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What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: A New Thai Taco, Zapotec Mole Ice Cream, and Pollito Al Pastor with Pineapple Butter

Or you can have hummus with a bust of Jesus on your table from one of the Southwest's seminal chefs on La Brea. Your call.

February 2, 2024

Six Soups To Seek Out When You’re Sick In L.A.

From in Southeast L.A. to tom yum descended from local Thai food royalty, here's your prescription for soul-satisfying broths, soups, and stews throughout L.A.

January 10, 2024

Where To Eat This Weekend: Wagyu-Fried Rice, Matzoh Ball Pho, New Zealand Ice Cream, and Guisos En Pomona

Plus, cocktails inspired by The Grinch, a Holbox/Kinn dinner collaboration, vegan soul food, a place to shop for Christmas trees with booze and live music, and a Texas-inspired Jewish barbecue pop-up for Hanukkah.

December 8, 2023

Spot Check! Black Salmon-and-Shrimp Pelmenis, Banana Leaf Mole Tamales, and a Doner Kebab Pop-Up

There's also a huge Mexican wine festival afoot in Los Feliz, and free mammograms at Vallarta Supermarket.

October 13, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to All the Day of the Dead Events in Los Angeles ~ 2023

Here is how to make the most of this quickly fleeing Muertos season in Los Angelestitán. Including our own event featuring L.A.'s best taqueros at Hollywood Forever's Day of the Dead event.

October 10, 2023

Spot Check! Caviar Cakes, Champurrado Pot de Creme, Tamal Ice Cream, and Free Elote From Becky G

You can also party with L.A.'s first Black women-owned dispensary, enjoy a Lebanese legend past midnight, and pair quesabirrias with funnel cakes.

September 29, 2023

Spot Check! Acoustic Punk and Tacos In Compton, Chilaquiles With A Money-Back Guarantee, and Smoked Brisket Banh Mi

If these chilaquiles are not the best you've ever tasted in the U.S., you get 100% your money back. Plus more in our weekly column dedicated to highlighting new restaurants and events worth hitting up!

September 15, 2023

The Five Best Tacos In Santa Monica

Santa Monica may surprise you with its wealth of Mexican menus and tempting tacos, from Oaxacan-style tasajo tacos on house-nixtamalized handmade corn tortillas to albacore tacos with yuzu, here's how to find Mexcellence in West L.A.'s touristy seaside city.

September 13, 2023