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.
3 days ago | Grammys
Being nominated for a Grammy is a feat for any musician. But what if it’s your one-time cumbia-metal side project that’s up for the award? And what if you're the first nominees from your small, Central American country, a country more well-known t...
5 days ago | First Look
The last attempt at bringing elevated Latin food tried to Long Beach was 2015's Padre, an ambitious concept from a former Playground sous chef that unfortunately delivered over-salted lomo saltado, watery Portugese paella and $6 tacos on flour tor...
9 days ago | Books
There might not be a lot of Haitians in Los Angeles (2,200 in the county, actually), but George Laguerre is one of the island nation's proudest ambassadors anywhere. Over the last 13 years, he's turned an otherwise dismissible storefront on Glenda...
17 days ago | Breakfast
When you're a trained pastry chef but eggs are your spirit-animal food (and you've spent the last decade running kitchens at high-end restaurants and winning shows like Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped), opening a food truck that claims to be “making...
20 days ago | Mexican Cuisine
José Acevedo was 6 years old and living in the Mexican state of Guanajuato when he first learned how to cook. Sure, it was just basics — sopa de fideo, huevos revueltos and frijoles de la olla — but as the family's first-born, he had to ...
23 days ago | Festivals
Coachella has not been the kindest to rock en español fans these past few years. Sure, Venezuelan funky acid-jazzers Los Amigos Invisibles played the festival's first year, in 1999. Then the following year featured L.A.'s cross-cultural music circ...