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The Best Takeout Windows in Los Angeles

04/25/2016

Joshua Lurie

Grab-and-go has always been a hallmark of bustling walking cities like New York. Apparently Angelenos have been picking up the pace given the proliferation of takeout windows. Discover 11 windows that provide a quick food or caffeine fix.

Wine tasting at Malibu Wine Safaris

The Best Places in Los Angeles for Wine Lovers

04/21/2016

Gabrielle Olya

Wine lovers rejoice! There are plenty of restaurants, bars and one-of-a-kind venues in Los Angeles that are sure to fulfill your inner-oenophile, whether you’re looking for a tasting, a rare bottle or a truly unique touring experience. Here are the top places in Los Angeles to get your wine fix.

Alternative Burger at The Fat Dog

The Best Veggie Burgers in Los Angeles

04/18/2016

Joshua Lurie

For vegetarians seeking the sensory impact of a hamburger without the meat, veggie burgers can definitely satisfy their cravings. These varied vegetable, grain and legume sandwiches exist on a different plane of enjoyment. Here are nine of the top veggie burgers in Los Angeles.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Go On Location: Historic Los Angeles Theatres Featured in Film

04/13/2016

Lindsay Blake

In the early 1900s, lavish theatres and movie palaces began popping up across Los Angeles. Though a large number of them have been transformed, altered or razed over the years, several of the historic venues remain in operation and in pristine condition. While the opulent sites are not always open to the public, they can be accessed a number of ways, such as the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour, and the Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats film series program.

Because the theatres are regularly used for filming, you can also catch a glimpse of them onscreen. Read on for a list of ten historic venues and the productions they have appeared in.

Ooey Gooey Fries at Chego!

Where to Dine Near Dodger Stadium

04/11/2016

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It's time for Dodger baseball, which also means it's time for the iconic Dodger Dog and other Dodger Stadium fare. Outside the landmark ballpark, there are perennial go-tos like the classic French Dip at Philippe The Original or drink specials at the Short Stop. Read on for more dining options near Dodger Stadium in Chinatown, Echo Park and Silver Lake. Note: outside food is allowed at Dodger Stadium, so the guide includes take out options as well.

Chicharron at Broken Spanish

Where to Eat Near L.A.'s Top Basketball Courts

03/28/2016

Joshua Lurie

March Madness is no longer limited to March. The NCAA Final Four now bleeds into April. People play college, pro, and street ball year-round in Los Angeles, and not just indoors. Find out where to eat near 10 key post-high school basketball destinations that span from Downtown and Westchester to Eagle Rock and Malibu.

Le Jardin at Estérel

Where to Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch in Los Angeles

03/17/2016

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Described as a “moveable feast” because it doesn’t fall on the same date every year, Easter Sunday is known for family friendly traditions such as egg hunts, the Easter Bunny and Easter parades. Restaurants across Los Angeles are celebrating the holiday with lavish brunches and special prix fixe menus. Read on for restaurants and hotels in L.A. to enjoy Easter Sunday.

All Easter brunches and dinners take place on Sunday, April 1, 2018 unless otherwise noted.

Jonathan Gold eating lunch in "City of Gold"

The Guide to Los Angeles Restaurants in "City of Gold"

03/11/2016

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Los Angeles is regarded as one of the top dining destinations in the country, a multicultural mecca for foodies and chefs alike. From Michelin-starred restaurants to humble street carts, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has written about it all for more than two decades. The first food writer to win the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, Gold is the subject of a new documentary, City of Gold.

Directed by Laura Gabbert and featuring some of L.A.’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants, City of Gold takes the audience on a journey to discover Los Angeles through the eyes of one of its foremost cultural writers and a true ambassador of the city. Read on for a guide to L.A. restaurants featured in City of Gold.

Pork fried buns at Go Go Cafe

Where to Find the Best Sheng Jian Bao In Los Angeles

03/08/2016

Joshua Lurie

Sheng jian bao, Shanghai-style buns that are far less renowned than xiao long bao, each contain a ground pork patty, though you’ll occasionally find seafood or vegetable variations. These pan-fried wonders are typically studded with sesame seeds, with crispy bottoms, supple tops, and definitely have the potential to scald your tongue. Thicker skins that other dumplings or potstickers allow SJB to contain gelatinized stock that turns to steaming soup when cooking, though that element is only occasionally utilized in L.A.

The filling is normally pretty rich, so a lot of people like to incorporate tangy vinegar (and sometimes vinegar mixed with soy sauce). Either dip in the sauce or bite a hole in the SJB wall and pour the sauces directly into the core before powering through the rest. Chasing each sheng jian bao with sips of hot jasmine tea also helps cut the richness.

Keep in mind that Shanghai-style restaurants list sheng jian bao under menu translations like “pan-fried pork buns” or “pan fried bao.” Now indulge in 10 of L.A.’s best options.

The Roof on Wilshire at night

The 24-Hour Guide to Romantic Los Angeles

03/02/2016

Esther Tseng

With so much to see and do in Los Angeles, you might think it’s impossible to do it all in a day. Not to worry - you and your loved one can easily enjoy a wide range of experiences thanks to the city’s wealth of culture and diversity. Read on for our 24-hour guide to romantic Los Angeles.

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