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#LABW6: Still More to Do

There are only 4 days left of the 2014 celebration of all things craft beer in Los Angeles. Since this is a little over the halfway point of L.A. Beer Week, it is time...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Put Craft Beer in the Blender

Blending has become big on the barrel-aged craft beer scene. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and their Anniversary beers leap to mind as do the Gueuzes of Belgium that combine the young and old versions...
Culinary Event Los Angeles

2014 Father’s Day CollaBREWtive Brunch Recap + Slideshow

For the second straight year, I had the pleasure of co-producing the Father’s Day CollaBREWtive Brunch with Firestone Walker Brewing Co.. This year’s event took place on June 14 at Tiato in Santa Monica,...
Brewery Los Angeles

MacLeod and Pac City: New San Fernando Valley Breweries

The intrepid L.A. Beer Bloggers group got sneak peeks into three new San Fernando Valley breweries last Sunday. By now, beer geeks are used to finding breweries in industrial parks tucked away on side...
Everything Spice Los Angeles

The Best of Everything in Los Angeles

Chefs have become enamored with “everything,” an all-inclusive preparation that draws on the long-held New York tradition, created by David Gussin, of lining bagels with just about every seed and spice in sight. Learn...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Ernesto Uchimura (Plan Check Kitchen + Bar)

Ernesto Uchimura was born in Argentina and moved to Los Angeles before his first birthday. He attended culinary school at Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York. He returned to L.A.’s Westside and climbed...