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.
4 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...
12 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...
15 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 ...
18 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...
26 days ago | Art
A conversation with Archie Carey and Saul Alpert-Abrams about their year-old Solarc Brewing might veer into such contrasting topics as classical antiquity, Chinese medicinal herbs, small business strategies, avant-garde chamber music and experimen...
26 days ago | Hip-Hop
It’s the most famous record store in hip-hop history, and not just for what used to be inside. VIP Records — which first announced it would be closing in 2012, before downsizing into a smaller unit in the same Long Beach strip mall — is final...