Drunken pancit at LASA in Chinatown

The Top 5 Dishes in Chinatown

07/25/2018

Joshua Lurie

L.A.’s Chinese American community dates to the 1850s, but it wasn’t until 1938 that the neighborhood that once held Little Italy officially became known as Chinatown. Now, eight decades later, Chinatown is enjoying unprecedented growth. Classic spots like Eastside Market Italian Deli, Nick’s Café, Phoenix Inn, and Sam Woo are still going strong, and a new crop is providing diversity and depth. Start with these five dishes.

Nobu Malibu

The Best Ocean View Restaurants on the Westside of L.A.

07/23/2018

Discover Los Angeles

Nothing quite tops off a great meal better than a spectacular coastal view. There’s just something about the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean that sets the perfect tone for a light lunch or an evening out. The organic ambiance of a breathtaking sight truly enhances one’s dining experience and adds a touch of sophistication to any date or casual outing. These beachfront L.A. restaurants are worth seeking out, even if it’s only just to take in the beautiful views.

Half roasted chicken at The Bellwether in Studio City

The Top 5 Dishes in Studio City

07/16/2018

Joshua Lurie

Studio City’s name was inspired by Mack Sennett’s thriving movie studio (now CBS Studio Center). The six-square-mile-plus expanse has added a number of neighboring studios over the years. Hollywood players splurge on good food, and not just at power lunches. Thankfully, Studio City has one of the highest concentrations of destination sushi bars in L.A., and has gained a wide variety of seasonal and international restaurants in recent years. Discover five dishes that help kickstart a Studio City culinary adventure.

Cornish game hen at Asal Bakery & Kabob

The Top 5 Dishes in Woodland Hills

07/12/2018

Joshua Lurie

Woodland Hills is an upscale neighborhood in the southwest San Fernando Valley that spans nearly 15 square miles and extends from the Warner Center business park to the wilds of Topanga State Park. Much of the action centers on Ventura and Topanga Canyon Boulevards. The area is a hotbed for Middle Eastern and Indian restaurants, though you’ll find a fairly wide spectrum. Start by eating these five standout dishes.

Summer dineL.A. Dinner at Lao Tao: Vegan Tian-la Tofu with Rice, Mushroom Oh Ah Jian (Taiwanese Omelette), Sweet Potato Fries, Baby Got Bok Salad, Five Spice Egg, Ginger Limeade

Discover the Hidden Gems of Summer dineL.A.

07/10/2018

Katherine Spiers

Summer dineL.A. 2018 is upon us, and the food fans among us (this is L.A., it’s everyone) are carefully creating spreadsheets and cross-referencing locations with their friends. It’s important business, deciding which restaurants must be visited during this brief time when every place that's participating is offering a once-in-a-lifetime - well, twice-in-a-year - deal. There are a lot of big name restaurants on the Summer dineL.A. list, but there are some eateries that maybe don’t get as much shine as the famous places - but they’re absolutely great. Be sure to include these hidden gems in your dineL.A. plans.

Pet friendly patio at MESSHALL Kitchen

Pet Friendly Restaurants for Summer dineL.A.

07/09/2018

Katherine Spiers

The rumors are true: Los Angeles millennials aren’t having kids, they’re adopting dogs. That makes this city pretty dog-friendly, as people are going to bring their “furbabies” with them most places. Plus, this is just a laid-back town. Here are some restaurants participating in Summer dineL.A. this year that will be happy to let you sit on a nice patio with your little love.

Samke harra at Hayat's Kitchen

The Top 5 Dishes in North Hollywood

07/02/2018

Joshua Lurie

North Hollywood previously fell under the purview of Mission San Fernando Rey de España and became private farms after San Fernando Farm Homestead Association and Isaac Lankershim purchased the land. The area was rebranded as North Hollywood in 1927 in a marketing push to capitalize on rising Hollywood glamour. Since then, the city has become more residential. After the launch of the Red Line in 2000 and the opening of the connecting Orange Line in 2005, the city centered more on the NoHo Arts District, which has seen a restaurant boom. North Hollywood also houses L.A.’s unofficial second Thai Town near Wat Thai Temple, a community center for Thai-Americans. Discover five of North Hollywood’s best dishes across nearly six square miles.

Chicharron at Broken Spanish

The Top 5 Dishes in Downtown L.A.

06/27/2018

Joshua Lurie

The Downtown L.A. dining scene has never been more vital, with dozens of great restaurants now dotting sub-neighborhoods like the Arts District, Bunker Hill, Fashion District, Old Bank District, and South Park. Discover my favorite dishes from five of Downtown’s best chefs in L.A.’s city center. Consider these plates gateways to great meals, since they’re on menus at consistently high-quality restaurants. Fan across DTLA for your next steps.

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