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Eat Your Art Out

Check Out Our Favorite LA Street Art and the Eateries that Accompany Them

Here's our simple guide to eating your way through LA's tastiest establishments by way of some aww-worthy street art murals, starting on the Westside and ending in Downtown, all in 24 hours.”

LA: A Mecca for Food and Art

When it comes to being an Angeleno, there are some certainties we can always rely on to be true: AM and PM rush hours, overpriced soy lattes, smog-shrouded skies and dejected sofas sprinkled along sidewalks.

But wait: not all truisms are bad, as proven by the 9 million proud people crowding up this crazed city of ours. LA has always been defined as a destination for dreams and desires, so it comes as no surprise that it is also known to be a mecca for both foodies and art aficionados alike. We won't argue that we do it better than our east coast counterparts, but we will say that LA's role in the latest food and art culture trends is one that can be imitated, but surely never duplicated.

Galleries are for the Bourgeois

Now, you might be expecting us to send you to some avant-garde art exhibits and Michelin-rated restaurants, but that's not how we do things around here. The last truism of the post: we believe you can experience LA's burgeoning food and art scene on a budget and in one day (without even setting foot in the MOCA or the LACMA). Here's our simple guide to eating your way through LA's tastiest establishments by way of some aww-worthy street art murals, starting on the Westside and ending in Downtown, all in 24 hours.

Brunch
Eating est.: Huckleberry
Location: 1014 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
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Culver City
Artist: Dabs Myla and MURO
Location: Branded Arts Compound near Royal-T, Culver City
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Lunch
Eating est.: Ink.sack
Location: 8360 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
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West Hollywood
Artist: Anthony Lister
Location: New Image Art Gallery, 7920 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
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Happy Hour
Eating est.: Beer Belly
Location: 532 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The Hoppy Meal: $6 Hot Wings, $4 Duck-Fat Fries, $5 Craft Beer. Everyday till 7.

Silverlake
Artist: Septerhed
Location: Sunset Junction, Sunset and Sanborn, Silverlake
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Dinner
Eating est.: Baco Mercat
Location: 408 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA
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Downtown
Artist: RETNA
Location: LALA Gallery, 1335 Willow St., DTLA
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At the end of your eat-and-art extravaganza, we hope you walk away with a newfound sense of appreciation for the vibrant city you live in and create more offbeat art excursions for yourself that do not require a fee or permit flash photography. Go out and explore the city until we provide you with yet another guide to eating your art out.


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