Articles in the “food” category

George's Burgers Gets A Homegrown Revamp From Guisados Owners

George's Burgers Gets A Homegrown Revamp From Guisados Owners

What's old is new again at the beloved Boyle Heights burger stand.

The LA Times Has 2 New Food Critics

The LA Times Has 2 New Food Critics

With the addition of Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega and Lucas Peterson, the L.A. Times now boasts its most robust food section in more than a decade.

The Man Who Brought Brooklyn Bagel Bakery Back From The Dead

The Man Who Brought Brooklyn Bagel Bakery Back From The Dead

The layout has changed but the bagels are just as good.

Where To Eat Indonesian Food In LA Right Now

Where To Eat Indonesian Food In LA Right Now

It's one of the most varied cuisines in the world but you have to know where to find Indonesian food around here.

All The #ElectionDay 2018 Food And Booze Freebies And Deals

All The #ElectionDay 2018 Food And Booze Freebies And Deals

The rewards of living in a democratic nation where corrupt politicians can be voted out of office should be enough. But a free cookie and a cheap cocktail never hurt.

Where To Find 32 Of LA's Best Donuts

Where To Find 32 Of LA's Best Donuts

Los Angeles is the mecca of doughy dreams and chocolate-glazed wishes -- and we've chosen 32 of the finest specimens.

Dear LAist: Why Aren't There Any Sonic Drive-Ins In LA?

Dear LAist: Why Aren't There Any Sonic Drive-Ins In LA?

Sorry Rally's -- you're close, but you're no Sonic.

LAist's Ultra Scientific Halloween Candy Ranker Proves Reese's Is The Best Candy Bar Ever

LAist's Ultra Scientific Halloween Candy Ranker Proves Reese's Is The Best Candy Bar Ever

We asked. You answered. What are your favorite Halloween candies from yum to yuck?

Downtown LA's Most Accessible Bars For Disabled People

Downtown LA's Most Accessible Bars For Disabled People

Accessibility should be the gold standard at all venues, but that's rarely the reality.

Northeast LA's Most Accessible Bars For Disabled People

Northeast LA's Most Accessible Bars For Disabled People

Eagle Rock and Highland Park have tons of great watering holes if you've got accessibility issues.

El Cholo Offers Awesome 95-Cent Throwback Deal To Celebrate Its 95th Birthday

El Cholo Offers Awesome 95-Cent Throwback Deal To Celebrate Its 95th Birthday

Only 95 cents for the famous #1 combo plate? Go now!

What The New LA Times Food Editor Learned From Jonathan Gold

What The New LA Times Food Editor Learned From Jonathan Gold

Peter Meehan, the co-founder and editor of now defunct food mag Lucky Peach, scored the coveted gig. And he was pals with Jonathan Gold.

Yes, You Can Find Bars In Hollywood That Aren't Tourist Hellholes

Yes, You Can Find Bars In Hollywood That Aren't Tourist Hellholes

Going barhopping on Hollywood Boulevard? Skip the outrageously priced bottle service and froofy martinis. Drink here instead.

Cheese Tea Is The Boba Boom's Sweet And Salty New Wave

Cheese Tea Is The Boba Boom's Sweet And Salty New Wave

It tastes way better than it sounds -- and here's where to drink it in Los Angeles.

Where To Eat Ceviche In The San Fernando Valley

Where To Eat Ceviche In The San Fernando Valley

In some parts of the 818, you'll find a truck on nearly every corner and great ceviche spots tucked in the most unlikely places.

Oktoberfest DTLA Brings Bavarian Fun To Pershing Square

Oktoberfest DTLA Brings Bavarian Fun To Pershing Square
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What goes better with October in Los Angeles than craft beers, pretzels, and brats? Not much.

A New DTLA Winery Is Reviving LA's Forgotten Winemaking History

A New DTLA Winery Is Reviving LA's Forgotten Winemaking History

Angeleno Wine Co. is about to open the first fully operational winery in Los Angeles since Prohibition.

