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Craft Beer Los Angeles

New El Segundo Breweries, Kern River Pumpkin + Cask is Not Dead

Street names like Nevada and Illinois may be from out of state, but El Segundo’s two newest breweries are carving out niches specific to SoCal. Niches that revolve almost more around the theme than...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Smog City West, Salt & Lime + Southland Anniversary

If Smog City Brewing had a motto, it just might be “Here We Grow Again.” The Torrance based brewery from Laurie Porter and Jonathan Porter has a wood cellar across the industrial park from...
Spirits Long Beach

Portuguese Bend and 4th Horseman, Bears Ears + Cellador Ales Turns Three

You can get lost in a foeder forest maze of beer when visiting Long Beach, but there are times when you need a change of pace. There are two spots, quite near each other,...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Project Barley, Velvet Glow + North, Central and South

In reporting on the Los Angeles beer scene, I have seen that when the first brewery opens in a town/neighborhood, it’s likely that more breweries are waiting in the wings. When Burnin Daylight Brewery...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: Chef Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs)

Chef Minh Phan is leading a new wave of highly personal Historic Filipinotown restaurants at Porridge + Puffs. Her seasonal restaurant builds on lessons learned at California School of Culinary Arts and at farm-to-table...
Coffee Los Angeles

Interview: Tohm Ifergan (Dayglow Coffee)

Chicago native Tohm Ifergan first focused professionally on music, touring as a drummer for years, and filling in the gaps with barista work. As his travel increased, coffee increasingly took hold and Ifergan gradually...