Cookies! Santa sent us on a mission to find the best Los Angeles has to offer, and much like his naughty and nice scroll, our list was long. More than 38 suggestions came rolling in, and that was for individual stores, not varieties. It was sugar-shocking. We instantly decided to leave macarons alon ... More >>
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Who says L.A. isn't a walking town? I mean, sure, we might not be known for our crowded sidewalks, but it's worth mentioning we ended up on the higher rungs of Walk Score's 2011 list of walkable cities in America. (We're number 13! Take that Jacksonville! ... More >>
Five Guys Burgers and Fries continues its rapid westward expansion, moving from outlying suburbs to denser Los Angeles neighborhoods, with new locations planned for Miracle Mile and Westwood.
Though it serves much cheaper burgers at a much lower price point, the Miracle Mile Five Guys at 5500 Wilsh ... More >>
The reports that the mayor wants Occupy L.A. to leave City Hall raise the question: if they do have to leave, where would they go?
The occupiers have already expanded to obvious places like UCLA and Bank of America Plaza. L.A.'s own Wall Street has been slightly occupied for years now (it i ... More >>
Flickr/Kyle StricklandIn-N-Out Double-Double
With the mass exodus of thousands of UCLA graduates from their picturesque Westwood neighborhood -- picturesque if you've always envisioned a neighborhood where you'd search 30 minutes for a parking space before giving up, or if you've dreamed all ... More >>
Remember when a Du-par's donut was coated in an inch-thick raft of frosting, spread, it seemed, by a very generous hand? Neither do we, but our friends who grew up in Los Angeles do, and they still talk about it with reverence. In the absence of that, here are five of LA's classic, old-school donu ... More >>
As Angelenos tweet about the "freezing" cold 60-degree weather, some restaurants are keeping their seats warm for the holidays and others aren't keeping them at all. Jian BBQ in Mid-City was replaced by Bao Dim Sum this month, and designer bake shop Diana Sproveri replaced Diddy ... More >>
Cupcake shops will probably outlive us all. Enter Lollibakes: little balls on sticks filled with gooey centers of cookie dough, red velvet, lemon and strawberry, then dipped in chocolate to create a hard outer shell. These mini cupcake-like treats can be found at Diana ... More >>
It might be mid-August, but it looks as though summer has finally arrived. In the same way we Angelenos become unglued at the first drop of winter rain, we also start to melt the moment the mercury rises beyond 85 degrees. So what do we do when we want to beat the heat? One o ... More >>
Since our Restaurant Roll Call in January, there have been several food truck launches and restaurant openings. Unfortunately, some eateries didn't make it long past the New Year. As we welcome the newbies, we also bid farewell to those who simply couldn't keep afloat (and in one case was shut down ... More >>
With childhood dreams of opening her own retro ice cream parlor, Farah Gast is off to a running start with Cookie Munch, a dessert/hot dog shop she opened February 6th in Tarzana. Cookie Munch doles out classic Dreyer's ice cream flavors and various toppings, an array of freshly baked cookies, Hebre ... More >>