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How To Have Fun -- Or Look Like You Are -- At The Taco Bell Hotel

Your move, Del Taco. I'm waiting for my invite to the Del Scorcho Cruise.

The Formosa Cafe Still Has Its Swagger -- And A Room Devoted To Asian Actors In Hollywood

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something red. The Formosa is an authentically inauthentic jumble of Chinese, American and Hollywood history.

This USC Student Got Paid To Investigate His School -- And Discovered New Details About Major Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Campus physician Dr. Dennis Kelly has now been accused by 48 men of sexually abusing them during exams.

Eating Glow-In-The-Dark Ramen Is The Most LA Way To Change Your Aura

"Curious but also scared" -- that's how our friends felt when we told them we were going.

27 Uniquely LA Ice Cream, Gelato And Paleta Peddlers

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday but any day is a perfect day to scream for ice cream. And paletas. And gelato. And mangonadas. And soft serve.

Here's What Back-To-Back 7.1 and 6.4 Magnitude Earthquakes Look Like: The Ridgecrest Quakes In Photos

Residents of Ridgecrest are picking up the pieces the morning after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

More Than 200 Languages Are Spoken In LA, But Food Is My Favorite

Once we are born into this world, we can count on only a few things. We all suffer. We all die. We all need to eat.

Valerie Gordon Will Revive An Iconic Dessert For LAist -- And You Get To Help Decide Which One

She did it with Blum's Coffee Crunch Cake. Now, she's going to do it for us.

Elina Shatkin, Food Editor

My job is to connect hungry Angelenos -- through food -- to the culture, history, people and neighborhoods that make up our city.

The Scoop On The Closing Of Scoops In East Hollywood

But owner Tai Kim has a plan and his wonderfully weird flavors won't disappear.

The California Michelin Guide Just Dropped And It's Actually Not Terrible

Michelin has broadened its culinary point of view but it hasn't narrowed its cultural blind spot.

I Took My Toddler To DragCon And It Destroyed The Fabric Of Society. Just Kidding, It Was Awesome.

I had the cutest kid at DragCon (totally objective) but I was hardly the only parent present.

The Owners Of The Apple Pan Just Bought Nate'n Al's Deli

Shelli and Irving Azoff have expanded their holdings to save another classic L.A. restaurant.

What Really Happened With Good Luck Bar's Closure?

At first glance, it looked like a case of a big, bad landlord muscling out a small, indie business. But that's not the whole story.

Volcanes Aren't Easy To Find In LA -- But Kermes Makes Some Of The Best

They go by many names. At Kermés Taco Grill, they're called volcanes -- and they're fantastic.

Good Luck Bar Is Closing After 25 Years. Can Los Feliz Save It?

Probably not. But a special meeting of the neighborhood council and a last ditch petition might make a dent.

Remembering Ruben Rueda, Musso & Frank's Longest Serving Bartender

Rueda worked at the restaurant for 52 years, most of them as a bartender, and had a legendary ability to remember his customers' orders.

Come And Get Your Free Measles Vaccine, Angelenos

The U.S. is on track for the worst measles outbreak this century -- and some of those cases are in L.A. County.

Thousands March In LA For Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Genocide remembrance marches have become major annual events in Los Angeles, which is home to largest Armenian community anywhere outside of Armenia.

Meet The New 16-Inch, $21 Hot Dog At Dodger Stadium

And the other eats making their debut during the 2019 season.

And The Winner Of Our Sparkling Water Showdown Is...

You voted for the flavors you love -- and the flavors you love to hate.

Here Are The LA Finalists For The 2019 James Beard Awards

Los Angeles has half a dozen chefs and three restaurants still in contention for a 2019 James Beard Award.

Vote For (And Argue About) The Best Sparkling Water Flavors

This is our version of bracket madness: 16 flavors enter, one will win. You decide.

Historic Photos Of El Niños Soaking SoCal Over The Last 80 Years

Put on your raincoat and dive into the photo archives.

