This strip of Wilshire Boulevard showcases shopping, dining, and more
– February 11, 2009
1 of3Dave Lauridsen
Get ready for your Price is Right competition, pictured. Check in at the Farmer's Daughter hotel (from $179, seminar free to guests on evenings before show tapings; farmersdaughterhotel.com). For dinner, the hotel's restaurant, Tart ($$$; no dinner Sun; 115 S. Fairfax Ave.; 323/556- 2608), is good for burgers and wine.
2 of3Dave Lauridsen
Try the pumpkin pancakes at Kokomo Cafe ($; 7385 Beverly Blvd.; 323/933-0773), then go museum hopping. The Petersen Automotive Museum ($10, $3 ages 5-12; 6060 Wilshire Blvd.; petersen.org) will wow lovers of chrome. The George C. Page Museum ($7; 5801 Wilshire; tarpits.org) will wow lovers of scary extinct animals. For lunch, head to LACMA and its Plaza Café (admission $12, ages 17 and under free; cafe $; 5905 Wilshire; lacma.org). Check out artistry of a vinous kind at the wine bar and restaurant AOC, pictured ($$$; 8022 W. Third St.; 323/653-6359).
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3 of3Dave Lauridsen
Rise early to hit CBS Television City for The Price Is Right tapings (get free tickets in advance through cbs.com; line up on Fairfax just south of Beverly; Ott recommends arriving by 4:15 a.m.; 323/ 575-2458). For breakfast, head to the Farmers Market (6333 W. Third; farmersmarketla.com) for excellent chilaquiles at the Lotería Grill, pictured ($; Stall 322; 323/ 930-2211). Browse the foodstuffs and tchotchkes, and stay for a terrific Cajun lunch at Gumbo Pot ($; Stall 312; 323/ 933-0358). Shop or see a movie at the Grove in Los Angeles (189 The Grove Dr.; thegrovela.com). For dinner, go for classic pastrami at Canter's Fairfax ($$; 419 N. Fairfax; 323/651-2030).