Blue-Beary Buckwheat Pancake at M Café de Chaya

The Best Kids Menus at Los Angeles Restaurants

10/23/2014

Leslee Komaiko

With fast food offering a constant temptation, it can be difficult for busy parents to find good options for their kids when the family is dining out. Plenty of restaurants offer kids menus, but most of them feature typical items like macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and grilled cheese. In a welcome trend, Los Angeles restaurants are putting extra thought into their menus for the younger set. Read on for a dozen L.A. restaurants that feature great kids menus.

Octopus taco at Petty Cash

The Best Tacos in Los Angeles

10/16/2014

Javier Cabral

The taco is the perfect food, often made with a nutritious whole grain corn tortilla base and an incredible range of regional ingredients and unique textures. You can eat tacos regularly and never get bored of them. There’s no better city in the United States to enjoy tacos than Los Angeles - the taco motherland is just two and a half hours away, and L.A. has the second-largest population of Mexicans after Mexico City. The taco is finally getting the respect that it deserves, and is being taken as seriously as a good pasta. Read our guide to some of the best tacos in L.A., and discover a little bit of this Mexican staple food’s vast nuances. ¡Provecho!

Tuna carpaccio at Okumura

Top 10 Restaurants on Ventura Boulevard

10/09/2014

Clarissa Wei

Ventura Boulevard is the main artery of the San Fernando Valley, a straight east-to-west shot from Studio City to Calabasas. It’s where you'll find all the cool shops: there are malls, yoga studios, vintage stores, bars and a multicultural variety of restaurants. Here are the top ten places to eat on Ventura Boulevard.

Fair Oaks sundae at Fair Oaks Pharmacy

The Best Ice Cream Sundaes in Los Angeles

10/03/2014

Joshua Lurie

Ice cream is one of the most important building blocks when creating a sundae, but unlike a cup or cone, a sundae’s collective ingredients transcend the core product. Sundaes can be more forgiving, and the toppings can help cover for ice cream imperfections. However, why not have it all? Here are 10 of the top sundaes in Los Angeles.

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot at Westfield Santa Anita

The Best Meals at Los Angeles Shopping Malls

09/29/2014

Zach Brooks

It might be possible that Los Angeles is entering a golden age of shopping mall food. Not only have food courts become much better over the past few years, there also seems to be a modern invasion of new and interesting chains from here and abroad. Here are nine of the best places to eat when you’re doing a little shopping.

Victorian manors on Carroll Avenue in Echo Park

Hidden Gems in Echo Park

09/23/2014

Esther Tseng

Flanked by Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Silver Lake and Chinatown, Echo Park is a historic and diverse neighborhood where you’ll find everything from Dodger Stadium, the home of our beloved Los Angeles Dodgers, to Echo Park Lake, which reopened recently after a $45-million renovation. Locals and visitors alike enjoy paddle-boating around the lake, while the surrounding area continues to experience a retail, recreation and restaurant renaissance. Read on to find out more about Echo Park hidden gems, and discover an entirely different side of the neighborhood.

Dim sum at King Hua

The Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles

09/11/2014

Tony Chen

The Cantonese style of food known as dim sum - bite-sized or individual portions of food, typically served in steamer baskets or small plates - is a breakfast and brunch experience enjoyed around the world. Dim sum is associated with the ancient Silk Road tradition of yum cha (“drink tea”), so when friends and family go to a Chinese restaurant for dim sum it’s referred to as yum cha. Los Angeles, the gateway to Asia-Pacific travelers and the home of the second largest Chinese-American population, offers plentiful dim sum options. From historic Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles to the Chinese enclaves of the San Gabriel Valley, read on for some of the best dim sum restaurants in the L.A. area.

Zoe Nathan

Zoe Nathan's Los Angeles

09/04/2014

Zoe Nathan

Zoe Nathan describes herself as a baker with a love of preparing all things dough and dessert related. Her approach to baking is centered around the use of great ingredients, a healthy mix of sweet and salty, and her personal adage about baking dark that “color is flavor.” Nathan infuses this philosophy into all four of the restaurants she co-owns with her husband Josh Loeb: Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, Huckleberry Café and Bakery, Sweet Rose Creamery, and Milo and Olive. Read on for 10 of Zoe Nathan's favorite restaurants in L.A.

Chocolate chip rye cookies and more at The Sycamore Kitchen

The Best Cookies in Los Angeles

08/28/2014

Joshua Lurie

In Los Angeles, creativity knows no bounds, whether it's movies, music, art, architecture…or cookies. Yes, L.A. chefs have drawn on classic flavor combinations, fun riffs on other foodstuffs, and unbridled imagination to develop an array of cookies that warrant crosstown drives. Learn about 14 of the best cookies in Los Angeles.

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