Iced shellfish display at Baltaire

Where to Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch in Los Angeles

03/17/2016

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Regarded as the most important holiday in Christianity, Easter Sunday is the worldwide celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Described as a “moveable feast” because it doesn’t fall on the same date every year, Easter is known for traditions such as egg hunting, the Easter Bunny and Easter parades. Restaurants across Los Angeles are celebrating the holiday with lavish brunches and special prix fixe menus. Read on for the best places in L.A. to enjoy Easter Sunday.

All Easter brunches and events take place on Sunday, March 27, 2016 unless otherwise noted.

Jonathan Gold eating lunch in "City of Gold"

The Guide to Los Angeles Restaurants in "City of Gold"

03/11/2016

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Los Angeles is regarded as one of the top dining destinations in the country, a multicultural mecca for foodies and chefs alike. From Michelin-starred restaurants to humble street carts, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has written about it all for more than two decades. The first food writer to win the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, Gold is the subject of a new documentary, City of Gold.

Directed by Laura Gabbert and featuring some of L.A.’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants, City of Gold takes the audience on a journey to discover Los Angeles through the eyes of one of its foremost cultural writers and a true ambassador of the city. Read on for a guide to L.A. restaurants featured in City of Gold.

Pork fried buns at Go Go Cafe

Where to Find the Best Sheng Jian Bao In Los Angeles

03/08/2016

Joshua Lurie

Sheng jian bao, Shanghai-style buns that are far less renowned than xiao long bao, each contain a ground pork patty, though you’ll occasionally find seafood or vegetable variations. These pan-fried wonders are typically studded with sesame seeds, with crispy bottoms, supple tops, and definitely have the potential to scald your tongue. Thicker skins that other dumplings or potstickers allow SJB to contain gelatinized stock that turns to steaming soup when cooking, though that element is only occasionally utilized in L.A.

The filling is normally pretty rich, so a lot of people like to incorporate tangy vinegar (and sometimes vinegar mixed with soy sauce). Either dip in the sauce or bite a hole in the SJB wall and pour the sauces directly into the core before powering through the rest. Chasing each sheng jian bao with sips of hot jasmine tea also helps cut the richness.

Keep in mind that Shanghai-style restaurants list sheng jian bao under menu translations like “pan-fried pork buns” or “pan fried bao.” Now indulge in 10 of L.A.’s best options.

The Roof on Wilshire at night

The 24-Hour Guide to Romantic Los Angeles

03/02/2016

Esther Tseng

With so much to see and do in Los Angeles, you might think it’s impossible to do it all in a day. Not to worry - you and your loved one can easily enjoy a wide range of experiences thanks to the city’s wealth of culture and diversity. Read on for our 24-hour guide to romantic Los Angeles.

Fanfare Fountains at San Pedro Gateway

The 48-Hour Guide to Romantic Los Angeles

03/01/2016

Esther Tseng

There are many different Los Angeles neighborhoods worth exploring, but for a 48-hour stint, you’re going to want to pick a pair that have differing feels from each other. The first day, look to Mid-City West, a great district with a metropolitan but relaxed feel. Then, head south to San Pedro to discover the city’s main harbor and its community. Read on for your 48-hour guide to romantic Los Angeles.

Bread at The Rose Café & Restaurant

Where to Find the Best Artisan Bread in Los Angeles

03/01/2016

Joshua Lurie

The Los Angeles bread world has changed drastically since Nancy Silverton launched La Brea Bakery in 1989. Now that company has gone national under Aryzta’s direction, and LBB’s legacy has impacted many of the city’s bakers. Of course, other bakeries and bakers have inspired and influenced a new generation. The current batch of artisan bread bakers simultaneously utilize modern traditions and pay respects to the past by using time-tested techniques and now incorporate ancient grains that impact flavor, texture, and nutrition. If you’re looking to buy a loaf for home, learn about 10 of your best bets.

Rolls-Royce at Black & White Car Rental

The 48-Hour Guide to Luxury Los Angeles

02/28/2016

Gabrielle Olya

Fully embrace the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles at some of the country’s finest restaurants, spas and attractions. Even if you’re not a celebrity, you can spend two days living like one with this 48-hour guide to the finest things L.A. has to offer.

Getty Villa courtyard

The 72-Hour Guide to Budget Los Angeles

02/25/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is renowned as the Entertainment Capital of the World, home to celebrities and a global destination for luxury. But that doesn’t mean visitors can’t experience everything that L.A. has to offer without breaking the bank. From world-class museums to multicultural dining, read on for our 72-hour guide to visiting Los Angeles on a budget.

Marina Del Rey yacht rental by Luxury Liners

The 72-Hour Guide to Luxury Los Angeles

02/25/2016

Gabrielle Olya

Fully embrace the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles at some of the country’s finest restaurants, spas and attractions. Even if you’re not a celebrity, you can spend three days living like one with this 72-hour guide to the finest things L.A. has to offer.

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