Stella Rosa Pizza Bar Blocks from the Santa Monica Pier, kids perch at a bar and make their own mini pizzas. But that’s just the backdrop to the adult enticements, like the bustling, sceney atmosphere, small but mighty wine list, and best spinach and kale salad west of the Mississippi. 2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, California (310-396-9250 or stellarosapizzabar.com).
Bemelman’s Bar: Expensive? Yes. Extraordinary? Yes, and yes. In 1947, Ludwig Bemelmans—illustrator of the beloved Madeline books—painted murals of New York on the walls of the bar at the Carlyle in exchange for room and board at the hotel.
Drive In Restaurants with car hops,just cool ain't it? Could go in or just sit in the car loved sitting in the back seat of mom and dad's car best,shady outside with the roof watch the cars drive by :)