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 itinerary to a damn good time.
The Lunch: Hotville Chicken (Prince’s)
Howlin’ Rays is the best fried chicken in L.A. But his inspiration was Nashville’s Prince’s, which just opened a pop-up down the street. If you’re a spicy chicken fan, know that this joint is considered to be the best in the South. It’ll be worth the trip. Open Saturdays only.
The Event: LA Art Book Fair
After popping some post-prandial Zantac, make your way to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA for the LA Art Book Fair. We’ve visited the past two and it’s always a good time, with some 300 international vendors hawking everything from rare books to albums to artwork. It’s also a helluva people-watching scene.
Drinks and Games: Bar Clacson
Next up, you’re heading to Bar Clacson, a Mediterranean-style pub serving Arts District Brewing’s ales, Negronis, Sazeracs and piping hot paninis filled with cured meat. But the real attractions are the 27-foot indoor pétanque (bocce) court and foosball tables — drinking games for the gentler man.
More Drinks: Birds & Bees
If you’re still feeling frisky after Clacson, wander down Broadway to Birds & Bees, a dark cocktail bar celebrating rum and gin cocktails from the 1950s. There are also plenty of great couches to relax on after a long day on your feet.