Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

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.

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  • 18 hours ago | Alcohol & Spirits

    Paul Ryan started distilling vodka with a home-made system in the break room of the office where he worked back in Silver Springs, Maryland. In the beginning, it was just a way for him to save money and still enjoy his drink of choice — vodka...

  • 4 days ago | Food News

    It was a big mixed bag of emotions for restaurant openings and closings this week, with both the expected chaos and triumphant celebration surrounding the highly anticipated re-opening of Clifton's Cafeteria (which brought lines and affordable Jel...

  • 5 days ago | Baja

    Deep inside Tijuana's Plaza Fiesta — amid the dizzying walkways of craft brewery tasting rooms that are taking over the former mall of nightclubs — one of the city's best breweries finally has a public face. The doors of Cerveceria Insurgente's ne...

  • 6 days ago | Japanese Cuisine

    Ramen Champ, possibly Los Angeles' most contentious new ramen shop, opened in January but has been closed since at least mid-August, when a sign placed in the window simply read "vacay." Friday, the Chinatown ramen-ya that quickly became famous fo...

  • 6 days ago

    The michelada, the original beer cocktail, is ubiquitous in Mexican restaurants and dive bars across L.A. Though a few shtick-y gastropubs have attempted to swap out the michelada's light Mexican lager for something more small-batch, it wasn't unt...

  • 6 days ago

    We knew it was only a matter of time after cold-brewed coffee started being poured from beer taps that shops would start selling growlers of java. You can now get your coffee growlers at places including Caffe Vita, Alfred and Stumptown. But even ...


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