Renegade Craft Fair

Los Angeles
Field Guide

Eat

Mh Zh

There’s nothing better than a warm LA night spent outdoor dining: we recommend Silverlake’s modern Israeli restaurant Mh Zh for just that (and more). Enjoy branzino, potatoes with charred lemon, and, of course, the most delicious hummus. You can’t go wrong here.

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Triple Beam

Order by weight and measure-by-hand, James Beard award recipient Nancy Silverton’s Highland Park eatery serves very, very good Roman-style pizza.

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Fresh ingredients meet international flavors at Silverlake’s aesthetic and always-bustling Sqirl. Go during off-hours or brave the line – it’s always worth it for Chef Jessica Kaslow’s food.

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Sqirl

Known to many as the best tortilla and, by extension, best taco in LA, Sonoratown is worth any kind of downtown traffic.

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Sonoratown

Classic Italian dishes served small-plate style with quality ingredients. Jon & Vinny’s is comfort food at its best, served at wooden booths and friendly digs.

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Jon & Vinny’s

Homestyle Chinese food served with all the love and comfort to go with it.

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Woon Kitchen

Drink

Bar Calo

A modern bar with mid-century accents, Bar Calo is as beautiful as their drinks taste. Top notch mezcals, Mexican wines, delicious small plates: spend some time enjoying this Echo Park gem.

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Zebulon

Catch a concert at Zebulon’s intimate back-room venue, or grab a drink and hang out in the patio.

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If you’re going out on the East Side, your night either starts or ends at Tenants. It’s pretty, has a patio, and drinks are well made.

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Tenants of the Trees

The Varish serves meticulously crafted cocktails at their speakeasy hidden in the storage room of Los Angeles’ oldest public house.

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The Varnish

Perennially sunny with a delicious list of creative cocktails, Sawyer is perfect any night of the week for oysters and a drink.

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Sawyer

Order the “Ooga Booga” at Tiki Ti’s 57-year-old-bar. You won’t regret it.

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Tiki Ti

Snack

Konbi

Can we say an egg salad sandwich is iconic? Or a chocolate croissant? Order at Konbi’s window and take your beautifully packaged goodies to Echo Park Lake for the most perfect picnic.

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All Time

From the people who brought us Handsome (the shuttered Arts District café we still love and miss) comes Hillhurst’s newest toast-slinging resident, All Time. Grab a coffee and stay for a while, the patio is always inviting.

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Fluffy, decadent doughnuts are served alongside signature Sidecar coffee blends, created in collaboration with Portland’s Stumptown.

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Sidecar

What started as a DIY mobile coffee bar in Chinatown is now a bright and airy brick and mortar in Highland Park equipped with a full food and drink menu.

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Civil Coffee

Tucked in the back of our favorite Thai Town strip mall, Bhan Kanom has the best freshly-made Thai desserts like kanom krok, boba, and mango sticky rice.

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Bhan Kanom Thai

Soft serve ice cream served in a fish-shaped waffle caked with custard or Nutella. It’s SO good.

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Somi Somi

Shop

Cactus Store

All your cactus needs–that you didn’t know you had–can be fulfilled at Echo Park’s Cactus Store.

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Midland

Midland welcomes all to enjoy their assortment of well-chosen goods at their Culver and newly-opened Silverlake locations. Ceramics from Ojai, dresses from California, cookbooks from around the globe–all featured to showcase the art of slow fashion and ethically made wares.

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If we could live in any shop, it’d be Individual Medley. Find beautiful trinkets, useful homewares, and giftable goods at their Atwater location.

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Individual Medley

Big Bud Press developed their line of inspired-by-rainbows threads and accessories at Renegade Fairs and their brick and mortar in Echo Park.

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Big Bud Press

From Poketo to the Tartine Manufactory, The Row is ushering in a new kind of shopping experience that coalesces art, retail, and food and drink.

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The Row

Cozied up in a small space on Hyperion, County Ltd. offers mens clothing, homewares, and vintage furniture.

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County Ltd.

Do

Hauser & Wirth

From Mike Kelley’s ‘Kandors’ to Larry Bell’s illuminated cubes, we’ve started to really love Hauser & Wirth. The museum curates weird, wonderful exhibitions that are often immersive and extensive at their spacious Arts District home. Grab a bite or drink at Manuela while you’re there – it’s tucked in the museum’s open-air courtyard.

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Joshua Tree

Drive two hours east of LA to find Joshua Tree National Park: an otherworldly desert populated with rock formations and twisting Joshua Trees. Whether you camp inside the park or book a room, be sure to catch the sunrise and sunset–both stunning with pastel hues coloring the desolate landscape.

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The best views of both LA and the cosmos. Head to Griffith Observatory for astronomical inspiration, events, and exploration.

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Griffith Observatory

Perhaps the most beautiful bowling alley with an equally perfect food and drink menu.

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Highland Park Bowl

Enjoy an afternoon of biking along the LA River, which is now teeming with rare birds from herons to hawks.

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LA River Bike Path

Sit under Skylight’s indoor tree and find your next book – the well-curated staff picks make it easy.

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Skylight Books