What's With all the Trendy Restaurants?
I’ve been noticing a trend lately – trendy restaurants! You probably know what I’m talking about – these restaurants are usually highly hyped and have a lot of buzz surrounding them. There are several types of trendy restaurants, but these are the three main types I have noticed lately:
These types of restaurants focus on the experience as opposed to the actual food. One great example of an “experience” restaurant would be the Ivy on Robertson. The Ivy is known for celebrity sightings, but the food is just subpar. Another example of an experience restaurant would be La Boheme in West Hollywood, which focuses a lot on the ambiance and atmosphere of the restaurant.
These restaurants usually have a “novelty” feel to them that makes them one-of-a-kind. A good example of a niche restaurant is Slater’s 50/50, which is known for serving 50% ground beef, 50% ground bacon burgers. The other foods in niche restaurants are usually okay, but you will generally just go to these restaurants for the specialty food. Another great example of a niche restaurant is The Stinking Rose in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. This restaurant is all about serving garlic-related items, and you won’t find much else that isn’t centered around garlic here.
This type of restaurant is all about the food’s presentation and taste. These are the type of restaurants where you will see people snapping pictures of their food and uploading them to Instagram. One great example of a food-centric restaurant is Animal on Fairfax. Another great example of a food-centric restaurant is Faith and Flower in downtown Los Angeles.
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