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.

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.

Roasted bone marrow at Simbal in Little Tokyo

The dineL.A. Guide to Little Tokyo


dine L.A.

Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the city's top culinary destinations. Dig deeper and you'll find that dining options in this historic district aren't limited to its acclaimed sushi and ramen spots. From an Italian-inspired lounge to Korean-style sausages, read on for the dineL.A. guide to Little Tokyo.

30-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye at Steak & Whisky

The Best Steakhouses in the South Bay of Los Angeles


Brad Japhe

The steakhouse is one of the most obvious examples of an All-American dining experience. Oversized wedges of iceberg lettuce dressed in bacon bits and cream; jumbo shrimp accompanied by horseradish-heavy cocktail sauce; and of course, proper portions of protein, seared as you like. It’s a national tradition embraced for generations, we are merely reliving it - frequently, with any luck. In L.A., that’s never been easier than right now. The steakhouse is enjoying a revival, of sorts. Despite the city’s supposed love of kale salads and green drinks, the Southern California carnivore is by no means neglected here. This is true throughout L.A. County. Most notably, the South Bay is peppered with an impressive assortment of cattle cutleries, both old and new, classic and modern. It’s senseless to value one over the other - best to enjoy them all. Let this definitive list be your guide.

Kelly Mindell at Viviane by Studio DIY

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Picks by Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY


Kelly Mindell

Kelly Mindell is the colorful powerhouse behind the DIY lifestyle blog Studio DIY, where she shares bold DIY projects, yummy recipes and fresh ideas for making life one big party. Kelly is passionate about celebrating not just the holidays, but the every day. Her smile-inducing projects have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, The Today Show, NPR and more. Kelly lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeff.