Best of the LA Weekly Best Of Edition

Best of the LA Weekly Best Of Edition

Laure Joliet
Oct 9, 2008

Every year the LA Weekly publishes it's Best Of LA edition. It lists best coffee place, best restaurants, best parks, etc. We don't always agree, but we get a little curious to see if we can learn about a new place or two. For instance, did you know that they ranked St. Vincent de Paul's as the best thrift store? More under the jump:

And although we love St Vincent de Paul's, we're not sure we'd rank it number one. We have a couple of secret places we go and also have had great success at the Salvation Army in Santa Monica (on 11th and Olympic). We do agree on one thing though, the LA Weekly speaks very highly of one of our favorite spots: Pepe's in Culver City. This place is a dream and stuff moves fast so if you go and you're considering something, buy it. Don't wait.

Amongst their other best of's:

Best Place to Get Married: Marvimon. And having been to a wedding here ourselves, we'd actually like to up this converted warehouse space to: Dream House. That's a picture of the 'bar' up top. We're also planning a whole house tour of the space for next month. Views of Downtown, exposed brick, indoor outdoor shower, big outdoor space that's still private. You get the idea. It's incredible. See lots of pictures of it here.

Best Picnic Spot for Cowboys: Paradise Ranch

Best Dream Home: Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City. If you haven't been here yet, make an afternoon of it and check it out. A sort of Cabinet of Natural Curiosities tucked away in the most unassuming stretch of Venice Boulevard, and not far from the Center for Land Use Interpretation, it's a treasure trove of taxidermy, Victorian era relics and natural history.

Best Museum Giftstore: Huntington Library Bookstore. This one we're surprised about. Maybe we need to check it out again, but we've always really (really!) enjoyed the MOCA bookstore and were totally sad when they decided to dump the Westside location.

See all the top ranked spots in LA here at The LA Weekly

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