LAist's Ultimate Halloween Candy Ranker Quiz

LAist's Ultimate Halloween Candy Ranker Quiz

It's election season! Important issues need to be decided! Make your voice heard!

23 Master Sommeliers Have Been Stripped Of Their Titles After A Major Cheating Scandal

23 Master Sommeliers Have Been Stripped Of Their Titles After A Major Cheating Scandal

The exam to become a master sommelier is the hardest test in the wine world -- and someone gave this year's applicants an unfair advantage in the tasting portion.

How Jerry Brown Harshed Our CBD Cocktail Mellow

How Jerry Brown Harshed Our CBD Cocktail Mellow

The governor quietly signed a bill that bans bars from adding cannabis to cocktails and other beverages.

At This New Cooking School, Classes Happen In Immigrants' Kitchens

At This New Cooking School, Classes Happen In Immigrants' Kitchens

League of Kitchens sounds like a band of culinary superheroes -- and they kind of are. Their power is celebrating cuisines of the world.

Let's Taco-bout LA's Best Vegan Tacos

Let's Taco-bout LA's Best Vegan Tacos

We couldn't resist the plant-based pun on National Taco Day. Sorry not sorry.

Oaxacan Tacos With A Middle Eastern Tinge? Meet The Brothers Making Them

Oaxacan Tacos With A Middle Eastern Tinge? Meet The Brothers Making Them

Yes, those are nopales in X'tiosu Kitchen's tabbouleh salad -- and they're perfect for National Taco Day.

Where To Eat BBQ In LA Right Now

Where To Eat BBQ In LA Right Now

Brisket. Ribs. Links. Even tri-tip. Put on the stretchy pants and bring out the bib.

Everytable Is The Next Restaurant Chain Trying To Make LA's 'Food Deserts' Bloom

Everytable Is The Next Restaurant Chain Trying To Make LA's 'Food Deserts' Bloom

The chain has opened its newest outpost in Compton. Can it succeed where so many others have failed?

78-Cent Pink's Hot Dogs Are Happening Today

78-Cent Pink's Hot Dogs Are Happening Today

A happy 78th birthday to L.A.'s most famous hot dog stand.

Hollywood's Musso & Frank Grill Turns 99

Hollywood's Musso & Frank Grill Turns 99

Musso & Frank opened in 1919 -- four years before the "Hollywoodland" sign went up.

Why The Cottage Food Law Is A Game Changer For Talented Home Cooks

Why The Cottage Food Law Is A Game Changer For Talented Home Cooks

Want to make your foodie hustle legal and NOT have health inspectors come after you? Now you have a better shot.

Lao Gan Ma, The Most Popular Hot Sauce In China, Is Coming To Walmart

Lao Gan Ma, The Most Popular Hot Sauce In China, Is Coming To Walmart

It's hoping to edge out Sriracha's popularity -- and the San Gabriel Valley is Ground Zero for the Great Hot Sauce War.

Selling Tacos (And Everything Else) On The Streets Of LA Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

Selling Tacos (And Everything Else) On The Streets Of LA Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

The governor just signed a bill that decriminalizes sidewalk vending. Does that mean more tacos, churros, champurrado and bacon-wrapped hot dogs on the streets of Los Angeles? We hope so.

You Like LAUSD Coffee Cake. You Really, Really, Really Like LAUSD Coffee Cake

You Like LAUSD Coffee Cake. You Really, Really, Really Like LAUSD Coffee Cake

We asked a simple question: "Why are people so obsessed with LAUSD's coffee cake?" LAist readers answered.

Kolaches, The Midwest's Favorite Breakfast Treat, Have Finally Arrived In LA

Kolaches, The Midwest's Favorite Breakfast Treat, Have Finally Arrived In LA

You already love Tex-Mex cuisine. How about Tex-Czech cuisine?

Why Are People So Obsessed With LAUSD's Coffee Cake?

