Tony has shared a list of his favorite places with Los Angeles Magazine. He spills on some of his favorite places to eat, relax and to catch live music (in which he lists the Hollywood Bowl, saying No Doubt is talking about playing there next year).
Thank you to shipwrecked into you for the tip. Follow the link below on how to get directions and more information on some of the places.
Los Angeles Magazine — Between back-to-back local shows on the groupâ€™s latest tour, No Doubtâ€™s bassist tells us where he hangs with animals, takes his daughter Coco to brunch, rocks out with the band, and finally discovered â€œlegitâ€ Indian cooking.
1. Malo Itâ€™s super close to our house and itâ€™s not easy to find great Mexican vegan food. I made the switch to being vegan this year. I wish I had done it sooner. My favorite thing is the mock ground beef and pickle tacoâ€”hold the cheese. They have an amazing spicy cucumber margarita. Itâ€™s really good late at night, but itâ€™s also a great place to take our 22-month old daughter for brunch.
2. Silver Lake Reservoir Itâ€™s my favorite place to run. I do it probably five times a week. I like that it has a dirt path, and thatâ€™s much more forgiving on my knees. Jumping around on stage for 25 years has done its damage. Itâ€™s really peaceful, especially if you go after a rain.
3. India Sweets & Spices Itâ€™s hard for me to find good Indian food because Iâ€™m Indian and my mom has been cooking it all my life. For me to go to a place that has legit Indian food and enjoy itâ€”itâ€™s really rare. This is one of those places. I dig it. Masala Dosa is my favorite dish there.
4. Hollywood Bowl Itâ€™s one of my favorite places to see shows in L.A. Itâ€™s so close to our house, we can be home within five minutes after the last song. Seeing John Williams conduct all the things heâ€™s ever scoredâ€”that was spectacular. I saw Depeche Mode there, the Police. I just saw Peter Gabriel there and that was one of the best shows Iâ€™ve seen in my life. Weâ€™re talking about playing there next year.
5. Gibson Amphitheatre Weâ€™re playing there right now. Every time we do a tour we end up playing there. It feels like home. We know everyone there and they are so good to us. And itâ€™s so close. Iâ€™ve been going to sound check and coming straight home to hang out with my daughter and can put her to sleep and then go back for the show.
6. Shojin Itâ€™s an amazing vegan sushi restaurant. The presentation there is spectacular. They bring out plates that you donâ€™t want to dig into because it looks like art. Itâ€™s off the radarâ€”thatâ€™s why I like it. Although, itâ€™s always packed, so maybe itâ€™s not as off the radar as I think.
7. My Pool and Jacuzzi This is my first pool in my whole life and I love swimming. My dad taught me when I was really young and we used to go to public pools when we lived in England, so itâ€™s been part of our family for a long, long time. To have my own pool is great. The family comes over on the weekends and Coco can swim with her grandparents. We have an instructor come over and all of her friends and their moms come and swim together. Itâ€™s pretty cool.
8. Animal Acres They rescue farmed animals there. Before Coco was born I was volunteering there quite a bit. Itâ€™s such a rewarding feeling to hang out with the animals and get up close to pigs and farms and chickens. Itâ€™s amazing. Anybody should go. The educational value is immeasurable.
9. Real Food Daily Itâ€™s our go to vegan restaurant. We make up reasons to go over to that side of town just to eat lunch there. Whenever I meet with our agent Mitch, thatâ€™s where we go. I get the club wrap, add spicy vegan mayonnaise.