Sarah Bennett is the food editor 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.
3 days ago | Food News
Let's get the bad news out of the way: a lot of L.A. restaurants are closing up this summer. From long-running institutions like 22-year-old Alegria on Sunset and West Hollywood's decades-old French Market Place to Hostaria del Piccolo and sm...
3 days ago | Italian Cuisine
In Italian households, there's a saying: "Manga bene, stare bene" — eat well, be well. Or so I've heard. In my fourth-generation West Coast Italian-American family, the only Italian word spoken was the first, "mange," uttered most Christmas Eves a...
6 days ago | Beer
The San Fernando Valley has had a tough time finding its place in L.A.'s craft beer scene. Aside from Ladyface Ale Companie on its western fringes, the SFV has seen few locally brewed beers in the last five years — a time when the rest of the coun...
Eater's Cheap Eats Week Doesn't Address the Real Issues, L.A.'s Juice Tipping Point and More: This Week in Food10 days ago | Food News
Is L.A's cold-pressed juice scene at its over-saturation tipping point? Probably, according to a well-reported Racked piece that describes the last two years of hyper-speed growth of the country's juicing scene, which is of course has been centere...
10 days ago | Beer
Many of us might think we're a poet after a few too many beers, but comedy writer Sam Wagner can rightfully claim the title "beer poet." His book, The Poetry of Beer, which was released during L.A. Beer Week, is the first compilation of original p...
12 days ago | Beer
If Tacolandia is our ode to the city's most important culinary import, then Burgers and Beer is our celebration of our most powerful food-and-booze union. On Saturday, August 8, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, our first-ever Burgers and Beer...