Why Are People So Obsessed With LAUSD's Coffee Cake?

The fluffy, crumbly dessert has been around for more than 60 years and Angelenos' love for it hasn't diminished.

It's Really Hard To Find Caribbean Food In LA. You Can Start Here

It's Really Hard To Find Caribbean Food In LA. You Can Start Here

In our Hard To Find series, we'll explore L.A.'s underrepresented cuisines. They are here -- if you know where to look.

Get A Free Randy's Donut In El Segundo Today

Get A Free Randy's Donut In El Segundo Today

It's okay if you left your wallet in El Segundo. You won't need it to get a free donut at Randy's newest location.

Italian Food Without Cheese? This New Vegan Restaurant In WeHo Is Making It Happen

Italian Food Without Cheese? This New Vegan Restaurant In WeHo Is Making It Happen

When chef Tara Punzone stopped eating meat at 10 years old, her family thought it was a phase. She had other ideas.

Why You Might See Soggy Bread On The Beach On Monday

Why You Might See Soggy Bread On The Beach On Monday

The Jewish new year is a time to cast away sins -- and carbs.

I Ate Brunch At The Scientology Restaurant -- And Lived To Tell The Tale

I Ate Brunch At The Scientology Restaurant -- And Lived To Tell The Tale

The infamous Celebrity Centre serves a mean brunch. But you'll have to handle some pre-meal proselytizing.

Where To Eat Fried Chicken In Los Angeles Right Now

Where To Eat Fried Chicken In Los Angeles Right Now

New joints dedicated to battered, deep-fried versions of the bird are springing up all over the place. Here's where to find them.

You Might Like A 4 A.M. Bar Curfew But LA Bartenders Have Mixed Feelings

You Might Like A 4 A.M. Bar Curfew But LA Bartenders Have Mixed Feelings

"The people who are typically up that late aren't just drinking alcohol. That's just the truth of nightlife but I don't want to deal with that crowd either."

Is Anyone Surprised In-N-Out Donated To The GOP? (P.S. They Donated To Democrats Too)

Is Anyone Surprised In-N-Out Donated To The GOP? (P.S. They Donated To Democrats Too)

The SoCal-based burger chain gave $25,000 to the California Republican Party. But, their spokesperson notes they also gave to both Democratic and Republican PACs.

A Day In The Life Of LA's Hippest Dairy Goats

A Day In The Life Of LA's Hippest Dairy Goats

The hippest goats in L.A. County are also the most relaxed. But they definitely don't do yoga.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Delicious Campfire Food For Your Labor Day Weekend

A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Delicious Campfire Food For Your Labor Day Weekend

Want to go beyond the s'more? Start by thinking like a Boy Scout and always be prepared.

How Jonathan Gold Brought Hundreds Of People Together, Even After His Death

How Jonathan Gold Brought Hundreds Of People Together, Even After His Death

Hundreds of people showed up at Grand Park for a public memorial. Here's what they had to say.

Why LocoL Failed In Watts, According To Watts Locals

Why LocoL Failed In Watts, According To Watts Locals

"Instead of tacos, they had foldies. We don't know what a foldy is. We don't eat foldies around here. We eat tacos."

How Phoenix Bakery (And Its Famous Strawberry Cake) Survived 80 Years in Chinatown

How Phoenix Bakery (And Its Famous Strawberry Cake) Survived 80 Years in Chinatown

The old school sweets shop will celebrate its 80th anniversary by giving away free slices of its strawberry whipped cream cake.

Roy Choi Closes LocoL Restaurant In Watts

Roy Choi Closes LocoL Restaurant In Watts

While plenty of people supported the concept, LocoL struggled to find its niche, both among locals and foodies.

Can Coffee Convert You To Christianity? Korean Churches Are Betting On It

Can Coffee Convert You To Christianity? Korean Churches Are Betting On It

Churches opening cafes with high-quality, pour-over coffee and a subtle message. But they sometimes struggle to balance business and proselytizing.

