Dina McCrary

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10 Best Restaurants in Palm Springs

Cooks at work in the El Mirasol kitchen<p>Courtesy El Mirasol<p><b>El Mirasol</b> <br>A favorite among Palm Springs locals, El Mirasol opened during spring break …

Palm Springs

Let Them Eat Vagina Cake

Women are making super graphic sweets for baby showers in celebration of the life-giving power of their bodies.<p>The cakes they serve at baby showers these days look like something out of an OB/GYN textbook. The old standbys used to be sweets made to look like a baby bump or a rubber ducky. Now, it's …

7 Easy Veggie Chili Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Meat to Make It Hearty

Chili is one of those cozy dinners we make once a week come wintertime. We’re pretty much always craving a spicy, warm bowlful. Bonus: It’s one of …

Chickpea Butter Is a Protein-Packed Alternative for Anyone with Peanut Allergies

You can do a lot with a can of garbanzo beans. You could whip up some hummus, use the liquid to stabilize some meringues, or even transform the …

How To Make French Toast: The Video

<b>Dry out the bread:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 285°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on …

10 Best Breakfast Spots in Los Angeles

Porridge at Jon & Vinny's<p>Joshua Lurie<p><b>9. Jon & Vinny’s</b><br>In some ways, Jon & Vinny’s is the simplest restaurant from chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, …

Weekend Recipe: Grilled Portobello Burgers

Each mushroom is stuffed with feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted red peppers to give this vegetarian "patty" maximum flavor.<br>Read the full article


9 Must-Try Churro Desserts in LA



5 New Poke Restaurants Debut Around LA


LA's 10 Toughest Tables Right Now and How to Snag Them



Recipe: Tacos de Nopales

Nopales are the juicy, crunchy, edible paddles of the prickly pear cactus. Perhaps the most daunting part of cooking nopales is the first step: spine …

Ultra Just Made Alcohol Delivery in Los Angeles a Lot Classier

Ultra's branding may not be as snarky or cool as Saucey, Thirstie and Drizly's, which are clearly catering toward a younger, more impatient …

A Guide To The Best Restaurants In The Newly-Christened Sawtelle Japantown

Today, the Sawtelle strip retains a lot of its Japanese heritage and flavor, but many other cultural cuisines have found their way into the …

Afro-Vegan Author and Chef Brings Animal-Free Mardi Gras Party to L.A.

Still, we talked to Terry to discuss his plans for the evening and the difficulties in creating Afro vegan cuisine.<p><b>SQUID INK: There's no such thing</b> …

The 6 Best Mexican Islands That Aren't Cozumel

By: Meagan Drillinger<p>There's a decent chance if you went to college, you ventured to Mexico for spring break and made enough bad decisions to fill up a carry-on bag. That's what a place like Cozumel is for, after all. It's like an oasis of irresponsibility.<p>But believe it or not, there's more to …



10 Hottest New Brunches Around LA

Skinny Meals

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Harper<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>From Bob Harper, the bestselling author of <i>The Skinny Rules</i> and <i>Jumpstart to Skinny</i> and the star of NBC’s ongoing smash reality show <i>The Biggest Loser,</i> comes 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and …

6 New Sandwich Options Around LA


Louise Roe's Guide to L.A. Rooftop Lounging

The stylish Brit who has re-rooted in sunny Los Angeles shares her favorite rooftop spots. Plus, see the best new rooftop bars in New York City.<p><b>1) Perch, Downtown LA:</b> I don't make it downtown much, but a stylist friend took me here after a photoshoot for happy hour once, (or "Aperitif hour" as they …

12 Best Affogatos in Los Angeles

Pazzogato at Pazzo Gelato<p>A.Scattergood<p><b>12. Pazzo Gelato</b><br>The affogato from this Silver Lake gelato shop is like a coffee geek's idea of a sundae (maybe …


The Best Eats in Cabo

The man making my Caesar salad at Edith’s restaurant is taking his task very seriously. First he mashes aromatic garlic cloves in a big wooden bowl along with anchovies, an egg yolk, dijon mustard, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar. Mix, mix, toss. Next, he lays three perfect, …