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Malibu Pier Restaurant and Bar; Credit: Anne Fishbein

10 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles for Outdoor Dining

Summer living -- and eating -- in Los Angeles is sweet. From sweeping seaside and rooftop views to Spanish-style patios and glamorous Hollywood hangs, Los Angeles offers an amazing selection of restaurants where you can take in the sights on your plate and the natural ones around you at the......
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10 Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Los Angeles (2014)

Even though July is National Ice Cream Month, nobody needs an excuse to indulge in creamy cones, cups and sandwiches any time of year. Ronald Reagan was the president to drum up this designation in 1984, decreeing that the third Sunday of the month would be National Ice Cream Day......
Hot stone bibimbap; Credit: Jessica A. Koslow

Eat Psy's Favorite Foods at Bibigo Korean Restaurant

This summer at all three Los Angeles locations of the Korean restaurant Bibigo, Korean pop megastar Psy, also known as the King of YouTube -- or his actual name Park Jae-sang -- is everywhere. On the front windows, the servers' T-shirts and even on the menu. Millions of people dance......
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Memorial Day Grilling Tips From Chef Govind Armstrong

While chef Govind Armstrong is busy this Memorial Day in the kitchen of his 2 1/2-month-old restaurant Willie Jane on Abbot Kinney in Venice, scores of Angelenos will be firing up the grill. To get ready for the second-biggest BBQ holiday of the year -- July 4 is the biggest......
Ray's and Stark Bar; Credit: Jessica Koslow

10 Best Octopus Dishes in Los Angeles

Cooking octopus can be tricky. But when done right, it's tender, delicious and loaded with health benefits (low-calorie, lean, vitamin-rich). Japanese and Mediterranean diets are swimming, as it were, with octopus options -- as is this town, where many restaurants have the dish on their menus. According to a sampling......
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5 Reasons to Drive to Santa Barbara for Film Feast

This week, movie folk -- both celebrities and cinephiles -- will flock 95 miles north to the 28th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Running in conjunction with the festival is Film Feast. In its third year, Film Feast is not your ordinary restaurant week. There's a catch: All of......
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