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  • 5 days ago

    Twirling fringe dresses, tapping shoes and a spicy tune to match. Walk into the Granada most nights and you'll feel as if you've been transported to another era, where couples dance in sync in duple-pulse. It may be intimidating to first-timers, b...

  • 5 days ago

    Country music may not have a strong following in the Greater Los Angeles area, but its few aficionados can escape to San Dimas for their fix of line dining with a side of beer. The dance floor at Montana's is refreshingly spacious, with plenty of ...

  • 5 days ago

    Skip the crowded vistas at Griffith Park and opt for something a bit more secluded in Altadena. The hike up to Echo Mountain is a moderate, 5.8-mile round-trip climb with a 1,503-foot elevation gain. It's a brilliant trek at night because once you...

  • 5 days ago

    Shore dives are a pain. You have to walk into the surf, battle the waves and crawl your way out. A better option is to head to Catalina. Diving the island's Casino Point is remarkably easy: A convenient set of stairs will lead you down to the kelp...

  • 5 days ago

    Stuart Eubanks is behind this oddly named, innovative Caribbean food stand, which doles out flatbread sandwiches known as Trinidadian doubles (stuffed with the likes of curried chickpeas) and goat curry with sweet plantains. There are vegan option...

  • 5 days ago

    Hot pot is, well, hot in Los Angeles — in part because of how convenient and healthy it is. It's a DIY affair, where patrons boil their own ingredients in a pot tableside. Mokkoji, with locations in Arcadia and Irvine, sets itself apart from...


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