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This week, there's a symposium on what it's like to live at a time when real life is like sci-fi, a portrait of Jayne Mansfield's car on view and a cutout UPS ... More >>
Beer is an unorthodox object to fetishize. When you see a half-dozen men dressed from business to bro, outpacing each other in a parking lot on their lunch break for a few remaining limited-release beers, how else can this phenomenon be described? Our no. 1 beer to buy is eliciting this response all ... More >>
Sorry England and Germany -- if the American craft beer revolution owes its adventurous and hoppy spirit to any country's brewing tradition, it's Belgium's.
While brewers next door in Germany were stuck abiding by a beer purity law, Belgians were free to experiment with yeast, herbaceous plants an ... More >>
White Sand Double IPA Cometh: The official grand opening party for the Strand Brewing Tap Room happens this weekend, Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15. Drinking hours are Saturday, noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. This will be the world debut of White Sand, an 8.6% abv double IPA t ... More >>
Breaking beer news. Though they will have an official "grand opening party" in late March which, of course, we will let you know about, we're letting you know now that you can already visit the newly minted Strand Brewing Tap Room. Drinking hours are Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 12-8 p.m ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaArtichokes from Tutti Frutti Farms at the Hollywood market.
We're hard-pressed to think of a more primal springtime food than the artichoke. Favas, maybe, with their gravid bean-filled pods, which showed up this week at the Hollywood market (Valdivia Farms). But after a wint ... More >>
Guest Blogger: Rasputina's Melora
[Rasputina's Melora Creager, the undisputed doyenne of cello-based, kinda-goth, steampunk-avant-la-lettre indie music, has graciously agreed to guest-blog for West Coast Sound in anticipation of their upcoming LA gig at the Troubadour, this Saturday, August 1 ... More >>
Ben Calderwoodthe wall at Pili's Tacos
The Westside comida wars are fought along a patch of Santa Monica Boulevard where numerous Mexican and Central American micro-neighborhoods converge and fruit vans patrol long into the night. The nearly invisible Pili's Tacos seeks victory via a kitchen ... More >>