Restaurants across Los Angeles are welcoming the new year with lavish feasts and flowing bottles of champagne. The endless New Year’s Eve dining options feature global cuisines in every type of setting, from romantic dinners to extravagant events with cocktails, music and more. Read on for our guide to the best places to dine in L.A. on New Year’s Eve.
Now that you’ve finished tapping into Part One, read on for Part Two of our guide to 28 bars, breweries and restaurants to drink craft beer in L.A. County.
Top Chef, Bravo’s competitive cooking show that’s hosted by legendary judges like Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Emeril Lagasse, has built quite a legacy. L.A. alone has fielded a wealth of culinary talent in the show’s 13 seasons, including three champions: Ilan Hall, Michael Voltaggio and Mei Lin. In total, 16 Top Chef “cheftestants” currently run kitchens at 23 Los Angeles restaurants. Several other chefs are between gigs, successful caterers, moved on from L.A., or no longer cook. Learn about where to find your favorite chefs from the high-drama show.
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Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning Top Chef returns to Los Angeles to spotlight the city’s acclaimed dining scene and take a road trip to culinary destinations throughout California.
Like a great actor, Hollywood is constantly reinventing itself. At various times, it’s been known as the home of pioneering movie studios, the Academy Awards, Art Deco treasures and a thriving nightlife scene. In recent years, Tinseltown has also become a vital dining destination. From a landmark of Hollywood’s Golden Age to Michelin stars and modernist cuisine, read on for the best restaurants in Hollywood.
Westwood Village now offers plenty of interesting dining options. You’ll also find great Persian food and some modern restaurants south of Wilshire, but for the purposes of this story, we’re sticking north of Wilshire in Westwood Village. Learn about 14 of our favorite area restaurants, most of which are within walking distance of UCLA’s campus.
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One of the most intense rivalries in all of college sports is renewed once again when the UCLA Bruins face off against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. To help you warm up for the big game, we've rounded up some of the best dining spots near both campuses.
Guacamole originated centuries ago during the Aztec Empire, when people first called this creation ahuacamolli, named for the Nahuatl words ahuacatl (avocado) and mulli (sauce). The first written record of this glorious avocado dip, which is traditionally crafted in a molcajete, was in 1518 in Europe. Incredibly, the core recipe has stayed pretty similar for the past 500 years, with tomatoes, onions, chiles and cilantro often still forming the backbone, though now you may find flourishes like lobster, bacon and fruit. Learn about 11 of our favorite places to enjoy guacamole in L.A. County.