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The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Los Angeles || Gatekeepers

The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Los Angeles || Gatekeepers

(dramatic orchestra music) (shouting in background) – Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god! (laughing) – I think I need to go shopping… (dramatic orchestra music) for some underwear. So let me break it down for you. The past 10 years, I’ve been traveling the world tour managing artists and showing them the best spots. I know that anywhere you go you, need that solid connect. We’ve taken submissions
from people claiming to have the keys to their city. Now we’ve traveling the country to take them up on their word. I’m Justin Lizama, and
this is “Gatekeepers.” I’ve just arrived here in Los Angeles. I’m looking for someone that can show me LA beyond the Hollywood Sign, avocado toast, and juice cleanses. I’m about to meet LA local Eddie Delahunty, marketing guru and a self-proclaimed unicorn whisperer. – What is a unicorn whisperer? (laughing) Eddie and I actually roll in the same circle, but we’ve never really had time to hang out and kick
it, so I’m hoping that Eddie can show me an exclusive side of LA that you cannot read
about in the tabloids. (whistling) Can’t stress this
enough, but flying into a city like Los Angeles
and getting here early just saves so much stress, so I’m on a traffic-free ride from the airport up into the hills to meet Eddie. Is that him? Just standing on the corner? Wow. (Western guitar music) My guy. – How’re you doing? – Good, how’re you doing? – Wonderful, long time no see. – Yeah, I know it’s been a minute man. – I’m Eddie Delahunty, I’m 29 years old and I’ve been making moves out here in LA
for the last five years. So, this might be the
first time I’ve seen you not behind a dubstep blaring DJ dude, (Justin laughing) in a different city that
neither of us live in. – Yeah, this spot’s epic. – Yeah, this is where I kind of come in the morning before work or before I do anything. Before I get into, you
know, the madness of LA, I like to take in a little bit of nature, check out some dream houses that I might have one day. See some birds flying by. – Right. – Get a little stretch before I look at my phone and get nervous about everything I have to do for the day. (Justin laughing) – Well,
you know, you’ve only been here for five
years, like what’s gonna make you the gatekeeper of Los Angeles in that small amount of time? – Man, I just feel like I’ve literally just done the impossible, because like I come from nothing from Philadelphia. – Right. – Fulfilled most of my dreams, I’ve met most of my heroes. I’ve just gotten to know
some really special mom and pop shops and local
businesses and hidden spots in nature, and all of it together has just created what
my everyday life is now. – You can show me some (beep) that I haven’t done here yet. – Are you hungry? – I’m always hungry. – You’re about to have the best light breakfast sandwich of your life. You ready for that? – I’m so ready. – Some homemade-ness? – Yup, let’s get it buddy. – Yeah, bud. – Yee, yee! – Justin is absolutely going to go nuts over the itinerary, yeah, there’s no shot he’s not gonna like it. – I know he’s got a bag of tricks and I’m ready to hop in. You got a stuntman? I can spiral roll down the hill? (instrumental music) – This is Dialog Cafe. – This is actually perfectly located between all the dope hotels in West Hollywood. – Yeah absolutely. You’ll order from the counter, – All right. – sit down, and then they bring you the food. So let’s show you how amazing. Welcome to my spot. – Hi. – This is Justin, good friend of mine. – Hi, nice to meet you. – So, we’re gonna do two sage sausage sandwiches. – Say it three times fast. – Sage sausage sandwich, sage saus, two orders of hot vanilla lattes please. (instrumental music) – Hey, cheers, thank you again. Oh wow, the coffee gods have delivered. – This is totally one of those, isn’t it? Just like a low-key, mom and pop shop. Run into your friends here all the time. – Right. – What’s up, brother? Love you too, what’s up? – What’s up man? – People always ask me, you know, “Should I go
