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.
20 hours ago | Beer
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Those aluminum cans in the photo above are much bigger than the 12-ounce ones you find in your average six-pack. They're 32-ounce cans to be exact, and they were filled with fresh beer directly from the tap...
2 days ago | Asian Cuisine
It's been six months since perpetual pop-up Starry Kitchen failed to reach an ambitious $500,000 Kickstarter goal (dubbed "#saveourballs) and was forced to serve its last orders of Singaporean chili crab, pandan churros and crispy tofu balls....
2 days ago | Brunch
They say that breakfast is the most important meal, but we'd like to challenge that assertion. In the spirit of starting the day with enough decadence and booze to last you through night time, the L.A. Weekly has replaced our annual Pancake Breakf...
6 days ago | Food News
Let's get the bad news out of the way: a lot of L.A. restaurants are closing up this summer. From long-running institutions like 22-year-old Alegria on Sunset and West Hollywood's decades-old French Market Place to Hostaria del Piccolo and sm...
6 days ago | Italian Cuisine
In Italian households, there's a saying: "Manga bene, stare bene" — eat well, be well. Or so I've heard. In my fourth-generation West Coast Italian-American family, the only Italian word spoken was the first, "mange," uttered most Christmas Eves a...
9 days ago | Beer
The San Fernando Valley has had a tough time finding its place in L.A.'s craft beer scene. Aside from Ladyface Ale Companie on its western fringes, the SFV has seen few locally brewed beers in the last five years — a time when the rest of the coun...