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The 20 Essential San Gabriel Valley Restaurants

One can seriously argue that Los Angeles’s single greatest contribution to the national dining landscape exists in a stretch of land east of the city proper in the San Gabriel Valley. The Chinese immigrant community that resides in the valley hails from all over the world’s most populous country, …

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

16 Essential Vietnamese Restaurants in OC’s Little Saigon

Few culinary traditions boast the kaleidoscopic range of flavors and textures of Vietnamese cuisine. Built on the principles of the five fundamental tastes (spicy, sour, bitter, salty, and sweet), what began initially as a food culture built around preserving food and avoiding waste evolved into …

Meet the Hainan Chicken Whisperer

At first glance, it’s a simple dish, poached chicken and rice accompanied with maybe some cucumbers and a trio of dipping sauces. For Johnny Lee, it’s the same dish that packed the second floor of Chinatown’s burgeoning Far East Plaza during its Thursday evening After Dark events this past spring. …

Every Mouthwatering Breakfast Sandwich to Try in Los Angeles

If you're out at brunch and the first thing you do is peruse the menu for a buttery and cheesy breakfast sandwich, then this guide should facilitate your options. Whether it be something more traditional with a homemade biscuit and bacon, or a sandwich different and new school, there's something …

Eight Hainan Chicken Dishes Worth Flocking to in Los Angeles

If there was a way to determine personality traits based on someone's favorite food (in my mind, the process would be akin to divining personality traits via astrological sign), the description for loving Hainan chicken would go something like this:<p><i>You chose Hainan Chicken. Pragmatic and</i> …

18 Succulent Roast Chickens You Should Eat in Los Angeles

Beef only wishes it was this exciting.<p>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 …

18 Killer Fried Chicken Stops Across Los Angeles, Summer 2017

There’s something magical about fried chicken. Whether served straight up in a bucket big enough for a picnic or as a hearty main dish to be shared amongst friends at the dinner table, a perfectly realized bit of bird can make for an unbelievable summer indulgence. Luckily, Los Angeles doesn’t shy …

Anthony Bourdain Thinks You're Crazy for Eating Airplane Food

There's nothing Anthony Bourdain won't eat, but there's one place you won't see him eating.<p>There’s nothing Anthony Bourdain won’t eat—still-beating cobra heart in Ho Chi Minh City, seal eyeballs in Quebec—but there’s one place you won’t see him eating: on a plane. We talked to the host of CNN's</i> …

Bao Down to The Chairman, Now Open in The Arts District

Another day, another restaurant opening in the Arts District. This time it's <b>The Chairman</b>, a San Francisco-born food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar retailer that has finally opened its second location in LA, reports <i>the LA Times</i>.<p>The Chinese-style steamed and baked bao specialist is the work of Josh …

Batman v Superman Trailer Tease: Dark Knight Is Unmasked

If you’re one of those poor schmucks who has been consistently watching <i>Gotham</i> out of obligation and/or the desperate desire to have DC characters of …

Laoxi Noodle House Makes Dreamy Handmade Noodles in Arcadia

Handmade Chinese noodles are enchanting. They’re prized for their <i>jue jin</i> 嚼勁, or al dente, texture and beloved because they are the staple of Northern China. All the provinces in the upper hemisphere of the Middle Kingdom do noodles because wheat, not rice, is the main carb.<p>Noodles, or <i>mian</i> 麵, are …

Jonathan Gold review: Seafood Palace (its new name) is still your go-to for house-special crab

We have visited Seafood Palace before, more or less, on the occasion of a visit from a group of Michelin-starred chefs from Hong Kong to the San Gabriel Valley. The chefs had no interest in the Sichuan-, Shanghai- or Shandong-style restaurants that have come to define Chinese cooking in the area, …

Food & Dining

Having a Strong-Willed, Even Disobedient Child Can Be a Good Thing

We all want our kids to listen to us and do as we say, but sometimes they’re simply headstrong and defiant. Some kids are more like this than others, …

