January 2016 Lodging Metrics

03/08/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles ranked 4th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 75.9%, up +6.1% compared to the same period last year (71.5%).

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.

Words from Wooden - March 2016

03/07/2016

Discover Los Angeles

With the spring travel season rapidly approaching, I am excited to share with you our brand new domestic advertising campaign which launched last week. Discover Los Angeles is inviting curious travelers, and more specifically the ever-important millennials, to “Get Lost In L.A.” The campaign capitalizes on the epic moments Los Angeles is having in the culinary, culture, fashion and creative spheres while harnessing millennials’ love for the destination and wanderlust.

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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