caipirihinas--the Brazilian drink
Try Zabumba, a popular expat joint on Venice near Overland in Culver City, where you can definitely get a caipirinha with your grilled frango or banana pizza. The food tends to be a little better at Cafe Brasil on the next block, but that restaurant is strictly BYOB.
re: j gold
Interestingly enough, I wound up at Zabumba before
seeing this message..they serve a "caipirisco" (made
with fermented vodka)...beer and wine license only.
They cannot serve a caipirihina because of the cashasa.
The owner of Zabumba (when hearing my story) told me
the only place in L.A. to find a real caipirihina is at
the Canal Club on Venice and Pacific (former location
of Rebecca's)...a friend of mine also told me that Moho's, the bar at the "W" (formerly the Westwood
Marquis), also serves the drink.