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Artisans in L.A.

10/12/2012

Krista Simmons

The food crafters' movement has taken off since the recession hit, allowing passionate artisans a second lease on their careers. Here are 10 of our favorite purveyors in the L.A. area whose products will fit right in with your home entertaining.

Group Dining Spots in Los Angeles

10/12/2012

Discover Los Angeles

For those who think quality goes down with quantity, they’ve surely never been to Los Angeles. These restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to group dining in LA — unique, professional and of course, delicious.

Experience the Flavors of Santa Monica

10/01/2012

A combination of 340 days of sunshine, al fresco dining with ocean views, an award-winning Farmers Market and a laid-back California beach lifestyle make Santa Monica an international dining destination.

Gay Los Angeles: West Hollywood

09/25/2012

Discover Los Angeles

West Hollywood is the thumping heart of Southern California’s gay community. L.A.’s Gay Pride Parade and Festival takes place here each June, and half a million people gather for the annual Halloween Carnaval. The rest of the year, it’s busy day and night with cafés, gyms, restaurants, bars and dance clubs.

The Best of L.A. in One Day

09/14/2012

Discover Los Angeles

Hundreds of guidebooks and websites tell Los Angeles travelers the best places to visit, but for someone with just one day for an only-in-L.A. experience, here are some tips from locals when it comes to recreation, shopping, food and other activities.

Exploring the Legendary Sunset Strip

09/13/2012

Discover Los Angeles

The Sunset Strip, a stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Doheny Drive, is one of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods. It was the setting for counterculture protests in the 1960s, rock and roll decadence in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and it exists today as a showcase for the good life, providing elegant hotel rooms, live music venues and fine restaurants.

Top Juice Bars in Los Angeles

09/10/2012

Joshua Lurie

“Juicing” is something that gets certain professional athletes in hot water, but for a long time the verb has had a very different meaning in Los Angeles, where words like “cold pressed,” “organic” and “market driven” have helped to revitalize the healthy genre in the past two years.

Restaurant Week Tastemaker: Krista Simmons

07/15/2012

Krista Simmons

Krista Simmons is the Food Editor at LAist and a judge on Season 4 of Top Chef Masters. She has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, and the LA Weekly, among others. Here are her picks for dineLA's Summer Restaurant Week!

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