Ever since its grand opening in July, the Pavilions in West Hollywood has turned into something more than a supermarket — it's where hot gays and lesbians go to mingle in WeHo. While the old Pavilions had more of a laid-back neighborhood feel, this sleekly designed and reasonably priced market's new interior decor features soft lighting — essential for any good pickup joint. And the pickup scene is highly charged: Whether you're selecting apples and peaches near the front, picking out cookies in back or standing in line for a custom-made sandwich next to the in-house Starbucks counter, it seems impossible not to meet someone and strike up a friendly conversation about fresh meat. It almost feels like a trendy nightclub, if not for that plastic bag of bok choy you're clutching. Pavilions is open 24/7, and it's a fun spot to shop — for more than just groceries. Pavilions, 8969 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. Open daily, 24 hours.
—Patrick Range McDonald
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