News & Notes - January 2015

01/13/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles welcomed 43.4 million visitors in 2014, a remarkable fourth consecutive record-setting year. In this first newsletter of 2015, L.A. Tourism features upcoming January and February events like dineL.A's Restaurant Week, the Pan African Film Festival and the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. With an eye towards 50 million annual visitors in 2020, L.A. Tourism extends best wishes for an exciting, healthy and prosperous New Year.

LATCB AT WORK – JANUARY 2015

01/13/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Around the world, in town, and on the web, LATCB is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to L.A.

Ham and cheese croissant at Farmshop

The Best Croissants in Los Angeles

01/08/2015

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

01/07/2015

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”!

Smoked salmon pizza at Spago Beverly Hills

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

01/05/2015

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.

Short rib taco at Kogi BBQ

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

01/05/2015

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.

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