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[Photos via, via, via] Two of our most favorite things in life are happy hours and oysters. Separately they are wonderfully delightful additions to any day of the week. Together they're one of humanity's greatest inventions (at least in our book). That's why we're very fortunate to live in a city that has many oyster happy hours every day all over town where we can enjoy a vast array of freshly shucked mollusks from across North America at prices even those of us on a tight budget can afford ($1!). We'll stop there with the colorful language and cut to the chase: this a guide to the L.A.'s 12 best oyster happy hours from Downtown to deep Santa Monica and everything in between. You're welcome.
[Photos via, via] L.A. is probably the most undeserving city of delightful waves of perfect summer-like weather in winter, but Mother Nature is generously granting us another spell of 80+ degree days just in time for the weekend. We suggest you soak it up by heading for the coast and have you covered with this guide to L.A.'s 16 best places to eat and drink by the beach. Whether you choose to actually step foot on the sand or prefer to admire it from afar, just get close enough to the gloriously picturesque stretch of SoCal beach to appreciate it over food and drinks, and make sure to Instagram it for all your friends on the east coast. More»
A favorite of sushi and seafood lovers, the crab hand roll has become one of the most popular and sought-after menu offerings at sushi restaurants, and we are certainly among those who crave the specialty item. We love crab rolls so hard, even went on a bit of a crab roll crawl to find the best ones in the city and have narrowed it down to our favorites. (Disclaimer: Within reason. L.A.'s finest sushi restaurants you can't leave without dropping at least $200 probably make an awesome crab hand roll. We're too poor to eat at those places so slum it with us today.) From blue crab to baked crab, click through this guide to our top six crab hand rolls in L.A.
[Photo via @bonappetitmag, Facebook] Feeling that brisk chill in the air, Los Angeles? It's this thing called "winter" and it appears it's here to stay for a little while. We can't make it stop, but we can offer some ways to stick it out and suggest keeping warm with a jolt of caffeine in a hot cup of joe. Allow us to assist you with this list (it goes to 11!) of L.A.'s top destinations for expertly crafted cappuccinos, macchiatos, espressos and more you can't get at Coffee Bean. More»
Let’s embrace our own brand of winter weather and warm up by indulging our sweet tooth with some hot chocolate, the quintessential drink of the season. As great lovers of all things chocolate, we know where to find the best cups of cocoa in the city and are here to let you in on our favorites. From authentic Oaxacan and spiced up chili versions to hints of lavender and even whiskey flavors, click through to see our guide to L.A.'s best hot chocolate. More»
Sure, it's nothing like the bitter, icy misery that's happening on the other side of the country, but anything other than shorts weather feels a little chilly for L.A., no? Let’s embrace our own brand of winter weather and warm up by indulging our sweet tooth with some hot chocolate, the quintessential drink of the season. As great lovers of all things chocolate, we know where to find the best cups of cocoa in the city and are here to let you in on our favorites. From authentic Oaxacan and spiced up chili versions to hints of lavender and even whiskey flavors, click through to see our guide to L.A.'s best hot chocolate.
Happy National Pizza Week! If you've been tempted to break your New Year's resolutions to stay away from naughty, carb-y foods, we're granting everyone a pass this week to observe this wonderful holiday honoring one of our most beloved delicacies. From Neapolitan to paper-thin New York-style slices, we love it all, and are very excited to show our special appreciation for pizza this week. After extensive research in the field (AKA eating), we bring you this list of our top 10 L.A. pizzerias to indulge your inner Michelangelo (Ninja Turtle) during National Pizza Week.
[Photo via] As shameless food lovers with a special appreciation for anything from a meal at Bouchon to a #2 at In-N-Out, much of our reflection on the year is focused on all the new spots at which we got to stuff our faces. An upscale seafood shack that brings the taste of New England to West Hollywood, Ludo's ticketed pre-fixe dining adventure disguised as a strip mall pizzeria, an elegant vegan eatery with Mediterranean influence, and a place that offers the most delicious homemade pastas at very reasonable prices were among the most exciting openings of the year. See them all in our complete roundup of L.A.'s 10 best new restaurants of 2013.
Don't feel like spending your day off toiling in the kitchen and left with a mound of dishes to do this Christmas? You totally don't have to since dozens of L.A.'s finest restaurants are opening their doors for fabulous Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals. Yes, with options that go way beyond Chinese take-out, you can enjoy modern Italian, Michelin Star-winning French, and even a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes, plus some kid-friendly buffets. Let someone else do the work this year, take a load off, and enjoy the feast of your choosing with our guide to L.A.'s best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Day meals.
[Photos via, via, via, via] Winter isn't really our thing here in Los Angeles, but with seemingly chillier temperatures than previous years for the next few months, we better get comfortable. Try embracing the season with cocktails featuring liquors like brandy and bourbon and winter flavors like spicy cinnamon, fig, ginger, and apple that warm from within. We're here to help ease you into the whole winter thing with this guide to the bars and restaurants serving nine of L.A.'s top seasonal cocktails that'll have you enjoying the taste of winter in boozy beverage form.
Whether it's kick-starting your morning with a pumpkin spice latte, home decor, or holiday carving, there are many ways to enjoy pumpkin this time of year. We happen to be especially fond of the ones that involve alcohol. Lucky for us, there are plenty of options like pumpkin spice martinis, pumpkin brews, and adult milkshakes being shaken and stirred at our favorite drinking and dining destinations around town. See where to enjoy this season's star fruit in boozy beverage form with our guide to eight great pumpkin cocktails in L.A.
Tuesday, March 11
Sean MacPherson took some time out to chat with us about his new restaurant, so click through to find out why we\'re calling Margaux your new go-to in NYC.