Restaurants (101)

Pork belly adobo at Oi Asian Fusion

Top 10 Filipino Restaurants in Los Angeles

05/16/2016

Joshua Lurie

Filipino food has long been the neglected stepchild of the Asian food world, but the cuisine, which varies by region and reflects Spanish influences absorbed during nearly 400 years of colonialism, has plenty of flavor to spare. Learn about 10 of the best Filipino dining options throughout L.A.

Ooey Gooey Fries at Chego!

Where to Dine Near Dodger Stadium

04/11/2016

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It's time for Dodger baseball, which also means it's time for the iconic Dodger Dog and other Dodger Stadium fare. Outside the landmark ballpark, there are perennial go-tos like the classic French Dip at Philippe The Original or drink specials at the Short Stop. Read on for more dining options near Dodger Stadium in Chinatown, Echo Park and Silver Lake. Note: outside food is allowed at Dodger Stadium, so the guide includes take out options as well.

Chicharron at Broken Spanish

Where to Eat Near L.A.'s Top Basketball Courts

03/28/2016

Joshua Lurie

March Madness is no longer limited to March. The NCAA Final Four now bleeds into April. People play college, pro, and street ball year-round in Los Angeles, and not just indoors. Find out where to eat near 10 key post-high school basketball destinations that span from Downtown and Westchester to Eagle Rock and Malibu.

Jonathan Gold eating lunch in "City of Gold"

The Guide to Los Angeles Restaurants in "City of Gold"

03/11/2016

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Los Angeles is regarded as one of the top dining destinations in the country, a multicultural mecca for foodies and chefs alike. From Michelin-starred restaurants to humble street carts, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has written about it all for more than two decades. The first food writer to win the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, Gold is the subject of a new documentary, City of Gold.

Directed by Laura Gabbert and featuring some of L.A.’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants, City of Gold takes the audience on a journey to discover Los Angeles through the eyes of one of its foremost cultural writers and a true ambassador of the city. Read on for a guide to L.A. restaurants featured in City of Gold.

Pork fried buns at Go Go Cafe

Where to Find the Best Sheng Jian Bao In Los Angeles

03/08/2016

Joshua Lurie

Sheng jian bao, Shanghai-style buns that are far less renowned than xiao long bao, each contain a ground pork patty, though you’ll occasionally find seafood or vegetable variations. These pan-fried wonders are typically studded with sesame seeds, with crispy bottoms, supple tops, and definitely have the potential to scald your tongue. Thicker skins that other dumplings or potstickers allow SJB to contain gelatinized stock that turns to steaming soup when cooking, though that element is only occasionally utilized in L.A.

The filling is normally pretty rich, so a lot of people like to incorporate tangy vinegar (and sometimes vinegar mixed with soy sauce). Either dip in the sauce or bite a hole in the SJB wall and pour the sauces directly into the core before powering through the rest. Chasing each sheng jian bao with sips of hot jasmine tea also helps cut the richness.

Keep in mind that Shanghai-style restaurants list sheng jian bao under menu translations like “pan-fried pork buns” or “pan fried bao.” Now indulge in 10 of L.A.’s best options.

Sea urchin spaghetti at Bestia

The 48-Hour Self-Guided Foodie Tour of Los Angeles

02/17/2016

Joshua Lurie

If your food-crazed friend or family member only has 48 hours to spend in Los Angeles and is eager to experience the best food and drink L.A. County has to offer, you have to be strategic to cover more ground in less time. Learn about 17 institutions, trendsetters, or multi-cultural stops that will keep your beloved out-of-towner coming back for more.

The 72-Hour Self-Guided Foodie Tour of Los Angeles

02/17/2016

Joshua Lurie

If your food-crazed friend or family member only has 72 hours to spend in Los Angeles and is eager to experience the best food and drink L.A. County has to offer, you have to be strategic to cover more ground in less time. Learn about 25 institutions, trendsetters, or multi-cultural stops that will keep your beloved out-of-towner coming back for more.

Donabe smoked hiramasa pastrami at Otium

Where to Dine Near Los Angeles Music Venues

02/15/2016

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Throughout the year, Los Angeles welcomes world-famous acts and rising stars for concerts at iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, STAPLES Center and more. Fortunately there’s a wide range of pre-concert dining options that go beyond the usual concession stand fare. Read on for some of the best restaurants located near L.A.’s top music venues.

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