Picanha (top sirloin) at Fogo de Chão

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Downtown L.A.

06/25/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has become one of the city’s most exciting regions, featuring world-class hotels, exciting events and a thriving culinary scene. One of the best ways to discover Downtown L.A.’s restaurants is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected Downtown L.A. restaurants that are participating, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Taco sampler plate at Guisados

10 Lunches Under $10 in Downtown L.A.

06/22/2015

Zach Brooks

Lunch has long been a haven for the budget eater, with "specials" and "deals" populating noontime menus all around the city. But one person's bargain is another one's splurge, so "cheap eats" lists can often run the gamut. So let's make it easy for you. Here are 10 places in Downtown L.A. where you could walk in with $10 and eat a delicious and filling lunch.

Rooftop table at Checkers

The Best Restaurants with a View in Los Angeles

06/17/2015

Ariana Shuris

Nothing quite tops off a great meal better than a spectacular view. There’s just something about the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean or the twinkling of city lights that sets the perfect tone for a light lunch or an evening out. The organic ambiance of a breathtaking sight truly enhances one’s dining experience and adds a touch of sophistication to any date or casual outing. Here are Los Angeles restaurants worth seeking out, even if it’s only just to take in the beautiful views.

Hama Sushi in Downtown L.A.

The Best Sushi in Downtown Los Angeles

06/12/2015

Clarissa Wei

It’s a great time to be a sushi aficionado. The Japanese food scene in Los Angeles is stronger than ever as the American palate is evolving to be less squeamish towards raw fish and much more inclined towards simplicity than the fanciful mayonnaise-drenched rolls of yesteryear. There seems to be sushi at every corner in Los Angeles, but Downtown L.A. in particular boasts a diversity of options. Little Tokyo in itself is sushi central and not far from it are powerhouses like Sushi Zo and Sugarfish. You’ll get a good mix of affordable plus luxurious choices – all without driving very far.

BonaVista Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure

Fantastic Features of Los Angeles Hotels: Part One

06/11/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Travelers and locals alike are lucky that Los Angeles is home to incredible hotels across the city. Whether they are sleek and modern in design or historic properties with Golden Age Hollywood glamour, we have hotels to fit every need. Of course, in a city that is sunny and perfect throughout the year, hotel pools are a top feature. The fun doesn’t stop at the hotel pool. The following guide lists some of the “Fantastic Features” of Los Angeles hotels that you’ll want to visit when planning your next daycation, staycation or vacation!

Kimchi fried rice at Republique

The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles for Instagram

05/29/2015

Stacey Sun

More than half of Internet-using young adults age 18-29 use Instagram, and without a doubt, many of them are posting photos of what they’re eating. Fortunately for Instagrammers dining out in L.A., there are restaurants across the city that feature gorgeous food that tastes as good as it looks with lots of natural light and beautiful decor. If you want that money shot with guaranteed “likes,” here are our picks for the best restaurants in Los Angeles for Instagram.

Wine bottles at Franco on Melrose

Top 10 BYOB Restaurants in Los Angeles

05/26/2015

Gabrielle Olya

Whether you’re looking to save a few bucks or you just want to enjoy a favorite wine for a special occasion, there are restaurants across Los Angeles that allow you to bring your own bottle for little or no corkage fee. Here are 10 of the best restaurants in L.A. where you can BYOB.

Cheesesteak at Papa Jake's Sub Shop

The Best Cheesesteaks in Los Angeles

05/21/2015

Joshua Lurie

Cheesesteaks have clear ties to Philadelphia, where hot dog vendors Pat and Harry Olivieri were scarfing down links every night before switching things up for dinner one night. Their grilled steak and onion sandwich caught on with cabbies and Harry’s son Frank later added molten Cheez Whiz to the mix. Over the years, Provolone or American cheese have also become popular, as have peppers. Now, the Philly original serves as a touchstone across cultures. From traditional to otherworldly, learn about 10 of the best cheesesteaks in L.A.

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