Los Angeles Tiki Bars and Pop-Ups for a Tropical SummerThe tropical tiki drink trend is a perennial favorite–but there’s just nothing like sipping a fun, fruity cocktail in the summertime. From permanent tiki bars to limited-edition menus and pop-ups at other places around town, here’s where you’ll find us putting the lime in the coconut…
Culver City Has a New Pizza Spot in an Unexpected PlaceOn a predominantly residential street just west of downtown Culver City, Jackson Market has been serving sandwiches since the era when Munchkins roamed the nearby studio lot. But current owner Tony Istwani is hardly stuck in the past. On weekends, a wood-fired oven now blazes on the…
Ceviche Project in Silver Lake Has a Colorful Take on SeafoodClad in a linen shirt and a double-breasted white jacket—a look that might befit a dapper naval officer on leave on some Caribbean island—Octavio Olivas sets the scene behind his restaurant’s marble-topped bar. The 39-year-old former lawyer, who ditched his day job in 2012 to…
How Some of L.A.'s Hottest New Pizzas Stack UpFrom the arrival of a Brooklyn stalwart to a local Neapolitan pro’s interpretation of the slice joint, something of a pizza ‘plosion has hit L.A. in the last few months. We got technical to see how these new spots stack up when it comes to the classically…
The Square Slices of Pizza at Apollonia's Pizzeria Are Worth a Weekend Visit Don’t let the humble exterior fool you: Justin De Leon’s six-year-old strip mall pizzeria, Apollonia’s, is no average slice shop. Inside there’s a vintage jukebox, a mural by famed L.A. artist Gronk, and foldable, thin-crust pizzas that have found a following among…
The Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in L.A.St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday and perhaps you’re feeling in the mood to do a bit of carousing. Here are 10 fun ways to raise a toast to the land of James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, and Colin Farrell.1. Pair Your Whiskey with On-Theme TunesHarvard…
5 Best Smashburgers in Los AngelesThere was a time when burger fashion swung toward the baroque: patties as thick as hockey pucks heaped with fistfuls of arugula, malodorous cheeses, and a broad array of aiolis and compotes. But in 2019 burger minimalism has arrived. Nodding to the aesthetic of classic roadside diners and stands—revered institutions…
How David Chang Catapulted a Little-Known Korean Cafe Into the SpotlightThe windows advertise shave ice and homemade waffles, but there’s a bowl of mandu-guk on nearly every table at Spoon by H. The cozy 15-seat Korean cafe, sandwiched between a Papa John’s and a GameStop in a Fairfax District strip mall, is experiencing what you might…
At Mon-Li in Malibu, a "Cocktail Chef" Is Blending Bevs and Haute CuisineWhen Matthew Biancaniello talks about water mint foraged in Topanga Canyon or seaweed plucked from the island of Saint Lucia, it’s difficult to tell if he’s talking about ingredients on a plate or in a glass. It’s no surprise, considering the self-taught barman…
110 Must-Do LA Activities to Make You the Ultimate Angeleno in a Year Four seasons. 52 weeks. 365 days. Consider this list of must-do L.A. experiences your guide to becoming the ultimate Angeleno in one year. Eric Junker1. Spin to Win on Wheel of Fortune  So you’ve stood in line for The Price Is Right, and…
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