Best Soup to Go

Steaming chicken—and shrimp and tomato and ramen—to soothe body and soul

Best Stationery Stores

Hand-embroidered cards lovely enough to frame are displayed at Soolip (8646 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-360-0545) alongside 100-percent-silk hand-dyed ribbon, drawers of pressed flowers, and decorative storage boxes. Housed...

Best Great Eats On The Cheap

Photography courtesy flickr/norwichnuts ANA MARIA’S The carnitas tacos at this haven of Mexican food are huge things: nearly half a pound of juicy meat piled on two corn tortillas, with...

Best Comedy Shows

The city is alive with humor. Here’s where to get the last laugh

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants

We go to Dish in La Cañada for homey all-American food and Border Grill in Santa Monica for nouveau Mexican. But for the quintessential L.A. kids' menu, it's hard...
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These L.A.-Made Cat Trees Are Works of Art

Hollywood Kitty Company's creations are fit for fancy felines

Best Bargain Day Spas

Photograph by Mindee Choi If you’re desperate to unwind, but your budget is tight, head to a traditional Korean spa. About $20 allows you full access to an oasis of...

Best Frozen Treats

Photograph by Carin Krasner We’re all for air-conditioning, but sometimes you need to cool off from the inside out. We visited dozens of shops offering soft serve, frozen yogurt, gelato,...

Can You Handle L.A.’s Best Barhopping Street?

Where to find an absolutely intoxicating strip of drinking spots