Los Angeles, USA

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The first stop on our trip is the starry-eyed Los Angeles – but staying on Hollywood Boulevard, it’s filled with drama from seeing the entire road closed for red carpet events at the Chinese Grauman Theatre, to Jimmy Kimmel’s studio, Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Madam Tussauds and plenty of H&M, AA and Sephora to keep the pockets empty. Staying in The Hollywood Roosevelt was definitely worth the pennies to be apart of all the touristy action.

In n Out Burgers, LA

In n Out Burgers, LAIn-n-Out’s Double Double Burger

Wendy's, LAWendy’s Spicy Chicken Burger

It’s been a highly hyped up lifetime to try In-n-Out Burger, but surprisingly I was well let down. The old school diner opens 24 hours matched with a menu that is simple with only three options and at $3.55 you can’t go hungry. This would feed you with a decent sized burger, fries a plenty and bottomless soda. If this was a burger battle in LA, I’d choose Wendy’s, another diner contender who is only a few quarters more, but with burgers tasting fresher and much more flavoursome.

You’ll come to find that In-n-Out, Wendy’s, Mel’s Drive In and Dendy’s dominate the fast food market over here than McDonald’s and KFC.

Hardrock Cafe

Hardrock Cafe, LAHard Rock Cafe’s Haystack Salad

For other quick and dirty eats, Buffalo Wild Wings was the way to go for baskets of sticky wings with over 20 sauces to choose from. And the US do onion rings real good here, so stock yourself up with a huge basket with ranch sauce. Staying on Hollywood Boulevard, we couldn’t help but go pass a super douper Haystack Salad and cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Dodger Dogs, LA

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Dodger Hotdogs, LA

If it’s heading into the Summer, soak up the sports culture by checking out a game at the Dodgers Stadium to score a Dodgers hotdog and salty pretzel. There’s plenty more to fill up on with nachos, huuuuge pizzas and plenty of peanuts.

BLDBLD’s Salmon Eggs Benedict

BLDBLD’s Eggs As You Like Them

In preparation for a day of outlet shopping, we brunched up at BLD. Sadly the eggs in the US are not as good as Aussie chooks, so be super appreciative with what we have! BLD dishes up for all times of the day with some mean brunch options.

ink.sack, LA

ink.sack, LAink.sack’s Banh Mi

ink.sack, LAink.sack’s Spicy Tuna

Being a sucker for TopChef, a road trip to Melrose Ave was in order to find Michael Voltaggio’s (Season 6 winner) restaurant and sandwich joint. ink.sack is amongst the field of Marc Jacobs stores, Tokidoki, Kid Robot and Johnny Cupcakes. Get yourself a mean banh mi (yes, with pork rinds inside…), iced coffee and bag of bbq pork rinds to go.

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IMG_3405Johnny’s Cupcakes on Melrose

Plus, a must visit for cupcake lovers is Johnny’s Cupcakes. Surprisingly nothing to do with cupcakes but all his merchandise in his bakery decked out store.

LA

In-n-Out Burger
7009 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA
www.in-n-out.com

Buffalo Wild Wings
7060 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA

Hardrock Cafe Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd #105
Hollywood, CA 90028
www.hardrock.com

Dodgers Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

BLD
7450 Beverly Bvld
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.bldrestaurant.com

ink.sack
8360 Melrose Ave #107
Los Angeles, CA 90069
www.mvink.com/menu/

Johnny’s Cupcakes
7959 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.johnnycupcakes.com 

Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood, CA 90028
www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/la/hollywood-roosevelt

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9 Comments to “Los Angeles, USA”

  1. I’m so sad you didn’t like in-N-out as much. Next time you have to try it “animal” style and I promise you it’s that much better. It’s THAT sauce that makes all the difference. Everything else looks good. *insert jealousy* You def got a fair share of food in LA. Can’t wait for the other cities. Xx

  2. whaaa you went to LA! so jealous

  3. I love that you went to see the Dodgers! I’m a MASSIVE baseball fan. So much cooler than cricket! Also, the only American fast-food that I actively crave is a spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s. yuuuuuuum!

    • I couldn’t get into the baseball! It’s much too slow for my liking but I did love the atmosphere there, I love how everyone gets into it and dressed up!

  4. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to
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    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.

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