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We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Torrance And All Its Breweries

With 11 breweries, Torrance has the highest concentration of them in the region, according to the L.A. County Brewers Guild.

Nothing Can Fix LA Traffic, So Deal With It

Not new trains. Not freeways. Not flying cars. Not Elon Musk. It's unfixable.

Happy 75 Years Of Smog, LA. We Don't Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible

It was July 8, 1943 when the first real smog rolled into town. It was mayhem.

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

There was a time you wouldn't dare leave your house without a Thomas Guide. Here's the history of this beloved tome.

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black infants die before their first birthday at twice the rate of their white counterparts. Over the next few weeks, reporter Priska Neely will be sharing stories of people in Southern California and across the country who are trying to change that statistic.

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

To celebrate LAist's return, our in-house puzzlemaster created a quiz that tests just how much of an Angeleno you really are.

How California Lawmakers Goosed Jackpots To Create Record-Setting Lottery Sales

The California Lottery is minting money after a 2010 change in state law lifted the cap on how much could go to prizes. The change was designed to boost the amount the lottery sends to schools, the agency's only beneficiary, but education dollars haven't kept pace.

LA Explained: Homelessness

Why does L.A. have so many homeless people? Here's what you need to know.

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

Here are some museum gems that don't always grab headlines, but are still waiting to blow your mind.

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

This was almost a playlist of Julie Andrews and The Kinks. Maybe tomorrow.

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The 10 Best Diners In Los Angeles

Nothing beats the combination of pancakes and hot coffee.

The 8 Best Niche Museums And Galleries In Los Angeles

From Hollywood to Montecito Heights to Culver City.

The 7 Best Places To Dog-Watch Around L.A. (Even If You Don't Have A Dog)

To paraphrase Raymond Carver, dogs are a small, good thing.

The Best Art Supply Stores In Los Angeles

Because there is no greater joy than an entire aisle of paints...

The Best Outside-The-Box Karaoke Parties In Los Angeles

Why sing by yourself when you can rock out with a live band?

The 7 Most Iconic Cemeteries In Los Angeles

Visit these cemeteries to embrace your goth side and learn about L.A.'s past.

The 8 Best Jewish Delis In Los Angeles

Familiarize yourself with L.A.'s Jewish deli scene, just in time for Rosh Hashanah.

The 11 Best Biscuits In Los Angeles

Pair them with meats, or sweets, or even a cocktail.

The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles

Whether you're into soul or noise rock, there's something for everyone.

The Best Places For Birdwatching In Los Angeles

We've got everything from egrets to parrots. And how about chickens?

Seven Of The Best Vintage Clothing Stores In Los Angeles

These vintage shops are ideal for digging out diamonds in the semi-rough.

The Eight Best Sound Baths In Los Angeles

Are you ready for a sonic journey of healing?

The Best Breakfast Spots In L.A.

We have everything from eggs Benedict, to shakshuka, to vegan donuts.

The Best Breakfast Spots In L.A.

We have everything from eggs Benedict, to shakshuka, to vegan donuts.

The 10 Best Bagels In Los Angeles

Contrary to what the rest of the country may believe, L.A. knows how to make a good bagel.

The Best 'Everyday' Dinner Spots In Los Angeles

When you're not looking for a special occasion, just something comfortable and consistent.

The Best 'Everyday' Dinner Spots In Los Angeles

When you're not looking for a special occasion, just something comfortable and consistent.

Beat The Heat With L.A.'s Nine Best Milkshakes

L.A.'s milkshakes bring all the boys to know what, never mind, we already regret this pun.

Best Places To Be Alone In Los Angeles

Sometimes L.A. is best appreciated when solo.

Where To Find The Best Russian Food In L.A.

In addition to favorites like pickled herring and blinis, you can also find lesser-known items like tvorog and kvass in L.A.

The Best Themed Bars In Los Angeles

From airplanes to cryptozoology, L.A.'s got a bar for every topic under the sun.

The Best Outdoor Dining Patios In Los Angeles

Summer is just a few weeks away, which means it's time to dine al fresco.

The Best Places To Meet Someone From The Internet For A First Date In L.A.

Plus, all the dos and don'ts you need to know for choosing a place.

The Best Comic Book Stores In Los Angeles

From the newcomers to the long-time collectors, L.A.'s comic book stores are open to everyone.

The Best Cheese Stores In Los Angeles

Also, there are plenty of good cheesemongers in L.A. to help guide your way.

