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Craft Beer Los Angeles

Two New Spots, Buffalo Trace Barrels + BBQ on Ventura

This week Brew & You covers two new additions to L.A.’s craft beer drinking scene. Both spots are entering parts of town that have recently exploded with choices. First up is Cosmic Brewery which...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Craft Beer & BBQ at Bludso’s

It has been awhile since I have talked about the venerable Golden State, their great burgers and the Old Rasputin beer float. Before I could re-review the Fairfax establishment, owners Jason Bernstein and James...
Food Science Los Angeles

Nathan Myhrvold’s 16 Interesting Facts About BBQ + Grilling

The UCLA Science and Food lecture series featured Nathan Myhrvold, who worked as Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer and competed on a team that helped win the World Barbecue Championship at Memphis in May. He...
Barbecue Texas

The Salt Lick BBQ: Feasting Beyond Family Style in Driftwood

During the nearly biennial trip to Austin with my father and brother, we inevitably sweep the surrounding Hill Country, filling cracks in our barbecue education one pit at a time. We rarely revisit venues,...
Barbecue Los Angeles

Ford’s Filling Station Launches Endless Summer BBQ Sundays [CLOSED]

May 24 served as a transition period at Ford’s Filling Station, as chef-owner Benjamin Ford shelved his Sunday roasts in favor of Endless Summer BBQ Sundays. Every Sunday from 4 – 10 p.m., customers...
Chef Los Angeles

Caribbean Dreams: “Holy Food” in Highland Park?

Chef Fausto Alvarez was dispensing Texas-style barbecue from a truck in the parking lot of his upcoming Highland Park restaurant, Caribbean Dreams. Alvarez used to own Tropical Caribbean Restaurant on South Lake in Pasadena,...