From the driving, to the parking, to the not knowing where to drive or park, dinner in L.A. is harder than it should be. That’s why we created Dinner Plan — your three-step itinerary to a damn good time.
Barrel & Ashes
Barrel and Ashes has a side dish called Hoe Pie which you must get. It’s basically a polenta cake heated in honey butter in a mini cast-iron skillet. Its soft sweetness is a perfect complement to the smoky brisket, which you can cut through with a fork. No sauce needed.
11801 Ventura Boulevard (818) 623-8883
Back over the hill — but not that far away — is the newly reopened Power House. Same location, only with a nostalgic French Quarter vibe and Zeppelin on the stereo. Get the Army Navy: a gin drink with lemon, orgeat and Angostura bitters. Meet up with your birds here.
1714 North Highland Avenue (323) 463-9438
Take the girls to Golden Box, a new late-night dance spot behind Musso and Franks (in the old Writer’s Room). The tunes range from The Clash to EDM while disco balls orbit overhead. If the vibe doesn't get you high, the heavy-handed pours from the tall, foxy bartender will. No mixology. Just partying.
6685 Hollywood Blvd (enter through the back parking lot)