Ham and cheese croissant at Farmshop

The Best Croissants in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

The croissant, an elegant pastry with Parisian and Viennese roots, classically comes in a crescent shape. However, as the pastry has proliferated throughout the world, the shape, fillings and toppings have diverged from its origins. From classic to avant garde, learn about 11 of the best croissants in Los Angeles.

Elvis Presley "Forever Cool"

Elvis Presley's 80th Birthday Celebrations in Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

Elvis Presley would have been 80 years old on Thursday, Jan. 8. Fans in Los Angeles and around the world are paying tribute and celebrating the King’s birthday. From live music performances to special food menus and a tiki party, read on for Elvis Presley 80th birthday events.

“Well, it's one for the money / Two for the show / Three to get ready / Now go, cat, go”!

Short rib taco at Kogi BBQ

L.A.'s Most Iconic Dishes: The Next Generation


Daniel Djang

By Daniel Djang and Stacey Sun

For generations, Los Angeles chefs have created classic dishes like the chopped salad, French Dip and tuna tartare. L.A. chefs continue to be in the vanguard of the national culinary scene. Read on for the next generation of iconic dishes that are ready to take their place in the L.A. food pantheon.

Smoked salmon pizza at Spago Beverly Hills

L.A.'s Most Iconic Dishes: The Classics


Daniel Djang

By Daniel Djang and Stacey Sun

Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and influential dining scenes in the country. Contemporary L.A. chefs are creating multicultural dishes that are already considered modern classics. For generations, many dishes that were created in L.A. have become culinary icons, featured on menus across the country and around the world. Here are classic L.A. dishes that have stood the test of time.

Margherita pizzas at Olio GCM Wood Fired Pizzeria

The Best of Grand Central Market


Joshua Lurie

Grand Central Market (GCM) has been a Downtown L.A. staple since 1917, but only recently have the owners gathered a new generation of food and drink vendors. Yes, GCM institutions like China Cafe, Roast To Go and Tacos Tumbras A Tomas are still going strong, but here’s a chance to learn about 11 of the best new food and drink options at Grand Central Market.

"Thai style" pad thai at Pailin Thai Cuisine

The Best Pad Thai in Los Angeles


Zach Brooks

Pad thai blends together the best parts of Thai cooking: sweet, spicy, sour and funky. Almost all pad thai has egg, ground peanuts, scallions and a lime wedge. The very best will also have dried shrimp, pressed tofu, chili powder and even crispy pork. More and more versions are being served around L.A. as off-menu specials or alternates to the overly sweet, bright orange noodle dish that’s offered on the average menu. Here are the 10 best pad thai dishes in Los Angeles.

Jeremy Lin's Los Angeles


Jeremy Lin

After leading his Northern California high school team to a California state championship, and being named First-Team All-State and the Northern California Division II Player of the Year, NBA superstar Jeremy Lin – now playing professional basketball for the LA Lakers - shares his favorite places in L.A. to indulge and unwind.

Tamal at La Luz Del Dia

The Best Tamales in Los Angeles


Javier Cabral

For many Mexican and Central American families, a feast of tamales on Christmas Eve is as essential as dining on turkey for Thanksgiving. It’s not just about eating the tamales, but also about the bonding experience, since the process of making tamales is long and laborious. Family members take turns applying the seasoned nixtamalized maize paste - historically credited as one of civilization’s earliest forms of processing a food - on dozens of softened corn husks or banana leaves. Fortunately for Angelenos, there’s a plethora of restaurants that specialize in making tamales almost as good as mamá's for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. If there’s one thing you should count on unwrapping for Christmas in L.A., it’s a tamal.

Biscuits at Willie Jane

The Best Biscuits in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Many people associate biscuit mastery with the South, but the baked good, which is best when flaky and loaded with either butter or lard, has become popular across the nation. Now L.A. chefs are earning biscuit cred at a rapid clip. Learn about a baker’s dozen of the best biscuits in Los Angeles which are joined by a wide range of accompaniments.