48 Hours in Los Angeles

Anthony Bourdain has 48 hours to eat the best food that LA has to offer. He stays at one of Hollywood's most luxurious and legendary hotels, Chateau Marmont.

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Animal

Animal is a carnivore-centric restaurant specializing in all those good bits. Tony sits down with owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. The men have marrow bone, chicken hearts, hamachi tostada, coconut sweetbreads, pig tails and crispy rabbit legs.

435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

 
See & Do
Book Soup

One of the last great independent bookstores. Each shelf is personally curated by the staff. They’re a major stopover for all the heavy-hitting authors.

8818 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069-2125

 
Sleep
Chateau Marmont

This classic mix of luxury bungalows and suites is Tony’s favorite hotel. Tony stays in a bungalow, the perfect place to hide out with high hedges, trees and walls.

8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

 
Sleep
Custom Hotel

This hotel is right by the (LAX) airport and fulfills a traveler's basic needs.

8639 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

 
Eat
Dan Sung Sa

At this old-school, traditional Korean restaurant, Tony drinks some makali (a fermented rice drink), and samples chicken gizzards and spicy octopus.

3317 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

 
See & Do
Dearly Departed -- The Tragical History Tour

Tony joins a tour that specializes in grizzly tragedy and deaths in LA, from the notorious to the obscure.

Eat
Ham Ji Park

Tony meets friend and owner of Kogi truck, Roy Choi. They start with side dishes. Ham Ji Park is famous for 3 dishes (pork belly, pork spare ribs marinated in spicy pepper paste, and pork stew).

3407 W 6th St, Ste 101-C, Los Angeles, CA 90020

 
Sleep
Hotel Shangri-La

Opened in 1939, this hotel offers a nice view over the Pacific Ocean and Venice Beach boardwalk, along with a fire pit on the roof and a solar-powered pool. It’s also known for entertaining VIPs.

1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

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