We Can't Stop Eating These Doughnuts. Here's How to Make 'Em

A good cake doughnut is chewy, tender, crackly—and entirely possible to make at home.<p>A really great cake doughnut is a thing of beauty: tender, chewy (but never tough), with a puffy, cracked top that's slightly crunchy in spots. These Matcha Doughnuts were such a big hit with our staff during the …

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Puff Pastry Waffles Are the Easiest, Most Indulgent Breakfast Ever

Stuffed waffles, oozing with nutella, fruit, or mascarpone cheese, make a decadent choice for a weekend brunch. Substitute puff pastry in for …

The 14 Hottest Brunch Spots in Los Angeles, June 2018

There's nothing better than a great brunch to either kick off or cap the weekend's festivities. Saturday and Sunday mornings (and often into the afternoons) are prime time for weekend dining warriors to grab a bloody mary, mimosa, or bellini, because, well, if there isn't booze, brunch is just late …

Matcha Box Is LA's First Official Matcha Green Tea Bar

While the matcha trend has picked up plenty of steam in New York City, it hasn't quite landed in Los Angeles. In steps <b>Matcha Box</b>, which took over a former boutique on West Third Street around the 4th of July Weekend. Since then, it's been quietly open for locals, but Eater dropped by yesterday for …

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

Cook once, eat for a week.

Healthy Eating

Cover Your Stovetop with Tin Foil to Clean Up Quickly After Frying

Cooking fried chicken is almost always worth the effort, but it sure can make a greasy mess, particularly when you fry in a cast iron pan. This quick …

10 Bento Boxes That Won't Break the Bank in LA

What are you doing for lunch?<p>Sometimes lunch rolls around and you're starving but you don't want to spend too much. That's why bento boxes are a great option. It's like getting three to four courses all on one little tray for an affordable price. Here, you'll find the best Japanese lunch spots …

The 25 Best dineLA Deals for Summer 2015

White-hot lunch and dinner options below.<p>Next week marks the return of <b>dineLA</b>, the seasonal event that sees restaurants across the city crafting massive deals meant to entice newcomers and say thank you to the longtime regulars. From high-end Beverly Hills restaurants you've been meaning to try, to …

Where to Get the Best Korean Noodles in LA, From Ice Cold to Piping Hot

When it comes to noodles from East Asian cultures, Korean cuisine boasts a staggering breadth of flavors and ways to enjoy the starchy staple at prices in Los Angeles that are generally reasonable. From refreshing, vinegary cold flour noodles (<i>dongchimi guksu</i>) to savory, deeply caramelized …

Blue Bottle Coffee Opens Next Week on Beverly Blvd With Free Drinks

Beverly Boulevard’s long-awaited <b>Blue Bottle Coffee</b> is on the verge of making an official appearance, according to some emails pushed around by the popular roaster and coffee shop company. And to celebrate, the well-funded outfit is giving away free cups of joe.<p>The plan is to teach up their new …

100x Better Than Chinese Takeout – We Were Blown Away By This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken!!

Chinese takeout is one of those things that’s become a tradition for us. At least once a week, there’s a night when we just don’t want to do …

How to Find the Perfect Babysitter: 8 Dos & Don'ts

<b>Do take the time to find a good sitter.</b> "Ninety percent of the human brain grows by the age of 3, so the people who spend a great deal of time with …

Parenting

15 Great dineLA Lunch Deals for $20 or Less

Now that <b>dineLA Restaurant Week</b> (January 19 - February 1) is well on its way, it's time to shake out the best of the best. Often times its the dinner deals that get the most attention, but plenty of great lunch options abound in the near-endless list of participating restaurants. From …

Marcio Takara 200 Tiny Comic Book and Video Game Characters

We were wowed by artist <b>Marcio Takara</b>'s ambitious completion of 120 tiny characters back in 2011, but it appears he didn't slow down for a second …

Recipe: Pumpkin Quesadillas with Lime-Jalapeño Yogurt

Pumpkin Quesadillas with Lime-Jalapeño Yogurt<p>Serves 2 to 4<p>1 medium sugar pumpkin (roughly 1 pound), or substitute 1 cup pumpkin or squash puree <br>1/2 …

Recipes