Everyone looks forward to a fun girls’ night out. There’s nothing better than catching up with your closest friends over delicious bites and killer cocktails. The hardest part of the whole endeavor? Deciding where to go. When it comes to having a good time with the crew, great ambience, food and location are the name of the game.
Whether you like your chicken fried, grilled, baked or broiled, there’s a stellar, original-white-meat dish out there for everyone. The versatile poultry goes great with everything from healthy roasted vegetables to comforting, hearty sides (mac ‘n cheese, we’re looking at you). Here are a few of our favorite chicken dishes to enjoy in the City of Angels.
Over the past several months, octopus dishes have been making waves on menus from coast to coast. With skin capable of changing color, a jet of ink to cover their tracks, two keen eyes, four pairs of arms and a beak, these soft-bodied, highly intelligent mollusks — no, they’re not fish — are among the more elusive seafood items. While octopuses (yes, that’s the proper plural) are sometimes misunderstood, when prepared well, these mysterious creatures make for some delectable dishes. Check out a few fast facts about these tasty invertebrates:
Do you love ice cream desserts? Whether you’re a die-hard aficionado or just appreciate the creamy treat, the nation’s top restaurants are taking a cue from the country’s best ice cream shops, changing it up (and mixing things in). Maybe you’re a purist who goes hard for a simple vanilla, or exotic matcha-black-sesame is more your style.
Sunnier days are upon us, which means you’ll be needing lots of refreshing drinks to stay healthy and hydrated. One of the world’s favorite fruits — pineapple — is an excellent source of vitamin C and just so happens to be a great beverage addition, too! If that’s not reason enough to incorporate more of the tropical delight into your drinking regimen, here are 5 more.
Summer is almost here, and with it comes the promise of plentiful backyard barbecues. This season, up the ante on your usual hamburgers-and-hot-dogs routine, and take inspiration from the Deep South, St. Louis and even Asia. Because when it comes to chilling and grilling, we aim to satisfy all of our sunny-day cravings.
Summer is a great time to gather your crew, tuck a napkin in your shirt and share some fun meals — and there’s no better food to enjoy together than fried chicken. Whether it’s light meat, dark meat, a wing, breast or thigh, we can’t get enough of this finger-licking good treat. Typically made from from floured or battered broiler chickens (those raised for meat production), fried chicken can be pan fried, deep fried, or pressure fried to crispy perfection and seasoned with everything from garlic powder and cayenne to paprika, salt and pepper.
Sometimes you see a restaurant you like or get a good recommendation but aren’t quite ready to make plans. With Reserve, you can now choose to “favorite” restaurants you want to check out, or have visited and want to go back to.