Hickory maple waffle at The Peach Café

The Best Waffles in Los Angeles

04/10/2015

Joshua Lurie

Some form of waffle – batter pressed between patterned irons - has been impacting plates for more than a millennium. The name is a nod to the Dutch term, wafele but different spellings and styles have now proliferated across the globe. Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles is one of L.A.'s most iconic dishes. Learn about 10 other great waffles in Los Angeles.

Tim Kelly Lifeguard Memorial in Hermosa Beach

A Walking Tour of Hermosa Beach

04/05/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Hermosa Beach is located in the heart of the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Situated between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, Hermosa is on the southern end of the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail, aka The Strand. Besides oceanfront biking, there are many activities that make Hermosa a prime beach destination, including beach volleyball, surfing, paddle boarding and sandcastle building. The hub of the action in Hermosa is centered on Pier Avenue, filled with notable restaurants, coastal-cool shops and fun bars. Read our guide to discover all the great places that make Hermosa Beach special.

Maui onion rings at Shaka Shack Burgers

The Best Onion Rings in Los Angeles

04/03/2015

Joshua Lurie

Whether they’re thick or thin, breaded or tempura battered, onion rings remain a classic side dish that is particularly popular at steakhouses and gastropubs. Learn about 10 of the best onion rings in Los Angeles, listed in alphabetical order.

Patio at Whiskey Red's

The Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Tour Groups

04/01/2015

Discover Los Angeles

From Downtown L.A. to the Beach Cities, restaurants throughout Los Angeles are ready to host tour groups of any size. Whether it’s authentic Mexican cuisine in a 19th century building, or fresh seafood with spectacular waterfront views, here are some of the best restaurants in L.A. for tour groups.

Buttermilk fried chicken and waffle at Poppy + Rose

Top 10 Brunches in Los Angeles

03/27/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Beautiful weather and some of the best chefs in the country make brunch in Los Angeles a tempting option any time of year. From classic brunch dishes like French toast and omelettes, to multicultural offerings like huevos rancheros and rice bowls, here are ten of the best brunches in L.A.

Angeles National Golf Club - North Valley Los Angeles

The Guide to the North Valley of Los Angeles

03/24/2015

Sarah Dandashy

The North Valley is just as its name implies, the northern part of the San Fernando Valley, and includes neighborhoods stretching from Chatsworth to Tujunga, Van Nuys to Sylmar, Granada Hills to Shadow Hills, and everything in between. Often referred to as the “Deep Valley,” there are some great restaurants, shops, and even places to hike. Check out our list below of some of the best things to do and try in the North Valley of Los Angeles.

Bar at Plan Check Fairfax

The Best Non-Sports Bars & Restaurants to Watch Sports in Los Angeles

03/19/2015

Joshua Lurie

Bars and restaurants that weren't necessarily designed for watching sports can still be great places to catch a game. Sure, the sound might not always be on, but wait times for craft beer and cocktails are generally short, the food is more flavorful and creative than typical sports bars, and you can easily find a seat within sight of multiple flat-screens. Learn about the best places to enjoy a game in the Los Angeles area.

WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

The Guide to Brentwood, California

03/19/2015

Esther Tseng

Brentwood is one of L.A.'s most affluent neighborhoods, located on the Westside between Westwood and Santa Monica. Brentwood began as a Mexican land grant ranch sold off by the Sepulveda family. Its modern development started in the 1880s and today it boasts one of the lowest population densities in the city, with lush green pastures and coral trees along its main thoroughfare, San Vicente Boulevard. Read on for a guide to the area's essential stops, and get up close and personal with one of the Westside's most beautiful neighborhoods.

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