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Soda Los Angeles

Cassia Shinko Pear Soda

Cassia, the seasonal Southeast Asian restaurant in Santa Monica from Bryant Ng, Kim Luu-Ng, Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, is pretty close to a sure thing. New dishes are hits, and pre-existing dishes are...
Top 10 California

10 Great California Fruit (and Vegetable) Beers

One of the most creative brewing areas is the fruit/vegetable beer.  When the craft beer revolution first started, these beers were the intro to small-batch, micro-brewed beers for early converts to craft beer.  I...
Market Bangkok

Or Tor Kor Market: On the Hunt for Sea of Stalls in Bangkok

On another John Powers recommendation, I traveled uptown via Skytrain. After three painfully long-winded missteps, precipitated by bad advice from the women at my hotel front desk, my sojourn was salvaged by a boy...