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Best Bar to Take Your Baby to

There's this idea that new parents long for nothing more than a trusty babysitter and a date night out so they can feel a little saucy once again and rekindle that fabled spark. It's not true. At all. Moms and dads of teeny babes are tired AF, so once that......
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Best Drink Special for Beer Lovers

Everyone loves a drink deal, but what if the selections on special aren't your proverbial cup of tea? Luckily, at Blue Palms Brewhouse, beer drinkers can easily avoid such an impediment to imbibing. On Tuesdays, as long as there's no show at the neighboring Fonda Theatre (check first), all the......
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Best Wine and Beach Combo

Some of the first things that come to mind when outsiders imagine living in California are sunshine, beaches and wine. Pretty much all Californians while away our afternoons with our feet in the surf and rosé in our cups, right? We wish. But we can prove them right every so......

Best Place to Learn Dodgeball

Dodgeball in L.A. is serious business. Multiple leagues boast hundreds of players, many of whom devote hours per week to the sport — some even going semi-pro. There's strategy, there's camaraderie and there's commitment. It's also a lot of fun. So how do you break into this beast of a......
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Best Beer-Tasting Spot for Sour Lovers

If you keep up with the SoCal beer scene, you've probably heard about sours. They're the region's newest beer trend, yet somehow they're nowhere in sight. That's not for lack of effort. Lots of breweries are making sours, but they take longer than most other beers to age and get......
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Best '70s-Themed Bar

Maybe you're a '70s kid with fond memories of 8-tracks and roller rinks. Or maybe you're 21 and just like to wear bell-bottoms. Either way, L.A. has the perfect hangout for you: Good Times at Davey Wayne's in Hollywood. Step through the refrigerator door that's the gateway to this bar......
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10 Best Doughnuts in Los Angeles

They say sex is like a doughnut: Even at its worst, is it ever really bad? Well, once you consume, in rapid succession, as many doughnuts as we have in the last few weeks, you start to believe it can be. Of course there's never a reason to eat a......