Food of the Week

Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room, Genghis Cohen + Mountaineering Club)

Houston native Yael Vengroff is a vaunted bartender who started at notable Manhattan cocktail bars Tailor, Painkiller and Pegu Club before relocating to L.A. She’s currently the bar director at sister establishments The Spare...

Craft Beer Oregon

When Taprooms Re-Open

In times past, early June is a magical time here in Los Angeles. Beer lovers are coming down from the intense high of the Firestone Walker Invitational and preparing themselves for the fun in...

Kebabs Glendale

Which Restaurant Closures Would Hurt the Most?

Which restaurants would hurt you the most to lose? Diners participating in pickup and delivery during the crisis should ask themselves that question when deciding where to order food. Restaurants currently face devastating limitations...

Brewery Pasadena

Wrong Time to Open, Unsung Heroes, Stir Crazy + Other Beer News

Imagine making the decision to open a brewery. You raise cash and ambitions. You hack your way through red tape and construction. You order up ingredients and get ready to brew. You set an...

COVID-19 Sign

What Food Writing Looks Like in the COVID-19 Era and My Hopes For the Future

My digital scrapbook was dozens-deep with ideas, including an exploration of the term “chef-driven,” a story titled “5 Misconceptions About Kid-Friendly Restaurants,” and round-ups of items ranging from brownies to fish sandwiches. After March...

Cider Long Beach

Ficklewood Ciderworks, Crosbo Pils + Virtual Beer Meetups

It would be easy to dedicate my monthly Brew & You column to the viral elephant in the room and how it is affecting the Los Angeles brewing industry. But I do believe that...