Green tea soba with uni and ikura at Hamasaku

The Best Cold Noodle Dishes in Los Angeles

08/21/2015

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

08/17/2015

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.

Assorted sashimi at Asanebo

The Best Sushi Restaurants on Sushi Row and Beyond

08/06/2015

Clarissa Wei

Los Angeles is a wonderful place to be if you’re a Japanese food aficionado. There are entire neighborhoods dedicated to cuisine: Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, Sawtelle Japantown on the Westside, and the suburban Japanese culinary destination that is the South Bay.

Sushi Row is a stretch of Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley that gets its name from the area's many raw fish specialists. Often overlooked when it comes to the conversation of sushi in Los Angeles, it seems, are the restaurants along Ventura outside of Studio City. While the majority of them are heavy on the rolls and cater to a more Westernized crowd, it’s a good place to frequent during happy hour or if you’re looking to schedule an epic food crawl. Read on for the best sushi restaurants on Sushi Row and beyond.

Chicken Waterzooi at The Tripel

The Best Restaurants in Playa del Rey

08/03/2015

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

07/24/2015

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.

Wild Eastern sea scallop crudo at Water Grill Santa Monica

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Ocean Views

07/23/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Situated along 75 miles of pristine coastline, the Beach Cities of Los Angeles offer excellent hotels with spectacular views, landmark attractions, family-friendly events and superb coastal cuisine. One of the best ways to discover the Beach Cities culinary scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected participating restaurants with great ocean views, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Pilipili Burger, Sassy Wahine and ‘Alekina Burger at Pono Burger

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Westside

07/21/2015

Discover Los Angeles

The Westside is one of L.A.’s top regions, home to world-class cultural attractions, must-see events, acclaimed hotels and a wide range of multicultural restaurants. One of the best ways to discover the vibrant Westside dining scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected Westside restaurants that are participating, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Seared venison carpaccio at Saddle Peak Lodge

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: San Fernando Valley

07/14/2015

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

07/06/2015

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.

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