Pepperoni pizza at Cosa Buona

The Best Pizzas in Los Angeles

06/07/2013

dine L.A.

Pizza is the perfect comfort food - it’s easy to eat, hearty, oozing with gooey cheese and often customizable with a bevy of tempting toppings. Pizza means many things to different people, including thin-crust, New York-style; deep-dish Chicago pies; and chewy, traditional Neapolitan versions. Any way you slice it, narrowing down a list of top pizzas is no easy task, especially considering our boom in high-quality restaurants. That said, we’re up to the challenge. Discover the best pizzas in Los Angeles.

Donuts at Cofax Coffee

The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

06/06/2013

Joshua Lurie

L.A. is the U.S. city with the most donut shops, meaning it can be tricky to sift through the river of deep-fried rings. Clearly, Angelenos have displayed serious commitment to doughnuts (aka donuts), which originated in the 19th Century. Cake Monkey Bakery and Donut Snob also wholesale great donuts to different coffeehouses, but we’re focused on 20 L.A. places where you can find destination donuts on a regular basis.

The Best Restaurants in Santa Monica

06/03/2013

Joshua Lurie

Every week, tens of thousands of people descend on Santa Monica to enjoy the inviting beach, bike path, pier, mountains, and of course the food. SaMo has long been a culinary trendsetter, and now boasts several classics, including Michael’s Restaurant, Chinois on Main and Valentino. The farmers market, which dates to 1981, of course helps to supply surrounding eateries with the most current produce. Here are 15 of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica.

Lobster at Lost At Sea

The Best Restaurants in Pasadena

05/02/2013

Joshua Lurie

Pasadena's last dining evolution advanced beyond a base of Old Pasadena chains to family-run, food-focused gems that now span the entire city. In the past few years, we've seen even more restaurants dial up the community's culinary ambition. Discover 10 dining destinations, ranging from fast casual establishments to fine dining bastions.

Top Korean Barbecues in Los Angeles

05/02/2013

Matthew Kang

The sizzle and smoke of the tabletop Korean barbecue is one of the definitive features of the L.A. dining scene. The abundance of well-priced American protein and a rabid following of diners has created a critical mass of restaurants specializing in grilled meats, nearly overshadowing the love of barbecue in the motherland itself. Through the years, barbecue restaurants have segmented into various categories – premium, all-you-can-eat, and middle-ranged a la carte, with each place trumpeting a particular specialty or stand-out side dish. Still other places emphasize the grilling devices and methods, where some employ charcoal for a smokier experience and others rely on special grates for more direct heat.

Barbecue is best enjoyed with a glass of ice cold Hite, a simple Korean lager, or a chilled shot of soju, the national spirit of choice. Think of Korean barbecues almost like more affordable steakhouses, where it's easy to get together with friends and family for a casual lunch or evening to celebrate the variety and quality of great beef, pork, and banchan. It's hard to go wrong with that formula.

Afternoon Tea in the Rendezvous Court at the Millennium Biltmore

The Best Afternoon Teas in Los Angeles

05/01/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Meeting for coffee is well and good, but afternoon tea is a treat. It’s a special occasion with tiered trays, porcelain pots, and adorable miniature sandwiches and sweets that look almost too good to eat. Almost. While Los Angeles is an ocean and a continent away from London, there are a surprising number of local spots that offer excellent afternoon tea. Whether you’re looking for a civilized way to spend quality time with your BFF or a venue for a wedding shower, there’s a hot pot of tea with your name on it.

Le Jardin at Estérel, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch at Los Angeles Hotels

04/27/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Hotels offer some of the best Mother’s Day brunches in Los Angeles. From extravagant buffets to delicious prix fixe menus, read on for the best Mother's Day specials at hotel restaurants on Sunday, May 13.

For even more options, check out our guide to Mother's Day specials at L.A. restaurants.

Three Feet of Tacos and bottled Spicy Pineapple Margaritas at Rosa Mexicano

The Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

04/24/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage that takes place across the U.S. and regionally in Mexico, where it's known in the state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (“The Day of the Battle of Puebla”). Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The U.S. celebration of Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest. Read on for our guide to Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout Los Angeles.

Andrew Zimmern's Los Angeles

04/10/2013

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a two-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and teacher. The globe-trotting host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern recently led an expert panel of celebrity foodies to create the list of 100 nominees for the 2013 Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards. Now through April 30, 2013, the public is invited to vote for the Munchies here.

Find out some of Andrew Zimmern’s favorite places to eat and stay in Los Angeles.

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