Minced pork on rice at Joy on York in Highland Park

The Top 5 Dishes in Highland Park

09/05/2018

Joshua Lurie

Highland Park has been a working class hotbed for taco trucks and casual Mexican restaurants for decades. In the past five years, the neighborhood has seen trendy redevelopment take place on two fronts: York Boulevard and Figueroa Street. Now certain blocks could pass for Abbot Kinney Boulevard, given all of the boutiques, bars, and fashionable restaurants. Of course residents haven’t welcomed every addition with open arms, but we’ve identified flavorful new neighborhood favorites. Discover five of the best dishes in Highland Park spanning different Asian and European cuisines.

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.

Peking duck pizza at Night + Market Sahm

What to Eat Now in Venice Beach

04/23/2018

Joshua Lurie

Venice Beach is patterned after Venice, Italy, and both places have a system of canals. That said, you wouldn’t find nearly as many skaters, street art, or palm trees in the Italian city. Venice Beach has developed four different zones that all have their draws, including trendy Abbot Kinney, funky Oceanfront Walk, a section south of the canals by Marina del Rey, and an increasingly vital stretch of long-gritty Lincoln Boulevard. Discover five of Venice’s best dishes that cover different cuisines and span the key neighborhoods.

Majordomo in Chinatown

Live from New York: Restaurants and Bars Opening in L.A.

02/20/2018

dine L.A.

New York restaurants and bars are in a Los Angeles state of mind these days, with numerous Michelin-starred and James Beard Award winning chefs from the Big Apple opening locations in the City of Angels. And there's more on the way, with Milk Bar opening soon on Melrose, Five Leaves in East Hollywood, and award-winning cocktail bar, Employees Only in West Hollywood. Read on for New York chefs that have recently headed west to cook in Zagat's "most exciting food city in America."

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.

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.

Water boiled fish and pig's blood at Yunnan Garden

The Top 10 Spiciest Dishes in Los Angeles

10/23/2017

Joshua Lurie

Diners have different tolerance levels when it comes to spice. Whether it’s the mouth numbing effect of Szechuan peppercorns, a ferocious habanero burn or the beads of sweat that will inevitably drip down your forehead as result of sinus-clearing hot wings, Los Angeles has it all. Discover 10 of L.A.’s most intimidating dishes, each uniquely intense, which complement dineL.A.’s Spiciest Restaurants story. Are you up to the capsaicin-fueled challenge?

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