to New York first or LA?” And I always say, “Go to New York first, go East Coast, get beat up.” – Yup, that’s for damn sure. – Learn everything you need to. Keep that speed and pace
of that area and come out here and you can just demolish it. – Yup, you come out here, you kind of, – And if you don’t succeed, then it’s on you. (Western music) – Here I got two sage muffins. – All right, my man, thank you very much. (Dialog Cafe chatter) – That’s pretty poppin’. – Yeah I take my rings off when I drink this thing ’cause it gets a little messy. (Justin laughing) And I’m OK with that;
it’s part of the process. You ready to get into this thing? – I believe. – Ready for it? – Yeah. – All right. (laughing) All right, salute, bite down killer. – Wow. (peaceful whistling music) Going on that journey right now. – Wow. We’re on that journey. – Dude, this sage sausage, look at that, oh. Can’t say I’ve had
anything like this before. – See why I took my rings off? – Yeah, but having a scratch kitchen is so key. – The owner’s just such a sweet heart. It’s ran by his whole family. – That’s important. – It’s a mom and pop shop. – Absolutely. – It’s not just a restaurant or a cafe. A 24-hour operation for him, everything’s homemade, when it’s sold out it’s out. You can’t just go buy
more at the grocery store. Hey, Ralphie, yes, come here real quick. – So does the
whole family do it together? – Yes. – You
guys all working together? – Yeah, whole family’s here. – Beautiful, and where are you from originally? – Italy. – Which part? – Rome. – Oh amazing, beautiful. – What I like, I like it simple and fresh nutrition. What I like to eat, I sell you guys. – I love that, fantastic. – Thank you,
very good talking to you. – This is my boy right here, cheers, cheers. – I love you. – Thank you. – You know,
when someone brings me to a place where they know
the people, you know, it’s a mom and pop shop, and you don’t find too much of that anymore. – He’s always here. The only thing I never
have a chance to learn is the females, they come in, their name. Because soon as I learn one name, next day another one, it’s like can you stick with the one? (laughing) For a couple of days. – Think Justin liked the place? – I think he did. He cleared his plate faster than me, so I’ll let that speak for itself. – The food was amazing. Experiences like this
genuinely make me happy. – What’s up next? – Up next, we’re gonna go to the most legendary skateboard shop in Los Angeles. Not only am I gonna make Justin skateboard on the ramp, but I’m
gonna have potentially a special guest there
waiting for us as well. (guitar music) So this is Melrose Avenue, I’m sure you kind of figured that out or are familiar with it at this point. – Many times, tattoos, shopping. – This is a skate shop that I really like. I like to chill here, and
what I learned is that you can actually skate here too. So let’s put a board together, and then go try and ride this ramp a little bit. – Sweet. (upbeat guitar music) – What’s up? – What’s going on, guys? – How you doing? – ‘Sup man. – Josh, Justin, Justin, Josh. – Nice to meet you, man. – He’s gonna help us put together our perfect skateboards. This guy’s wide, it’s above an eight, so it’ll cover our bigger selves. This made it real, all right. (light rock music) All right, so, not everybody
gets to come back here, but I’m gonna show you the boss’s headquarters real quick. – Oh, I’m not the boss. (Eddie laughing) – What’s up, brother? – I’m the janitor. – How you doing, man? – Thank you so much for having us. I’m Justin, how you doing? – Dom, Justin, Justin, Dom. – Nice to meet you. – King of the house, amazing. How long you guys been here? – 25 years. – 25 years. – I’ve seen it all. – This was like one of the first places that I came to and felt like
I could actually call home when I moved from Philly to LA. – Like cockroaches call home. (laughing) – You know what I mean? That’s how. Let me in! – I’m a testament
for the older crowd. I am Peter Pan; I am never growing up. Guys come to me in their 40s and 50s like, “Dude, you have a shop,
