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Nine Of The Best Strip Mall Gems In L.A.

Strip malls are made up of more than just liquor stores and dry cleaners. Here are some of the best tucked away restaurants, coffee shops and dessert spots.

The 11 Best Hangover Foods For Your Morning After

Whatever your hangover needs, these dishes have you covered.

Where To Find The Best Exotic Ice Cream Flavors in Los Angeles

You can find flavors like mango and sticky rice, sweet potato, and beer and pretzels.

The 13 Best Spas In Los Angeles

For when you need to escape the real world for a bit.

A Guide To L.A.'s Other Walks Of Fame

There are "walks" for porn stars, animal stars, and fake doctors.

9 Hearty Soups To Warm You Up During The Winter

Enjoy them while it's still cold in L.A.

9 Hearty Soups To Warm You Up During The Winter

Enjoy them while it's still cold in L.A.

L.A.'s Best New Bars Of 2016

2016 sucked. Here's some great places to drink away the pain of this past year.

L.A.'s Best New Restaurants Of 2016

From Cafe Birdie to Erven, and everything in between.

The 11 Best Places To Get Pasta In L.A.

There's even a place that serves fantastic vegan pasta.

The Best Los Angeles-Themed Halloween Costumes

From shifty private investigators, to pink-clad pseudo celebs, here are some L.A.-centric characters you can dress up as for your October festivities.

The 10 Best Doughnut Shops In L.A.

The doughnut renaissance is upon us in L.A.

The 12 Best Runs In Los Angeles

From the mountains to the sea.

The Best Pizzas In Los Angeles

Heaven on a slice.

12 Places To Get Breakfast Pizza In Los Angeles

You can eat pizza for breakfast.

The Best Tattoo Shops In Los Angeles

Looking to get some ink done?

The 14 Most Beautiful Patios For Brunch In Los Angeles

If there's an outdoor patio involved, then we've basically snagged the golden ticket for brunch.

The 11 Best Tater Tots In Los Angeles

We munch on them compulsively when they're around. But have we taken the time to really consider tater tots?

The 11 Best Classic And Quintessentially Los Angeles Dishes

From "The Godmother" at Bay Cities to the Hollenbeck burrito at El Tepeyac, these eleven dishes are classic Los Angeles.

The 10 Best Indie Bookstores In Los Angeles

Bonus: Book recommendations from the staff at each of our favorite stores.

The 9 Best Web Series About Living In Los Angeles

Here are some of the scripted series that speak to what a wonderful, diverse, imperfect, mind-boggling, neurotic and sometimes terrible place Los Angeles can be.

The Best Vegan And Dairy-Free Frozen Treats In Los Angeles

The vegan and dairy-free crowd shouldn't be left out when it comes to sweet refreshment. We ALL scream for ice cream, after all.

Los Angeles' 10 Most Essential LGBTQ Bars And Clubs

Bars have acted as the bloodline of the LGBTQ community and we need them now more than ever.

The 5 Best Places Outdoors To Escape The Heat

During a heatwave the beaches are flocked, energy use soars, and hiking the local trails can turn into a dangerous affair. Luckily, there are alternatives within reach.

The Six Best Public Pools In Los Angeles

Chlorine is the opiate of the masses.

The 10 Best Los Angeles Movies On Netflix

No other city captures the imagination of filmmakers quite like Los Angeles.

The 10 Best Los Angeles Movies On Netflix

No other city captures the imagination of filmmakers quite like Los Angeles.

The 18 Best Bars For Outdoor Drinking In Los Angeles

Whether you're looking to stick your toes in the sand while you sip or challenge a friend to ping-pong over a beer, we rounded up our favorite bars for outdoor drinking in Los Angeles.

The Best Empanadas In Los Angeles

Whether you're showing up to a party with a welcome dozen or two, or just looking for a tasty snack, here are our favorite empanadas around L.A.

The Best Rooftop Bars In Los Angeles

From dazzling views of the city lights below to soothing ocean vistas, we rounded up our favorite rooftop bars around L.A.

19 Places In Los Angeles For Stoners To Satisfy The Munchies

From crazy mac and cheese mashups to ice cream-stuffed donuts, here's plenty of tasty grub for your 4/20 celebrations.

The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles

Are you a hardcore crate-digger?

The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles

Are you a hardcore crate-digger?

Our Favorite Beers From Local Breweries

Whether you're craving a super-hoppy IPA, a tart sour or a smoky porter—or really anything in between—here are our favorite beers from local brewers.

The 8 Best Soup Dumpling Shops In Los Angeles

Naturally, Din Tai Fung made the cut. But here are some other places to check out when their line is too long.

The 15 Best Dive Bars In Los Angeles

From dimly-lit, raucous joints to rough-around-the-edges neighborhood locals that open early in the morning, here are our favorite dive bars in L.A.

The 11 Best Bagels In Los Angeles

From decades-old institutions to new-school offerings, here are our favorite bagels around town.

