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Indian dishes at Badmaash in Downtown L.A.

Around the World in 13 dineL.A. Restaurants

01/16/2018

Karen Young

The rich cultural diversity of Los Angeles has produced a melting pot of cuisines from across the globe. In fact, if you were to pinpoint restaurants throughout the city serving international cuisine, you could take a "trip around the world." Start your travels with our list of dineL.A. eateries spanning Asia, Southeast Asia, South America, Mexico and Europe. It's only the first step of what could be the beginning of a long, delicious culinary journey in your own backyard.

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.

"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.

 Little Fluffy Head Cafe

The Best Places for Boba in Los Angeles

12/11/2017

Esther Tseng

There’s nothing like adding a little texture to your cup of tea, thanks to a good helping of slightly sweet and gummy tapiocas. While it may not be appropriate to call them “boba” in the tea drink’s native Taiwan due to its translation, that’s predominantly how it’s referred to here in the U.S. Enjoy this Taiwanese treat by pulling each pearl through the oversized straw inserted into every cup.

The chewy treats at the bottom are like a little snack that comes with your drink. The tea shops with the best boba soak their tapiocas every few hours so that they achieve just the right texture - a good gummy bite without any sogginess. Fortunately for L.A., top notch tea shops have recently opened throughout the city, so there are plenty of places where you can quench your thirst with this fun, caffeinated cocktail of whimsy.

Latte and avocado split at Javista Organic Coffee Bar

The Best Specialty Coffee Shops in Hollywood

12/03/2017

Karen Young

Los Angeles has no shortage of coffee houses with wifi, especially with the likes of Starbucks and Coffee Bean popping up on seemingly every other corner. But in between are classic old timers, as well as independent and third wave cafes boasting unique beans and brew methods, plus eclectic food menus that fit most every palate. Here are 11 of the best coffee destinations in the Hollywood area that offer diverse vibes and are sure to add fuel in your veins. Most open in the wee morning hours but close at varying times in the late afternoon or early evening, so check their respective time schedules.

La Poubelle Bistro in Hollywood

Top 10 Date Spots in Hollywood

12/02/2017

Caroline Ryder

Hollywood is steeped in history, bounded by nature, and dipped in dreams - there isn't a more romantic place to explore with someone who makes your heart beat faster. Whether you’re on your first date or your hundredth, Hollywood offers ample nooks and crannies for eating, drinking and smooching, providing the backdrop for memories sure to last a lifetime.

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