Best Steakhouse Veggie Sides

Photograph courtesy thejar.com The pointy-capped, deeply creviced, chocolate-colored cousins of truffles, braised morels are a hit at Dakota. Available from March to September, these morels are foraged in Washington State forests, braised in...

Best Home Owner Apps

HomeKeeper provides a list of maintenance jobs that are often forgotten, such as resealing bathroom countertops and cleaning the air-conditioning filter. Personalize a to-do list with dates and shopping...

Best Earth Changers

Seafood for the Future, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sustainable seafood program The brain: Melissa Carrasquillo, program director at the Long Beach aquarium. Do something! Area markets, distributors, and restaurants...

Best Breakfasts

Photography courtesy flickr/stevendepolo Set designers from Sony up the street seem to have had a hand in the old-timey decor at the S&W Country Diner. The menu updates yesteryear’s...

Best Single-Screen Theaters

Dedicated movie houses may be disappearing across the country, but in L.A. we’re still blessed with an abundance of them, many of which take their aesthetic cues from the...

Best Sandwiches

Photograph courtesy flickr/FotoosVanRobin The fabled lobster rolls of Maine are traditionally wrapped in waxed paper or set on Styrofoam plates. But at the lobby lounge in the Ritz-Carlton Marina del...

Best Locally Made Jams

    Sierra Madre The third and fourth generations behind the San Gabriel Valley institution E. Waldo Ward & Son cook up some two dozen jams and preserves. Of the...

Best Used Bookstores

Photograph courtesy Flickr/Redzenradish Best of LA, November 2007 Reading while standing mid-aisle is a venerable bookstore tradition. You’ll see plenty of that at Brand Bookshop, but you’ll also find a few tables...