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10 Easy Home Improvements for a Fresh Start

Happy 2016! While it may be a little bit early for spring cleaning, it’s the perfect time to update your home with a few easy improvements. Today we …

Home Improvement

How to set up your new iPad the right way

Congratulations — you got a new iPad! Whether it’s a high-tech marvel of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the beastly 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a perfectly capable iPad Air 2 or “just” an iPad mini 4, you’ll want such set up your new iPad with the least amount of fuss.<p>We’re here to help you do just that with a …

How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?).<p>If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software …

This Homemade Drain Cleaner Will Banish Clogs For Good

If your drain isn't flowing as easily as it should, then it's probably a bit clogged. Instead of paying big bucks for chemical-filled concoctions, try fixing the problem yourself with a homemade drain cleaner. It costs basically nothing to make and can be used weekly to help prevent buildup. Safe …

Cleaning

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.</i><p>If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.<p>"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>"[Flame] makes soot, …

Tacos Cuernavaca Is the Most Ambitious Taco Truck in East LA

On Whittier Boulevard, east of the 710, is where one finds taco heaven. It is an embarrassment of taco riches. On almost every block you’ll see rickety stands under bare white light bulbs, off-white trucks with hand-painted lettering, a weirdly-outfitted Chevy van, and almost every other form …

Ricebar Is Barely a Restaurant. Perhaps It’s Something Better

The entire space — kitchen, storage area, fridges, seating — is 275 square feet.<p>The master of those 275 square feet is chef Charles Olalia, an …

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Like the smell of charcoal and soju on one’s shirt in the morning, Korean barbecue has stuck around and become an integral part of L.A.'s culinary (and cultural) fabric. Why? There's just something primal about grilled meat, about watching rosy-red slabs of impossibly well-marbled beef hissing atop …

10 Bottles That Prove Cabernet Sauvignon Is Still King in California

Research Napa Valley, California’s 2012 vintage—the current year of release for most upper-echelon Napa Cabernet Sauvignons—and descriptors of the harvest don’t venture far from "near perfect," "idyllic," and "outstanding." Janet Myers, director of winemaking for Napa's Mount Veeder Winery, …

18 Succulent Roast Chickens You Should Eat in Los Angeles

Ah, roast chicken. Cherished dish of the political party fundraiser, the one option you can always count on when you're eating just about anywhere in town. With all of the esoteric meats and inventive preparations flying onto the menus at some of LA's hottest restaurants, the roast chicken seems …

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<i>LA's expansive landscape can be both a blessing and a curse. While its segmented neighborhoods allow for a great diversity of restaurants and vibrant fare, making long treks during peak dinner hours isn't always a viable option. Enter</i> <i>Eater LA's neighborhood guide</i>s<i>, handy maps of essential</i> …

What to Eat in LA's Koreatown Besides Korean Food

LA's Koreatown has some of the best Korean food in the country, there's no argument there. But you can only eat bibimbap and Korean barbecue so many nights in a row. Luckily, the Koreatown food scene is blossoming well beyond its namesake cuisine. Here are 17 of the best restaurants in Koreatown …

The 50 Best Wines Under $50

I’m always asked if I drink inexpensive wines. Of course, I do–if the wines are really good. Happily, I can report that it’s easier than ever to buy …

Wine & Spirits

Big Reds

They're a festive sight to behold, running the gamut from pale garnet to ruby to deep amethyst. They're equally fun to drink, be they elegant or …

Northern Italy

Ten Great Old School Steakhouses in Los Angeles

First opened in 1953, Taylor’s Steakhouse moved to their current location on 8th Street in 1970, then watched as the the neighborhood completely shifted through the decades. This longtime Koreatown staple still serves their ten-ounce sirloin culotte steaks, and sitting in the red naugahyde booths …

17 Essential Palm Springs Restaurants, Winter 2018

Palm Springs has become something of a media darling recently, as its mountain-flanked scenery and sparkling swimming pools have been splashed across the pages of publications near and far, all declaring the city to be new again, hot again, and making its triumphant return thanks to a fresh crop of …

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Tacos are the gift that keeps on giving to Angelenos, as this city is never short on options to enjoy. There are dozens of celebrated places you've tried in the city, but because of L.A.'s ever-expanding restaurant scene, loads of newcomers keep cropping up, too. Here, then, are 10 of the hottest …

40 Iconic Meat Dishes in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has always had a slew of fantastic dishes, from the mid-century and early 20th century institutions that served hulking pieces of meat to the new classic eateries that have redefined cuisine as it is today. Throw in the variety of ethnic cuisines that showcase the best flavors of their …