After years of economical eating that has seen the rise of food trucks, extended happy hours and dining deals, Los Angeles appears to be steadily taking it up a notch when it comes to extravagant dining.
The San Fernando Valley is well-known to foodies as the home to some of the city’s best sushi restaurants. But there’s a lot more to the 818 than yellowtail and omakase. So without further ado, our list of a dozen essential San Fernando Valley restaurants.
Welcome to the world of dining with dogs, which has become a little easier, thanks to legislation that gives restaurateurs in Los Angeles County the option to permit dogs on patios, so long as Fido doesn’t have to promenade through the restaurant to get there.
For those that happen to work in the West LA area, the stretch of Sawtelle Blvd. between Santa Monica and Olympic, known as "Little Osaka," is an amazing "lunch time cafeteria" devoid of corporate, strip-mall restaurants. Here are some places we enjoy in Little Osaka.
Located on Westwood Boulevard between Wilshire and Pico, the pocket of Persian restaurants near UCLA is in an area officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles as Persian Square, often referred to as Little Persia.
Mexico City native Jimmy Shaw has always loved to cook. He opened his first Loteria Grill at the Original Farmers Market in 2002 and has opened several more since then. In this dineLA interview, Shaw shares his thoughts on the journey.