10 new places to check out in SoCal

Monday, December 18, 2017
10 new places to check out in LA area
Eye on L.A.'s Tina Malave takes you to the newest and most interesting spots in and around the L.A. area.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles is constantly changing. With so many new things to do it can be hard to decide what to do in your free time, but we have your back! This week's Eye on L.A. takes you to the newest and most interesting spots in and around the L.A. area.

The Kinney Venice Beach Driving the 405 is probably not something you want to do, but this great staycation spot we found in Venice will make it all worth it! The Kinney Venice Beach is a new boutique hotel featuring colorful rooms, fun communal spaces, and a perfect location. It's less than a mile from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and Marina del Rey. So if you're looking for the ultimate beach vacation, why leave town? (See video above)


Wolfgang Puck's Rogue Experience, West Hollywood

Everyone knows that celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is an L.A. icon, and his new Rogue Experience lets you become familiar with top chefs from several of his world class restaurants, all in one seating! This dining experience is like sneaking into Wolfgang's house while he's away and having five of his best chefs cook you dinner, as you watch! Located in his test kitchen at the Pacific Design Center, this comfy space and true foodie experience comes with cocktails and a 12-13 course meal! Tickets are released at the beginning of each month for the following month's seatings. http://rogue-exp.com/

This dining experience is like sneaking into Wolfgang's house while he's away and having five of his best chefs cook you dinner, as you watch

Lono, Hollywood

It's tiki time! Escape to Lono for a tropical getaway in the heart of Tinseltown. Once you enter the bar you no longer feel like you're in L.A., but on a tropical island that's a perfect place to sit back, relax, and have some rum. Not only are their tiki cocktails fantastic, but the dinners are fabulously Far East. Some of their specialties take a few days to make, so check out their menu in advance.


Escape from the LA vibe and get tropical at Lono in Hollywood.

The Dudes' Brewing Company, Huntington Beach

The dudes at The Dudes' Brewing Company are supplying good brews and a good time. Twenty-four different ice-cold brews means that they have a beer for everyone. With all their unique flavors, a tasting flight is a must-do! Their fruity beers are extremely popular with flavors like blood orange vanilla amber ale or key lime pie cream ale. They also have a locations in Torrance and Thousand Oaks. The dude abides! http://thedudesbrew.com/

The Dudes' Brewing Company in Huntington Beach offers 24 different beers for all to enjoy.

Brewport Tap House, El Segundo

The Brewport Tap House offers a completely new experience for beer and wine lovers. At this tap house, you are your own bartender! When you arrive, you're given a wristband that keeps your tab while you tap your own beers. You can pour just a taste, or a full beer, everything is up to you. There are 48 beers and 10 wines on tap, so you're going to want to do some tasting. https://www.brewporttaphouse.com/

At Brewport Tap House in El Segundo, you get to be your own bartender.

The Park Restaurant and Bar, Oak Park

Talk about being brand new, The Park Restaurant and Bar opened on June 15, 2017, and has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. The gorgeous and fun, park-like décor alone is worth a visit, but the food really rocks! Chef Jon Peloso has created delicious dishes like the "Fat Bastard," a brie and bacon jam burger or a 30 oz. Tomahawk steak for two. What really makes this place special is that it brings the community together, so when you walk in you're going to be surrounded by friends. And with their many huge screens, it's also the perfect spot to watch a game!


Enjoy scrumptious burgers and other classic comfort foods - all with a park-like view at The Park Restaurant in Oak Park.


Who doesn't love a PB&J? Well, PBJ.LA took this classic sandwich back to the drawing board and came up with a whole bunch of unique flavors. Try the exotic, "Indian PB&J" with curry cashew butter and spicy mango chutney. Or Eye on L.A.'s favorite, the "Red Eye," espresso peanut butter with dark chocolate raspberry jam (it's ta die for!). Wash it down with some delicious flavored almond milks and their purple chips with Hawaiian sea salt! https://www.facebook.com/pbjlaofficial

PBJ.LA in downtown L.A. gets creative with the classic sandwich.

Trejo's Donuts, Hollywood

Danny Trejo is known for playing the tough guy in movies, but his new project is really taking sweets to the next level. Trejo's Donuts, at the corner of Santa Monica and Highland, is hard to miss. Its hot pink exterior is not the only thing that makes it unique. Aside from common donut flavors, Trejo's also features some bold flavors, like a nacho donut! http://www.trejosdonuts.com/

Enjoy bold, unique donut flavors at Trejo's Donuts, created by actor Danny Trejo.

WeVillage Flexible Childcare, Sherman Oaks

Childcare just got easier with the help of a new concept by WeWillage in Sherman Oaks. The flexible service is membership based and allows you to schedule time slots that fit your schedule. Along with certified childcare professionals, they also offer non-stop fun and games, so the kids love it! They open at 7 a.m. so you can drop off your children for a few hours or all day! https://www.wevillage.com/

WeVillage in Sherman Oaks offers uniquely fun child care.

Annenberg PetSpace, Playa Vista

The new, state-of-the-art Annenberg PetSpace is much more than an animal shelter, it's a community space where you come to learn about the special relationship you have with your pets. The goal is to find forever homes for all the animals, but they also have world class animal medical facilities, as well as programs that are designed for the whole family. If you're looking for a companion, you have to head down to PetSpace. https://www.annenbergpetspace.org/

Learn about the special relationship you have with your pets at animal shelter Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista.

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