dine around athensEating Your Way Around Athens In A Day

It’s one of the oldest cities on the planet, the birthplace of democracy, and a destination where history greets you at every corner. But just because Athens, Greece is deeply rooted in antiquity doesn’t mean that its cuisine isn’t cutting-edge. When hashing out a dining agenda in the cradle of Western civilization, bypass restaurants hawking tourist specials of pastitso and moussaka and indulge in fare with a local flair instead. Read More>>


los angeles restaurants-with-a-viewThe Five Best Los Angeles Restaurants With A View

With its famed Hollywood Hills, 75 miles of pristine coast and downtown skyline, Los Angeles offers plenty to gaze at, even when you’re not people-watching. Still, the best vantage point for getting a bird’s-eye view of the City of Angels is with a little elevation — preferably while partaking in delicious cuisine and handcrafted cocktails at the same time. Here are our picks of where to see it all in L.A. Read More>>


sls-truffle-donutIndulge In White Truffles at SAAM at the Bazaar by José Andrés

It’s that decadent time of year again when white truffles are in season, and SAAM, the chef’s tasting room at The Bazaar by José Andrés, celebrates truffle season with a 16-course delectable feast available Thursday through Saturday evenings through Nov. 23. Each course masterfully showcases the Bazaar’s promise to take you on a sensory adventure through exciting avant-garde cuisine, while also incorporating into each dish this rare Italian delicacy hunted by the Truffle Brothers. Read More>>


los-angeles-thaiEat Your Way Around L.A.’s Thriving Thai Dining Scene

Among Los Angeles‘ glitz, glamour and glitterati lies a lesser-known fact: With a thriving tally of 80,000 strong (counting immigrants and Thai Americans), the city has the largest Thai population outside of Asia and is sometimes considered the “77th province” of Thailand. Read More>>


stars-on-stage-in-los-angelesWhere To See Stars On Stage In Los Angeles

When your favorite TV stars need a break from the silver screen, you can find them on stages all around Los Angeles. From acclaimed theaters to cabarets and low-key clubs, here’s where to spot top Tinseltown talent performing live. Read More>>




raos-restaurant-los-angelesRao’s Restaurant Group Opens Third Outpost In L.A.

A restaurant that is more than 100 years old is bound to have a few secrets. For Rao’s famed East Harlem location that opened in 1896 in New York City, that might still be how to secure a spot at the impenetrable 10-table hangout. Luckily, for those dining at the family-owned restaurant group’s third location in Los Angeles, reservation lines are open and attended to for easy dining access. Read More>>



Indulge During DineLA’s Restaurant Week

The question of where to eat in Los Angeles takes on a whole new meaning when more than 300 of L.A.’s best dining dens roll out the red carpet and open reservation lines for dineLA Restaurant Week. From July 15 to 26, you can snag a table at participating restaurants throughout the City of Angels and dive into specially priced lunch and dinner menus during the 12-day affair. Read More>>


fishing with dynamiteFishing With Dynamite Offers An Explosive Menu In Manhattan Beach

In his new dining venture that is steps from his ever-popular gastropub M.B. Post in Manhattan Beach, chef David LeFevre focuses on what he does best: seafood focused cuisine that is both traditional and eclectic. Stepping into the cozy quarters of Fishing With Dynamite you’re immediately transported to the storied seafood spots in what could be Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. The only thing that gives the location away are the epic sunset views over the Pacific Ocean and Manhattan Beach Pier just down the hill from the restaurant’s location. Read More>>


Manhattan beach diningManhattan Beach Restaurants Take Los Angeles Dining By Storm

When Los Angeles locals and visitors need a break from the city, they flock to the beach — especially South Bay’s Manhattan Beach. Once written off as a sub-par L.A. dining destination, Manhattan Beach is now the hot spot for revered chefs to open restaurant outposts. Here are five Manhattan Beach restaurants to put on the top of your reservation list this summer. Read More>>


la-poolsDive In To The Best L.A. Pools

As summer heats up in Southern California, the masses naturally flock to the stretches of beach between Malibu and the Pacific Palisades, but sometimes sand between your toes and waves crashing against the shore don’t quite stack up to a private cabana and cocktails in hand. From all-day pool parties to exclusive wet escapes that aren’t open to the public, here’s your key to the five best hotel pools in Los Angeles for summertime fun. Read More>>


juice-bars-300x300Where To Juice In Los Angeles: A Guide to Los Angeles Juice Bars

Fresh, organic, vegan, juice bars in Los Angeles have found a captive audience with fitness buffs, the yoga-rati, and health-conscious foodies a like. Here’s where to get your juice fix in Los Angeles. Read More>>




los-angeles-veganFive Vegan Hot Spots In Los Angeles

Vegan dining in Los Angeles used to equate to fast and casual spots serving loads of processed and fried fare — not a winning choice for sophisticated foodies who prefer their menus animal-free. But with choice new spots, the City of Angels now stands out as a vegan’s haven with an eclectic mix of elevated dining establishments flaunting delectable cuisine and appealing ambiance. Here are five places where you can fawn over freshness and flavor. Read More>>



kubrickExplore The Art Of Stanley Kubrick

His name evokes images of a psychotic Jack Nicholson, limping through a snowy maze, wielding an axe; a mischievous Malcolm McDowell, violently writhing to Beethoven’s Ninth symphony; and a dying, passive aggressive computer named HAL, singing “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” as his last megabyte is disconnected. Stanley Kubrick is one of film’s true giants, and at “Stanley Kubrick,” which premiered in the U.S. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you can immerse yourself in all things Kubrickian in a masterful and moving exhibition presented by LACMA in conjunction with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Read More>>

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