Still curious what the secret items on the In-N-Out menu are? Serious Eats has the answer for you with a special infographic of sorts to guide you through all the goodies you may not have known are available.
The little neighborhood tucked between Hancock Park and Koreatown known as Larchmont is the closest thing Mid-City will ever get to a suburb. Walking the main strip feels very similar to spending an afternoon in South Pasadena or Toluca Lake. The small shops and cafes are packed with young families and the farmers market, full of fresh cheese, endless vegetables, and kale for days is about as LA as a grocery trip can get. Larchmont Boulevard gets a lot of attention between 3rd Street and Beverly, but the foot traffic instantly stops north of that. Forgoing Larchmont Wine and Cheese is hard to do, but going north of Beverly, towards Melrose reveals an entirely new offering of unique shops Larchmont is known for.
Say what you will about the LA Times but their food coverage is fairly consistent and quite great. From Jonathan Gold‘s reviews to events that make everyone happy, they are one area of the newspaper that is keeping it real. But did you know they have a Test Kitchen video series that helps you perfect your culinary craft? They do! We had no clue but it’s totally something that exists and it is totally informative.
So you are catching a movie at The Arclight in Hollywood and you just don’t have the time or energy to think of another place to eat around Sunset and Vine despite there being a ton of places to eat but you are really hungry and you don’t want to be late for your movie so you decide that, yes, you are going to chance it again—after you swore against it the last time you were there—at the Arclight Cafe. This is a restaurant known for its clapperboard sheets so you and your waiter can countdown when your movie starts and a menu that features a lot of common classics you might actually find at a chain restaurant down near the Regal Stadium 20 back home. You always eat here and feel rushed and are unhappy with the food and are just in a silly headspace going into your film. “Why didn’t I just get one of those fancy hot dogs?” you think to yourself as you rush to your showtime. Why do we go to The Arclight Cafe even though we know we shouldn’t? It’s convenient and it’s strangely homey and there is a bar.
The “foodie fashion” movement seems to have catapulted into fame this year. There are t-shirts that feature bacon patterns and sweaters that feature photo-realistic, monster sized french fries and even shoes covered in candy. Whether the product of designers with the munchies or junk food adoring companies, there is no way of telling—but food in fashion has definitely been showing up more and more. This brings up an important question: what would an LA entry into this world look like? Local high-end street brand Casen Kreation have suggested an answer with a new collection of bright photographic print based wears that feature fruit. Yes, fruit—because Californians are healthy!