The Old Place
29983 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills
Family owned and virtually unchanged for over 40 years, this is another one of those tiny, out-of-the-way spots that feels completely out of place in Los Angeles—which is a big part of its charm. It looks like a roadside saloon, complete with giant antlers over the front door, an almost all-wood interior, and old timey bar. The food offering is classically protein-heavy (steaks, stews, and a shepherd’s pie we haven’t tried but hear is amazing) with a few non-meat—mushroom skillet, grilled veggies, a delicious house version of mac n’ cheese—options thrown in for good measure. Dining here comes with its own set of rules: There are exactly three seatings (lateness is not appreciated), no congregating outside while you wait for your table (go to the bar or Cornell Winery next door), and please don’t complain if the kitchen runs out of your favorite dish (there is no freezer on-site and things sell out).
Be Hive of Healing
5017 Lewis Rd., Agoura Hills
Founder Dr. Habib Sadeghi believes that with the right healing protocols—he focuses on homeopathy, osteopathy, and anthroposophical medicine, the belief that we’re able to access the spiritual world through inner development—the body can be restored back to its natural equilibrium and heal itself. He and his staff integrate techniques from Eastern and Western medicine to get to the root of issues, and on top of providing rehabilitating treatments like the Integrative Medical Colon Hydrotherapy and Integrative Neural Therapy, they’re also remarkable at balancing skin. During the Integrative Medical Facial, you get a thorough cleanse and deep exfoliation. The aesthetician traces a scalpel along the side of your face to smooth away the top, dull layer of skin, revealing radiance beneath. It’s enormously detoxifying and brilliant for pores. A rousing facial massage follows, as well as layers of beautiful hydrating and antioxidant-infused formulas that nourish and melt into skin. It’s the only facial on the menu, and it’s beyond.
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