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.
Big Fat Jerks Set Rocio's Mole de los Dioses on Fire, McWhoppers for Peace and More: This Week in Food4 days ago | Food News
"Who the hell would do such a thing?" has been the thought on everyone's minds since news came Monday morning that Rocio's Mole de los Dioses in Sun Valley was burned so badly by arsonists that it had been declared a "total loss." Rocio Camacho's ...
4 days ago | Mexican Cuisine
I remember my first taste of smut. Not the Playboy-Hustler kind, but corn smut: a plant disease in which a temperamental fungus turns regular ears of corn into bulbously deformed oblong creatures like something out of a black-and-white Cold War ho...
7 days ago | Beer
At the end of 2014, there were 431 craft breweries in California, more than any other state in the country. Around 40 of those are here in Los Angeles, and that's at least 35 more than there were five years ago. L.A. was a little late to the craft...
11 days ago | Food News
The biggest news in L.A. this week was that two of our restaurants made Bon Appetit magazine's list of America's 10 Best New Restaurants 2015. Not only that, but we swept the top three with Petit Trois and Gjusta landing at spots 2 and 3. These pl...
13 days ago | Food News
Can't get a reservation at Maude, chef Curtis Stone's 25-seat Beverly Hills restaurant that we named the Best New Restaurant of 2014? No worries. Buy a seven-day cruise to Hawaii instead. Starting in December, if you want to eat at Stone's l...
15 days ago | Seafood
There's something about an incoming heatwave that makes you want to drive to the end of the 710 freeway, into the bowels of the Port of Long Beach, and eat Alaskan king crab legs off a paper plate. Once you're on Pico Avenue (no, not the Pico you'...