Ocean Front Walk
Known locally as the Venice Boardwalk, this unmissable parade of hustlers, freaks, artists and exhibitionists will have you either...
Venice Beach Skate Park
Long the destination of local skate punks, the concrete has now been molded and steel-fringed into 17,000 sq ft of vert, tranny and...
Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom
It’s the free samples that get you. Spicy hot Italian, chicken Andouille, Louisiana hot links: once you’ve had a taste of one of Jody’s...
Lonely Planet review
Cheap and cheerful, Mao’s feeds the local proletariat with country-style Chinese prepared with SoCal flair (read: fresh ingredients, no MSG). Reliable menu picks include the orange-ginger chicken and the onion pancakes. Savvy eaters take advantage of the bargain lunches served until 5pm, and it’s open till the wee hours (3am) on weekends.