4 New Restaurant Openings you need to know about!
Don't repeat that restaurant! These 4 are brand new and notable in Los Angeles. The theme is comfort food. Fixins Soul Kitchen (DTLA) This is the second Fixins Soul Kitchen following the original's success in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. The restaurant was founded by former NBA All-Star and Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson “KJ” and his wife, Michelle. The restaurant pays homage to the soul food KJ grew up with and celebrates African-American culture.Read full story
14 Tricks and Treats for Halloween in Los Angeles
Happy Halloween, Los Angeles! For the first time in what feels like forever, Halloween is not canceled! Start celebrating now, THROUGH October 31st, with 14 Halloween ideas happening all over Los Angeles or in your own home!Read full story
What dessert is L.A. known for?
National dessert day is October 14th and in honor of the holiday I took a deep dive into this city's rich history: and it is sweet!. Los Angeles is such a melting pot that it's almost impossible to assign it a signature dessert. According to the Los Angeles County website, the immigrant story of El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles begins with families from Mexico and the Gabrielino Indians before that in 1771. By the 1850s, the group expanded to English, French, Basques, Spaniards, former Slaves of African descent, Mexicans, Germans, and Chinese. This was due in part to the gold rush of the late 1840s. By the 1930s, new immigrants from Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, including Japanese, Russians, and East European Jews, had established specific communities around Los Angeles. Does that about cover everyone? So, what dessert is LA known for? This list of 11 should paint a deliciously well-rounded portrait.Read full story
6 Ways to Pumpkin Spice your life up!
Are you as obsessed with pumpkin spice as I am? It turns out there's not really much pumpkin involved. The "spice" is actually a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Either way, anytime I see pumpkin spice anything on a menu, I just have to order it. Here are a few ways you can pumpkin spice your life up even more - and some of them actually include real pumpkin :)Read full story
10 Fall-tastic Things to do in October in Los Angeles
It's officially Fall, and although it might be warmer in the West, this list of the best things to do in Los Angeles in October will have you breaking out the cozy sweaters and crunching through invisible piles of golden leaves.Read full story
Where to score National Taco Day Deals
This Monday, October 4th, the entire nation is finally getting on board with what Los Angeles has been doing on a daily basis: CELEBRATING TACOS! It’s National Taco Day, and L.A. is stuffed with National Taco Day Deals.Read full story
Everything you need to know about L.A.'s Michelin Guide
It's been over a year, but the Michelin Guide has bestowed its stars on Los Angeles once again in their California guide. While 2021 is a little less shiny than it was in 2019, you'll still see some brilliance in the One and Two Star Categories (8 new additions, but several just moved up). The real winners can be found in the Bib Gourmand with ten new additions of affordable luxury that represent more diversity seen from the starred restaurants.Read full story
Where to get Free Coffee on National Coffee Day
I hate to keep talking about National food holidays but getting FREE coffee on National Coffee Day is too hot to pass up! Here are a few options you can pour over in your brain on Wednesday, September 29th.Read full story
Is this the next hot new dessert trend?
Are beignets the hot new dessert trend? I'm not sure there's anything more satisfying than hot fried dough. While I feel I might be cheating on my first love, doughnuts, I recently sat down to a piping hot beignet and started having second thoughts about the relationship. There's just something about that pillowy texture and powdered sugar combination that you can't get from any other kind of fried fritter. Move over Macarons, kick cupcakes to the curb, and open your heart to the best beignets in Los Angeles.Read full story
The Best Food at the L.A. Coliseum
The Los Angeles Coliseum underwent a $315 million dollar renovation where it became the United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Along with the facelift, the food got a redux too. Here is the best food at the LA Coliseum and what's new for 2021.Read full story
6 of the Best Spots for National Cheeseburger Day
September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day, so how will you celebrate LA?!! Check out which spots are doing daily specials and where you should be cheesing it up every day. The pandemic has not been kind to this Smash Burger phenom, so do them a favor and go in and order two! The menu is simple with your choice between the Regular with cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and onions and the Three Stack, which is much like the regular except it's got 3 stacks of meat.Read full story
The 9 Best Pizzas in Los Angeles Right Now
Nothing goes better with a pandemic than a good pizza pie! So I had a chance to try a lot of them. Here are some of my favorite spots to get the best pizza in Los Angeles right now, all over the city!Read full story
The Easiest Labor Day Weekend Events in Los Angeles
I don't know about you, but the words labor day make me think of giving birth and Americans working themselves to death. While this holiday is actually a day, "in honor of working people," wouldn't it be nice to get a break from fighting crowds in the name of FOMO events? Here's a list of the easiest Labor Day weekend events in Los Angeles to do just that.Read full story
Best new foodie pop-ups in Los Angeles right now!
Pop-ups, ghost-kitchens, whatever you like to call them; the rise of the home-chef and culinary artist daring to dream has been one of the best outcomes of the pandemic. As a result, we have some pretty awesome and trendy food pop-ups in Los Angeles right now. And not having a brick-and-mortar restaurant is actually part of the appeal.Read full story
Where to drink outside right now in Los Angeles and why!
Summer may be winding down, but these spots to drink outside right now in Los Angeles are just revving up as reopening efforts continue. Head to Theía for a different kind of Happy Hour, centered on vegetarian dishes, gorgeous cocktails, and live entertainment. Taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can expect mezze bites like Spanakopita and Housemade Pita with Tzatziki, Hummus, and Htipiti (red pepper spread) for less than $6. All specialty cocktails are $10, including Love Letters, made with actual love letters, along with mezcal, Italicus, and lychee. Performances by local DJs and Belly Dancers are gratis!Read full story
Where to eat around the Pantages
Live theater is officially back in Hollywood for those with proof of vaccination with the first show being Hamilton on August 17th, 2021. Looking for a place for dinner around the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood before or after the show? I've got Prix fixes and pretty cocktails for you by the dozen!Read full story
How you can get FREE Petit Trois this week
Do you watch The Boys on Amazon Prime? Well turns out they just got FIVE Emmy Nominations, and they are celebrating by treating the city of Los Angeles to some freebies!. Through August 19th, Petit Trois will be transformed into The Butcher Shop from the series, with Chef Ludo Lefebvre crafting gourmet sandwiches and craft cocktails inspired by the show.Read full story
7 Spots for Shucking Good Deals on National Oyster and IPA Day
Thursday, August 5th, is National Oyster AND IPA Day! While these foodie holidays are separate entities, some of the best spots in Los Angeles are having combination celebrations. After all, what's better than oysters and beers?Read full story
New spots for Tea in Los Angeles
No matter how much time you have in your schedule, there is an afternoon tea in Los Angeles that will work for you! Tea on the run or tea for the long one -- we're stirring the pot right here.Read full story
Enjoy a taste of summer in Westlake Village
The new menu items at Coin & Candor at the Four Seasons Westlake Village are exactly what this season should taste like: full of flavor while being impossibly light enough to eat a full meal and still slip into a bathing suit afterward. You are steps away from the pool, after all. Here's a look at what's new and offers the taste of summer at Coin & Candor.Read full story