UCFTI Expo 2014 Special Offers

11/01/2013

Los Angeles Tourism

Special SuperShuttle and ExecuCar pricing to Los Angeles Area Hotels*
Special Hotel Price of $14.00 per person each way (Shared Ride) when you book online and use discount code E4RXN. Take advantage of private Town Car Service using ExecuCar Town Car transportation with meet and greet service, and save $20 off round-trip transportation.

The Best Steak Dishes in Los Angeles

10/31/2013

Matthew Kang

Los Angeles might not have the pedigree of Chicago, New York, or even Las Vegas when it comes to steakhouses, but that doesn't mean that it's lost a step in presenting solid interpretations of steak. Though steak is often the most ubiquitous and predictable order on menus across the city, restaurants have drawn from everything from mid-century dining style to ethnic flavors, such as Korean and Peruvian. The result is this eclectic collection of the best steaks in Los Angeles.

Holiday Shopping at Los Angeles Hotels

10/28/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Every year, the holiday shopping season begins in earnest with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Take advantage of room specials and shopping sprees at these Los Angeles hotels - conveniently located near some of LA’s top retail centers - and get ready to shop 'til you drop on Black Friday and beyond.

Hidden Gems in Downtown Los Angeles

10/24/2013

Esther Tseng

Downtown Los Angeles has undergone a revitalization the past several years, growing beyond the city's business center to becoming a cluster of various neighborhoods with their own distinct personalities. From the Arts District to the Historic Core, and Chinatown to South Park, every enclave makes Downtown rich with culture and opportunity. Check out a few of the lesser-known attractions, which highlight the best of Downtown's history, its exciting present and bright future.

Top 10 Chirashi Bowls in Los Angeles

10/24/2013

Clarissa Wei

The word “chirashi” in Japanese means scattered. Order a chirashi bowl at your local Japanese restaurant and you’ll be handed a bowl of seasoned rice topped with scattered slices of raw fish, fish roe, and/or the occasional tamagoyaki, a spongy egg garnish. It’s the ideal option for sushi fiends who don’t want to order a la carte or dish out the big bucks for a sashimi platter. 

The mark of a good chirashi bowl is balance. Each grain should be evenly seasoned with the tangy, alkaline sweetness of rice vinegar. Sesame seeds are often sprinkled on top for good measure. Different types of fresh fish are layered on top - bonus points for textural diversity. Garnishes are optional additions and always provide welcome respite. 

Read on for ten of our favorite chirashi bowls in Los Angeles.

The Scariest Foods in Los Angeles

10/21/2013

Joshua Lurie

In honor of Halloween, we bring you 11 of the most frightening foods in Los Angeles. Of course, some diners have more intestinal fortitude than others, but we’ve got a variety of unique, flavorful and aromatic options - including intestines - that will give almost anyone pause.

Ghost-Hunting in West Hollywood

10/21/2013

From film stars to mobsters, the cast of characters in West Hollywood has been legendary for decades. Some still linger, and with Halloween approaching, it's the perfect time to do a little ghost hunting.