Hello Kitty Wants To Get You Drunk And Take You To A Dodgers Game

Hello Kitty Wants To Get You Drunk And Take You To A Dodgers Game

Aug 21 is Hello Kitty Night at Dodger Stadium, and the wholesome, blank-faced Sanrio spokesmodel has her own line of vino. It's a perfect pairing.

This Woman Is Putting South LA In This Traditional Southern Sweet

This Woman Is Putting South LA In This Traditional Southern Sweet

A proper Southern tea cake is neither biscuit nor cookie -- although it tastes like the former and has the texture of the latter.

Meet The Athletes Going for Gyoza-Eating Gold In Little Tokyo This Weekend

Meet The Athletes Going for Gyoza-Eating Gold In Little Tokyo This Weekend

How do you down 300 gyoza in 10 minutes? Carefully. Meet the Angeleno champs in the know.

Canoga Park's Beloved Old-Timey Soda Shop Is Closing. Their Ice Cream Float Was Unrivaled

Canoga Park's Beloved Old-Timey Soda Shop Is Closing. Their Ice Cream Float Was Unrivaled

The shop's signature dessert is an ice cream soda -- and it's the best in Los Angeles.

Todo Verde Wants To Decolonize Your Diet With Vegan Ceviche

Todo Verde Wants To Decolonize Your Diet With Vegan Ceviche

Mastering faux fish is just the beginning. Jocelyn Ramirez wants to create a focal point for health and wellness in East L.A.

Everything We Know About The Formosa Cafe's Origin Is Probably Wrong

Everything We Know About The Formosa Cafe's Origin Is Probably Wrong

The Beastie Boys once name-checked the Formosa in a song -- and other fascinating facts uncovered during the bar's lengthy renovation.

Where You Should Eat Filipino Food In Los Angeles Right Now

Where You Should Eat Filipino Food In Los Angeles Right Now

Pinoy restaurant roots run deep here and a new generation of Filipino chefs is familiarizing diners with flavors from their motherland.

There's A New Jonathan Gold Mural In West LA

There's A New Jonathan Gold Mural In West LA

It features Gold in his bowler hat, an image as distinctive in the foodie world as Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette is to movie buffs.

The Fish Whisperer Who Just Opened A Sustainable Seafood Shop In Sherman Oaks

The Fish Whisperer Who Just Opened A Sustainable Seafood Shop In Sherman Oaks

Equal parts fish market and third wave coffee shop, the Joint brings fresh fish -- and a lifetime's worth of knowledge -- together under one roof.

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Deals In Los Angeles

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Deals In Los Angeles

You get a treat! You get a treat! You get a treat! Get the inside scoop on all the best ice cream sammie deals around Los Angeles.

LA's Awesome History Of Weird, Food-Shaped Restaurants

LA's Awesome History Of Weird, Food-Shaped Restaurants

Southern California was ground zero for buildings shaped like owls, toads and tamales, a genre officially known as programmatic architecture.

Where To Eat China's Xinjiang Cuisine In Los Angeles Right Now

Where To Eat China's Xinjiang Cuisine In Los Angeles Right Now

Halal street food, hand-cut noodles, dense bread stews and lamb kabobs -- here's where to find the food of Western and Central China in SoCal.

This Bacon-Wrapped Elote Dog Is The LA Street Food Mashup You've Been Waiting For

This Bacon-Wrapped Elote Dog Is The LA Street Food Mashup You've Been Waiting For

The menu at Dirt Dog is inspired by L.A.'s diverse and food-rich communities, each with its own premium spin.

How To Hit Nine Bars In West Hollywood In One Night

How To Hit Nine Bars In West Hollywood In One Night

When you want to go the distance without going far at all.

It's So Hot In LA You Could Cook A 3-Course Meal In Your Car. So We Did

It's So Hot In LA You Could Cook A 3-Course Meal In Your Car. So We Did

You may have noticed it's hot in Los Angeles. Sizzling hot. Perhaps hot enough to bake something on the dash of your car? Spoiler: yes.

