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Matthew Kang

Chinese Food Las Vegas

Top Las Vegas Restaurants

Las Vegas is a city of many high-end restaurants, celebrity chefs, and over-the-top dining experiences, and rummaging through the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. What I’ve found over the years is that...

Why is Restaurant Coffee an Afterthought?

You start with a meal with bread, preferably warm, and end it with coffee. A great restaurant almost always punctuates a meal at the end by a cup of hot coffee or perhaps an...
Chef Los Angeles

The Science of Sweetness with Jimmy Shaw at UCLA

With a lead-in by Science and Food program director Amy Rowat about the properties of viscosity in food, Loteria Grill chef-owner Jimmy Shaw took the stage this past Saturday morning at UCLA with a...

State of Specialty Coffee in Korea

Coffee culture in Korea is making incredible strides at the moment. Just recently a friend of mine told me of a nearly $13 pourover cup of coffee available for purchase. I’ve been told that...

SCAA Symposium with James Hoffmann: Re-imagining Retail

James Hoffmann is widely considered one of the notable voices in the global specialty coffee industry, and he delivered an emphatic talk to end the annual SCAA Symposium. Titled “Re-imagining the Retail Experience,” Hoffmann...

SCAA Symposium Panel Discussion: What’s Cool About Coffee?

This was one of the last presentations held at the annual SCAA Symposium, a special pre-conference event featuring some of the most well known minds in coffee. Nicholas Cho of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters...