Sausage plate at Sahag's Basturma

The Best Sausages in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Sausage is a time-tested tradition that takes off-cuts of meat and transforms them with spices and seasoning into encased flavor bombs. Oktoberfest first started in 1810 in Munich and has since become a hotbed for communal beer and sausage consumption. That legacy continues locally at places like Torrance’s Alpine Village. Thankfully, people don’t need to rely on that raucous stretch of time in September and October to get sausage drunk. Sausage traditions also extend far beyond Bavaria, around the globe. Discover 10 places to enjoy house-made sausages in L.A.

House-smoked salmon at Connie & Ted's

Top 10 New Los Angeles Brunches


Joshua Lurie

Los Angeles brunch service continues to benefit from a steady stream of talented chefs and a bumper crop of new restaurants. Weekends now command attention from serious diners, and not just from people who are craving a hangover cure. Discover 10 of the most exhilarating brunch options in Los Angeles, all with standout food and drinks.

Vijay Gupta at Echo Park Lake

Vijay Gupta: Building Community With Music


Daniel Djang

Vijay Gupta, First Violin at the LA Phil, shares his favorite things about L.A., including playing in two world-class music venues, dining out, and overseeing the nonprofit music organization that he co-founded, Street Symphony.

Clarified butter frites at Petit Trois

The Best French Fries in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

French fries, the crispy deep-fried potato strips, are perfect accompaniments to burgers or steak, and can still stand tall on their own. Kennebec and Russet potatoes get the most love of any variety, but preparation, shape, and fryer oils vary wildly. In most cases, restaurants just thaw and cook frozen potatoes, and even those versions can still be good. Learn about 10 leading French fries in Los Angeles, many of which require extra efforts.

The Whale & Ale bar

Set Sail for San Pedro's Best Bars & Breweries


Brad Japhe

To call San Pedro overlooked is putting it mildly. Many recent transplants to Los Angeles don’t even know what to call it all (it’s pronounced 'Pee-dro’), let alone how to get there. That’s unfortunate, because this town is an unmined gem, gleaming humbly along the Pacific. The busiest port in the U.S. - by a significant margin - has seen its fair share of sailors and midshipmen for nearly a century now. That they have a hallowed history with hooch should surprise no one. Here you’ll find some of the city’s oldest dive bars, countless waterfront watering holes, multiple breweries, and a faithfully-recreated English-style pub. They even have a respectable wine bar.

When LA Fleet Week sets sail in September, San Pedro assumes center stage, welcoming sightseers from across the globe. But it’s also the perfect time for locals to check out what they’re missing, right in their own backyard. Drink your way through San Pedro at these outposts, representing the wide berth of options available in L.A.’s bustling port city.