The Secret History Of The Pasadena Restaurant That Was Once An Atomic Bomb Research Site

The Secret History Of The Pasadena Restaurant That Was Once An Atomic Bomb Research Site

Underground tunnels leading to Caltech. A rare mural. An office where Albert Einstein worked. How much of it is fact and how much is fiction?

A Toast To Jonathan Gold, The Man Who 'Inspired A Whole Generation'

A Toast To Jonathan Gold, The Man Who 'Inspired A Whole Generation'

As tributes pour in from family, friends, colleagues, readers, chefs and everyone in between, we spoke to several people whose lives were forever changed by Jonathan Gold and his writing

I Hope Jonathan Gold Is In Foodie Heaven, Where Sichuan Peppers Numb His Lips And Pizza Crusts Are Never Soggy

I Hope Jonathan Gold Is In Foodie Heaven, Where Sichuan Peppers Numb His Lips And Pizza Crusts Are Never Soggy

Like every food writer in this city -- hell, like practically every writer in this city -- I idolized his words long before I met him.

Amusement Park Food Was Boring. Then Disneyland Opened

Amusement Park Food Was Boring. Then Disneyland Opened

Here's how Walt Disney's food sensibilities shaped the landscape of modern American eats.

After The Proud Boys Got Tossed From The Griffin, These LA Bars Are Figuring Out How To Handle Hate Groups

After The Proud Boys Got Tossed From The Griffin, These LA Bars Are Figuring Out How To Handle Hate Groups

We talked to a bunch of bartenders and bar owners about what they're doing to keep hate out of their establishments.

The Modern Mountain Monastery In Hacienda Heights Where Anyone Can Have An $8 Veggie Lunch

The Modern Mountain Monastery In Hacienda Heights Where Anyone Can Have An $8 Veggie Lunch

Dining selections at the Hsi Lai Temple -- one of the largest Buddhist worship sites in the Western Hemisphere -- change daily depending on what's in season and what local donations they receive.

11 Of The Best Frozen SoCal Desserts That Aren't Basic Ice Cream

11 Of The Best Frozen SoCal Desserts That Aren't Basic Ice Cream

Eye-popping acai bowls. Ice cold popcorn. Frozen foie gras. We've got alternatives.

Matcha Croissants Are Having Their LA Moment

Matcha Croissants Are Having Their LA Moment

And here's where to eat these green and gorgeous babies.

What Happened To The King Eddy's Magnificent Fire Door Mural?

What Happened To The King Eddy's Magnificent Fire Door Mural?

There's a $300 reward -- plus a round of beers -- for finding it.

How Suzanne Goin Runs Her Kitchen In The #MeToo Era

How Suzanne Goin Runs Her Kitchen In The #MeToo Era

The award-winning chef celebrates Lucques' 20th anniversary and shares the recipe to being a lady boss.

What LAist Wants For Our One-Week Anniversary...

What LAist Wants For Our One-Week Anniversary...

...and for every week after that. Think of it as our foodieversary. We do.

Searching For My Grandfather's Perfect Armenian Pilaf

Searching For My Grandfather's Perfect Armenian Pilaf

If you cook it right, it'll taste like 100 years of Armenian-American life — in Los Angeles and beyond.

A Frank History Of The Dodger Dog: A Ballpark Classic By LA, For LA

A Frank History Of The Dodger Dog: A Ballpark Classic By LA, For LA

The ballpark staple is a culinary canvas for all the flavors Los Angeles has to offer.

Today Would've Been Anthony Bourdain's 62nd Birthday

Today Would've Been Anthony Bourdain's 62nd Birthday

From Sizzler to Swadesh, Anthony Bourdain loved Los Angeles and Los Angeles loved him back.

