Eating in LA

  • How to Eat in South Central

    Where to eat in South Central, Los Angeles.

  • How to Eat in LA's Downtown and Mid-City

    You got your crack alleys and tent cities, as well as wannabe artists in lofts and longtime Chinatown and Little Tokyo residents. It's supposedly getting cooler-but people have been saying that for years. Santee Alley is like NYC's Canal...

  • How to Eat in the Valley

    It's porn central and Burbank's the movie-studio hub. There are definitely unsafe parts of the Valley, e.g., Van Nuys. I think Bob Hope called it "Cleveland with palm trees," which pretty much describes a lot of LA.

  • How to Eat in LA's Westside

    Beverly Hills is Armenians with lots of plastic surgery driving Daddy's BMW or Mercedes. West LA is UCLA kids living off Daddy's money, frat boys, and sorority girls. Brentwood is very Nicole Brown Simpson-esque, while Santa Monica and Venice...

  • Traffic Tips for Tourists (and Transplants)

    First and foremost, you must have a car in LA. If you visit, you must rent a car. Cabs are laughably expensive and no one wants to drive your sorry ass around everywhere. Walking is out of the question

  • Where to Eat Late at Night

    LA is not a late-night city, what with the 2 AM closing time, the 1:30 AM last call, and lazy bartenders who sometimes even set the bar clocks fast so they can call it at like 1:10. But for you, the champagne and cocaine don’t stop flowing until 5 AM...

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  • Westside Restaurants

    Beverly Hills is Armenians with lots of plastic surgery driving Daddy's BMW or Mercedes. West LA is UCLA kids living off Daddy's money, frat boys, and sorority girls. Brentwood is very Nicole Brown Simpson-esque, while Santa Monica and Venice are full...

  • Eating in the Valley

    It's porn central and Burbank's the movie-studio hub. There are definitely unsafe parts of the Valley, e.g., Van Nuys. I think Bob Hope called it "Cleveland with palm trees," which pretty much describes a lot of LA.

  • Places to Go When You Want to Get All Historical

    These places may or may not have good food. That's not the point, even though this is a guide to eating. The point is that they are super-historical and often have the waitstaff to match (as in the curmudgeonly 90-year-old "waitresses" at Canter's Deli...

  • Eating in the Eastside

    There's old money in Los Feliz, and art school kids and Hispanics everywhere else. Plus some industry people are in Glendale, since it's close to Burbank.

  • Eating in Hollywood

    West Hollywood is still primarily boystown last time we checked, and rich. Hollywood proper is old Hasidic families in the Fairfax District who hate the youngsters who've moved in. Everyone hates the Hills-type kids and guys who wear Ed Hardy...

  • Places to Go When Someone Else Is Paying

    If you have an expense account or work in "The Industry" or are just an LA gold digger, then you've probably been to a lot of these places already. If not, here's a list of places to suggest to your boss on Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day...