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Inaba bowl at Ichimi Ann

The Best Japanese Noodles in Los Angeles

07/12/2013

Matthew Kang

Japanese cuisine has a wide range of styles and contexts, but noodles are one area that the culture has essentially mastered. Placed in broth, dipped in sauces, tossed with every possible ingredient, these chewy strands are addictive, fun to eat, and incredibly adaptable. Los Angeles has benefited from the proliferation of Japanese cuisine, not just through sushi, but through the common comfort food that pervades the East Asian country. Much of L.A.'s Japanese cuisine finds its foundation in the South Bay, where many immigrants first arrived and set up shop. But there are also great noodle restaurants on the Westside and of course Little Tokyo in Downtown L.A. From hefty white udon noodles to umami-rich ramen and chewy soba, here's a sampler of some of the best Japanese noodles in Los Angeles.

The Guide to Celebrity Chefs at Los Angeles Hotels

07/11/2013

Tara de Lis

No matter how many times fans watch their favorite celebrity chefs doing demos on TV or try out recipes from their bestselling cookbooks, there’s nothing like experiencing a great meal in person. At these Los Angeles hotels, guests can turn this dream into reality.

The Best Ice Cream and Gelato in Los Angeles

07/09/2013

Joshua Lurie

Los Angeles is well versed in the ways of heat waves. Even though the city resides in what should be the desert, Angelenos have shown ingenuity in keeping cool, whether that’s with air conditioning, swimming pools, or the most flavorful route, ice cream. L.A. offers a wide range of frozen salvation, with creative flavors, market-driven ice cream and gelato, and companies that cater to specific cultures. Here are 11 frozen favorites.

The Best Seafood in Los Angeles

06/20/2013

Bill Esparza

Catch a wave, Los Angeles - we are seeing the city transform into a seafood paradise with the fresh addition of new American and globally influenced seafood raw bars and hot bars. Thanks to our many international communities, we’ve got even more of the ocean to explore. Here are some cool spots for the best seafood in Los Angeles.

Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

The Best Pizzas in Los Angeles

06/07/2013

dine L.A.

Pizza is the perfect comfort food - it’s easy to eat, hearty, oozing with gooey cheese and often customizable with a bevy of tempting toppings. But pizza is many things to many people, from thin-crust, New York-style to deep-dish Chicago pies and chewy, traditional Neapolitan versions. Any way you slice it, narrowing a list of top pizzas down to just 12 places is no easy task, especially considering the growing number of high-quality restaurants. That said, here is our guide to the best pizzas in Los Angeles.

Donuts at Cofax Coffee

The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

06/06/2013

Joshua Lurie

L.A. is the U.S. city with the most donut shops, meaning it can be tricky to sift through the river of deep-fried rings. Clearly, Angelenos have displayed serious commitment to doughnuts (aka donuts), which originated in the 19th Century. Cake Monkey Bakery and Donut Snob also wholesale great donuts to different coffeehouses, but we’re more focused on a baker’s dozen of L.A. places where you can find destination donuts on a regular basis.

The Best Restaurants in Santa Monica

06/03/2013

Joshua Lurie

Every week, tens of thousands of people descend on Santa Monica to enjoy the inviting beach, bike path, pier, mountains, and of course the food. SaMo has long been a culinary trendsetter, and now boasts several classics, including Michael’s Restaurant, Chinois on Main and Valentino. The farmers market, which dates to 1981, of course helps to supply surrounding eateries with the most current produce. Here are 15 of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica.

Top Korean Barbecues in Los Angeles

05/02/2013

Matthew Kang

The sizzle and smoke of the tabletop Korean barbecue is one of the definitive features of the L.A. dining scene. The abundance of well-priced American protein and a rabid following of diners has created a critical mass of restaurants specializing in grilled meats, nearly overshadowing the love of barbecue in the motherland itself. Through the years, barbecue restaurants have segmented into various categories – premium, all-you-can-eat, and middle-ranged a la carte, with each place trumpeting a particular specialty or stand-out side dish. Still other places emphasize the grilling devices and methods, where some employ charcoal for a smokier experience and others rely on special grates for more direct heat.

Barbecue is best enjoyed with a glass of ice cold Hite, a simple Korean lager, or a chilled shot of soju, the national spirit of choice. Think of Korean barbecues almost like more affordable steakhouses, where it's easy to get together with friends and family for a casual lunch or evening to celebrate the variety and quality of great beef, pork, and banchan. It's hard to go wrong with that formula.

Lobster at Lost At Sea

The Best Restaurants in Pasadena

05/02/2013

Joshua Lurie

Pasadena's last dining evolution advanced beyond a base of Old Pasadena chains to family-run, food-focused gems that now span the entire city. In the past few years, we've seen even more restaurants dial up the community's culinary ambition. Discover 10 dining destinations, ranging from fast casual establishments to fine dining bastions.

The Best Afternoon Teas in Los Angeles

05/01/2013

Leslee Komaiko

Meeting for coffee is well and good, but afternoon tea is a treat. It’s a special occasion with tiered trays, porcelain pots, and adorable miniature sandwiches and sweets that look almost too good to eat. Almost. While Los Angeles is an ocean and a continent away from London, there are a surprising number of local spots that offer excellent afternoon tea. Whether you’re looking for a civilized way to spend quality time with your BFF or a venue for a wedding shower, there’s a hot pot of tea with your name on it.

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