Entertainment & Arts

A Night Out With … Aubrey Plaza

A lot of stars live in L.A., or spend a lot of time here, so let’s let them be our tour guides to another side of the city. From pre-game rituals to best place for a nightcap, we’re looking for star picks from the everyday to the evanescent. To kick off our new feature, suit and boot for a spin around L.A. with Aubrey Plaza, the deadpan, 26-year-old scene stealer from “Parks and Recreation,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” and other don’t-miss productions. Plaza has the effortless cool of an upstairs neighbor and more than enough chutzpah to hang with the boys. And, one day, she will enter an actual nightclub.

Any interesting rituals before you hit the town?

If I did, I would probably neti pot for 30 minutes and then stare at myself in the mirror.

After neti pot, what would be the ideal place for starter drinks?


Little Dom’s [2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz]! They have the best drinks and atmosphere.

What’s your current favorite nightclub?

I have never been to a nightclub.

Your favorite dive bar?


I like The Woods [1533 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood]. But mostly because Mashti Malone’s is right next door. I like ice cream a lot.

Before dessert, what’s your favorite spot for dinner?

I love sushi and low-key places. Sushi Nozawa [11288 Ventura Blvd., Studio City] is one of my favorite places to go.

How about for a first date?


Alegria in Silver Lake [3510 W Sunset Blvd.]. It’s comfortable and the food is amazing. Also, they have a selection of fresh fruit juices, which is a nice indication of what you’re getting yourself into.

What about the all important late-night eats (a.k.a. fourth meal)?

Pho Citi [4319 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake] is good late at night. Or Pacific Dining Car [1310 W. 6th St., Westlake] is excellent if you feel like eating lobster tail at 4 a.m. — which I always do.

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