Six Men in the City
Jennifer and Suzanne Todd asked six of their favorite men for their choice LA spots.
LEFT: Chris Messina; RIGHT: Axe Restaurant.
Chris is an actor with credits including Julie & Julia, Away We Go and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. He’s not just one of our favorite men, he’s part of the family. When Chris is not working, he likes to grab a bite at Axe Restaurant on Abbot Kinney in Venice. Axe (pronounced ah-shay) is simple yet stylish, and the spiced lamb meatballs are a delicious indulgence. Axe Restaurant, 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-664-9787; axerestaurant.com
LEFT: Tom Morello; RIGHT: IHOP.
Tom is best known as the guitarist for the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and— most recently—Street Sweeper Social Club with Boots Riley of The Coup. Their music can be described as revolutionary party jams—rapping with a “message,” combined with Tom’s classic guitar riffs. When he’s not making music, Tom’s favorite spot to chill is the IHOP on Santa Monica Boulevard. According to Tom, you can’t beat the food and the laid-back atmosphere. IHOP, 8461 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-656-5468; ihop.com
LEFT: Deepak Chopra; RIGHT: carousel at the Santa Monica Pier.
Deepak Chopra, cofounder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a best-selling author of more than 55 books focusing on mind-body health, quantum mechanics and spirituality. Some of his books include The Path to Love, The Third Jesus and The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents. Deepak’s favorite place in LA is the carousel at the Santa Monica Pier. You will likely find him there, playing with his grandchildren. Santa Monica Pier Carousel, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 310-458-8900; santamonicapier.org
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