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.
This week: The Echoplex crew just opened a new theater with a pizzeria and a cocktail bar. It’s great. And dinner-and-a-show never gets old. Here’s your plan.
You’ll be standing a lot tonight, so rock a pair of Davis boots from Long Beach-based Broken Homme (seen here in oxblood). These badboys can log a ton of miles thanks to superior stitching and construction, and leather only gets better with age.
The Regent has three sections. On either side of the theater are the Love Song Bar and Prufrock’s Pizza. The pro move is to order a wood-burned Neapolitan pizza — our money’s on the Frisee with a poached egg and the three-cheese Bianca — then head over to the bar and grab a Mezcal Old Fashioned. A runner from Prufrocks will bring the pizza over once it’s ready.
The Echoplex/Spaceland crew revamped this 1914 theater, now dubbed The Regent, so that it maxes out at around 1,000 heads, the perfect size for a mid-level act like Museum of Love (12/12) or the Budos Band (1/16). The little balcony is a good perch. And yes, you can grab those Old Fashioneds there, too.