The Best Restaurants in West Hollywood

08/02/2013

Leslee Komaiko

Measuring just under two square miles, West Hollywood is one of LA’s most popular and vibrant districts. Several notable dining spots, including Lucques, Sweet Lady Jane and Madeo, fall just outside its boundaries. But WeHo proper is jam-packed with excellent restaurants: classics like Dan Tana’s, new kids like Connie & Ted’s, edgy hole-in-the-walls such as Night + Market and glossy lookers such as Fig & Olive. The West Hollywood dining scene has it all, and here are some of our favorite restaurants.

The Best Pies in Los Angeles

07/29/2013

Joshua Lurie

Whether the pie has a lid, a crumbled cap, or Graham cracker crust, or the filling is fruit, nuts, or custard, LA’s got plenty of enticing options. So grab a fork and knife, or just use your hands and enjoy 16 of our favorites.

The Best Japanese Noodles in Los Angeles

07/12/2013

Matthew Kang

Japanese cuisine has a wide range of styles and contexts, but noodles are one area that the culture has essentially mastered. Placed in broth, dipped in sauces, tossed with every possible ingredient, these chewy strands are addictive, fun to eat, and incredibly adaptable. Los Angeles has benefited from the proliferation of Japanese cuisine, not just through sushi, but through the common comfort food that pervades the East Asian country. Much of LA's Japanese cuisine finds its foundation in the South Bay, where many immigrants first arrived and set up shop. But there are also plenty of great noodle restaurants on the Westside and of course Downtown's Little Tokyo, where anything from hefty white udon noodles to umami-rich ramen and chewy soba can be enjoyed. Here's a collection of some of the best Japanese noodles around Los Angeles.

The Guide to Celebrity Chefs at Los Angeles Hotels

07/11/2013

Tara de Lis

No matter how many times fans watch their favorite celebrity chefs doing demos on TV or try out recipes from their bestselling cookbooks, there’s nothing like experiencing a great meal in person. At these Los Angeles hotels, guests can turn this dream into reality.

The Best Ice Cream and Gelato in Los Angeles

07/09/2013

Joshua Lurie

Los Angeles is well versed in the ways of heat waves. Even though the city resides in what should be the desert, Angelenos have shown ingenuity in keeping cool, whether that’s with air conditioning, swimming pools, or the most flavorful route, ice cream. LA offers a wide range of frozen salvation, with creative flavors, market-driven ice cream and gelato, and companies that cater to specific cultures. Here are 11 frozen favorites.

The Best Seafood in Los Angeles

06/20/2013

Bill Esparza

Catch a wave Los Angeles—we are seeing the city transform into a seafood paradise with the fresh addition of new American and globally influenced seafood raw bars and hot bars. Thanks to our many international communities, we’ve got even more of the ocean to explore. Here are 10 cool spots for the best seafood in Los Angeles.

The Best Pizzas in Los Angeles

06/07/2013

Tara de Lis

Pizza is the perfect comfort food—it’s easy to eat, hearty, oozing with gooey cheese and often customizable with a bevy of tempting toppings. But pizza is many things to many people, from thin-crust, New York-style to deep-dish Chicago pies and chewy, traditional Neapolitan versions. Any way you slice it, narrowing a list of top pizzas down to just 10 places is no easy task, especially considering the growing number of high-quality restaurants. That said, here is our guide to the best pizzas in Los Angeles.

The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

06/06/2013

Joshua Lurie

To honor National Doughnut Day, which is celebrated every year on the first Friday of June, we round up the best deep fried treasures in LA, the U.S. city with the most donut shops. Clearly, Angelenos have displayed their serious commitment to doughnuts (aka donuts), which originated in the 19th Century. Here are some of our favorite places to get our deep-fried donut fix.

The Best Restaurants in Santa Monica

06/03/2013

Joshua Lurie

Every week, tens of thousands of people descend on Santa Monica to enjoy the inviting beach, bike path, pier, mountains, and of course the food. SaMo has long been a culinary trendsetter, and now boasts several classics, including Michael’s Restaurant, Chinois on Main and Valentino. The farmers market, which dates to 1981, of course helps to supply surrounding eateries with the most current produce. Here are 15 of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica.

The Best Afternoon Teas in Los Angeles

05/01/2013

Leslee Komaiko

Meeting for coffee is well and good, but afternoon tea is a treat. It’s a special occasion with tiered trays, porcelain pots, and adorable miniature sandwiches and sweets that look almost too good to eat. Almost. While Los Angeles is an ocean and a continent away from London, there are a surprising number of local spots that offer excellent afternoon tea. Whether you’re looking for a civilized way to spend quality time with your BFF or a venue for a wedding shower, there’s a hot pot of tea with your name on it.