and you’re hanging out with skate stuff and
you’re hanging out with Hosoi and Muska, oh my
god, and I got my wife and my kids and I got (beep) nine to five,” and yeah man, you know… – It’s like never grow up. – Never grow up. I am Toys ‘R Us kid, you know? I never grow up. (hip-hop music) – I think our boards are ready. Let’s go rip, let’s go it. – Go, go kill yourself. Break a leg, literally. – Oh no, thank you so much. Appreciate you telling us to break a leg. I wanna do some grinds. (upbeat music) If you get in the back,
there’s private slopes. (dramatic music) – It’s like the skate version of the speakeasy, you know? – Let’s go hit this ramp, brother. – Yee! Oh man. – Been a minute, right? – Yeah, you all right? This is Justin. – What’s up, man? – Justin, Shaun. – Nice to meet you. Walking outside to a private ramp and seeing Shaun White… – You mind if we shred with you a little bit? – Yeah, let’s mess around. – That’s pretty legit. – All right, let’s go. – Seriously, it
was just me back here. I was hoping somebody was gonna show up. (laughing) – Yeah, let’s do it then! (laughing) – Do it, bring your mustache. – It’s been a while. – Bring your mustache. (laughing) – Bring your mustache, let’s go. I don’t know how I officially met Eddie, but probably through a group of friends him and I always hang out with. – Do you call him a unicorn whisperer? – Is that what they call you? – Yeah. (Shaun laughing) I love how you never know what to expect back here. – [Shaun] I know. I’ve been back here and they’re like filming a rap video. (Eddie laughing) It’s like a bunch of dudes with… – Always something. – Piles of money. (Eddie laughing) – Justin,
you wanna go down the ramp? – I’m going up to drop in. You guys do two more. – OK. – Like when I’m done snowboarding, I go back to skating. I’m the worst, I’m terr-, it’s horrible. – It’s freaking good. – And it’s supposed to be delivering some sort of skill set. (Eddie laughing) I’m just terrible; I
gotta figure it out again. Because I’d be terrified to go to Venice or something like that. – Yeah, right outta the bat. – It’s just such a scene. You’re like reworking, – Look, there he is, the phones are out, it’s like, (camera shutter sound) – I haven’t skated probably for 10 years. – You got it. – All right. – Just lean all the way forward, till you get to the bottom. Don’t overthink it too. – He looked a little shaky, but he went for it. – It’s been a minute. (clapping) (tense music) – Yay! – But I got it. (upbeat instrumental music) – There he goes. Oh, whoo! I was like watching you, and I was like, “Oh this could go 50-50 here.” (laughing) Literally, it could go either way. – It’s gonna go either way. – I got a little bit of skills. (laughing) – And then he started doing this, I was like, “Ah, that’s looking a little more 60-40 now.” (laughing) (upbeat instrumental music) (laughing and exclaiming) – There you go, we got that. (upbeat instrumental music) – Yeah! – OK! Whoo! – How does this show your credibility as a gatekeeper? – I mean, we got to come in the back with the code, we got
some boards, we got some shoes, we got to see the
king’s office, we got to skate with an Olympic gold medalist, I don’t know, does that work? – Watching Shaun skate in person is probably one of the most unreal experiences you can possibly have. I can’t think of a better day to have in LA or really anywhere. Maybe snowboarding with him would top this, that’s about it. – Nice to meet you! – Ah, man, thank you so much. That was amazing. – Nice work, I’m proud. You dropped in. You could have backed out, but you didn’t. – I could have backed out, but I didn’t, you’re right. – You did good, I’m proud of him. I got in there a little too, come on. – Hey, yeah yeah. – You did good, OK, OK. (laughing) – Ready to get some dinner? Do pizza at the D’Amore’s, a good slice? – Nah, no pizza. – Do you wanna get a Chinese chicken salad from Joan’s on Third? – Been there. – Of course you have. – We’re in Los Angeles; I feel like we need to find the best tacos. – I know the best taco spot, I mean the best. The taco truck, it’s not a restaurant. Is that cool? – That’s great. -‘Cause it’s some real stuff here. – Some of the best taco spots in Mexico are in gas stations, so totally cool with a truck. – Off we go my friend. Leo’s Taco Truck it is. (Western music) – All right. – OK, OK, OK. – It’s at a gas station, huh? – It actually is at a gas station. – Wow. – I probably left that part out. All right. – When we rolled up to Leo’s Taco Truck and I saw it was at a gas station, I already knew this place was gonna be the jam. – Although Justin’s well traveled and has eaten
