dineL.A.’s Restaurant Week is July 13-26, 2015

It’s that time again.  Discover Los Angeles has put together another great selection of hot Los Angeles restaurants to showcase. dineL.A.’s Restaurant Week (July 13-26) is a 14-day dining event showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of L.A.’s best restaurants. dineL.A. menus are subject to change.

Mother’s Day L.A. Restaurants

Jenn Harris from L.A. Times online has compiled a fantastic list of fantastic Mother’s Day L.A. restaurants and lounges for that special mom to be pampered, wined and dined.  Here’s some of our favorites from Jenn’s list: Craft: The restaurant will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu highlights include croque madame with country ham and sauce mornay; quiche with wild mushrooms and fontina; and seasonal fruit salad with ricotta. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 279-4180 Livello at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills: Brunch specials will be served a la carte from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include roasted halibut with broccolini; seared shrimp with fennel and orange-Pernod reduction; lobster risotto; and passion fruit panna cotta. There’s also 

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Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill Restaurant in L.A.

Recently, we were able to enjoy a hot new restaurant in L.A. called Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill.  It’s located on La Cienega’s Restaurant Row. (This stretch of road travels through the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, and is loaded with dining spots like Nobu, Matsuhisa, Fogo de Chao, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Fig and Olive, and dozens of others).  Hutchinson is an Indonesian steakhouse, with a large menu selection.  Get there early and enjoy one of their signature cocktails like the Malabar, which is vodka, lime, chile, cardamom, and agave.  Justin Hopper, the owner, introduced himself and recommended the most popular dishes on the menu.  All was fantastic! From the Hutchinson website: …Richard’s wife, and our 

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25 New Los Angeles Restaurants

Between conducting tours and trying to stay in shape, it’s impossible to hit all the new Los Angeles restaurants.  As tour guides in L.A., we try to keep up on the hottest places to eat and the famous chefs behind the menu.  However, quite a few places slip through the cracks, especially when they’re in the surrounding areas of Silverlake, Downtown, Koreatown, Marina Del Rey, and Pasadena.  That’s why we rely on some great articles like this Zagat list from Lesley Balla to keep up on Los Angeles restaurants and current openings: Independence, Lunasia Dim Sum House, Ramen Champ, Tomato Pie Pizza Joint, Simmzy’s Burbank, 800 Degrees, Manichi Ramen, Sweeney’s Ale House, The Little Easy, Verve Coffee Roasters, Rocco’s Tavern, 

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Beverly Hills Shopping in the Popular 90210

From our friends at Love Beverly Hills: Beverly Hills Shopping From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experience world-famous Rodeo Drive where you’ll find Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier. Discover the crown jewel in the heart of Beverly Hills, Two Rodeo Drive, with quaint cobblestone walkways leading you to the likes of Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. Blocks east of Rodeo, shop Beverly and Cañon Drives with local boutiques, unique luxury shops, fantastic Beverly Hills restaurants and open-air cafés. Anchoring the southern border of the Golden Triangle is Department Store Row, home to the titans of luxury retailing, 

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