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Downtown Los Angeles has enjoyed a renaissance, with nearby Silver Lake leading the way as L.A.'s most cutting-edge neighborhood. Great food, museums, and architecture abound at the heart of Southern California's metropolis—get below the surface, and you'll love L.A.
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735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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Cupcakes may have changed the world of desserts, but there have been revolutionary changes within the cupcake industry itself. One of the most innovative ideas that has been brought forth is the Cupcake ATM, offered by the Beverly Hills chain,...
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515 W 7th St #200, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
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Seven Grand, located at (where else?) 7th and Grand, exudes the warmth and wood of your uncle's hunting lodge. Specializing in hand-crafted whiskey cocktails, the bar boasts some expert mixologists all wearing vests (and perhaps a mustache or...
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111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
This bowed silver building stands out among the skyscrapers of Downtown L.A. (though it now has an equally interesting-looking neighbor in the Broad). Those stainless-steel curves have a purpose, though. Architect Frank Gehry designed the...
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350 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
Since 1901 (minus a few years here and there), Angel's Flight funicular railway has transported people up and down steep Bunker Hill in downtown L.A. At the top you'll find the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the...
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335 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
You know all those wishes you've kept in your heart and perhaps brought to mind only when blowing out birthday candles? There is a home for them. I inadvertently came upon what's known as "The Wishing Tree" in the center of a small outside mall in...
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458 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
Peddler's Creamery is passionate about their ice cream, biking, green living, and the local community. What started as a mobile cart—that churned fresh ice cream when pedaled, has evolved into a storefront with a stationary cream-churning bike....
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863 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA
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Palsaik Samgyupsal, which means, "Eight Colors of Pork," is a divine discovery for a bacon lover like myself. Seriously, what can be better than a restaurant that specializes in flavored bacon? You can't help but salivate as marinated slices of...
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700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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My deep love for macarons is no surprise to anyone that knows me, so it's no wonder that after trying perhaps the finest ever in Paris, I'd look for a temporary fix in Los Angeles. This quest led to the discovery of Bottega Louie, one of my...
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1636 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Living in Los Angeles means that when you have to go on the other side of town, it starts to feel like a roadtrip (if you are not pressed for time). So, anytime I have to leave the Santa Monica Beach and head to Silver Lake, I always stop at LA...
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3827 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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I love and collect sneakers, and the guys who own Undefeated create and sell limited-edition collaborations with such brands as Puma, New Balance, and Vans. They also carry all the retro Air Jordans as soon as they are released. 3827 W. Sunset...
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2395 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
If you’re looking for that rare, first-pressing Beatles record, there’s a good chance of finding it here. The selection of vinyl is awesome.