at a lot of places, this is gonna be the spot for him for sure. Look at that baby. – Is it al pastor? – It’s real. Oh baby. Look at that. Look at them cut it, look. Look at it go right on that, oh. – Wow. Oh man, it’s so beautiful. (relaxed instrumental music) – Look at that.
I could watch this all day. – Yeah man. (relaxed instrumental music) Aye, oh. – Yeah baby look at that, I can’t take my eyes off it, look, muchas gracias. Whoo, hoo, hoo, hoo! – Aye. – We should probably do… – Yung Pinch. – Yung Pinch. – I need a little bit of this. Little, that’s probably
real spicy, hold on. Little bit of this. Go chorizo first. – Not gonna kill you. – Little chorizo. – I’m gonna go in for my kill first. – Down here at Leo’s. – Ah. (whistling music) – You know, I was kind of joking about tacos. But these are, these might be the best tacos I’ve had in LA. (mariachi music) Wow. I would come here every day. I’m gonna go al pastor. – To the bottom. (mariachi music) – Oh wow. I mean, this is like a
little trip to Mexico City. You want an al pastor? Some New York taco food trucks have nothing on this. – Gotta let ’em live. – There it is. – Oh yeah. You know who actually
told me about this place? – Who? – Andy Milonakis, remember him? – Yeah. – Yeah he’s the best. He showed me all the best food places, it’s amazing. I had this little list in my phone called Andy’s List. (mariachi music) That’s cabeza. – Whoa, the fish cheek is my favorite part of the fish; it’s the most tasty and you get all the brain juices. (creepy sound effect) What are we thinking
about doing after this? – We’re gonna check out this bar that I really love that my friends own, and I have a a couple of my buddies meet us there. Can I take the last chorizo? – You get the last chorizo. – Whoo! – I think tonight’s gonna be a great night. – Come through. – Eddie’s already on the phone, doing his unicorn whisper thing. – It’s gonna be fun. I’ve been reaching out to a few people. Whispering to a few to come out tonight, should be a good time. (upbeat guitar music) – All right, so we are at BLACK bar in Hollywood. And this is the first and only bar that I call my home bar here in LA. Primo location, with all
the perks of a dive bar. I’m gonna bring Justin
in, introduce him to a few of my friends, kick it in the back patio a little bit, hopefully loosen up enough to dance, we’ll see. (bar chatter) – How are you? – Give me a hug. (laughing) – OK, what can I get you guys? – Can I have two Oakland Old Fashioneds? – Yes you can. – Oh, I love Old Fashioneds, my favorite. – Oh yeah? – Yeah. – Well this is an Oakland Old Fashioned, my brother. – All right. (piano instrumental music) – Thank you very much. (piano instrumental music) (laughing) (dubstep dance music) (bar chatter) – All right, cheers. Whoo! (dubstep dance music) That’s like, Runyon’s like, old school Tinder though. (laughing) Like before Tinder existed was Runyon. – [Female friend] Is that
how you and Eddie met? (dubstep dance music) – When people ask me, they’re like, “Hey, should I live in New York or Los Angeles?” – [Female Friend] You have
to hustle to get here, so definitely New York. – And then once you get here, you gotta get past the falling on your face period. – Six to eight months. BLACK bar was a great time, amazing end to day one. Look at this guy. Eddie, still unicorn whispering. You know, it’s an instant party with Eddie. – Day one was action packed and Justin had a ball, but he doesn’t even know what’s coming tomorrow. I’ll see you in the morning. (rock music) (birds chirping) – You’re about to see as we turn right into this lot here, this is my buddy Robin’s airport. – Oh (beep)! – And a lot happens here. We’re down at my buddy Robin’s aeronautical museum and flight school. We’re gonna do a doors-off helicopter flight around all of Los Angeles. It’s gonna be sick. What is good, G? – Brother, where am I?
