September 2012 (65)

The Best Place in LA to...

09/11/2012

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the land of superlatives, and we’re the first to admit that we claim “best of” status for anything ranging from world movie premieres to acclaimed five-star restaurants. When it comes right down to it, people visit because we’ve got the cream of the crop and we’re not shy about saying it. Here’s a quick list of the best things to do while you’re here.

LA is Popping Over Pubs

09/11/2012

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The term gastropub, a portmanteau of "gastronomy" and "pub," was coined in 1991 when David Eyre and Mike Belben took over The Eagle pub in London. Twenty years on, the definition of a gastropub still seems to have a fairly wide range, based on the concept of a refined menu served in a more casual, pub-like setting.

Sang Yoon could easily be the poster child for gastropubs in the U.S. The chef and restaurateur took over Father's Office in Santa Monica over a decade ago, and installed a "definitive bar menu" with his now famous burger. Los Angeles gastropubs are opening their doors at a record clip, and an exciting new crop has emerged in the last year.

LA Every Which Way

09/11/2012

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a famous car culture, but renting one isn't the only way for visitors to explore LA. You'll find there are plenty of great ways to experience the city, including by air, rail, sea or — really — your own two feet.

Search and Enjoy: Geocaching in Los Angeles

09/11/2012

Discover Los Angeles

With a setting ranging from hard-core urban to completely rural, and terrain going from mountainous to desert to beachside, Los Angeles provides an endless playground for those engaged in the craft of geocaching, where people use their GPS devices as part of a high-tech treasure hunt of sorts.

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