111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Book
111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss by Laurel Moglen and Julia Posey features seven must-sees in NELA. Cindy’s Restaurant, the 71-year old roadside diner in Eagle Rock (1500 Colorado Blvd.) gets the nod for having “respectfully updated” the menu while leaving the “wonderful electric-orange Naugahyde booths and counter seats untouched.” In Highland Park, there are three recommendations: York Boulevard for great shopping on a street “that’s refreshingly devoid of glamour and glitz;” Highland Park Bowl (5621 N. Figueroa St.) for fun, food, drink and ambiance; and, for sheer beauty, a tour of Judson Studios (200 S. Ave. 66), the 100-plus-year old maker of stained glass. There’s also one not-to-be-missed museum: Heritage Square in Montecito Heights (3800 Homer Street) where you can explore eight fully restored Victorian mansions built in L.A. in the late 19th century. And there are two bird-related attractions: the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Montecito Heights (4700 N. Griffin Ave.) and the Moore Laboratory of Zoology at Occidental College (1600 Campus Rd.) with its collection of more than 50,000 birds.