This Labor Day weekend, I'm Danielle Dorsey, assistant editor of Food and editor of all our gastronomic guides, with this week's tasting notes. As a Southern California native, I know that when the summer heat peaks in August and remains stable until September, there is no place more nostalgic and refreshing than one of my local malls. Nowadays, I try to avoid the fast fashion stores that crowd those retail centers, but have replaced them with food salons, of which Los Angeles has many that have historic value and offer space to a variety of innovative vendors using local products and suppliers. The selection of the 101 best restaurants has hosted some of the most interesting food stores in the city since it opened its doors in 1917. Every restaurant or bar in this outdoor food court is powered by reused metal containers from the port of L. A.
Inspired by the melting pot of cultures in Los Angeles, with Asian, Italian, Bludso BBQ, hamburgers and American cuisine, you can find something for everyone here. Anaheim also has a restaurant named after it, helping to usher in a new era in the city's dining and nightlife scene. Members of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Association of Zoos save 10% at zoo restaurants and gift shops. Seafood Watch raises awareness of sustainable seafood through its consumer guides, website, mobile application and partnerships with companies, culinary leaders and conservation organizations across North America. So if you're looking for discounts or promotions this Labor Day weekend, you can find them at some of the best food courts in Los Angeles County. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a full meal, you can find something to satisfy your cravings.
And don't forget to check out Jenn Harris' profiles about Michelin-starred chef Malcolm Lee from Candlenut and Thitid Tassanakajohn known as Chef Ton who premiered Le Du - a restaurant with a seasonal tasting menu in Bangkok that currently ranks first on the list of the 50 best restaurants in Asia in the world. So if you're looking for a cool place to spend your Labor Day weekend with ice cream in hand, why not explore one of these amazing food courts? You won't be disappointed!.