Hometown: Studio City
It’s this tiny booth in front of a sushi restaurant, with a few tables nearby for seating. It’s fast, easy, and they have great coffee. I usually do an iced almond latte, and I love a good scone.
A staple for as long as I can remember. It’s just a solid breakfast spot in a good location with outside seating. I typically get some sort of egg situation, but they also have great salads.
Vivian’s Millennium Café
I could get emotional talking about how much I love Vivian’s. They have the best staff and the coolest owner. It’s perfect for a weekend breakfast. I get the Brandon Special omelet (named after a friend), accompanied by their iced coffee, which is constantly refilled by my man Hector.
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