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Tables at The Original Farmers Market

Satisfy Your Cravings at The Original Farmers Market

01/05/2019

Discover Los Angeles

For generations of Angelenos and visitors, "Meet Me at Third and Fairfax" could only mean one thing: see you at The Original Farmers Market. Opened in 1934, the landmark open-air marketplace has welcomed everyone from President Eisenhower to The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. A star in its own right, the Market has appeared numerous times on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entourage, and cooking shows with Alton Brown and Gordon Ramsay.

While there are familiar brands like Starbucks and Cost Plus, the Market's true appeal is in the dozens of food stalls and specialty shops. Many of these small businesses have been family owned and operated at the Market for decades. Day or night, there's something for everyone: Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts or Du-par's to start the day; unique shops like Kip's Toyland, Light My Fire and The Dog Bakery; multicultural eateries like Pampas Grill and Singapore's Banana Leaf.

Starlight Booth at La Boucherie

dineL.A. Exclusive Series is the Best Date Night Ever

12/17/2018

dine L.A.

Now in its 11th year, dineL.A. is a citywide dining event that showcases hundreds of restaurants in one of the most exciting food cities in the world. Taking place Jan. 11-25, 2019, the Winter Edition of dineL.A. features the high-end Exclusive Series.

For an unforgettable date night, book a table at an Exclusive Series restaurant and experience world-class cuisine with a dineL.A. prix fixe menu. From perfectly cooked wagyu beef to a 17-course sushi extravaganza, explore a whole new world of flavor at 19 of L.A.’s finest restaurants.

Samke Harra at Cafe du Liban

The Top 5 Dishes in Tarzana

11/05/2018

Joshua Lurie

Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of “Tarzan,” subdivided his sprawling Tarzana Ranch in 1923, and within a decade, his land and surrounding plots officially became Tarzana. Since then, the neighborhood has thrived between the Santa Monica Mountains to the south and Victory Boulevard to the north. Tarzana has become a hotbed for Middle Eastern and Asian food in recent decades. Start culinary explorations with these 5 dishes.

House-Charred Bloody Mary at Lunetta All Day

The Best Bloody Marys in Los Angeles

10/29/2018

Joshua Lurie

Weekend brunch is practically a sport in L.A., and the Bloody Mary is undoubtedly the queen of cocktails during that meal. Paris bartender Fernand Petiot supposedly created the drink in 1921 at the city’s famed New York Bar and imported his recipe to Manhattan, where word of the tomato-based vodka cocktail spread. The drink supposedly name checks Mary, Queen of Scots, who burned Protestants at the stake in the 16th Century for refusing to convert to Catholicism. Thankfully, the blood red drink is far less gruesome. Many restaurants treat the drink like an art form, carefully crafting house-made mixes and garnishes. Discover 10 of L.A.’s best, most unique Bloody Marys.

Boiled ox bone soup with assorted beef at Musse

The Top 5 Dishes in Northridge

10/29/2018

Joshua Lurie

Orange groves and agriculture used to define Northridge, a city that officially formed in 1910 as Zelzah and was briefly known as North Los Angeles before settling into its current name. Northridge has proven quite resilient, bouncing back from the notorious 1994 earthquake and now houses an eclectic international community fueled in no small part by Cal State University, Northridge. The school started in 1958 and educates approximately 40,000 undergrads per year. Northridge has developed a deep culinary roster to feed students, families, and visitors. Start by eating these five dishes.

Chicken Shawarma Plate at Tel Aviv Grill in Encino

The Top 5 Dishes in Encino

10/24/2018

Joshua Lurie

Encino translates from Spanish as “oak tree” and the corresponding L.A. neighborhood sprouted from Rancho Los Encinos, a land grant that Spain first gifted to a local Gabrielino tribe. The Encino Chamber of Commerce formed in 1927 and now helps guide one of the San Fernando Valley’s most desirable areas. Encino borders Mulholland Drive to the south, the 405 Freeway to the east, Victory Boulevard to the north, and Lindley Avenue to the west. Discover five of the top dishes within this 9.5-mile span.

Passion “Side Up” at Commonwealth Restaurant

The Top 5 Dishes in Burbank

10/15/2018

Joshua Lurie

Burbank is now best known for movie and TV studios from companies like Warner Bros. and Walt Disney, but the city’s modern development can be traced to a dentist. Dr. David Burbank accumulated significant land holdings in the area and made a fortune by selling his ranch to a consortium called Providencia Land, Water and Development Company in 1886. Residents later incorporated Burbank in 1911. The city remains famous for producing globally beloved content and bills itself as “Media Capital of the World.” Of course, all of these creative types - and Burbank residents who don’t work in the entertainment industry - crave good food. Discover five of Burbank’s best dishes.

Shrimp fajitas at San Pedro Fish Market

The Top 5 Dishes in San Pedro

10/09/2018

Joshua Lurie

San Pedro has some of L.A. County’s richest history. Portuguese explorers first set eyes on the waterfront community in 1542. More than two centuries later, Spanish settlers took hold. The Port of Los Angeles has been in operation for over a century and played a key role in America’s shipbuilding efforts during World War II. The Port currently ships the highest percentage of cargo of any port in North America. San Pedro was also the setting for a Don Draper storyline on “Mad Men.” Depending on the block, San Pedro still feels that retro. The 12-square-mile span on the end of a peninsula retains a wealth of old world charmers while welcoming flavorful newcomers. Start with these five dishes.

Kohada sushi at Shunji

The Top 5 Dishes in West Los Angeles

10/02/2018

Joshua Lurie

West Los Angeles is an amorphous neighborhood that we’ll define as living between Bundy Drive and three Boulevards: Pico, Sawtelle and Wilshire. The swath is sandwiched between Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Japantown and features extensive Japanese and Middle Eastern representation, along with plenty of other interesting international contributions. Discover five of the best dishes in West L.A.

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Discover L.A.'s Visitor Information Centers

09/28/2018

Discover Los Angeles

Visit one of the L.A. Tourism Board's Visitor Information Centers, where multilingual and multicultural staff are ready to help you make the most of your experience in Los Angeles. Team members are experts in all things Los Angeles and can provide a wealth of information on what to see, where to stay, where to eat, and how to get there. You can even purchase tickets to a wide variety of Los Angeles area attractions.

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