Sarah Bennett is a contributor at the L.A. Weekly and has spent nearly a decade as a freelance writer covering food, music, craft beer, arts, culture and all sorts of bizarro things that interest her for local, regional and national publications.
9 hours ago | Fork Lift
As soon as I entered this sprawling suburban home, I was handed a glass of red wine and a sautéed tomato hornworm. "Want one?" urged Kevin Bachhuber, the co-host for tonight's dinner, with a view of twinkling Simi Valley below. The owner of the co...
12 days ago | Beer
Summer might be almost over, but if you’re looking for that one last vacation, may we suggest making it the most refreshing kind — a beer-cation. Beercations are those in which the breweries, not the city sights, are the destination, and with plac...
21 days ago | Modern Mexican
Over the last decade, a new kind of Mexican-inspired California cuisine has emerged. And Los Angeles is its hub. Food writer Bill Esparza once dubbed the Southland's modern Mexican revolution "Alta California cuisine" to distinguish it from a move...
25 days ago | Alcohol & Spirits
Craft beer might be getting all the attention right now, but it’s all-cider all the time at Great Society, the first bar in Southern California dedicated to sourcing and serving America’s historic boozy beverage in all its modern-day glory. The lo...
2 months ago | Condiments
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a lush, verdant landscape where for thousands of years the sophisticated Mayan civilization lived, worked and grew four main crops: corn, beans, squash and chile peppers (as if the area’s sweltering weather wasn’t hot...
2 months ago | Beer
Ballast Point Brewing’s new Long Beach restaurant, brewery, taproom, sour facility and retail store is, even for a place drowning in beer, huge. Like, really huge. It’s also stunning and, at least for now, maddeningly busy. At almost 12,000 square...