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Mariachi Plaza

Taking In the Culture of East Los Angeles


Javier Guillen

One of L.A.’s oldest neighborhoods, East Los Angeles has a lineage of culture that can be found in its shops, businesses, and community. No stranger to change, East L.A. has been the subject of recent transition. While community members have pushed to improve quality of life, they also stand on the front line protecting the neighborhood’s vibrant history and traditions. Quietly sporting some of the best restaurants (by far the best tacos), unique stores, budding businesses, and landmark locations, East L.A. is fundamental to the heritage of Los Angeles.

The Best Chinese Dumplings in Los Angeles


Dylan Ho

In Chinese culture, dumplings symbolize wealth and good fortune. For Chinese New Year and beyond, here’s a selection of the best Chinese dumplings in Los Angeles, many that are likely outside your comfort zone.

The Definitive Guide to Boyle Heights


Leslee Komaiko

Olvera Street is a fun, must-see destination. But if you’re willing to head a little farther east to Boyle Heights, you’ll find an entire neighborhood dotted with authentic panaderias, mom and pop birrerias and top notch taquerias.

Dulan's fried chicken

The Definitive Guide to Leimert Park


Leslee Komaiko

When you’re craving soul food, ribs or jerk chicken, Leimert Park delivers. Just a few minutes south of the 10 freeway, between Downtown and Beverly Hills, the predominantly African American neighborhood is worth checking out.