If not for the sandwich board out front with the daily specials, you might miss what is essentially a hole in a wall in downtown Santa Monica. But through that hole (it's actually a door), is one of the better burger-and-beer joints on the coast.
The new way to end the work week could be with a milkshake happy hour. The Counter now offers shakes spiked with wine, including one with pinot noir, cherries, and chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
I eagerly opened my current issue of Newsweek and then threw the magazine in the trash with utter disgust after perusing the story.
With temperatures pushing 90 all week, we at Broke Girl's Guide are just about ready to ditch our work-appropriate clothing and wander into the office in a bikini. This impulse alone is proof that this weekend can't come quickly enough!
If you're ready for a pleasant surprise that exceeds your expectations, check out Bru Haus. You probably wouldn't expect to find a decent beer around here, much less a gourmet meal. Surprise.
What do you get when you combine a renovated 1912 fire station with Chef Christopher Hora's unique sweet and savory fare? A winning combination that fits in beautifully with the renewal and renovation of downtown Los Angeles.
So you want to be a mixologist? Take the Cocktail Crafting class Tuesday with the Institute of Domestic Technology and Oldfield's Liquor Room's Aaron Stepka.
While we're trying not to dwell on the passing of July, we vow to make the remains of summer worthwhile so that we don't find ourselves suddenly decorating pumpkins with no sandy stories to tide us through the brutal L.A. winter months.
While it's impossible to hit every little enclave around LA in one roundup, we've asked a few food folk where they like to eat in their area, and highlighted some of our own favorites.
Catch The Goonies on the rooftop at the Thompson Beverly Hills on Tuesday. Grab a cabana or settle in poolside for the flick -- you get free popcorn, or you can order off of the special movie-night menu from Caulfield's.
While we have a hard time getting into some Olympic sports, we do enjoy spectating at sports bars during the Olympics. We aren't ashamed to admit that in our minds, the games provide for three solid weeks of competitive man-hunting.
As the games kick off in London on Saturday, we'll be busy busting a move in LA in celebration of National Dance Day! Learn some moves and catch a special performance from Cirque du Soleil at the opening of Downtown's Grand Park.
La Dolce Vita is a unique, fond reminder of an earlier age, but fortunately its owner has had the foresight to bring it into the digital age.
Now we have so many "authentic" pies to choose from in L.A., it's difficult to choose the best. Here are 12 top chewy, crispy and blistered wood-fired pizzas around town.
DineLA 2012 is a 12-day summer dining celebration, where local Angelinos and visitors to the city can experience specially-priced menu meals at 250 participating restaurants throughout the city.
The truth is that there are plenty of ways to entertain your out-of-town guests without their trip turning into a sightseeing nightmare. Here are a few fun ideas, depending on who happens to be visiting.