Pickwick Ice Center
1001 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank
When the Los Angeles sunshine starts to feel a little too hot, Pickwick Ice Center is an oasis of cool indoor activity. The rink is closed to drop-ins but open for day camps. Staff members are practicing strict social distancing, numbers have been drastically reduced, CDC-approved cleaning protocols are in place, and everyone—kids included—must wear a mask inside.
4300 Riverside Dr., Burbank
The eponymous burger here warrants the elusive name, which refers to the fifth taste in Japanese. You'll find a sleek interior and fantastic burgers, plus inventive sides and sauces. Not to mention, they grind their own meat, process their own cheese, and pickle their own veggies. Because why not? With multiple locations throughout LA area, you can't, and shouldn't, miss this. Other locations: Arts District, Downtown, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Studio City, West Hollywood, and Thousand Oaks
4013 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank
From their yummy fried chicken sandwich to the delicious salted caramel 'cutie' pies, this is the place to indulge. There's soda floats, beer, and wine to boot. (Simplethings also has locations in Santa Monica, Westwood Village, and West Hollywood.)
3121 W. Olive Ave., Burbank
With four L.A. locations, you can count on this reliable coffee shop to be nearby no matter where you are. It's a very popular spot for work and study, which means they're used to having laptops—they also play a work-friendly soundtrack. Some locations have larger food menus than others, so make sure to check the website if you're hoping to stick around for lunch. In the coffee department, Coffee Commissary brings in a different guest roaster every few weeks, which mixes things up a bit. There are also locations in West Hollywood, Hollywood, and Culver City.
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