Throughout the year, Los Angeles welcomes world-famous acts and rising stars for concerts at iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, STAPLES Center and more. Fortunately there’s a wide range of pre-concert dining options that go beyond the usual concession stand fare. Read on for some of the best restaurants located near L.A.’s top music venues.
Now that you’ve feasted your eyes on Part One of our dining guide to Valentine’s Day specials, read on for a dozen more L.A. restaurants that will make this special night as delicious as it is romantic.
Love is in the air, and restaurants across Los Angeles are offering special Valentine’s Day menus for an unforgettable romantic night out. From lavish prix fixe dinners to globally-inspired menus, read on for more than two dozen L.A. restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Special menus are only available on Thursday, February 14 unless otherwise noted.
If your food-obsessed friend or relative only has 24 hours to spend in Los Angeles and is eager to experience the best food and drink L.A. County has to offer, you have to be strategic to cover more ground in less time. Learn about 10 key stops that are of the moment and will keep your friend coming back for more (if that’s what you want).
Stylist and Digital Influencer, Chriselle Lim has been creating quite a stir in the fashion industry. Starting off her fashion career as a wardrobe stylist, she logged in years of editorial shoots with prominent fashion books and celebrities. In December 2011, Chriselle founded The Chriselle Factor to chronicle her daily musings and personal style. She also launched her YouTube channel to empower and inspire women all over the world. She helps them discover their true beauty and gives them the confidence they need to feel beautiful.
Read on for Chriselle’s picks for the winter edition of dineL.A. Restaurant Week, Jan. 18-31, 2016.
Top Chef, Bravo’s competitive cooking show that’s hosted by legendary judges like Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Emeril Lagasse, has built quite a legacy. L.A. alone has fielded a wealth of culinary talent in the show’s 13 seasons, including three champions: Ilan Hall, Michael Voltaggio and Mei Lin. In total, 16 Top Chef “cheftestants” currently run kitchens at 23 Los Angeles restaurants. Several other chefs are between gigs, successful caterers, moved on from L.A., or no longer cook. Learn about where to find your favorite chefs from the high-drama show.
Like a great actor, Hollywood is constantly reinventing itself. At various times, it’s been known as the home of pioneering movie studios, the Academy Awards, Art Deco treasures and a thriving nightlife scene. In recent years, Tinseltown has also become a vital dining destination. From a landmark of Hollywood’s Golden Age to Michelin stars and modernist cuisine, read on for the best restaurants in Hollywood.
Westwood Village now offers plenty of interesting dining options. You’ll also find great Persian food and some modern restaurants south of Wilshire, but for the purposes of this story, we’re sticking north of Wilshire in Westwood Village. Learn about 14 of our favorite area restaurants, most of which are within walking distance of UCLA’s campus.
Guacamole originated centuries ago during the Aztec Empire, when people first called this creation ahuacamolli, named for the Nahuatl words ahuacatl (avocado) and mulli (sauce). The first written record of this glorious avocado dip, which is traditionally crafted in a molcajete, was in 1518 in Europe. Incredibly, the core recipe has stayed pretty similar for the past 500 years, with tomatoes, onions, chiles and cilantro often still forming the backbone, though now you may find flourishes like lobster, bacon and fruit. Learn about 11 of our favorite places to enjoy guacamole in L.A. County.