Meet The Man Behind Coachella's $100 Hot Dog

Meet The Man Behind Coachella's $100 Hot Dog

He's also the guy responsible for the food at Arroyo Seco Weekend. If the food at Coachella is like a greatest hits collection, Arroyo Seco Weekend is all about the deep cuts.

A Day In The Life Of The San Gabriel Valley's Hardest Working Dim Sum Makers

A Day In The Life Of The San Gabriel Valley's Hardest Working Dim Sum Makers

Chicken feet stewed in abalone sauce. Chinese tamales. Siu mai and har gow for days. Here's how it all happens at Monterey Park's legendary NBC Seafood.

This LA Bike Tour Serves Up Boyle Heights History, Plus Tacos

This LA Bike Tour Serves Up Boyle Heights History, Plus Tacos

Biking gives you a different view of the city. You see and notice more. And you get hungry. That’s what it’s all about for Arturo Palacios.

Why The 'Cadillac Of Cults' Is Serving $8 Organic Lunches

Why The 'Cadillac Of Cults' Is Serving $8 Organic Lunches

Busby Berkeley's former West Adams mansion now houses a peace labyrinth and the headquarters of an eerily silent spiritual movement.

Where To Drink Cannabis Cocktails In Los Angeles Right Now

Where To Drink Cannabis Cocktails In Los Angeles Right Now

It's easy (and delicious) to drink your weed when you know where to find L.A.'s best CBD libations.

Bidi Bidi Nom Nom On These Selena-Themed Donuts

Bidi Bidi Nom Nom On These Selena-Themed Donuts

This family-run Downey shop donut sprinkles nostalgia on all their treats.

The 10 Best Diners In Los Angeles

The 10 Best Diners In Los Angeles

Nothing beats the combination of pancakes and hot coffee.

The McRib Is Back In SoCal, Baby

The McRib Is Back In SoCal, Baby

Remember when the McRib made a cameo in 'The Osbournes'?

Formosa Cafe Wins $150K Grant To Preserve Its Signature Trolley Car

Formosa Cafe Wins $150K Grant To Preserve Its Signature Trolley Car

The Pacific Electric Red Car trolley at the center of the Formosa Cafe is the oldest part of the building.

Grand Central Market Sold To Real Estate Investor Who Says There Won't Be Major Changes

Grand Central Market Sold To Real Estate Investor Who Says There Won't Be Major Changes

Langdon Street Capital becomes the fourth-ever owner of the market.

Eataly Set To Open Its Doors In L.A. Next Week

Eataly Set To Open Its Doors In L.A. Next Week

The arrival of Eataly was first announced way back in 2014.

Los Angeles Is Getting Its First Co-Op Coffee Roastery

Los Angeles Is Getting Its First Co-Op Coffee Roastery

You've heard of a co-op kitchen, but what about a co-op roastery?

Photos: Inside The See's Candies Factory, Where Lucille Ball Trained For That Classic 'I Love Lucy' Episode

Photos: Inside The See's Candies Factory, Where Lucille Ball Trained For That Classic 'I Love Lucy' Episode

1,500-pound tanks of dark and milk chocolate are put to work in the See's Candies factory.

McDowell's Restaurant From 'Coming To America' Will Be In Hollywood Next Week

McDowell's Restaurant From 'Coming To America' Will Be In Hollywood Next Week

This Halloween, Fat Sal's in Hollywood is going as McDowell's from "Coming To America."

Vespertine's $$$$ Spaceship Tasting Menu Tops Jonathan Gold's '101 Best Restaurants' List

Vespertine's $$$$ Spaceship Tasting Menu Tops Jonathan Gold's '101 Best Restaurants' List

Notable additions to the list include Rossoblu, Pizzana, Holbox, and Rosaline.

Here's Where to Find Roy Choi's Kogi Trucks Around Dodger Stadium On Tuesday

Here's Where to Find Roy Choi's Kogi Trucks Around Dodger Stadium On Tuesday

Who needs Dodger dogs when you’ve got Kogi burritos?

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