Don't Tell Nobody

So Cal (LA Area)

The Country Kitchen Malibu:  Morrie's food rules, only his stories are better.
Big Dean's  Santa Monica: Historic & affordable sports bar on the strand.
Hinano  Venice Beach:  Top 5 burger and ice cold (leaky) pitchers.
Cinema Bar Culver City:  Tiny, vintage, alt-country music venue. Juke Box. 
The Redwood  Downtown LA: Historic speakeasy, turned hip music venue. 
Mariscos Taco Stand  Santa Monica:  The line says it all.  Cheap & Tasty.
Pizzarito  Marina del Rey:  Heavenly NYC pie by the slice
Akrey's Tavern  Newbury Park:  Dive bar in a pretty safe trailer park. 
Johnnie's Pastrami  Culver City: Classic. The Cinema Bar's kitchen.
Rae's  Santa Monica:  Breakfast Legend.
Michael's Pizza  Calabasas: Yummy strip mall 'za. Annoying website.
D'Amore's Pizza  Malibu:  Famous faces and delicious baked ziti.
The Harbor Room  Playa del Rey:  Step-saver bar. Capacity 18.
The Vitamin Barn  Malibu:  Thank God for Wellness Shots.
Philippe's  Downtown LA:  Touristy, but worth it.

More to come...