Hillary Eaton

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Where To Find The Country’s Best Eats — Without Ever Leaving L.A.

L.A. is a city of transplants. Of course, there are a few fabled born-and-bred Angelenos out there, but most of us come from somewhere else — be it another state or even another country. Whether you’ve lived here for a decade (and consider yourself an honorary L.A. native), or you’re just settling in to your first month in the city, there’s always a little part of you that will belong to your hometown.

We know it firsthand: that nostalgic pang that affects even the most well-adjusted of L.A. transplants when we catch a scent of our native grub. Fortunately, since many of the city’s culinary purveyors hail from all over, we don’t have to leave town to get a taste of home. We’ve put together a list of the best dining spots that will immediately transport you to a different state (and state of mind) — all within city limits.

From authentic Tex-Mex and Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, to New England-style seafood and authentic Hawaiian bites, these restaurants will take you back to your roots — or somewhere new altogether. So, say hello to your new home away from home! (And, for all you international transplants, stay tuned: We’re cooking up a list for you, too!)

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4 Perfectly Delicious Ways To Make Eggs For Every Meal

Never underestimate the humble egg. Sure, it may be tried-and-true, but it’s far from boring. In fact, when it comes to the realm of food trends, the egg’s been making the scene lately, topping everything from wood-fired pizzas to gourmet burgers. But, this cooking staple still has way more to offer. The fact is, eggs are easy to make, affordable, and can take center stage during all three meals.

For advice on the subject, we consulted Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park, the talented ladies behind the celebrated food blog Spoon Fork Bacon. The two Los Angeles-based foodies have taken it upon themselves to put together dozens of delicious recipes devoted to exploring the versatility of eggs in their newly released cookbook, The Perfect Egg.

In The Perfect Egg you can expect a detailed breakdown of different types of eggs (from chicken to duck), a section on tips and tricks, and recipes for every meal of the day. It also includes a guide to choices like cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, organic, and those high in Omega-3. (Fisher recommends buying pasture-raised eggs, like those from Vital Farms. The hens have more outdoor space and better living conditions than at many farms, and a happy hen means a healthy egg.)

“We hope people will take these recipes and get inspired to make their own, because it’s so easy to mix ingredients and create variations,” Park says. And, to help you do just that, Fisher and Park have shared some delicious egg recipes for you to try at home. They’re all super-easy to make, and you may even have all the ingredients in your fridge already. Now, let’s get crackin’.