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The Best Places in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving Dinner to Go

During Thanksgiving, even if you love to cook, sometimes you would rather spend more quality time with family and friends than in the kitchen, stressing over the internal temperature of the bird in the oven. Other times the idea of the pile of post-meal dishes feels simply like too much work. If ever there was a year to hang up the apron and pick up the phone to order a Thanksgiving feast, 2018 would be it. This year, why not celebrate the holiday in the comfort of your own home without spending all day preparing, slicing, and mixing? All of the restaurants and stores below offer holiday meals for any size party at a wide variety of price points. All you’ll have to do is heat and serve.

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The Best Pre-Halloween Weekend Events in Los Angeles

Whether you are looking for a good fright this pre-Halloween weekend or if you scare easily and would just like wonderful dinner and a nice glass of wine, Los Angeles is offering you plenty of options before the big city-wide Halloween celebration on Wednesday the 31st. Events include The Nightmare Before Christmas with a live score by Danny Elfman, the Haunted Hayride, Disco Dining Club, An Evening with Yotam Ottolenghi, An Evening with Rupaul, the P-22 Day Festival in Griffith Park, the KCRW Masquerade Ball, A Dog Day Brunch at Angel City Brewery, and, of course, Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Check out the weekend’s best pre-Halloween events below!

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Where to Get the Best Happy Hour Oysters in Los Angeles

Toward the end of a warm late August summer day, you may find yourself in an unfamiliar neighborhood, or in the midst of a new stretch of restaurants, and the thought may occur to you: there must be some place nearby that has really great happy hour oysters. The $1 happy hour oyster in LA may be close to becoming extinct, but it’s not quite there yet. Below is the definitive list of $1 dollar or near $1 dollar happy hour oysters in Los Angeles for all your summer oyster cravings, no matter the neighborhood you may find yourself in.

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Inside East LA Meets Napa: Los Angeles’s Best Food & Wine Festival

After arousing suspicions for the past several years, it may be safe to call it: East LA Meets Napa Food & Wine Festival is the best food and wine festival in Los Angeles. At no other festival is there more food, more wine, music, and dancing than at AltaMed’s annual downtown Los Angeles bash. Find your new favorite bottle of wine and where you should book your next dinner reservation inside.

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Where to Watch the Fireworks on Wednesday, July 4

This year, Independence Day falls on a Wednesday, which means you may have already gotten your fill of celebrations, fireworks, and barbecue over the weekend, but the best fireworks displays are still to come. Here’s a handy list of all the best places to see fireworks in Los Angeles this July 4th, including Griffith Park, Hollywood Bowl, Resident DTLA, Redondo Beach Pier, and many more!

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The Best Los Angeles Events in June 2018

Happy June! With the Summer Solstice occurring on June 21st, all of the summer music and art happenings are kicking into high gear including KCRW Summer Nights, Grand Performances, Made in LA, and more! Here’s a a great list of all the best Los Angeles events and things to do in June from music performances, beer festivals, art and craft fairs, and, as always, food. Lots of food. Enjoy!

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Amazing Spots for Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles

Making last minute Mother’s Day plans? You’ll want to take a list of these amazing spots for Mother’s Day brunch that, against all odds, still have a table or two open. While we may celebrate Mom every day in our own way, here’s where to take Mom for a brunch to remember.

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The Best Los Angeles Events in May 2018

Happy May! Here’s a a great list of all the best Los Angeles events and things to do our great city has to offer in April from music performances, wine festivals, art and craft fairs, and, as always, food. Lots of food. Enjoy!

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The Best Los Angeles Events in April 2018

Happy spring! Here’s a a great list of all the best Los Angeles events and things to do our great city has to offer in April from live readings, film festivals, music performances, art shows, and food. Lots of food. Enjoy!

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Last Minute Los Angeles Valentine’s Day Ideas That Are Not a Pricey Prix Fixe Dinner

It happens every year. Whether you’re single, coupled up, or going out for drinks with the girls, inevitably you keep pushing back on making the dinner reservation, perhaps due to the prevalence of pricey prix fixe menus or holding out hopes for a date and then suddenly Valentine’s Day has arrived and every restaurant in town seems to be booked. Fear not! I’ve compiled a list of Valentine’s Day ideas, parties, and film screenings all over town great for couples, groups, and singles alike. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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