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Roy Choi, Martin Short and Phil Rosenthal at Commissary

Phil Rosenthal's Los Angeles

10/26/2015

Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal is a writer and director who is best known as the creator of the Emmy Award-winning CBS comedy, Everybody Loves Raymond. Rosenthal is the host of I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, a food and travel show on PBS. The Los Angeles episode airs Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at 10/9 Central (8 p.m. N.Y. / WNET). Read on for Rosenthal’s thoughts on the L.A. dining spots he visits on the show.

There are cities that have a few go-to cuisines, but L.A., at the moment, has more than any. That’s why I think it is the best food city in America right now. It’s our cultural diversity that's our strength. And the strength is in the sheer numbers: we have the biggest population of Chinese people in the world outside of China. Also, the Korean population, Mexicans, Thai, Armenians... We could keep going. They've brought their cultures and cuisines into this massive expanse, and if you're playing the odds of hitting a great place to eat in L.A., you're going to win more times here than anywhere else.

Boat noodle soup at Sapp Coffee Shop

The Best Restaurants in Thai Town

10/16/2015

Joshua Lurie

Thai Town technically encompasses Hollywood Boulevard between Normandie and Western Avenues, and the neighborhood officially came to be in 1999, but plenty of enticing dining options fall just beyond those borders. Learn about 15 of the better dining options within (and just beyond) Thai Town’s borders.

Carolina Gold Rice Porridge at Eagle Rock Brewery Public House

The Best Porridge in Los Angeles

09/11/2015

Joshua Lurie

Porridge, the result of grains that boil in hot water or stock, supports a range of ingredients and toppings worldwide. Los Angeles has plenty of Asian-influenced and market-driven examples of porridge. Read on and enjoy these 12 leading porridge providers.

Impressive Bean Jelly at Szechuan Impression

The Best Cold Noodle Dishes in Los Angeles

08/21/2015

Joshua Lurie

Noodles are great in steaming bowls of broth, tossed with sauce. When the weather is blazing hot, it’s also perfectly acceptable to cool down your noodles. Several Los Angeles restaurants prepare interesting cold noodle dishes, many available only during summer. Read on and learn about 12 of the best cold noodle options in L.A.

Chicken Parm Sandwich at Cosa Buona

The Best Sandwiches in Los Angeles: Part 1

08/17/2015

Joshua Lurie

Two slices of bread, balanced fillings and imagination is all it takes to create a satisfying sandwich, but great versions remain elusive. Luckily, Los Angeles has a legacy of classic sandwiches, including Langer's Deli #19, Philippe the Original and Cole's French dips, and the Bay Cities Godmother. Read on to learn about the best globally inspired sandwiches in L.A.

Chicken Waterzooi at The Tripel

The Best Restaurants in Playa del Rey

08/03/2015

Joshua Lurie

Playa del Rey, which resides at the crossroads of Marina del Rey and the South Bay, has always been convenient to LAX and a great place to bike or run. Now the neighborhood has become a good place to eat, and options are bound to get even better with the influx of tech companies like Google and Yahoo to neighboring Playa Vista. Learn about 10 top Playa del Rey restaurants.

Fried chicken at Farmshop

The Best Fried Chicken in Los Angeles

07/24/2015

Joshua Lurie

Unless you’re a diehard vegetarian, it’s hard to resist fried chicken. Why would you want to? Luscious deep-fried yardbird has rightly become popular all over the world. Thankfully, Los Angeles has leading examples from a diverse range of cuisines. Fried chicken sandwiches and wings are great too, but those fall into categories for other stories. In the meantime, learn about L.A.’s top fried chicken options, mostly battered and served on the bone.

Seared venison carpaccio at Saddle Peak Lodge

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: San Fernando Valley

07/14/2015

Discover Los Angeles

The San Fernando Valley is one of the largest and most historic regions in L.A., with spectacular natural landscapes, vibrant cultural attractions, eclectic shopping and a diverse range of international cuisines. One of the best ways to discover the Valley’s thriving culinary scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected Valley restaurants that are participating, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

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