4 of the Best Slices of Cheesecake in L.A. Right NowGood things happen when L.A. chefs take creative license with this creamy classic dessert. Here are four of the best cheesecakes in L.A. right now.Whipped Cheesecake from Michael’s Miles Thompson’s deconstructionist take involves dollops of airy sour cream curd, crushed walnuts, and sweet graham cracker crumbs.…
The Surf Clam at This Monterey Park Sichuan Spot Is a Perfect Dish Unless you’re the sort of person who scours the daily specials at high-end sushi bars, you might not have a deep familiarity with the surf clam. About the size of a salad plate, the mollusk is usually caught in the chilly waters…
Stay Cool in the Heat with Creative Cold Brew Recipes Los Angeles Magazine On a scorching summer day in Los Angeles, a cold brew coffee is deliciously invigorating. As the name suggests, cold brew coffee is brewed without using heat. The cold brewing process creates coffee with lower acidity that has a bold, rich taste.…
Jon & Vinny's Started a "Club" and Brentwood Is Going NutsSince opening in late January, Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood has become one of the toughest reservations in town. This is unsurprising, perhaps, given the enduring crowds at the original Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax (go ahead, try to book a table after 4 p.m. anytime…
L.A.'s Boba Scene Is Growing Up and Hey Hey in Echo Park Is ProofLos Angeles has a strong passion for milk tea studded with chewy pearls of boba. Anyone who bummed around the colorful teen-friendly shops that started popping up in the San Gabriel Valley in the late ’90s—a trend imported stateside from Taiwan—could attest…
Behind the Scenes with the Chef Who's Upgrading Cantonese BarbecueThe dishes at downtown L.A.’s newly opened RiceBox pay tribute to classic Cantonese barbecue, but you won’t find whole roasted pigs or ducks hanging in its windows. The restaurant’s owners, who are are drawing from three generations’ worth of passed-down family recipes and updating them with French and…
What's possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn...
What's possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn...
Hawaiian Expats Are Serving Up Addictive Island Faves in TorranceWhen Big Island expats Bruce and Maile Goold opened Island Flavor Café in Torrance this summer, the South Bay’s close-knit Hawaiian community was stoked. The couple’s Island Flavor Grill was known as one of the best spots in Las Vegas for rib-sticking loco moco and saimin…
Where to Get your Hatch Chiles Fix Right Now in Los Angeles It’s a rite of passage in New Mexico to experience the tongue-burning sensation of the state’s prized green and red Hatch chiles. The ubiquitous pepper is found on nearly every New Mexican menu, served in myriad ways: as a spicy sauce ladled over…
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