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Main dining room at Beauty & Essex Los Angeles

Dine with the Stars at the dineL.A. 10th Anniversary

01/09/2018

Karen Young

If there is a celebrity chef cooking in the kitchen, you're sure to find celebrities being served in the dining room.  After all, this is Los Angeles. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of dineL.A. and the special Exclusive Series, learn about celebrity chefs and dineL.A. restaurants where celebrities dine, serving up an eclectic range of cuisines from casual to fine dining.

Girls' night out at Cleo L.A. LIVE

The Best dineL.A. Restaurants for a Girls' Night Out

01/07/2018

Esther Tseng

When it comes to a night out with the girls, the 10th anniversary dineL.A. is the perfect reason to enjoy dinner with your besties. Whether you indulge at an elegant steakhouse, enjoy dinner with cocktails on a charming patio, or taste fresh bites from a variety of global cuisines, there’s the perfect setting for you and your girlfriends in neighborhoods across Los Angeles. Read on for ten of our favorite places for a girls' night out during dineL.A.

Snake River Farms Wagyu at Patina

Discover the dineL.A. 10-Year Anniversary Exclusive Series

01/05/2018

Joshua Lurie

Lemon poppy seed pancakes at Pollen

The New Aussie Invasion in Los Angeles

01/05/2018

Karen Young

The laid-back, sunny and healthy lifestyle of Australia blends perfectly with Los Angeles, so it only makes sense that Aussie-inspired cafes - mostly serving all-day “brekkie” and lunch menus - is now trending. And there are more on the way, like Roo Coffee from Brisbane ex-pats, Elyse Goyen and Tom and Kate O’Connor.

Coffee isn’t just a drink in Australia, it’s a culture. From meticulous preparation by highly-trained baristas to the manner it is consumed, Aussies enjoy their espresso-based drinks like the flat white and long black while sitting in a casual café. Accompaniments often include pastries, savory pies, egg sandwiches, grilled cheese, healthful bowls of grains or oats—or variations of "toast," including the ubiquitous avocado version that originated in Melbourne. And of course there's Vegemite, a salty spread made from brewer’s yeast that's also indigenous to the "Land Down Under.” There are also sweet specialties like Lamington (chocolate-covered sponge cake rolled in coconut), Tim Tam (two malted biscuits covered in chocolate and filled with cream), and Anzac biscuits made with oatmeal. Check out these eleven L.A. cafes that combine the coastal influences of California and Australia for a sampling of the best coffee and food for a relaxing time-out in your day.

The Little Door patio at night

Top 10 Date Nights for the dineL.A. 10th Anniversary

01/04/2018

Esther Tseng

Celebrating its 10th anniversary from Jan. 12-26, dineL.A. is the perfect occasion to head out on the town for an idyllic dinner date with that special someone. It might be your first time discovering a restaurant during a romantic meal, or it could be an ideal time to revisit a favorite destination. There are plenty of dreamy dining rooms and charming patios to enjoy an excellent menu across wide-ranging cuisines and price ranges. Read on to find out our picks for the ultimate date night, with enough poetic ambiance to set just the right mood.

Great Spirits Ranch in Malibu

18 Special Places to Say "I Do" in Los Angeles

01/03/2018

Karen Young

Wedding ceremonies and receptions are generally held in hotels, country clubs, and restaurants. For outside-the-box thinkers, there is a wide range of unique locations perfect for expressing individual personalities and interests—from Downtown L.A. lofts and rooftops to renovated warehouses and shops, gardens, estates, historic buildings, ranches, beachfronts and vineyards. Make wedding planning a local adventure by touring these distinctive locations throughout Los Angeles.

"Chicken" & Waffles at Flore Vegan

The Best Vegan Brunches in Los Angeles

01/01/2018

Shawna Kenney

After a hard work week or late night of fun, break bread in one of L.A.’s herbivore-friendly establishments. Sunday is brunch day, as they say—but sometimes Saturday, too.

"Come From Away" at the Ahmanson Theatre

The Best Los Angeles Theatre Productions in 2018

12/25/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Home to more than 250 theatre companies, Los Angeles is truly a mecca for theatre lovers. Every night, there are productions across the city taking place on stages large and small, featuring award-winning actors alongside rising local stars. From world premieres to the L.A. stage debut of Jeremy Irons to the 50th anniversary of Hair and much more, read on for highlights of must-see L.A. theatre productions in 2018.

Birds & Bees

The Best Underground Bars in Downtown L.A.

12/12/2017

Hope Ewing

There is something about descending below-ground that conjures feelings of mystery and adventure - just ask Alice. In few places is this more true than the underground bar. Secret entrances, darkened staircases, being in the know are all part of the appeal.

There's no better place to enjoy this feeling than Downtown Los Angeles. Early 20th-century architectural gems have been revived right and left since the start of the 21st - and with them the basement bars, dance clubs and jazz lounges that once served the booming city’s movers and shakers. Bank vaults, a power plant and historic speakeasies are being redesigned for the thriving Downtown L.A. nightlife scene. Read on for Downtown L.A.’s finest in subterranean drinking, dining and dancing.

Isabelle Fuhrman at Decades

The Best Shops in L.A. for Hollywood Hand Me Downs

12/12/2017

Caroline Ryder

What happens to all those amazing costumes, sets and props when your favorite, most binge-worthy TV show gets canceled? There’s a good chance they’ll end up on the rack at one of Hollywood’s wardrobe liquidation outlets, where those in the know shop for steep discounts on once-worn items that quite possibly may have touched the skin of your ultimate film or TV crush. Imagine the brownie points when you’re watching New Girl re-runs with your roomies, and the very sweater you’re wearing pops up on screen? This, too, can be you.

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