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The Best Family Friendly Restaurants in And Around Los Angeles! | Best Family Activities To Do in Los Angeles | Fun With Kids in LA

Los Angeles is a fun place to live for families with kids, but when it comes to dining out, it can be hard to find a kid-friendly spot among all the hip restaur...

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You've Probably Never Heard of One of The Country's Top Burger Chains

Pal's Sudden Service has cornered the market—in one very small corner of the United States.

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This Ingredient May Be the Secret to Making One of America’s Best Pizzas at Home

American institution Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana has begun selling their hand-picked tomatoes to the public, and we are unreasonably excited. 

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11 Regional Fast-Food Chains You Should Definitely Know About

"Texas is just a cult following Whataburger. Every Texan must make the trip to Corpus Christi at least once in their life to see the original Whataburger."

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Love salsa? Where to find the rare, delicious salsa de aceite

Sometimes you wander up to a glowing taco truck on a dark street, no expectations beyond the easy gratification of meat in a tortilla, and you find something better. Maybe it has a pile of fresh masa and someone to expertly shape it. Or maybe, as is the

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Spicy Thai Basil Chicken Kebabs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Full of aromatic, peppery, authentic Thai flavors, these Spicy Thai

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Food truck report: Peaches' Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen

This city is currently experiencing an obsession with fried chicken. If we’re being specific, it’s actually an intense love affair with fried chicken sandwiches — larger-than-life, can’t-quite-fit-my-mouth-around towers of crispy fried chicken th

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Din Tai Fung temporarily closes original shop in the SGV, opens flagship in the Westfield Santa Anita mall

I was, I confess, expecting to see a lot of mournful faces in the line outside the original U.S. Din Tai Fung in Arcadia last weekend, only a few hours before it was scheduled to shut down for a remodel. The faded strip-mall restaurant may not have served

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Why Inglewood is a pretty great place to eat now, even before the Rams start playing

Inglewood will soon be home to the returning Los Angeles Rams, but football fans aren’t the only ones who should take note of this South L.A. city. With a diverse array of affordable and family-owned restaurants serving many hard-to-find specialties, it

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There's finally a Nashville hot chicken restaurant in Los Angeles

Those who enjoy the lip-tingling, toe-curling burn of Nashville hot chicken know where to find it. Angelenos, for the most part, either have to spring for a ticket to Nashville or track down the Howlin' Ray's hot chicken food truck. But, as of Thursday, y

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This new Hollywood restaurant only serves breakfast at night. And they have spiked cereal milk

If you're eating breakfast after 10 p.m., you've probably been out drinking, or just getting off work. Maybe you're sitting at Denny's, maybe Norms. And it's way too bright in the dining room. 

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Shake Shack in West Hollywood is finally open. Six things you need to know

Shake Shack, the East Coast's answer to In-N-Out Burger , has finally opened  its first California location on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. 

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CottonHi cotton candy ice cream, Nam Prik hot sauce and the joy of galettes

Cotton candy ice cream: The fiends behind CottonHi  are scarcely the first to put cotton candy on their ice cream — the combination is part of the repertoire of Momofuku's Christina Tosi, among other pastry chefs. But the Koreatown dess

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The Whisperer in Echo Park is finally open, with ribs and fried chicken

The corner of Echo Park Avenue and Montana Street in Echo Park is finally buzzing again. Restaurateur Dion Antic, known for his many bar concepts in Chicago (Harry's Velvet Room and Iggy's, to name a couple) has opened the Whisperer, a n

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This new Koreatown restaurant has 'crack' fries, fancy burgers and pie

If you happen to find yourself in Koreatown and somehow without a craving for budae jjigae , you might head to Little Tart. It's the new restaurant in the former Saint Martha space from the team behind Tart at the Farmer's Daughter Hotel. 

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6 places to get great banh mi in L.A. and O.C.

The ubiquity of banh mi, the French-influenced, Vietnamese baguette sandwich, in the United States -- or at least along the West Coast -- may seem relatively recent. But it’s been a slow and steady burn since the late 1970s and early '80s, when

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Where to Eat in Atlanta

A selection of restaurant options for the discerning diner.

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Three great hamburgers to eat in L.A. right now

People feel strongly about their favorite hamburgers. Just ask anyone who's ever taken part in the In-N-Out versus Shake Shack debate. But when it comes to restaurant burgers, things get really heated, especially in this town, where we happen to be home t

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10 Desserts You Absolutely Must Try in Savannah - Visit Savannah

Whether you're treating yourself or someone you love - there are plenty of amazing desserts in Savannah.

