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The Future Of A 37 Year-Old Restaurant Fish Is Causing Some Drama In Los Angeles

What to do with a legendary restaurant pet?
Feb 20, 2014 12:00 pm

It’s an unlikely story with a whole lot of history. A restaurant closes down after nearly 50 years of existence, leaving a 37 year-old fish without a home. Welcome to the crazy restaurant world of Los Angeles. Read on.

10 Places To Eat And Drink Near The Staples Center In Los Angeles

Peruvian, Mexican, sushi and pastrami nirvana
Feb 19, 2014 12:00 pm

The Staples Center, located in downtown Los Angeles, is home to championship sports teams like the Lakers and Kings, while also drawing world-class acts and award shows. Unfortunately, most of the on-site eating options aren’t nearly as captivating. Instead of submitting to subpar nachos with a side of price gauging, explore the surrounding neighborhoods and eat before or after a game or show. Here are 10 of our favorite restaurants.

Cat Cafes, Zombie Food Trucks And The Future Of Popular, And Revolting, Dining

Five ideas that sounded great on paper, but...
Feb 18, 2014 10:00 am

2013 saw its fair share of revolting themed food. A hospital-themed restaurant in Latvia with body-part-look-a-like food and a toilet-themed place in L.A. made our hit-list of places to avoid. From cat cafés to subway grub, here are 5 of the most off-putting restaurant concepts for 2014. We'll wait in line for the zombie food truck, though.

A 15-Gun Execution With Jay Rayner’s Epic Hotel Restaurant Takedown

London critic is not a fan of street food ‘concept’
Feb 10, 2014 12:00 pm

We have not dined at Lanes of London, located in the Marriott near the Marble Arch tube station. So we have no way of commenting on the cooking firsthand. But we’ll take the critic's word that this is one concept (that word!) in need of an overhaul. With that, here is Jay Rayner’s 12-gun execution.

What's The Polite Way To Send Back A Dish At A Restaurant?

There's a right and wrong way to do everything
Feb 5, 2014 11:00 am

It doesn't happen very often, unless of course you're a Yelp troll who just seem to attracts terrible restaurant service/luck (leave this site immediately!) But every once in a while a server will put a plate in front of you that merits a trip back to the kitchen. Let's go over those reasons and how to handle them.   

5 Boston Hotel Restaurants Worth Checking Out, Without Even Checking In

Buzzy dining rooms, inventive chefs, fresh seafood
Jan 23, 2014 11:00 am

In recent years, Boston's hotel restaurants have morphed from second-rate dinning options to some of the city’s most exuberant culinary venues. Whether locally rooted or internationally trained, most of that credit is due to chefs having an eye for creating menus that make the most of their local ingredients and manage to make dishes feel inventive, exciting and stylish.

What's The Polite Way To Send Back Wine At A Restaurant?

There's a right and wrong way to do everything
Jan 20, 2014 3:00 pm

If you find yourself in a restaurant, seated with a glass of wine that sports top notes of vinegar, rotting cork or old wet cardboard, we have some pointers on getting a speedy replacement without making any kind of scene or coming off as even the slightest bit ungracious.

The Hollywood Reporter Names LA's Top 25 Power Lunch Spots Of 2014

Where are the top industry players eating lunch?
Jan 16, 2014 6:00 pm

What do you get when you bring together 250 top industry players, including studio heads, A-listers and big-time producers? Well, you get the city of Los Angeles for one, but you also get their compilation of the city’s top 25 power lunch spots. Check out the top 10 and more, after the jump.

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