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  • 1 month ago | Beer

    In December of last year, we told you to pucker up for a sour kiss from the mad geniuses behind award-winning Beachwood BBQ and Brewing. On Nov. 1, that kiss finally arrives – Beachwood is releasing the first two brews from its wild-beer offshoot,...

  • 2 months ago

    Maybe you can watch the Dodgers at home. Lucky you. But for a large portion of Angelenos, our only access to Dodger baseball at home is via crackly AM radio. So we downtrodden fans, trampled once more under the clumsy hooves of TV-provider intrans...

  • 2 months ago

    There are no velvet-rope nightclubs in South Pasadena, no gelled-up promoters, no bottle-service babes. Instead, there is the Barkley — restaurant, bar, concert venue, town hall and de facto retirement home. The Barkley serves just about all...

  • 2 months ago

    There comes a point in life at which we must acknowledge the contentious relationship between good and bad breakfast burritos. You might feel nostalgia for the hungover Sundays of youth, when you could wolf down a toddler-sized breakfast burrito w...

  • 2 months ago | Beer

    Los Angeles County breweries won two medals at this year's Great American Beer Festival over the weekend, far fewer than in the last few years, when Beachwood BBQ and Brewing in Long Beach won multiple awards, including Best Brewpub. Beachwoo...

  • 2 months ago | Beer

    Walking into a coffee shop these days can feel a lot like going to church. There is a hush in the air, a chilly reverence, specially purified water, a holier-than-thou attitude, ceaseless moralizing, a naturally lit space with sweeping architectur...


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