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This Katsuya has a secret ramen, burger and beer joint upstairs

Unless you've booked a private party at the Katsuya at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, you've probably never ventured up the winding staircase, located just off the main entrance, that leads to the second floor. What used to be primarily a private eve

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    Is this the rarest sandwich in L.A.? You can only get it once a month

    If you're looking for a truly great sandwich, head to Boyle Heights. More specifically, head to the Primera Taza Coffee House  across from Mariachi Plaza, where co-owner Chuy Tovar and his wife, Rosalinda Hernandez, are making two kinds of lonche

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    This Culver City pizza joint has a halal gyro pizza sandwich and saffron ice cream

    Those keeping up with the dining trends in Los Angeles no longer blink when they see ingredients such as labneh or za'atar on a restaurant menu that doesn't happen to be Middle Eastern. The thick yogurt cheese might as well be the new ranch dressing, and

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      Looking for a great burger? Head to this liquor store in Boyle Heights

      Forget for a moment the burger stand’s novel setting – in a far corner of a renowned and sprawling liquor store in Boyle Heights, with 1,300 brands of beer and almost as many tequilas. No man is an aisle, but if I were one, I&rsquo

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      10 places to go for great fried chicken in L.A.

      People feel very strongly about their favorite fried chicken. When you find good fried chicken, you dream about it. You think about it until it's in your hands. And then, in addition to shoving it in your mouth as fast as you can, you may feel the need to

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      Nutella pastries and schnitzel: BierBeisl Imbiss opens downtown

      Originally slated to open in February, BierBeisl Imbiss , the casual Austrian restaurant from Bernhard Mairinger, will finally open in the Spring Street Arcade downtown on July 9.

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        15 great places for food lovers in Culver City

        In the past decade or so, once-sleepy Culver City has blossomed into an exciting food destination. Part of this is because of the shrewd city planning — all those city parking garages and broad cafe table-ready sidewalks downtown. The Helm

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        10 places to go for great fried chicken in L.A.

        People feel very strongly about their favorite fried chicken. When you find good fried chicken, you dream about it. You think about it until it's in your hands. And then, in addition to shoving it in your mouth as fast as you can, you may feel the need to

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          Looking for Khinkalis? Old Village in Glendale has them

          If you are anything like me, you turned to this week’s review of Tumanyan Khinkali Factory  hoping to find news of a new, Georgian restaurant serving something close to the cooking you find at the better places in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beac

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          There's a beignet food truck serving hot beignets and chicory coffee. Find it.

          With all the different food trucks roaming around the streets of Los Angeles, it's comforting to know there's one truck serving nothing but piping hot beignets, chicory-laced coffee and hot chocolate.

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            26 great cocktails in the Los Angeles area

            Cheers! It's six o'clock somewhere. And while your attention may have been diverted elsewhere, Los Angeles has become a cocktail town, a city where the sommelier thing seems just a bit old-fashioned, the craft-beer thing is a little played out and, as far

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              Bay Cities Godmother delivery, Wexler's smoked fish to go, Eastside food fest

              When a craving for a Bay Cities Italian Deli and Bakery Godmother sandwich hits, things can get pretty intense. Hanger (anger caused by hunger) sets in, but the thought of driving to Santa Monica, from downtown or wherever you live, can make you even more

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                10 great places for food lovers in Atwater Village

                Atwater Village, that almost two-square-mile neighborhood of Los Angeles between Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Glendale and the Los Angeles River, is getting a jolt of energy from new businesses moving onto Glendale Boulevard. Just come on a Sunday for brunch a

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                  Mother's Day brunch dining guide: Where to take your mom, with cocktails

                  For putting up with our cry-all-night months, terrible 2s, teenage years and college tattoos, the least we can do is take our mothers out to a nice brunch. Here's a list of places with Mother's Day brunch and dinner specials. There will be eggs, there wil

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                    Koreatown's Mr. Bossam serves bossam -- and spicy ribs with cheesy corn

                    Name of restaurant:  Mr. Bossam. Check out the cartoon mascot, presumably Mr. Bossam himself, who's giving you a thumbs-up as you walk in.  Bossam  is a boiled pork dish, traditionally eaten during  gimjang  (in autumn, when Korea

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                      Where to find jeon, Korean flatcakes, in Los Angeles

                      Jeon is the word for any number of battered and pan-fried dishes in Korean cuisine. Historically, this type was food was reserved for big celebrations ( janchi ) or ceremonies honoring dead relatives and ancestors ( jesa ). The jeon used for jesa,  c

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                        13 great places for food lovers in Beverly Hills

                        Beverly Drive south of Wilshire Boulevard can still feel like the small town Beverly Hills once was, where locals get their coffee and their nails done. Above Wilshire, in what’s called the Golden Triangle, Rodeo Drive and nearby streets l

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                          Gjelina’s Bakery Gjusta Anticipates Baking in Venice Soon

                          Gjelina's new project, Gjusta, led by Pastry Chef Nicole Mournian, expects to open this month.

