Kate del Castillo's Los Angeles

08/14/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Kate del Castillo is one of Mexico's most popular actresses, starring in a series of hit telenovelas that have made her a household name in Latin America. The international star currently lives in Los Angeles: "I love this city!" she exclaims. Read on for some of del Castillo's favorite L.A. spots, from culture to restaurants and the beach.

"What I like the most about L.A. is that you have access to everything: from the super glam life to the affordable and interesting cultural scene. You can find whatever you're into. " ~ Kate del Castillo

Interview courtesy of "Revista Fernanda."

Seared rosemary-butter-basted lamb at Orsa & Winston

Los Angeles Tops Bon Appétit's 50 Best New Restaurants in America

08/13/2014

Discover Los Angeles

In 2013, Alma in Downtown L.A. was named Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurant in America. Bon Appétit’s Restaurant and Drinks Editor, Andrew Knowlton, has posted his 50 nominees for this year’s list. Los Angeles has five restaurants in the list, more than any other city in the country. Read on and find out more about L.A.’s multicultural nominees for the Best New Restaurant in America.

Girl dancing at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

A Three-Day Los Angeles Itinerary for Latino Culture

08/11/2014

Wiebke Schuster

The past, present and future of Los Angeles have been shaped by the rich diversity of its cultures. Nearly half of L.A.'s residents can trace their roots to Latin American origins, from Mexico and Peru to El Salvador and Costa Rica. Each year from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, Angelenos and visitors of all backgrounds celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultural heritage and traditions of the Latino population.

Los Angeles was officially founded on Sept. 4, 1781, centuries after European explorers first arrived in the region in 1542. The cradle of L.A. is El Pueblo de Los Angeles, a historic district located in the oldest section of the city. The area includes landmarks such as Los Angeles Plaza, La Placita Church, and Olvera Street, the lively outdoor Mexican marketplace where visitors can find anything from handmade leather goods to custard filled churros.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to experience L.A.’s vibrant and diverse cultures. The following three-day guide explores historic and modern Latino culture in Downtown, then takes you west to Museum Row and West L.A.

Sliders at Pete's Cafe in Downtown Los Angeles

The Best Late Night Eats in Los Angeles

08/08/2014

Javier Cabral

Every now and then, you need to eat later than usual. Maybe you had to work late, or you need something after last call, or your dinner earlier just didn’t cut it. Ironically, in this city filled with so much nightlife, it can be hard to eat good food after that dreaded 10 p.m. closing time that many of our beloved eateries abide by. There isn’t anything necessarily wrong with eating greasy tacos and even greasier bacon-wrapped street hot dogs every once in a while. But if you’re craving something that’s even remotely more wholesome, here is our multicultural list of exceptional eateries around town that offer just a little more to hold you over - at least until breakfast.

Chicken “Parmigiano” at Paninoteca by Scarpetta

The Best Sandwiches in Los Angeles

07/31/2014

Joshua Lurie

Two slices of bread, balanced fillings and imagination is all it takes to create a satisfying sandwich, but great versions remain elusive. Luckily, Los Angeles has a legacy of great sandwiches, including Langer's Deli #19, the French Dips at Philippe the Original and Cole's, and the Bay Cities Godmother. Read on and discover a dozen more destination sandwiches.

Beverly Hills Hotel Restaurants

07/25/2014

Tara de Lis

When people think of Beverly Hills restaurants, the concept evokes the pinnacle of the fine dining experience: fantastic food, polished service and luxurious décor. These five hotel restaurants in Beverly Hills are a quintessential part of the Los Angeles experience. From a world-class steakhouse to culinary chemistry, get a taste of some of the most epicurean indulgences in the city.When people think of Beverly Hills restaurants, the concept evokes the pinnacle of the fine dining experience: fantastic food, polished service and luxurious décor. These five hotel restaurants in Beverly Hills are a quintessential part of the Los Angeles experience. From a world-class steakhouse to culinary chemistry, get a taste of some of the most epicurean indulgences in the city.

Top 10 Places to Get Eggs for Lunch in L.A.

07/24/2014

Zach Brooks

Breakfast for lunch is one of the great joys in life, but even better is finding eggs stuffed into what would otherwise be bonafide lunch dishes. We're not talking about eating at a restaurant that serves their breakfast menu all day long, but the restaurants that sneak eggs into their lunchtime menus every chance they get. The places that celebrate the egg, outside of its typical early morning construction. With that in mind, here are the 10 best places in L.A. to get eggs for lunch.

The Spiciest Restaurants in Los Angeles

07/21/2014

Clarissa Wei

Spicy food is easy to come by in Los Angeles. There are such a variety of spices available, from the tongue-numbing Sichuan peppercorn to the elusive ghost chili. Here’s a tip: don’t wash it down with cold water. Water actually will spread the spice in your mouth and make the burning sensation worse. Yogurt, milk, or rice are the best pairings – if you can get your hands on them. Here are great places in Los Angeles to get your fix of super spicy dishes.

The Best Restaurants in Silver Lake

07/10/2014

Leslee Komaiko

From its history as a center for early film studios such as Walt Disney, Silver Lake has developed into a trendsetting, multicultural neighborhood filled with unique shops and nightlife. The Silver Lake dining scene is vibrant, varied and one of the most interesting in the city. Read on for some of the best spots in Silver Lake.

Instagram Tips for dineL.A. Restaurant Week

07/08/2014

Bonnie Tsang

To give you the best opportunity to win our "Dine. Snap. Win." contest during dineL.A.'s Restaurant Week (July 14-27), we've asked Los Angeles photographer Bonnie Tsang to share a few secrets on how to take gorgeous food photos from a smartphone.

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