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Author: Lesley Balla


Conservatory has outdoor space down to an art.

GuidesLos Angeles

The Resy Guide to Cozy Outdoor Dining in Los Angeles

Like the number of sunny days we get each year, Los Angeles has always been blessed with a lot of…

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The ribeye steak at Keepers LA.

The Hit ListLos Angeles

The November Hit List: Damian, Angler, Eszett, Keepers LA, and More

The biggest surprise for Los Angeles’ fall dining season during a pandemic isn’t that we’re still dining outside. It’s that…

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Fresh Santa Barbara sea urchin on offer at Little Dom's Seafood.

GuidesLos Angeles

The Resy Guide to a Santa Barbara Road Trip

Now is the time to hop in the car and get away, if ever there was one. The confines of COVID…

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The ClassicsLos Angeles

Daniel Navarro Kept El Cochinito in the Family. Now He’s Made Sure It Reflects the Community

In the days before COVID-19, there’s a good chance you drove by El Cochinito  a million times without noticing it.…

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The ClassicsLos Angeles

The Golden Bull Has Been a Cornerstone for Santa Monica Canyon and the LGBTQ Community

Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, author Christopher Isherwood, and painter Don Bachardy walk into a bar.  This isn’t a joke. It’s…

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Little Pine's vegan burger.

The Hit ListLos Angeles

The October Hit List: Post and Beam, Ludobab, Bar Restaurant, and More

It doesn’t entirely feel like fall yet, but we’ve moved into another season and another month of dining only outdoors…

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All the uni, at Sushi Tama.

New on ResyLos Angeles

New on Resy: Sushi Tama, Post Script, Casa Vega and More

With the color-coded state guidelines, dining indoors remains elusive in Los Angeles County for the beginning of fall. But with…

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formosa cafe

The ClassicsLos Angeles

The Formosa Cafe is a Masterclass in Restoration

Like an aging Hollywood star, the Formosa Cafe’s light may have dimmed a bit over the years, but it never…

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Credit: Eugene Lee

Chinatown USALos Angeles

How Genghis Cohen Won Hearts, One Egg Roll (and a Big Helping of Shtick) at a Time

When Marc Rose first moved to Los Angeles almost 20 years ago, one thing he missed was the kind of…

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Botanica's vegetable-focused bounty is now available for outdoor dining.

The Hit ListLos Angeles

The September Hit List: Botanica, Everson Royce Bar, Nueva, Pukinico, and More

It still feels like the height of summer, even if fall is on the way. Good thing the LA Al…

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