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GuidesLos Angeles

The Resy Guide to Great Dining in West Hollywood

As compact as it is, West Hollywood can be considered the beating heart of Los Angeles. Celebrities, nightlife, comedy clubs,…

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Dish By DishLos Angeles

What to Eat and Drink at Santa Monica’s Spanish-Inspired Dono, in Five Dishes

With two side-by-side hot spots along the Wilshire corridor in Santa Monica, it should come as no surprise that the…

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GuidesLos Angeles

Where to Eat in the San Fernando Valley

Parts of Los Angeles are worlds unto themselves, and the San Fernando Valley is a prime example. Long known for…

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GuidesLos Angeles

The Resy Guide to L.A.’s Most Inspired Pasta Dishes

For a city outsiders think is completely carbo-phobic, pasta options abound in this town. Noodles are everywhere, from ramen to…

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GuidesLos Angeles

Where to Eat In Downtown L.A.

The beauty of Downtown L.A. is that it’s not just a city center — it’s a destination unto itself, especially…

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Dish By DishLos Angeles

The Dishes You’ll Want to Order at Magari

In L.A.’s sea of Italian restaurants, there are a few ways to stand out: a regional focus, perhaps; perfecting a…

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GuidesLos Angeles

Where to Find Great Food and Drinks on L.A.’s Rooftops? We’ve Got Ideas.

With sunsets, mountains, and ocean views from just about any angle, it’s hard to believe rooftop restaurants and bars weren’t…

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Dish By DishLos Angeles

How Jon and Vinny Are Reconceiving Animal, As Seen in Six Dishes

Given how very specific Animal was to its time and place when it opened — circa 2008, recession-era Los Angeles,…

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The RundownLos Angeles

How Mes Amis Is Bringing Back Old Hollywood Glamour

After two long years in sweatpants, a return to old-school Hollywood glamour is a welcome change of pace, and nowhere…

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