What is this place? Oh man. – This is Justin. – How you doin’? – This is the best kept secret in LA, right? – It looks crazy. – Your little Jamaican’s been busy man, whoo! – Oh yeah? You guys one up the airstream here. – But dude, you
gotta see in the inside. – Booyah, we cut the cockpit. – OK. – This thing actually flew combat in World War II. This is a gourmet kitchen. (laughing) Any Jamaican food? (Robin laughing) – That’s the
Jamaican chef right there. – Hey! (Jamaican music) – Oh, you gon’ dig this baby. – Oh, let’s go. – C’mon, man. – Are you kidding me? (Jamaican music) – So how long have you been at this location? – Oh, I’ve been
here for 18 years, but it feels like we just got here. Check this out. – Geez. – So in mission control, kids design rockets, rocket engines. – Wow. – They can design
a jumbo jet in here. They have the same
software that Boeing uses, and this is the area
where they build stuff. – The pilot, owner Robin is a pillar of the community, doing amazing things for the kids in the neighborhood. – These are solid fuel rockets that the kids have designed and built. Sometime in the next five months, we’re sending this rocket to space. That’s the schematics for this rocket that the kids have
dubbed the Compton Comet. – Compton Comet! – Wow. – You’re gonna send the Compton Comet up? – Yeah, yeah, straight out of Compton. (laughing) – Wow, wow. – I’ve never seen him speechless before. (calm instrumental music) – Have you ever been in a helicopter before? – I have. – Have? – Haven’t been in this one. – Really? – Have been, yeah. – Oh, done it in Europe, done it in, you know, New York, done
it in DC, done it at, – Floor manager. – Yeah. – Oh, OK, well
this flight’s gonna be a little bit different than what you’re used to, OK? – OK. What’s about to go down? – I have no clue what’s about to go down. (guitar riff) I think Justin may not
be nervous going into it, but the second that thing
leaves the ground, he’s gonna be shaking in his pants. (guitar music) (helicopter propellor) (dramatic orchestra music) – We had a beautiful take off, nice breeze going, I mean you could hear the wind in your headset. Cruising over, you know, parts of Compton into the city up to the Hollywood Sign. (dramatic orchestra music) Saw the Observatory, little dangling, little hanging out the chopper. (dramatic orchestra music) Then he talked about landing on top of a building, like I’ve always wanted to land on top of a building. (helicopter propellor) (dramatic orchestra music) – Let’s stop. Oh my god. Oh my god. (nervous laughing) Oh my god, oh my god,
oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh
my god, oh my god, ah! I think I need to go
shopping for some underwear. (helicopter propellor) – It looks like he just got (beep). (laughing) He’s just shaking his head. (laughing) – I don’t even know what to tell you. – The moral of the story is never talk (beep) to the pilot. – Have you ever been in a helicopter before? – Done it in Europe, done it in, you know, New York, done it in DC, done it in… – OK. – The number one rule is don’t talk (beep) to the pilot. (laughing) – Thank you. – No problem man. (laughing) Glad to be your first
real helicopter ride. – That was gnarly, dude. – Thank you. – Thanks for coming. Just hit me up next time you’re in LA. I have to like breathe
and come down after that. I’m gonna need to go
take a nap or something. (laughing) (dramatic orchestra music) Eddie was an amazing gatekeeper. Everybody he introduced
me to was an individual with a unique story, and
then you realize that it takes all those different
people to make up an amazing city like Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a wonderful
place to come if you have a dream, especially if you have the motivation to make it happen even outside of Hollywood. (upbeat dubstep)

