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Charcuterie at Bestia

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

03/24/2014

Discover Los Angeles

GQ Magazine has called Downtown Los Angeles “America’s Next Great City” and “the coolest new downtown in America.” Downtown L.A. has certainly come a long way in recent years. There were great places to eat in Downtown before its current renaissance, but the choices were limited. That's no longer the case, as acclaimed chefs and visionary restaurateurs have created a thriving dining scene in Downtown L.A. With so many restaurants opening in Downtown, deciding where to eat can be a tough choice. Read on for a guide to Downtown L.A.’s newer restaurants and classic dining spots.

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.

LA Market

10/13/2012

Kerry Simon talks about the creative process behind LA Market—the stunner at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE.

The Gorbals

10/13/2012

Ilan Hall takes dineLA for a spin in the kitchen at The Gorbals and cooks up one of his Scottish favorites.

Cook's Tortas

10/13/2012

dineLA tastes its way through the menu at Cook's Tortas in Monterey Park, where the bread is actually as spectacular as the goodies they fill it with.

Maximiliano

10/13/2012

The chef behind The Oinkster has opened an Old School Italian restaurant in Highland Park.

The Definitive Guide to Thai Town

10/12/2012

Joshua Lurie

Thai Town has much history and plenty of enticing dining options, well beyond the seemingly arbitrary borders of Hollywood Boulevard between Normandie and Western Avenues.

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