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Los Angeles Shaved Ice Desserts Worth Seeking

Now that summer is sweltering, get relief where you can. I normally find it at the bottom of a bowl or cup. In L.A., frosty options are nearly unlimited and go well beyond lemonade....

Los Angeles Popsicles Worth Seeking

Summer calls for cool refreshment. Popsicles remain some of the most satisfying options. Ice or milk-based bars provide canvases for nearly unlimited flavors. In the past, I’ve even enjoyed popsicles served in cocktails or...

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Los Angeles Soft Serve Ice Cream Worth Seeking

I last wrote about Los Angeles soft serve ice cream for The Los Angeles Times in 2015. At that point, eight places stood out, which now feels quaint. I’m steering clear of places I...

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Los Angeles Caesar Salads Worth Seeking

If Caesar salad is on the menu, I order it. I crave the crisp romaine, sharp cheese and swift umami hit. Restaurateur César Cardini and chef Livio Santini first served this iconic salad at...

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Los Angeles Salads Worth Seeking

Salad doesn’t need to be boring. L.A. has access to fantastic produce and global influences that help to keep meals interesting. Plenty of restaurants know that. I typically prefer salads with a jolt of...

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Los Angeles Lemonade Worth Seeking

When the heat hits, and in case neighborhood kids aren’t setting up stands in their front yards, it’s important to know where to find thirst quenching lemonade. My favorite Los Angeles lemonade includes classic...