The L.A. Foodies count down the top 5 most new & notable destinations in town.
"Shopping in L.A., shopping in L.A., everybody shops in L.A." Our slightly twisted Missing Persons ode that's oh so true. Yes, some top Los Angeles stores are straight out of the tabloids (hello, Kitson), while others are more deeply ingrained into well-to-do la-la land (Fred Segal, anyone?) and still others cater to the inner-college-music-geek (duh, Amoeba). (Photo courtesy of Malibu Country Mart)
Los Angeles is home to some of the best restaurants in the country. From fabulous fine dining at Cal-French classics like Melisse to the outrageous creations of Jose Andres at the Bazaar, there's a wide range of tastes to suit a variety of different palates. Naturally, the price tag matches the quality of the food, so be prepared to put a dent in the plastic. (Photo: Patina, by Lauren Noble)
Fried chicken is popping up in Los Angeles restaurants with such frequency that the city is starting to feel more like the Deep South than Southern California. Of course, for every crispy-skinned, soul food-style morsel, there are also higher-end and healthier options as well. From upscale Beverly Hills eateries to down-home barbecue joints in the Valley, find out where to get your fried chicken fix. (Photo: Fried Chicken at the Curious Palate by Tara de Lis)
In a town where $30 entrees and $15 cocktails are common, it's a nice treat to eat and drink without taking out a loan. From dirt-cheap burgers and great values on foodie feasts to $2 drafts and $5 specialty martinis, get the scoop on L.A.'s best happy hours, weekly specials and daily lunches. (Photo: Whist bento box. Courtesy of Roxy Rubell)
Frozen yogurt? Nah. When I scream for something cold and sweet, I scream for ice cream (and gelato). Here are my favorite places to get ice cream in Los Angeles.
A discussion of the best burgers in any city can get heated, but Angelenos seem to get more fired up than most when it comes to discussing the Los Angeles burger landscape. I've been in rooms with raised voices and grumbling stomachs as friends and colleagues have debated which LA burger is best. My own favorite burgers in LA are listed below, along with some burgers named the best by other notable sources. (Photo: burger from In-N-Out).