100 comments on “The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Los Angeles || Gatekeepers

  1. If you liked Gatekeepers, take a trip to Honolulu with us to explore the town the way locals do:

  2. This had to be the worst video I have ever seen claiming to be a food show. You might as well have posted this shit to Instagram cause it felt like a living douche meme

  3. Bruh, I'll be honest. The mustache almost made me click off immediately. It's like the symbol of all things hipsterish and gentrifying. I'm glad I kept watching. I'm also glad to know that flight school exists and that underserved kids are so involved and given hope for their future. That was the highlight of this episode for me. You also don't seem QUITE as obnoxious as your mustache might indicate. I think that helicopter ride might have humbled you a bit, as well.🤣🤣🤣 Awesome episode!

  4. Justin, as an old fart I find your show interesting but at times the people you hook-up with don't have the goods when it comes to knowing the local vibe (Case in point this guy in this vid). Next time hook up with an LAPD officer (Older the better as they know the secrets that they rarely share younger cops) and they'll not only hook you up with the local fare but also the history of LA. I'd do it but I retired to Virginia 30 years ago.

  5. I appreciate the honesty in telling us your guide has only been in LA for 5 years and I don't dismiss that someone can know a lot about a place in only 5 years but I feel like a "gatekeeper" should be more of a local then a transplant. Also I find your reactions hard to read. I don't know at times if you are being genuine or sarcastic, and frankly that make the series hard to watch. I didn't like this episode as much as some of the others ones you have done.

  6. Anti tourist and the first place they go to is West Hollywood. WeHo is a totally touristy place. The gatekeeper is pretentious too. Showcasing all the celebrities you’ve seen? HORRIBLE! He’s a tourist-turned-LA guy wannabe – those kind are the worst!

  7. Love this series and I like the choice of host and most gatekeeper choices. This gatekeeper's personality was pretty obnoxious though.

  8. Hey Thrillist and Justin, LA native here and I just wanted provide some constructive criticism without the snark. The title of the episode is the problem here as this is far, very far, from being "the ultimate locals guide", especially when your guide is a transplant of 5 years (and a young white gimmicky, cliche'd hipster dude. Trust me, this guy and the like are not going to know the real LA like a native Angelino, especially a POC and most older white people). Don't get me wrong, its definitely an LA thing to come here and hustle to make it in entertainment and get those likes but that does not qualify you as a so called "LA Gatekeeper". Thats just delusional (and insulting) AF. The other problem here is that its such an cliche to think that the highlight of coming to LA is seeing and actually getting to hang out with celebrities. I mean lets be real here, how many native/locals are randomly hanging out with celebrities? For sure that skate shop is dope AF and its definitely a staple but that was clearly just a set up for Shaun White. There is soooooooo much more to LA than the tinsel town fantasy and was very glad to see that you featured the Compton flight school, that was a great way to balance this episode out (and if hipster dude did in fact turn you on to this, props to him) and I get that there's only so much that you can cover in 21 mins, but this is far from the "Ultimate Locals Guide". It needs a more proper title like "A Transplants Quick Look at Some Hip LA Spots" or something like that. Also, Justin as a host is okay, I dont think you were dynamic and exciting, but not as bad as a lot of the hate you're getting here (especially because of the stache), but if thats how you genuinely are then keep being you; some will like it, some wont, some wont care, but as always, to thine own self, be true; better than being a fake ass "Ryan Seacrest type". Personally tho, I would rather see more of the content and less of your interaction because with all due respect, you can be dull. I'm not hating, just being honest. Anyway, I'm actually a fan of Thrillist and its a great way to keep up with all of the new happenings in my city, and the concept of the show is great, but needs some work. Peace!

  9. Went to LA for vacation what a fucking shit hole.
    Needles and drugs everywhere
    Bums shooting dope on every corner
    And there were people pooping on the street…
    It really is a bad place plus all the illegal immigrants everywhere tons and tons of trash scattered everywhere.

    Mind you I'm from NJ one of the dirtiest states and I was totally blown away by how that state was ran we seen people handing out new needles to junkies getting high was a mistake for going there on vacation.

  10. All the haters complaining about it must not even live in LA. There aren't enough white hipsters at Beverly Soon Tofu chit-chatting for hours after they've finished their food, purposely oblivious to the line of people waiting for tables? You guys want more of these people showing up?