The 17 Best Fitness Studios In Los Angeles

We logged in countless sweaty hours to bring you this comprehensive, tried and true list of the best places in L.A. to workout.

The Best Late Night Happy Hour Deals In Los Angeles

From cheap booze to deliciously discounted bites, here are our favorite late night happy hours around L.A.

The Best Piano Bars In Los Angeles

From sipping a martini while listening Sinatra or throwing back a beer while a ragtime jazz band tears it up, here are our favorite piano bars around Los Angeles.

The 12 Best All-You-Can-Eat Deals In Los Angeles

From bottomless brunches to overflowing buffet tables, Korean BBQ to unlimited Dodger Dogs, here are our favorite places for the best all-you-can-eat deals.

14 Cool Places To Eat And Drink On Ventura Boulevard

From intimate new wine and cocktail bars to fresh takes on modern Mexican and Neapolitan pizza, here are our favorite spots on Ventura Boulevard.

The 19 Best Beer Bars In Los Angeles

From special releases and tap takeovers to seasonal and rare pours, these are our favorite bars for beer around L.A.

Best Strip Clubs In Los Angeles

From impressive pole routines at fun and rowdy bikini bars to intimate private dances at sprawling topless and nude clubs, here are our favorite strip clubs in L.A.

14 Romantic Restaurants In Los Angeles

From beautiful city views to intimate dinners by candlelight and under twinkling lights outdoors, here are our favorite romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.

The Best Nachos In Los Angeles

From cheese-drenched, old school versions with jalapeños and guacamole to creative new twists like kimchi, here are our favorite nachos around L.A.

The Best New Ramen In Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a surplus of ramen stops popping up all the time. Here is the best of the latest batch.

The Best New Ramen In Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a surplus of ramen stops popping up all the time. Here is the best of the latest batch.

10 Best Hook-Up Bars In Los Angeles

Our favorite bars to meet someone new.

The Top 10 Films Of 2015

And screw 'Spotlight.'

The Top 10 Films Of 2015

And screw 'Spotlight.'

LAist's Most Popular Stories Of 2015

Here are our most read stories of 2015.

Southern California's Biggest Jerks And Heroes Of 2015

The heroes and jerks of Southern California, 2015.

Los Angeles' Best New Restaurants For 2015

From killer kalbi burgers and French-meets-Mexican brunch, affordable bites to hit-the-town splurges, here are our favorite new restaurants of 2015.

The 10 Best Albums By Los Angeles Artists Of 2015

From hip-hop, indie rock, to folk, we even now lay claim to the biggest star in jazz.

Los Angeles' Best New Bars In 2015

From an '80s-themed speakeasy to classy cocktail hideaways, lively craft beer spots to cozy wine bars, here are 12 of our favorite new bars in Los Angeles.

The Best Eats In Los Angeles For Under $10

Just because we're not all able to afford dining at fancy restaurants, it doesn't mean we have to eat at McDonald's on the regular either.

The Best Booze Stores In Los Angeles

Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or just looking to expand your drinking palate, here are our favorite shops for booze around Los Angeles.

18 Of Our Favorite Brunch Spots In Los Angeles

Here are some of our favorite places to get our weekends started.

The Best Breakfast Burritos In Los Angeles

To help you start your day off right with some tortilla-wrapped magic, here are our favorite breakfast burritos around L.A.

The Best Coffee Shops In Los Angeles

Here are our favorite coffee shops in Los Angeles—from a cute 3D latte art fixture to a spot that serves you liquid nitro ice cream to go along with your coffee.

The Best Record Labels In Los Angeles

From cassettes to digital releases, these are the best record labels in Los Angeles.

The Best Record Labels In Los Angeles

From cassettes to digital releases, these are the best record labels in Los Angeles.

The Best Bars For Classic Cocktails In Los Angeles

From a proper Martini to a satisfying Old Fashioned, we tracked down the best places to order classic cocktails.

The Best Train Trips From Los Angeles

What better way to get sweeping views of the country, and up and down the coast than to sit leisurely on a cushioned seat by the window?

The Best Burgers In Los Angeles

Whether you're a purist when it comes to burgers, or like them topped with fancy things like foie gras, Los Angeles has enough different styles of the American classic to keep you sated. From burgers that have grilled-cheese buns to ones with Korean-inspired flavors, here are our favorite burgers, and as always, leave yours in the comments. The cheeseburger at Belcampo (Photo via Belcampo Meat Co.) Belcampo Meat Co. Ordering a burger from an artisanal...

11 Services To Help You Get Stuff Done Around The House

From people who will help you clean your house to walk your dog and move bulky furniture items for you, here are our favorite services that help us get stuff done around the house.

11 Services To Help You Get Stuff Done Around The House

From people who will help you clean your house to walk your dog and move bulky furniture items for you, here are our favorite services that help us get stuff done around the house.

The 17 Best Pizza Places In Los Angeles

From gourmet wood-fired pies to straightforward classic slices, here are our favorite pizzerias in Los Angeles.