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                          Seven places to get great finger-lickin' chicken wings in L.A.

                          Eating chicken wings could be considered a sport. There's an art to nibbling every morsel of chicken from the bone, and licking every bit of sauce off your fingers takes stamina, and a palate of steel. 

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                          Seven places to get great finger-lickin' chicken wings in L.A.

                          Eating chicken wings could be considered a sport. There's an art to nibbling every morsel of chicken from the bone, and licking every bit of sauce off your fingers takes stamina, and a palate of steel. 

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                          Barrel & Ashes a crackling fine take on Texas barbecue

                          When you talk to the masters of Texas barbecue, men and women who measure their lives in cords of post oak and fatty beef by the ton, you will hear about convection rates and sedimentation, humidity and wind, and the way fat renders in April as opposed to

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                            Four new happy hours to check out now: A-Frame, Stir Market, Culina, 800 Degrees

                            We know you work hard. So the next time your co-workers suggest heading to happy hour — as long as it's not with that creepy guy from the fourth floor — go for it. 

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                              Best Restaurants in Charleston

                              The food scene in this iconic city keeps getting better; you could stay for a week and still not discover all the great meals. Here are our favorite Charleston restaurants for your next trip.

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                              Auntie Em's Kitchenette to open in DTLA: More red velvet cake for you

                              If you are among the many people whose idea of fun is a plate of orange French toast or a breakfast torta — probably followed by a red velvet cupcake or even a whole cake — at Auntie Em's Kitchen, we have excellent news for you. Terr

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                                First Look: The Line Hotel's Break Room 86 has Pac Man, fruity drinks, karaoke

                                Mark and Jonnie Houston, the brothers behind Houston Hospitality, have created a '70s basement lounge, a rum and cigar lounge, a Victorian mansion turned '20s glam party house, and now, with Break Room 86, their newest venue, an '80s-themed bar with

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                                Where to eat near LAX

                                LAX may have upgraded its in-terminal food offerings, but the restaurants ringing the airport still provide better, more diverse, and cheaper ways to fuel up before or after flying into the city. Here are 10 places to eat within 5 miles of Lot C, ren

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                                  Sweet sixteen: 16 L.A. chocolate and candy shops

                                  Whether you're looking for French or Mexican handmade chocolate for beribboned boxes of candy for your kids and their friends for school Valentine’s Day parties or bags of sea salt caramels for your own habit, it's useful to have a list of local cho

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                                    Restaurant review: Bowled over by the Bashu fish at Fang's Kitchen

                                    Water-boiled fish is one of the most impressive dishes in the Sichuan repertoire: an enormous bowl of vegetables and broth bloodied with a half-inch of vivid chile oil. At Fang's Kitchen, the sleek new Chengdu-style Sichuan restaurant in Monterey Park, th

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                                    Sweet sixteen: 16 L.A. chocolate and candy shops

                                    Whether you're looking for French or Mexican handmade chocolate for beribboned boxes of candy for your kids and their friends for school Valentine’s Day parties or bags of sea salt caramels for your own habit, it's useful to have a list of local cho

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                                      Las Vegas' first White Castle closes due to overwhelming demand - AOL.com

                                      Watch out, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, there is a new castle on the Las Vegas Strip: a White Castle. A brand new 24-hour White Castle opened ...

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                                        L.A.'s fast-casual pizza shops: A look at 7 margherita pizzas

                                        If there’s an empty storefront in your neighborhood strip mall, chances are that a fast-casual pizza joint will be occupying it shortly — that is, if one hasn’t already set up shop. In recent months, a parade of customizable pizza establ

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                                          3 great L.A. chocolate cakes

                                          Because it may or may not be some sort of national chocolate cake day. Because Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Because the week is far, far from over. Because chocolate cake is one of those glorious inventions that's good pretty much all the ti