The 10 Best Places To Be Really, Really Stoned In Los Angeles

From museums to places where you can stuff your face, here are some spots that will keep your high going.

The 7 Best Vegan Brunches In L.A.

In the mood for persimmons with red crisp grapes and watercress? Or quinoa tabbouleh?

The Best 24-Hour Restaurants In Los Angeles

Where hard-boiled Angelenos find hard-boiled eggs 24-hours a day.

The Eight Best L.A. Eats That Aren't Actually From L.A.

From ice cream shops to dumpling joints, not all of L.A.'s best eateries were born here.

Ten Of The Best Poems About Los Angeles

From the work of Wanda Coleman to Dana Gioia, ten of the best poems about the City of Angels.

The Eight Best Bowls Of Ramen In L.A.

Los Angeles is serving up some of the best ramen in the country right now. Here's where to find it.

The 11 Best Hangover Foods For Your Morning After

Whatever your hangover needs, these dishes have you covered.

Where To Find The Best Exotic Ice Cream Flavors in Los Angeles

You can find flavors like mango and sticky rice, sweet potato, and beer and pretzels.

The 13 Best Spas In Los Angeles

For when you need to escape the real world for a bit.

A Guide To L.A.'s Other Walks Of Fame

There are "walks" for porn stars, animal stars, and fake doctors.

L.A.'s Best New Bars Of 2016

2016 sucked. Here's some great places to drink away the pain of this past year.

L.A.'s Best New Restaurants Of 2016

From Cafe Birdie to Erven, and everything in between.

The 11 Best Places To Get Pasta In L.A.

There's even a place that serves fantastic vegan pasta.

The Best Los Angeles-Themed Halloween Costumes

From shifty private investigators, to pink-clad pseudo celebs, here are some L.A.-centric characters you can dress up as for your October festivities.

The 10 Best Doughnut Shops In L.A.

The doughnut renaissance is upon us in L.A.

The 12 Best Runs In Los Angeles

From the mountains to the sea.

The Best Pizzas In Los Angeles

Heaven on a slice.

12 Places To Get Breakfast Pizza In Los Angeles

You can eat pizza for breakfast.

The Best Tattoo Shops In Los Angeles

Looking to get some ink done?

The 14 Most Beautiful Patios For Brunch In Los Angeles

If there's an outdoor patio involved, then we've basically snagged the golden ticket for brunch.

The 11 Best Tater Tots In Los Angeles

We munch on them compulsively when they're around. But have we taken the time to really consider tater tots?

The 11 Best Classic And Quintessentially Los Angeles Dishes

From "The Godmother" at Bay Cities to the Hollenbeck burrito at El Tepeyac, these eleven dishes are classic Los Angeles.

The 10 Best Indie Bookstores In Los Angeles

Bonus: Book recommendations from the staff at each of our favorite stores.

The 9 Best Web Series About Living In Los Angeles

Here are some of the scripted series that speak to what a wonderful, diverse, imperfect, mind-boggling, neurotic and sometimes terrible place Los Angeles can be.

The Best Vegan And Dairy-Free Frozen Treats In Los Angeles

The vegan and dairy-free crowd shouldn't be left out when it comes to sweet refreshment. We ALL scream for ice cream, after all.

Los Angeles' 10 Most Essential LGBTQ Bars And Clubs

Bars have acted as the bloodline of the LGBTQ community and we need them now more than ever.

The 5 Best Places Outdoors To Escape The Heat

During a heatwave the beaches are flocked, energy use soars, and hiking the local trails can turn into a dangerous affair. Luckily, there are alternatives within reach.

The Six Best Public Pools In Los Angeles

Chlorine is the opiate of the masses.

The 18 Best Bars For Outdoor Drinking In Los Angeles

Whether you're looking to stick your toes in the sand while you sip or challenge a friend to ping-pong over a beer, we rounded up our favorite bars for outdoor drinking in Los Angeles.

The Best Empanadas In Los Angeles

Whether you're showing up to a party with a welcome dozen or two, or just looking for a tasty snack, here are our favorite empanadas around L.A.

The Best Rooftop Bars In Los Angeles

From dazzling views of the city lights below to soothing ocean vistas, we rounded up our favorite rooftop bars around L.A.

19 Places In Los Angeles For Stoners To Satisfy The Munchies

From crazy mac and cheese mashups to ice cream-stuffed donuts, here's plenty of tasty grub for your 4/20 celebrations.

