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Who Invented The French Dip? Two Los Angeles Restaurants Duke It Out.

We find out on the first episode of Photo Tripping
Jul 15, 2014 4:12 pm

In the first episode of Photo Tripping, we find out how the French Dip sandwich came about in Los Angeles. Two restaurants claim birth rights. But there is only one true Dip daddy.    

Top 20 Best Los Angeles Restaurants According To Jonathan Gold

Urasawa is gone, Roy Choi and Ludo make a move
May 19, 2014 10:00 am

For years it was Gold’s 99 Essential Restaurants at the LA Weekly. Now, after switching teams two years ago, he’s done it again at the Los Angeles Times with the 101 Best Restaurants. Over the weekend, the list was released and man does Gold have a thing for downtown. His number two pick in 2013 Urasawa? Gone. New and new-ish comers Trois Mec and POT? They are making moves. Here's the top 20. 

The United Nations Of Dough: 13 International Bakeries Around Los Angeles

The best of Korea, Mexico, Israel and Denmark
May 12, 2014 1:00 pm

French and American baked goods may dominate pastry cases in Los Angeles cafés and coffee bars, but the rest of the world has its own traditions that demand some serious attention as well. As you will see, we’ve discovered a baker’s dozen of the best bakeries, representing cuisines from Asia, Central and South America, Mexico and the Middle East. After all, people can’t subsist just on croissants and cupcakes.

LA Weekly Releases Its List Of 99 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants

As we start scanning Kayak for flights
Mar 6, 2014 3:44 pm

Here we are today with yet another poke in the ribs notice that Los Angeles might just be the most exciting place to dine out in the country. Yup, just went there. Each year LA Weekly dedicates an issue to listing (updating, revising, rewriting) a list of city’s 99 Essential Restaurants. Longtime critic Jonathan Gold minded the issue for many years before switching sides to review restaurants at the LA Times. Taking his spot in 2012 was an intrepid, pulls-no-punches writer named Besha Rodell, who released her list today. 

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.

11 Key Restaurant Openings In Los Angeles

Sandwiches, super omakase and the Egg Slut indoors
Feb 4, 2014 12:00 pm

The last four months have been a boom time for L.A.’s dining scene. The culinary wealth extends from LAX to downtown and hits appear at all price points, from “simple” breakfast sandwiches to “super omakase” at the chef’s counter. Here are 11 of the most promising openings from the fall and winter in L.A. County.

Los Angeles: How To Order An Entire Box Of Uni And Make Your Tablemates Jealous

Sushi Gen is a longtime Little Tokyo favorite
Feb 3, 2014 2:00 pm

Last week we introduced you to the eight sushi masters of Los Angeles, the high-to-stratospheric-end sushi counters the city has become famous for over the past decade. And while a reservation at any of spots is well worth the month’s rent, I found myself at one of Little Tokyo’s stellar second-tier spots. And, vising from my home in sushi-crazed NYC, it was completely enlightening.

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