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16 Books to Check Out in April 2014

This month we're reading a novel that explores a passionate affair, an enigmatic thriller from Emma Donoghue, a tale of a gender-bending artists and …

Bobby Flay's Rules for Cooking Porterhouse Steak

Bobby Flay tells us how to achieve the mythic Peter Luger–style porterhouse at home. And, yes, butter is half the answer<p><b>Bobby Flay</b> grew up eating at the legendary Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, where gruff waiters wield sizzling platters of sliced, with-the-bone porterhouses, enveloped in a …

Bobby Flay's Tips for Building the Perfect Burger

From patty size and fat content to "crunchification," Bobby Flay's advice on cooking the perfect hamburger<p><i>For a guy so obsessed with flavor, Bobby Flay is remarkably restrained when it comes to burgers: He likes ’em beefy, juicy, and crunchy. Here’s what he tells his line cooks at his 18 Bobby’s</i> …

10 Foods Los Angeles Does Better Than Anywhere Else

Here are ten culinary delights that Los Angeles does better than anywhere else in America, with a few local examples to help drive the point …

Beginners Guide: Buying Your First DSLR Camera

Nobody wants to be an amateur. Telling somebody they’re a great amateur photographer is like giving out participation medals at a six-year-old’s …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

The Best Chicken Wings In Los Angeles

<i>As we ramp up for the biggest game day of the year, one can't help but contemplate where to order our single most prized Super Bowl staple, the hot</i> …

The 10 Best Bottles Of Tequila Under $50

Our friends at FindTheBest have compiled a list of the best bottles of tequila you can buy for less than $50.<p>All of the tequilas on the list are made from 100% agave, meaning there are no sugars or other additives taking away from the Mexican plant's natural robust flavor. These are tequilas that …

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Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

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19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Your Next Bag by Owen & Fred

Unicorn Hair and Golden Thread: Why are most bags so expensive?<p>So here's the deal: it turns out that most bags are NOT made from the mane of a …

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The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones You Can Buy In 2018

This definitive guide to the best active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair …

The 10 Best Backpacks for Every Adventure

From easy day hikes to multi-day treks, a good pack on your back can make carrying a load a joy (relatively speaking), especially if you draw the …

LA's Top 5 Ramen Joints

Daikokuya ramen. All photos by Bun Boy Eats LA<p>When I first moved to LA, my only background in ramen was of the Cup O’Noodles variety. Then I began to …

LA's Top 5 Burgers

Irv’s Burger. Photos by Bun Boy Eats LA<p>With a few exceptions, I’ve been to every major burger establishment in the LA area, whether it’s made some …

LA's 5 Best Fried Chicken Spots

<i>by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA</i><p>One of my very first experiences with fried chicken was when my father took us to KFC. After placing his order, he asked for a Coca-Cola. After being told there was only Pepsi, my father snarled "Pepsi sucks!" and he …

The Best Brunches In Los Angeles

<i>It used to be that brunch was the time for chefs to get rid of leftovers from the week's service, but now restaurants are going above and beyond to</i> …

Avoid Smelling Like Every Other Guy With One of These New Small-Batch Fall Scents

Last week, we taught you how to maneuver your way through your local mall’s fragrance counter to buy the right cologne. But if you’re instead craving some anti-bling, small-scale scents this fall, we think you’ll find these new releases—with real botanicals, minimalist packaging, and interesting …

Where to Eat in Dogpatch, San Francisco's Up-and-Comingest Neighborhood

Beware: You can't visit without getting some serious bites<p><i>In San Francisco, arguably the most food-obsessed city in the U.S., the tiny Dogpatch area is nurturing new talent, while fresh openings keep the Mission District on the map</i><p>Perched on the edge of San Francisco's eastern waterfront sits …

Endless Eating: The Best Las Vegas Buffets

The first permanent Las Vegas buffet opened in the early 1940s at the original El Rancho Vegas hotel. It was originally priced at $1. Today, buffets …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

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America's Best Sandwiches (PHOTOS)

At its essence, a sandwich is two pieces of bread with something in the middle. It's a convenient, made-to-carry meal -- and can also inspire cultlike devotion.<p>Some memorable sandwiches win us over by breaking the rules. The lobster roll at L.A.'s Hinoki and the Bird arrives in a jet-black bun made …

How Short Ribs Make You A Better Cook

If you're looking for a restaurant-quality meal you can make with ease in your own kitchen, short ribs are the answer. This flavorful cut of meat slowly cooks down into a dish so tender you could eat it with a spoon. (Bonus: for a meal with so much flavor, short ribs are perfectly affordable, too.) …

6 Great Doughnut Shops That Make L.A. Proud Not To Run on Dunkin

Fōnuts is everything one would expect from a Los Angeles artisan doughnut shop, from its happening location on 3rd, to its modern and upscale …