Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants in Los Angeles

05/09/2014

Joshua Lurie

No matter what anybody claims, grilled meat is not barbecue. Other restaurants call items BBQ when the meat has clearly been roasted. Barbecue requires slow-cooking meat with wood smoke until the protein becomes infused with flavor. With that in mind, here are 10 of the best smoke-buffeted stops in Los Angeles.

L.A. Story Spotlight: Donelle Dadigan

05/09/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Visitors should set aside at least an hour to explore the museum, which includes Max Factor’s world-famous make-up rooms, where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucille Ball became everyone’s favorite redhead. Displays include everything from Max Factor’s unique “Beauty Calibration Machine” to Monroe’s million-dollar dress and Hannibal Lecter’s cell from The Silence of the Lambs.

“My mother was an educator, my father was an educator, and I was an educator,” says Dadigan. “So my mother and I, we realized - harkening back to our times of being school teachers - that the best way for us to get our children and our students to be interested in the subject that we were teaching was that we had to entertain them. If we entertain them, they couldn’t help but open their minds to what they were being taught.”

She continues, “So we felt if we take that component and put it in a museum, showcasing what we think is the number one export of Los Angeles - Hollywood - we couldn’t help but have an opportunity for visitors from all the around the world to come and see this.”

L.A. Story Spotlight: Dieter Foerstner

05/08/2014

Daniel Djang

Dieter Foerstner, the Head Brewer at Angel City Brewing in Downtown Los Angeles, is carrying on the tradition of his great-grandfather, who brewed at some of L.A.'s historic breweries.

L.A. Story Spotlight: Maria Paredes

05/06/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Maria Paredes, a long time team member at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, represents the thousands of unsung heroes in the hotel industry who make guests want to return to a particular hotel again and again.

L.A.'s Global Cultural Museums

05/05/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, and there are spectacular museums throughout the city that reflect this global influence.

WHAT’S COMING – MAY 2014

05/04/2014

Los Angeles Tourism

Join us for the next LATCB monthly Member Mixer coming up on Thursday, May 29, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Rose Bowl Stadium located at 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail, hors d'oeuvres and networking with your industry peers. Our monthly Member Mixers are a great opportunity to meet many of your fellow LATCB members from a wide variety of L.A.-area tourism and hospitality businesses, while enjoying some of the L.A. area’s unique venues. Mark your calendar!

LATCB AT WORK – MAY 2014

05/04/2014

Los Angeles Tourism

From April 1-30, the LATCB International Team hosted four FAM trips to allow travel trade professionals to experience L.A.’s attractions and our members and partners in person, with groups from Australia (3 guests), Japan (11 guests), and the U.K. (10 guests). 

dineL.A.- May 2014

05/02/2014

Discover Los Angeles

L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles’ premier sports and entertainment complex adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown L.A., has ramped up its already stellar dining lineup. Live Basil Pizza uses organic produce and all-natural meats and cheeses to make high-quality, fresh pizza right in front of your eyes. Fast casual SmashBurger makes delicious, cooked-to-order burgers and more. Tom’s Urban has globally inspired, locally sourced, and seasonally influenced cuisine for sharing, such as urban street tacos and grilled Greek lamb sliders. Nest at WP24 is legendary L.A. celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s newest eatery – an approachable, modern restaurant and lounge adjacent to his renowned WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, with panoramic city views atop the 24th floor of the JW Marriott.

Discover L.A.'s Best Sushi Deals

05/02/2014

Stacey Sun

The L.A. sushi trend started in the San Fernando Valley during the ’80s and for the last 25 years, Los Angeles has continued to dominate this arena, attracting the best sushi talent in America. It also doesn’t hurt that we have access to some of the best fish markets in the country. Surprisingly, you don’t have to spend top dollar for the best sushi in L.A. - you just need to know where to go. Here are 12 of our top sushi picks for value.

NEWS & NOTES – MAY 2014

05/02/2014

Los Angeles Tourism

During National Travel & Tourism Week (May 3 – 11), LATCB President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. announced tourism’s multi-billion spending, employment and tax revenue contributions to L.A.’s economy. The record 42.2 million visitors that Los Angeles welcomed in 2013 spent $18.4 billion directly in L.A.’s economy, 5.5 % more than the $17.4 billion in 2012. As that direct spending worked its way through businesses, salaries and households, it resulted in a total economic impact of $28.3 billion, 4.3% more than $27.2 billion in 2012.

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