Food of the Week

Chef Atlanta

Interview: chef Hugh Acheson (5&10, The National + Empire State South)

You may know chef Hugh Acheson from his stints as a “Top Chef” judge or as a “Top Chef Masters” competitor. The 2002 Food & Wine “Best New Chef” and 2012 James Beard Award...

Breweries Los Angeles

Visiting L.A. Breweries, Pokin’ the Bear + Harajuku Taproom

Recently, I looked at the latest L.A. County Brewers Guild map and wondered how many of these breweries have I visited. My personal visitation number comes in at 58 of 68. Which is a...

Thanksgiving Ales, 8th Anniversary + Two Burbank Openings

Thanksgiving is one week away. So what beer should you be popping the cap on with the bird around? Before my suggestions, you need to look at the food that will be on the...

Craft Beer Christmas

Beer Christmas Gifts, 200th Anniversary + Your First Beer

It is time for the yearly tradition of “suggesting” gifts for the #independent beer fan on your Christmas list. I always recommend a beer oriented book for the holidays and I have talked numerous...

Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Miles Thompson (Michael’s Santa Monica)

Nobody can say that Miles Thompson’s trajectory has ever hit a plateau. In 2014, Star Chefs named him a Los Angeles Rising Star. This fall, Jeff Gordinier honored Thompson as Esquire magazine’s “Rising Star...

Craft Beer Los Angeles

Second AND Third Locations, Lievre Variations + Rare Beer Hollywood

As our brewing scene grows, that means smaller breweries will be become bigger breweries and bigger breweries need more space. One L.A. county and one Orange county brewery have begun the process of launching...

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