    I'm a local! The list of places is great! Here's some more stuff you guys should be hitting up: authentic Mexican food at Gracias Madre, legit Chinese food at Mr. Chow, and obivously the best sushi in the world at Sugarfish.

  11. First layer of Dante’s decent into hell is being taken to a weho “sage” sandwich shop with these two.

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  13. Sorry but “local” tour guide and the bland mustache guide doesn’t make the cut for this video
    How about actually visiting Los Angeles by going anywhere other than white neighborhoods
    The only thing that was remotely good from this video was Leo’s tacos on La Brea

  14. First dude was NOT Italian. Ghazalian? That’s Armenian or Persian. Lol probably Iranian bc he’s hiding his ethnicity.

  15. Coming from a guy who is labeled as a “hipster” this is the most hipster bullshit I have seen in a looooooooooooong time. You are getting toured from a dude from philly on la who claims his idols are 50 cent and Post Malone. Side note, any dude who wears more than two rings is either a pimp or guido from the shore. Plain terrible

  16. Double edged sword cause True LA Natives arent gonna give you all of the great spots…lol. but this guys choices were crizzaaaappp….5 years in LA isnt nearly enough time to know this city. Sure this guy is successful…but hes a tourist….he knows famous people and most likely only stays in his neighborhood lol. I love the thrillist but this is disapointing lol.

  17. That was one of the whackest tours of LA, but i have no problem with that. Cuz it'll just keep outsiders away from the actual good food spots.

  18. you're not as bad as people are making you out to be brah lmaooooo usually I click off shit quick when its cringey and it wasn't horrible for who you had showing you around. For tacos i woulda went to El Chatos Taco Truck tho and def would've ventured into south LA. And Hollywood/k town for Korean food or Thai food jus to show more of the diversity. But dialog cafe is cool, its kinda regular but still a good spot. I just would've tried to get with someone whos from LA, hire me though on the production team, ill send in my resume and I'm so serious.
    all flavor no grease in Watts is fire
    fries man in Gardena
    san Pedro fish market is tight
    shit even bread & butter by the airport has fire breakfast burritos. I liked the episode tho

  19. I was just visiting L.A. Glad this guy wasn't showing me around, fucking snoozefest. I found more fun stuff to do and better food to eat on my own. This guy sucks as an LA guide.

  20. This is like a gay version of the show Next. Horrible you didn’t even experience anything
    You experience what a skater life is like

  21. I don’t think you’re a douche, but you do come off as the archetypal generic smug hipster. Dude, you got to skate with a legend.

  22. Guelaguetza Restaurante in K-Town, Grand Central Market (DTLA), Ballast Point Brewery (Long Beach) and Palos Verdes for the beach.

  23. i love the concept of this show but the execution is so cringe.. everything feels unnatural and super staged, its awkward to watch

  24. The second he said "the food was amazing" i just had to dislike the video. He sounds so condescending and arrogant. I've seen some different vids hosted by him and they're all like this. Thought i can just ignore him and focus on the co host but couldn't do it. This series is terrible.

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  26. I was so excited for this video but these are not good local spots , they target a few certain kinds of individuals than a variety. It's Los Angeles , how can you fail 😒

  27. By the comments I’m sure Thrillist knows they messed up on this “LA Local’s Guide” lol. I’m just going to extend the frustration of the real LA locals/natives, because this LA guide was terrible. First off, your guide should’ve have not taken up a space that doesn’t belong to him. If you are really interested in an ultimate LA guide you must go with a LA native or someone who has been living here for years and years and that’s just out of respect. Also, fact is you won’t get the real LA experience on the West side (aside from Venice that is) folks from the west side are another whole deal, like your guide they usually stay there. I feel like you have to visit LA again to get the true local experience, we have soooo much more to offer than this half assed tour.

  28. As a born and raised Angeleno is highly irritated this transplant thinks they are a “local”…go back to Pennsylvania 🙄🙄

  29. GREAT WORK just absolutely botching the best food city in America. Seems like homie checked buzzfeed 10 minutes before he got there.

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