In-N-Out Sues Puma Over 'Drive Thru' Sneakers That Look Very Familiar

Sing it with us: "In-N-Out. In-N-Out. That's what a lawsuit's all about."

The Stadium Where You Can Get Deep-Fried Pop Tarts And World Class Ceviche

You don't have to be a 420 fan to enjoy the food at Banc of California Stadium -- but it wouldn't hurt.

Meet All The SoCal Chefs Who Just Got Nominated For The Food World's Oscars

The James Beard Awards are a lot like the Academy Awards -- they're a big deal and they're often myopic

Yes, That's Snow You Just Saw In Los Angeles

Technically, it's a kind of snowfall known as graupel, which is not a weird Bulgarian stew. We'll let the NWS explain.

A Hyperlocal LA Chocolate Guide For Valentine's Day

Eat local. Sweet local. Or as local as you can since most chocolate is grown in West Africa or Central and South America.

The Apple Pan Has Been Sold -- Hold On To Your Buns

Entertainment mogul Irving Azoff and his wife, Shelli, bought the 72-year-old West L.A. burger shack.

Essay: Why You Should Never Eat At A Fancy Restaurant On Valentine's Day

Among the holiday's many scams and shams, the prix fixe restaurant meal is perhaps its crowning achievement.

Police Arrest Man Who Was Caught On Camera Punching Women At A Hot Dog Stand

PSA: DO NOT resort to violence because you are angry about the price of hot dogs.

RIP Alan Canter, Patriarch Of Canter's Deli

The son of deli founder Ben Canter has passed away at age 82.

Lucky Boy In Pasadena Reopens After Kitchen Fire

Lucky Boy -- and its massive breakfast burritos -- have bounced back.

SoCal's Hottest New Burger Only Pops Up In An Auto Body Shop At Night

With Smosh Town, an immigrant family chases success in America's parking lot of dreams.

All Your LA Rams Super Bowl Food & Drink Deals

In order that we may celebrate the auspicious victories of our local sports team, let us eat foods and drink beverages of tribute.

What It's Like For The Unpaid TSA Agents Still Working At LAX

It's not a great scene at L.A.'s main airport. Consider this your TSA PSA.

How People Are Planning To Feed Students If LAUSD Teachers Strike

Sandwiches for students. Tacos for teachers. See what's cooking.

Essay: Dear Millennials, Keep Slaying. A Note Of Thanks From Your Gen X Elder

I, for one, welcome you, our new millennial overlords, and your penchant for murdering products and industries that should have died long ago.

Where To Find Rosca De Reyes In LA

Slice into the cake that celebrates Three Kings Day and maybe you'll find the baby Jesus.

What You Should Eat On New Year's For Good Luck

Black-eyed peas. Mochi. Donuts. Lentils. Grapes. Nosh your way to prosperity.

Welcome To The LA Food Bank That Works Like A Grocery Store

It's called World Harvest and anybody can shop there -- including you. Yes, really.

The Best Holiday Drinks In LA, Circa 2018

And only one of them is eggnog.

Rotting Shark Meat, Maggot Cheese And Other Stuff Humans Love To Eat At The Disgusting Food Museum

"I bet the secretions from the anal gland of a deer would be delicious if you mixed them with rose water and pink food coloring."

Clifton's Is Going To Stop Being A Cafeteria And Become A Food Hall

We've got more details on the Clifton's closure -- and its planned reopening.

Is It The Last Straw For Plastic Straws In LA?

L.A. city council thinks it might be possible to phase out all single-use plastic straws by the year 2021.

Christmas Movie Bingo: A Non-Boozy Drinking Game

Grab your cocoa and your remote and play along with us.

Our Secret To Making The Perfect Latke For Hanukkah Is...

It's a deceptively simple dish. You need only six ingredients. The trick is in how they come together.

How To Order In-N-Out Fries That Don't Totally Suck

It only takes two words to make them golden and edible.

