Food & Drinks

Residuals is a Bar & Grille in Studio City that will accept your talent residuals check and give you double the face value on tab! The writers, directors and producers who opened this Studio City bar back in 1986 envisioned it as an entertainment industry locale where aspiring artists, established stars and studio suits could toss back a couple of cold ones while talking shop.

Although new owners took over in 1998, the same spirit still pervades. The homey interior is spotted with modest wooden furnishings, leather booths, a serviceable bar, televisions and a fitting autographed picture of Ted Danson as Sam Malone. Live blues, rock and cover bands take the tiny stage on the weekends, as do karaoke singers on Sundays. Residuals is located on Ventura Blvd. at Vineland in the Sushi Dan Plaza, across the street from 7-11.

11042 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604-3546
Phone: (818) 761-8301

Happy hours are a great way to get a cheap meal. Just show up, buy a Coke, and go for the cheap or free all-you-can-eats! Here are a few of my favorites:

The Cat & Fiddle Restaurant & Pub
6530 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028

The large patio sees its share of party animals, tourists, sports fans and the occasional celeb, but the happy hour here is only inside at the bar. Complimentary snacks might be shepherd's pie or cheese and crackers; the house wine, well drinks and draft beers are $3.50


Pig 'n Whistle
6714 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

This Hollywood classic is a popular meeting spot for folks heading to the Egyptian or one of a million other nearby attractions. The term "no frills" applies to the d├ęcor, service and food in equal measure. During happy hour, beer and well drinks are $3.


Mc Cormick & Schmick's
111 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena CA 91101

One of the most expansive and tasty happy hours in the entire valley. Between the hours of 3:30-6:30PM McCormick and Schmick's features a feast of literally everything that lives in the ocean, while featuring beers and wines that complement any selection.


Cabo Cantina
11829 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90025

daily happy hours extend across the better part of every evening (from 4-8PM), when two-for-one drinks are doled out. There are booths inside, but it's exclusively a seat yourself first proposition. The most popular place to hang, however, is the outdoor terrace, where the young and nubile get in touch with themselves, and each other, on a patio ogled by Wilshire Boulevard drivers.