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3 inventive tacos to try now in Los Angeles

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 3, 2022
There’s no shortage of tacos in Los Angeles. All the carts, trucks and stands I encounter daily hold a promise of something to obsess over. Everyone has their favorites. Here are three to try now. Tacos dorados estilo San Marcos from the Birrieria...

How to go on a dumpling crawl in Koreatown

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 3, 2022
Los Angeles is home to a vibrant, bustling Koreatown with the largest population of Korean people outside of Korea. It’s a sprawling food mecca where you can find a seemingly endless variety of Korean dishes, and plenty of dumplings. Korean mandu...

L.A. to Vegas: Maroon 5 Residency Announced at Park MGM

Joe Siyam • Los Angeles Magazine • October 2, 2022
Welcome to LAMag’s semimonthly update on major restaurant openings, club news, hotel announcements, celebrity and influencer sightings, and everything else you need to know before you venture to Sin City. Maroon 5 have announced their Las Vegas...

Pollen In Love at DTLA’s Broken Shaker

Maureen Harrington • Los Angeles Magazine • September 28, 2022
Don’t stop with the lobby of the Freehand Hotel. Though it’s charming, filled with chic women and their beaus lounging on couches, pass through and go upstairs to the rooftop Broken Shaker, where the crowd tends toward swim gear for sitting around...

The Waterfront Gives Venice a Spot Where Everyone’s Comfortable

Maureen Harrington • Los Angeles Magazine • September 28, 2022
Lately, it feels like we’re too often let down by a much-hyped restaurant killing the evening’s buzz. But then there are those rare meals that defy our expectations. The Waterfront on the Venice Boardwalk is one where everyone at the table agrees...

Looking for the perfect croissant? It's in Ojai

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 26, 2022
Here’s where to eat — and what to order — right now. The entire bakery case at the Dutchess Just after 7 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning, a line wrapped around the bakery counter at the Dutchess. On display at the Ojai restaurant and bakery were...

Where to find the best Italian dumplings in Los Angeles

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 25, 2022
Chef Steve Samson says that every morning, growing up in Bologna, Italy, his nonna would make fresh pasta. Some days she rolled out tagliatelle, others it was tortelloni. What Samson calls “grandma-cooking” is at the heart of his downtown...

The best dumplings in Los Angeles

Jenn HarrisColumnist • Los Angeles Times • September 24, 2022
We’re lucky enough to live in a city that offers pan-fried, boiled, deep-fried, grilled and steamed dumplings from all over the world. And as I filmed season 2 of “The Bucket List” video series,” with 11 episodes devoted to dumplings, we attempted...