The Best Restaurants in Pasadena

05/02/2013

Joshua Lurie

The Pasadena dining community is expanding in both breadth and depth. As noted in the LA Times, Pasadena has more restaurants per capita (550 eateries and counting) than New York. No longer is Old Pasadena limited to chain restaurants, and no longer is Pasadena dining limited to Old Pasadena. Now the unofficial capital of the 626 area code has drawn international influences and top culinary talent to help complement the city’s rich history.

Top Korean Barbecues in Los Angeles

05/02/2013

Matthew Kang

The sizzle and smoke of the tabletop Korean barbecue is one of the definitive features of the LA dining scene. The abundance of well-priced American protein and a rabid following of diners has created a critical mass of restaurants specializing in grilled meats, nearly overshadowing the love of barbecue in the motherland itself. Through the years, barbecue restaurants have segmented into various categories – premium, all-you-can-eat, and middle-ranged a la carte, with each place trumpeting a particular specialty or stand-out side dish. Still other places emphasize the grilling devices and methods, where some employ charcoal for a smokier experience and others rely on special grates for more direct heat.

Barbecue is best enjoyed with a glass of ice cold Hite, a simple Korean lager, or a chilled shot of soju, the national spirit of choice. Think of Korean barbecues almost like more affordable steakhouses, where it's easy to get together with friends and family for a casual lunch or evening to celebrate the variety and quality of great beef, pork, and banchan. It's hard to go wrong with that formula.

The Best Afternoon Teas in Los Angeles

05/01/2013

Leslee Komaiko

Meeting for coffee is well and good, but afternoon tea is a treat. It’s a special occasion with tiered trays, porcelain pots, and adorable miniature sandwiches and sweets that look almost too good to eat. Almost. While Los Angeles is an ocean and a continent away from London, there are a surprising number of local spots that offer excellent afternoon tea. Whether you’re looking for a civilized way to spend quality time with your BFF or a venue for a wedding shower, there’s a hot pot of tea with your name on it.

L.A.'s Best Restaurants, Museums & Gardens for Weddings

04/29/2013

Esther Tseng

It's hard to measure just how special a couple's big day is, but we can all agree that every wedding is as unique as the wedding couple, their wedding party and guests. We've got the venues that will make your ceremony and reception perfect, tailored to make your vows and celebration unforgettable. Whether you've dreamed of magical gardens, a Gehry-designed music center or Old World charm in Downtown Santa Monica, there's the perfect setting for your big day.

March 2013 Lodging Metrics

04/29/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles ranked 10th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 76.2%, up +0.2% compared to the same period last year (76.0%).

May 2013 News and Notes

04/29/2013

Discover Los Angeles

LA Tourism launches Car Free LA itineraries, RIMS convention packs the Convention Center, National Travel & Tourism Week, Pow Wow Travel Conference, LGBT Media Tour in LA, and updates on recent industry news put a spotlight on a warm spring and sizzling summer for tourism and hospitality in LA.

WHAT’S COMING - May 2013

04/29/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Please join us for the May Member Mixer from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Le Ka Restaurant located in Downtown. Network with other LA Tourism members and industry peers while enjoying a complimentary signature cocktail and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  As always, there will be a drawing for a great prize.
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LA Tourism At Work - May 2013

04/29/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Around the world, in town, and on the web, LA Tourism and Convention Board is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to LA.

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