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Restaurants & Coffee Shops:

Aroma Cafe- 4360 Tujunga Ave. Studio City, CA- Infamous coffee spot

LuLu's BeeHive- 13203 Ventura Blvd., Studio City- Great little coffee shop with outdoor table.

Hard Rock Cafe- Universal City Walk

Mexicalli Cantina- 12161 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA- Great casual Mexican food

Smokin Johnny's- Ventura Blvd., Studio City- Great barbecued food and Blues Music

Louise's Tratoria- Laurel Canyon & Ventura Blvd., Studio City- Great Italian Food

The Great Greek- 13362 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks- Excellent Greek food and music 

Fast Food:

Fat Burger- Great Burgers 

In and Out Burger- Also great burgers, excellent service and fantastic fries (from freshly cut potatoes)

Pinks- On La Brea in Hollywood- Best and most famous hot dogs in town. In business over 60 years.

El Pollo Loco- Great fast food grilled chicken


Laurel Canyon Hike-Great semi-wilderness hike, ten minutes from my house.


Map of Nearby Attractions
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Map Legend                 

1 Universal Studios (Tours and Amphitheater)
2 NBC-TV Studios
3 CBS / MTM Studios
4 Warner Bros. Studio
5 Burbank Airport
6 Van Nuys Airport
7 Chinese Theatre
8 Hollywood Walk of Fame
9 Hollywood Bowl
10 La County Art Museum
11 La Brea Tar Pits
12 Griffith Park Observatory
13 CBS Television City
14 ABC Vine St. Theatre
15 Farmer's Market
16 Paramount Studios
17 Forest Lawn Memorial Park
18 BeverlyCenter
19 20th Century-Fox Studios
20 Cinerama Dome Theatre
21 LA International Airport
22 LA Civic Center
23 Music Center
24 Dodger Stadium
25 Memorial Coliseum
26 Knott's Berry Farm
27 Catalina Island
28 Greek Theatre
29 Gene Autry Museum / LA Zoo
30  Disneyland
31 GettyMuseum
32 MagicMountain
33 Sunset Strip
34 Rodeo Drive

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Updated Wednesday, May 20, 2009