Herringbone Santa Monica

The Guide to "Top Chef" Restaurants in Los Angeles

12/08/2015

Joshua Lurie

Top Chef, Bravo’s competitive cooking show that’s hosted by legendary judges like Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Emeril Lagasse, has built quite a legacy. L.A. alone has fielded a wealth of culinary talent in the show’s 13 seasons, including three champions: Ilan Hall, Michael Voltaggio and Mei Lin. In total, 16 Top Chef “cheftestants” currently run kitchens at 23 Los Angeles restaurants. Several other chefs are between gigs, successful caterers, moved on from L.A., or no longer cook. Learn about where to find your favorite chefs from the high-drama show.

Pork shank at Birch

The dineL.A. Guide to Hollywood

11/30/2015

dine L.A.

Like a great actor, Hollywood is constantly reinventing itself. At various times, it’s been known as the home of pioneering movie studios, the Academy Awards, Art Deco treasures and a thriving nightlife scene. In recent years, Tinseltown has also become a vital dining destination. From a landmark of Hollywood’s Golden Age to Michelin stars and modernist cuisine, read on for the best restaurants in Hollywood.

Grilled Porterhouse at STK Los Angeles

Great Places to Eat Near UCLA

11/20/2015

Joshua Lurie

Westwood Village now offers plenty of interesting dining options. You’ll also find great Persian food and some modern restaurants south of Wilshire, but for the purposes of this story, we’re sticking north of Wilshire in Westwood Village. Learn about 14 of our favorite area restaurants, most of which are within walking distance of UCLA’s campus.

UCLA vs. USC Battle of the Bites

UCLA vs. USC: Restaurant Showdown

11/20/2015

Discover Los Angeles

One of the most intense rivalries in all of college sports is renewed once again when the UCLA Bruins face off against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.  To help you warm up for the big game, we've rounded up some of the best dining spots near both campuses. 

Fall dishes from Cleo at The Redbury Hotel

Celebrate Thanksgiving at These Los Angeles Hotels

11/11/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Whether you're visiting Los Angeles or just want someone else to take care of everything on Thanksgiving Day, hotels offer some of the best Thanksgiving dining options in the city. From traditional holiday dinners to lavish buffets and international menus, read on for some of the best Thanksgiving Day celebrations at L.A. hotels on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

For more Thanksgiving dining options, read the dineL.A. guides to Thanksgiving at L.A. restaurants and the best vegan menus in L.A.

Guacamole en molcajete at Rosa Mexicano

The Best Guacamole in Los Angeles

11/07/2015

Joshua Lurie

Guacamole originated centuries ago during the Aztec Empire, when people first called this creation ahuacamolli, named for the Nahuatl words ahuacatl (avocado) and mulli (sauce). The first written record of this glorious avocado dip, which is traditionally crafted in a molcajete, was in 1518 in Europe. Incredibly, the core recipe has stayed pretty similar for the past 500 years, with tomatoes, onions, chiles and cilantro often still forming the backbone, though now you may find flourishes like lobster, bacon and fruit. Learn about 11 of our favorite places to enjoy guacamole in L.A. County.

Pages