Carolina Gold Rice Porridge at Eagle Rock Brewery Public House

The Best Porridge in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Porridge, the result of grains that boil in hot water or stock, supports a range of ingredients and toppings worldwide. Los Angeles has plenty of Asian-influenced and market-driven examples of porridge. Read on and enjoy these 12 leading porridge providers.

North African tacos at Revolutionario

Great Places to Eat Near USC


Joshua Lurie

Whether you’re a starving student or have some more resources to spare on your meals, the South L.A. neighborhoods surrounding the University of Southern California (USC) are starting to offer some interesting dining options. Learn about 10 of our favorite area restaurants, most of which are within walking distance of the USC campus.

Chef at Otium in Downtown L.A.

The dineL.A. Fall 2015 Restaurant Preview


Discover Los Angeles

Summer may be over, but the Los Angeles dining scene is hotter than ever. Dozens of acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs are opening restaurants from Downtown L.A. to Venice. Read on for some of the most highly-anticipated restaurants opening this fall in Los Angeles.

Green tea soba with uni and ikura at Hamasaku

The Best Cold Noodle Dishes in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Noodles are great in steaming bowls of broth, tossed with sauce. When the weather is blazing hot, it’s also perfectly acceptable to cool down your noodles. Several Los Angeles restaurants prepare interesting cold noodle dishes, many available only during summer. Read on and learn about 12 of the best cold noodle options in L.A.

Surf and Turf Po'boy at The Little Jewel of New Orleans

The Best Sandwiches in Los Angeles: Summer 2015


Joshua Lurie

Two slices of bread, balanced fillings and imagination is all it takes to create a satisfying sandwich, but great versions remain elusive. Luckily, Los Angeles has a legacy of classic sandwiches, including Langer's Deli #19, Philippe the Original and Cole's French dips, and the Bay Cities Godmother. Read on to learn about 20 multicultural destination sandwiches in L.A.

Chicken Waterzooi at The Tripel

The Best Restaurants in Playa del Rey


Joshua Lurie

Playa del Rey, which resides at the crossroads of Marina del Rey and the South Bay, has always been convenient to LAX and a great place to bike or run. Now the neighborhood has become a good place to eat, and options are bound to get even better with the influx of tech companies like Google and Yahoo to neighboring Playa Vista. Learn about 10 top Playa del Rey restaurants.

Fried chicken at Farmshop

The Best Fried Chicken in Los Angeles: Summer 2015


Joshua Lurie

Unless you’re a diehard vegetarian, it’s hard to resist fried chicken. Why would you want to? Luscious deep-fried yardbird has rightly become popular all over the world. Thankfully, Los Angeles has leading examples from a diverse range of cuisines. Fried chicken sandwiches and wings are great too, but those fall into categories for other stories. In the meantime, learn about 10 of L.A.’s top fried chicken options, mostly battered and served on the bone.

Seared venison carpaccio at Saddle Peak Lodge

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: San Fernando Valley


Discover Los Angeles

The San Fernando Valley is one of the largest and most historic regions in L.A., with spectacular natural landscapes, vibrant cultural attractions, eclectic shopping and a diverse range of international cuisines. One of the best ways to discover the Valley’s thriving culinary scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected Valley restaurants that are participating, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Churro ice cream sandwich at Churro Borough

Elevated Fair Food in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Who said you could only enjoy fair food once a year? Sure, the L.A. County Fair takes over the Pomona Fairplex every September, but that hasn’t stopped creative chefs from riffing on popular fair foods year-round. Learn about 10 great foods that are deep-fried, served on a stick or shrouded in sugary excess. Either way, you win.