5 Local Restaurant Recipes And The 5 Wines To Pair With 'Em

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    176

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    [UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 15.]

    Figuring out where to eat is no easy feat in L.A. — with so many options, settling on a spot (especially when dealing with picky friends) can make any Angeleno's head spin. Add in the fact that most wine and mixology lists are miles long, and suddenly your low-key dinner plans are just as stressful as a high-school calc exam. Well, take a deep breath, dear foodies. We've tapped vino vixen Whitney Adams of domaineLA for a little 411 on the best bottles to pair with the yummiest plates out there.

    Taking into consideration ingredients, tradition, and atmosphere, Adams explains why a bit of bubbly goes well with Tex-Mex, how citrus notes can amp up that kale salad, and so much more. Plus, we convinced a handful of local chefs to dish up the recipes for each plate we mention, so you can master these pairings at home. Now, go on, snag these expert tips, and prepare to become the hostess with the mostest (or the most knowledgeable guest at any table) in the new year and well beyond.

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Celebs & Influencers

Solange Is Officially Over The Style She's Most Known For

We completely understand the importance (and necessity!) of the occasional personal-style re-evaluation. It could be because you've gotten into the rut of wearing all neutrals, even when you have a wardrobe full of colors at your fingertips. Or, you need to streamline your shopping habits. How many striped T-shirts is too read

10 Bad-Decision Beauty Fixes

Some of our favorite nights are those spent making relatively bad decisions. Was it smart to stay out until 2 a.m. on a weeknight? Not exactly. Was it wise to have a martini or two before dyeing your hair at home? Probably not. Did you really need to binge-watch all of season three of The Wire on a Tuesday? Well, that last read



Shopping

11 Essentials For Every Dressy Occasion

There’s nothing more thrilling than looking at a jam-packed spring calendar filled with rooftop soirees, garden parties, and weekend weddings — until you stare into your closet abyss and realize you have nothing to wear, that is. So, we’re taking the guesswork out of event dressing by mapping out 11 key pieces read