Eat

Philippe's The Original

Adam digs into the signature French dipped sandwich, which Philippe's is said to have created during a very happy culinary accident.

1001 North Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Eat

El Tepeyac

Adam can't be in Los Angeles without sampling some of the country's best Mexican food. At El Tepeyac, he'll attempt to stomach the 5-lb. Manuel's Special, designed to feed 2 to 4 people.

812 North Evergreen Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Eat

Orochon Ramen

Adam stops in for Los Angeles' most authentic Japanese fare, and faces the Spicy Ramen challenge.

123 South Onizuka St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sleep

Wilshire Grand

930 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

See & Do

Cabrillo Beach

Adam seeks inspiration from the Sirena Serpentina fire dancers before his Spicy Ramen challenge.

3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731