I was working in LA for a couple days in spring based in Venice. I had a nice dinner and too many beers at The Rose and Cafe Gratitude was an interesting experience and tasty vegan brunch. No idea if these are go-to places.
I really wanted to try the food trucks but work got in the way. They look amazing.
You can hire bikes from the Rapha shop near’ish in Santa Monica, which I swore I’d do next time, as the cycling out of town looks great.
LA traffic is ridiculous.
Someone recommended the Pine and Crane Taiwanese restaurant across town, and near Golden Saddle Cyclery, but ran out of time.