Our Favorite Beers From Local Breweries

Whether you're craving a super-hoppy IPA, a tart sour or a smoky porter—or really anything in between—here are our favorite beers from local brewers.

The 8 Best Soup Dumpling Shops In Los Angeles

Naturally, Din Tai Fung made the cut. But here are some other places to check out when their line is too long.

The 15 Best Dive Bars In Los Angeles

From dimly-lit, raucous joints to rough-around-the-edges neighborhood locals that open early in the morning, here are our favorite dive bars in L.A.

The 11 Best Bagels In Los Angeles

From decades-old institutions to new-school offerings, here are our favorite bagels around town.

The 17 Best Fitness Studios In Los Angeles

We logged in countless sweaty hours to bring you this comprehensive, tried and true list of the best places in L.A. to workout.

The Best Late Night Happy Hour Deals In Los Angeles

From cheap booze to deliciously discounted bites, here are our favorite late night happy hours around L.A.

The Best Piano Bars In Los Angeles

From sipping a martini while listening Sinatra or throwing back a beer while a ragtime jazz band tears it up, here are our favorite piano bars around Los Angeles.

The 12 Best All-You-Can-Eat Deals In Los Angeles

From bottomless brunches to overflowing buffet tables, Korean BBQ to unlimited Dodger Dogs, here are our favorite places for the best all-you-can-eat deals.

14 Cool Places To Eat And Drink On Ventura Boulevard

From intimate new wine and cocktail bars to fresh takes on modern Mexican and Neapolitan pizza, here are our favorite spots on Ventura Boulevard.

The 19 Best Beer Bars In Los Angeles

From special releases and tap takeovers to seasonal and rare pours, these are our favorite bars for beer around L.A.

Best Strip Clubs In Los Angeles

From impressive pole routines at fun and rowdy bikini bars to intimate private dances at sprawling topless and nude clubs, here are our favorite strip clubs in L.A.

14 Romantic Restaurants In Los Angeles

From beautiful city views to intimate dinners by candlelight and under twinkling lights outdoors, here are our favorite romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.

The Best Nachos In Los Angeles

From cheese-drenched, old school versions with jalapeƱos and guacamole to creative new twists like kimchi, here are our favorite nachos around L.A.

10 Best Hook-Up Bars In Los Angeles

Our favorite bars to meet someone new.

Los Angeles' Best New Restaurants For 2015

From killer kalbi burgers and French-meets-Mexican brunch, affordable bites to hit-the-town splurges, here are our favorite new restaurants of 2015.

Los Angeles' Best New Bars In 2015

From an '80s-themed speakeasy to classy cocktail hideaways, lively craft beer spots to cozy wine bars, here are 12 of our favorite new bars in Los Angeles.

The Best Eats In Los Angeles For Under $10

Just because we're not all able to afford dining at fancy restaurants, it doesn't mean we have to eat at McDonald's on the regular either.

The Best Booze Stores In Los Angeles

Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or just looking to expand your drinking palate, here are our favorite shops for booze around Los Angeles.

18 Of Our Favorite Brunch Spots In Los Angeles

Here are some of our favorite places to get our weekends started.

The Best Breakfast Burritos In Los Angeles

To help you start your day off right with some tortilla-wrapped magic, here are our favorite breakfast burritos around L.A.

The Best Coffee Shops In Los Angeles

Here are our favorite coffee shops in Los Angeles—from a cute 3D latte art fixture to a spot that serves you liquid nitro ice cream to go along with your coffee.

The Best Bars For Classic Cocktails In Los Angeles

From a proper Martini to a satisfying Old Fashioned, we tracked down the best places to order classic cocktails.

The Best Train Trips From Los Angeles

What better way to get sweeping views of the country, and up and down the coast than to sit leisurely on a cushioned seat by the window?

The Best Burgers In Los Angeles

Whether you're a purist when it comes to burgers, or like them topped with fancy things like foie gras, Los Angeles has enough different styles of the American classic to keep you sated. From burgers that have grilled-cheese buns to ones with Korean-inspired flavors, here are our favorite burgers, and as always, leave yours in the comments. The cheeseburger at Belcampo (Photo via Belcampo Meat Co.) Belcampo Meat Co. Ordering a burger from an artisanal...

The 17 Best Pizza Places In Los Angeles

From gourmet wood-fired pies to straightforward classic slices, here are our favorite pizzerias in Los Angeles.

The Best Lingerie Stores In Los Angeles

When it comes to unmentionables you actually want to mention, here are the best for your boudoir.

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