The Best Lingerie Stores In Los Angeles

When it comes to unmentionables you actually want to mention, here are the best for your boudoir.

12 Best Theater Companies In Los Angeles

The vitality and fun of Los Angeles’s theater scene should not be a well-kept secret. L.A. is home to dozens of excellent theater organizations offering great productions all the time in venues large and small.

The Best Staycations In And Around Los Angeles

Instead of scrolling through your Facebook feed staring longingly at photos of your friends' vacations, you can feel like a tourist in your own town without having to go very far.

9 New Food Delivery Apps When Grubhub Doesn't Cut It

Feeling like ordering in and watching some Netflix? Try these innovative delivery apps.

12 Of The Coolest Public Bathrooms In Los Angeles

Fancy toilets, breathtaking views and disco balls are some of the selling points for Los Angeles' best public restrooms.

30 Restaurants With Late-Night Dining In Los Angeles

Fortunately, our options aren't only limited to Jack in the Box or Taco Bell here, and we can actually get delicious Korean BBQ, ramen and fried chicken into the wee hours of the morning.

10 Amazing Tacos You Need To Try In Los Angeles

To help you navigate L.A.'s embarrassment of taco riches, we've rounded up 10 of the city's best tacos.

The Best Veggie Burgers In Los Angeles

Even vegetarians have to admit: it's hard to beat a really good burger.

The Best Veggie Burgers In Los Angeles

Even vegetarians have to admit: it's hard to beat a really good burger.

The Best Specialty Shops In Los Angeles

Sometimes you just don't want to go to big box stores like Target or Costco to get what you need. What you're looking for is something so specific that only hardcore enthusiasts would carry it.

14 Refreshing Frozen Cocktails Perfect For A Hot Summer Day

Here are 14 of the best frozen cocktails from around town, which strike that refreshing balance of frost, booze and flavor.

6 Outdoor Getaways That Are Just A Short Drive From LA

For those weekends when you want to discover a new adventure just beyond the city's borders, here are our favorite outdoor getaways from L.A. that are off the beaten path.

8 Well-Curated Jukeboxes In Los Angeles That Deserve Your Quarters

For anyone who enjoys choosing a great soundtrack for their night, here is where you can find the best jukeboxes in Los Angeles.

8 Delicious New Restaurants You Need To Try In The South Bay

From handmade pastas to reimagined steakhouses, and Japanese whiskies to wine bars, the South Bay has plenty of brand new, delicious destinations.

6 Wonderful Aquariums To Explore In Los Angeles

Aquariums are amazing places that not only bring you face-to-face with wonders you would never be able to see otherwise, but also instills in kids a fascination and appreciation of the ocean.

Delicious Japanese Bar Eats: 8 Izakayas Around Los Angeles

Izakayas are essentially Japanese pubs that serve unique small (tapas) dishes that are meant to be shared family-style.

The Best Pools For Lounging In Los Angeles

Here's where to get wet this summer.

9 Classic Old Man Bars That Are Perfect For Losing A Few Hours

For when you want to enjoy a quiet drink without gimmicks, pretension or 12-ingredient craft cocktails, here are our favorite Old Man bars around Los Angeles.

8 Great Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants Even Carnivores Love

Here are some of the best vegetarian and (gasp) vegan restaurants for meat eaters—places where almost anyone can find a satisfying, delicious, and even gluttonous meal. No teensy four-leaf salads here.

16 Excellent Bars For Outdoor Drinking In Los Angeles

From dizzying rooftop views to hidden backyard patios, here are the best bars for outdoor drinking.

The Best Ramen In Los Angeles

LAist has the lowdown on secret ramen menus and where you can get yourself some uni and bacon ramen. Check out our top picks for the best ramen shops in Los Angeles.

The Best Picnic Spots In Los Angeles

Whether you’re planning a date, getting a group together for a celebration or just want to unwind after a long week, there are plenty of great locations around town to stake your claim. From sprawling lawns to charmingly secluded locations, here are the best picnic spots in Los Angeles.

14 Artists Behind The Best New Street Art In Los Angeles

Here are our favorite pieces of street art that have popped up in Los Angeles over the last year.

The Best Fried Chicken In Los Angeles

Fried chicken may be best known as Southern soul food, but Los Angeles has got more than enough soul of its own when it comes to the crispy bird game. Here are our top pics for the best chicken in L.A.

The Best Night Out In Los Angeles

We've got unique activities from stargazing parties to spots where you can karaoke all night long and throwback joints where you can get nostalgic.

The Best Video Stores In Los Angeles

The video store has mostly gone the way of the dinosaur, but those that still remain are an essential part of cinephile culture.

6 Unique Tours In Los Angeles

Here are six tours that won't show you celebrity homes, unless something horrible happened in them.

The Best Mole Fries In Los Angeles

We're hoping it's not a passing fad and that this irresistibly decadent fusion becomes as easy to find as nachos.

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