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.
10 days 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...
16 days 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...
1 month ago | Beer
Lovers of locally crafted brew, rejoice: L.A. Beer Week is upon us. But where to begin celebrating the more than 50 breweries now in L.A. County? And how to plan your attack of the overwhelming calendar of craft beer events happening during ...
1 month ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
“This is what it looks like to be called both a terrorist and a faggot,” Hamed Sinno told a sold-out crowd in Washington D.C. on Monday night, less than 48 hours after a Muslim man (who may or may not be gay himself) killed 49 people inside a gay ...
1 month ago | Alcohol & Spirits
“You ever been here before?” the bar back said as I took the first sip of my Monte Carlo, a benedictine-kissed take on an Old Fashioned. Dressed in a dirty white thermal shirt and unwashed yet dapper slacks, the bar back looked like a b...
2 months ago | Pop-up Restaurants
At the OC Night Market earlier this month, there was only one food vendor popular enough to require two separate booths. Placed on opposite sides of the massive parking lot loaded with Chinese, Vietnamese and Asian-fusion street food options, Rakk...