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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...
Craft Beer San Dimas

San Dimas Beer, Zwickelbier + California Craft Beer Summit Festival

It can seem that all of a sudden a city/neighborhood/community gets a wave of new breweries where once there was none. It happened again in San Dimas, where two breweries are now open to...
Thermometer California

Do Restaurants Deserve Second Chances?

When somebody lives in a place like Baker, a desolate California town in the Mojave Desert with only 735 residents that’s best known for The World’s Tallest Thermometer, it gets tougher to write off...
Craft Beer Long Beach

New Trademark, Pineapple Saison + Old Towne Block Party

Los Angeles is in a boomlet of brewery openings. Last month another new brewery opened in Long Beach. Trademark Brewing is a bit different and you will notice it the minute you step into...