It’s Parents Weekend at USC, which translates directly to “ I don’t have to buy myself food for a weekend” for most college students. With that being said, I decided to compile a list of the best restaurants to take your parents during this weekend!
1) Bottega Louie
Located in Downtown, Bottega Louie is one of the best Italian restaurants in LA. Check out their dessert bar, and be sure to order the onion soup!
2) Sugar Fish
Sugar Fish has incredible sushi. It’s also located in downtown. If you’re going to eat here, try their Trust Me menu!
3) Umami Burger
My favorite Umami burger is located in the Grove, which is a very nice outdoor shopping district. Umami burger is best known for their Manly Burger and their Truffle Fries. When my parents came to visit earlier this year, we ate here twice!
4) Bacaro LA
Bacaro LA is right by USC and is a great place for tapas. Be warned though, the wait can get incredibly long on the weekends since this is a favorite restaurant for USC students, and they only take reservations for parties of 6 or more. With that being said, if you go try their mac n cheese and their chicken Panini.
5) El Cholo
I love Mexican food, and El Cholo has some of the best I’ve found in LA. Their guacamole is wonderful, and so are their enchiladas.