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Craft Beer Los Angeles

We’re Pouring, KBS + Beer Shelf Mischief

When I first moved to Glendale, many years ago, there was little to no good beer to be found. Glendale had a brief flirtation with a brewery on Brand Boulevard by the name of...
Gastropub Miami

Pubbelly: Hyping Pork in South Beach’s Sunset Harbour

In 2008, just when it was beginning to look like Miami might not have much more to offer culinarily, city planners and entrepreneurs started debuting insta-neighborhoods like Midtown and Sunset Harbour. The latter, situated...
Restaurant Sign Hollywood

Where Did BoHo Go?

Eagle-eyed L.A. Beer Blast readers may have noticed that BoHo has been missing from the tap listings lately. There is a reason for it. The gastropub moved from one iconic Hollywood location to another,...
Gastropub San Diego

Craft & Commerce: Flipping for Fried Chicken near Little Italy

Absolut Achatz not only yielded my most memorable food and drink of experience of 2010, it also allowed me to meet a number of interesting industry professionals. For example, chef Craig Jimenez sat two...
Gastropub Los Angeles

Waterloo & City: Riffing on British Comfort Food in Culver City [CLOSED]

Every September, my cousin Jimmy visits Santa Monica from suburban New Jersey, and he’s always on the hunt for the same thing: the city’s hottest restaurant. The food is important, and if he can...
Hamburger San Diego

Neighborhood: Grooming the Gaslamp for Good Gastro Grub

My interview series with brewmasters not only provides insight about the people who make some of the best beer; the producers have also been known to impart great advice on where to drink (and...