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"I grew up eating escargot like they were M&M's. I could eat 100 in a sitting."
ChocoChicken, which serves chocolate-flavored fried chicken, will open in March, to either the delight or dismay of chocolate- and fried chicken-lovers everywhere.
Olive & Thyme, for those who haven't heard, is a favorite gourmet restaurant and market with the studio crowd. Owner Melina Davies places on an emphasis on cheese, charcuterie, condiments, desserts and wines.
An extraordinarily talented young chef, Mette Williams, entered a TV competition on a whim... and won it after many trials. The prize... a job as executive chef at the upscale famous Culina Modern Italian.
As a native New Englander who lives in Los Angeles, I was excited to dine on a recent evening with a female friend. Every single item was outstandingly fresh, delicious and a menu I want to revisit again.
Eating out, going on dates and exploring Los Angeles gets pricey, fast. Here are four restaurants perfect for a fun outing without going broke.
Celebrate Mexican Constitution Day at La Cuevita, 1933 Group's Highland Park hideaway. There will be DJs all night plus $5 margaritas, free tacos and $6 Mexican Flag Shooters. Did we mention free tacos?
Check out our slideshow of the best open-air rooftops, restaurants and bars from which to enjoy those clear days -- when you can see the Downtown skyline, Hollywood sign and ocean in one fell swoop -- while grabbing a drink or a bite.
The bottom line is that The Charleston is a great experience, but you need to check their website ahead of time to make sure you're planning a visit that fits with the experience you desire.
To send American Craft Beer Week out with a bang, Smog City Brewery and The Tripel are teaming up for an evening of killer food and brews.
Tucked away, off charming Main Street in Santa Monica, is a hot new restaurant serving modern American cuisine in an indoor/outdoor setting.
Take in the stunning views at Wolfgang Puck's WP24 Lounge and try their new daily happy hour, which features a rotating selection of signature small plates (Peking duck roll, mini pork belly bao buns and shrimp and lobster spring roll).
Chow down at KTownChowTown, a gourmet food truck event that goes down every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in Korea Town. The Grilled Cheese Truck and Lee's Philly are among some of the trucks you'll find here, depending on the week.
Don't let the name or the lack of square-footage fool you, Freddy Smalls is big where it matters -- on the plate and in the glass.
With its multiple dining rooms, indoor/outdoor bars, and a casually classy ambience, one feels as welcome at Lexington Social House as if it were an intimate gathering at a friend's dinner party.
If last month's restaurant openings prove anything, it's that Los Angeles is not through with its pizza, sausages or "porky
Banh Mi Poutine at The Gorbals: It was traditional banh mi that was intended for a staff meal one night -- but the bread
The energetic, ambitious Vietnamese House of An family has opened its 5th eatery in Santa Monica, Tiato (named after a Vietnamese herb), serving breakfast and lunch.