Clifton's Closed Its Cafeteria And Nobody Noticed

If a giant redwood tree falls in the middle of downtown L.A. and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Banana Leaves, Sazón Rubs And Negimaki Are Thanksgiving Traditions Too

The host of Pati's Mexican Table says, "Thanksgiving is all about appreciating what we all bring to the American table, different waves of immigrants through time."

SoCal's Brightest Holiday Lights And Where To Find Them

From theme parks, zoos and gardens to boat parades, Candy Cane Lanes and shopping malls, here's where to get lit.

Woolsey Fire Should Be Fully Contained By Thanksgiving

Some residents of Malibu Colony Cove were allowed to return to their homes -- or the sites where their homes once stood.

George's Burgers Gets A Homegrown Revamp From Guisados Owners

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

Meet The 2 New Food Critics At The LA Times

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 layout has changed but the bagels are just as good.

What Happened At The Santa Susana Nuclear Site During The Woolsey Fire?

The site is riddled with radioactive waste and toxic compounds. Where does it all go during a fire?

A Thousand Oaks College Was About To Stage A Play About Columbine. Then The Borderline Shooting Happened

Will the show go on? Should it? Cal Lutheran theater professor Brett Elliott is torn.

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.

Essay: Reflecting On The 1 Year Anniversary Of LAist's Shutdown

We wept. We cursed the heavens. We regrouped.

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?

Essay: The LA Grinch Billboards Are Savage And Spot-On

In fact, they don't go far enough.

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

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

Elon Musk Bores LA With His Underground Tunnel

A two-mile test tunnel that runs underneath SpaceX's Hawthorne headquarters is set to debut on Dec. 10.

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

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

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

78-Cent Pink's Hot Dogs Are Happening Today

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

Tommy Wiseau Is Back In A New Movie -- And So Is This Interview He Did With LAist In 2007

After a 15-year absence from acting, Wiseau returns to the screen playing a quirky mortician. Could he play any other kind?

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.

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

The governor just signed a bill that decriminalizes sidewalk vending. More tacos, churros, champurrado and bacon-wrapped hot dogs on L.A.'s streets? We hope so.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Champagne Wishes And Caviar Dreams To Robin Leach On His Passing

It was the 1980s, an era of large shoulder pads and conspicuous consumption, an age utterly unlike our own.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Brown Declares State of Emergency As Holy Fire Burns Where 6 Firefighters Were Killed 59 Years Ago

The steep terrain is proving to be as much of a challenge for crews fighting the Holy Fire as it was for the firefighters who faced down the Decker Fire in 1959.

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.

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.

Essay: The Hater's Guide To Reading About LA In The New York Times

The newspaper sent a Brooklyn novelist to enlighten us.

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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

Today Would've Been Anthony Bourdain's 63rd Birthday

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

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Earlier this week, to celebrate the relaunch and revival of LAist, we brought you puzzlemaster Zach Sherwin's "LA To The Core" brainteaser. The answers in this little game were all two-word phrases with "LA" in the middle and they were all designed to test how much you know about Los Angeles. 

Human Cheese & Other Delights

Before that dumbass vegan couple in Georgia starved their baby to death by feeding him soy milk and apple juice instead of breast milk (and all the subsequent outrage that caused), one woman was boldly going where few in the culinary world dare venture: making human cheese. More specifically, making Paneer from her own breast milk. I've often wondered what would happen if such an endeavor was viable on a mass scale. What kind...

Boys On Wheels

A tip of the hat to disability blog The Gimp Parade for turning us onto Norway's own Boys on Wheels, a parody boy band fronted by Jesper Odelberg a wheelchair-bound guy with cerebral palsy who also co-stars in a Norwegian comedy show. This clip is a medley of 80s rock song parodies that gleefully skips from Euro pop to A-ha's "Take On Me" to Bryan Adams' "Heaven" to Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer." And...

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