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What’s Happening This Week: October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019 | Source: Compass California Real Estate Blog


LA Greater Area

Why is ancient knafeh the latest LA thing?

Courtesy of LA restaurant Jaffa

It’s been a Middle East treat since the 10th Century – but cheesy, sweet, buttery knafeh is suddenly super-hot in LA. Here’s where to find the best, from ultra-traditional versions to (seriously) knafeh-topped ice cream.

The ghostliest hotels in LA

Chateau Marmont | iStock

Most ghosts like hotels. Ours are no exception, as these tales, some backed by eyewitness reports from managers and maintenance workers, prove. Some haunts are now apartments, but it hasn’t curbed the paranormal partying.

LA’s most unique streets

View from the Self-Realization Fellowship | Sandi Hemmerlein​​​​​​

The shortest. The steepest. The roundest. The, uh, birdiest. These streets may not be as famous as Rodeo Road or the Route 66, but they all have fascinating stories to tell. Get yourself in gear: it’s time for a pretty weird ride.

Seeking the bottomless brunch

Santa Monica restaurant Margo’s

Sometimes it’s just one of those weekends: The “keep ‘em coming” kind. Fortunately, countless restaurants across the basin are only too happy to oblige. P.S The food runs the gamut from respectable to exceptional. 


The San Francisco Bay Area Area

Don’t forget your proton pack

The Winchester Mystery House | iStock

Everyone has heard stories about haunted houses. At these four historic Bay Area properties—from San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House to Benicia’s Southern Pacific Railroad Depot—you can measure the paranormal vibes for yourself. Plus, they’re all just really cool buildings. 

Spirits of San Francisco