Kevin Bludso's barbecue works even in translation, our critic finds
For all of you who make the regular trek down to Bludso's in Compton for, perhaps, the sole purpose of eating Kevin Bludso's justly celebrated barbecue, you can cut down on your carbon footprint (although maybe not that of Bludso himself; and your BBQ carbon joke here: ____ ), as of about 5 o'clock ... More >>
Most of the inkspace in the craft beer world seems to be dedicated to the extreme beers: triple IPAs and barrel aged stouts and the like. And these beers are certainly impressive; they push the envelope of the norm. But at the end of the day, you probably just want a beer. A good beer, to be sure ... More >>
If you're a fan of beer, BBQ or just places to soak up hickory smoke with a cocktail in hand, then you've no doubt heard the news about the former Tar Pit space transforming into a joint venture between Golden State, the beer and burger hot spot on Fairfax, and Bludso's BBQ, the Compton joint renown ... More >>
When the Union Pacific blows past the Pub at Golden Road Brewing, screaming its horn and rattling the building, the new customers look up, startled, midsip: Maybe Megatron has assembled himself out of all the propane and machinery in the neighboring industrial yards. The regulars, meanwhile, simply ... More >>
Want a beer right now? More specifically, want a pint of some terribly cool ale or rare craft beer brewed by a solitary guy in an undisclosed location and sold for only two days a year? If that, or something like that, sounds like your idea of a good time, then you should read today's feature food s ... More >>
Golden State Unsubstantiated rumors can be fun, if they're funny rumors, or if they in turn generate some good feedback. Which is just what Golden State's Jason Bernstein would love to have from you, dear readers, about whether or not to locate a second burger palace in Culver City. Recent ru ... More >>
Anne FishbeinGolden State's beer floatThis past week's cover story was the cocktail issue, or L.A.'s Best Cocktails, in which Jonathan Gold considers, as you can probably infer from the title, the best cocktails in Los Angeles. To celebrate the happy event, we're giving you a cocktail a day h ... More >>
Crust Bakery Whatever the trend spotters say, pie has never been out of style. Sure it's enjoying the spotlight right now, with everyone calling it the new cupcake (another dessert that might wane in popularity but will never actually go away) and the must-have dessert for 2011. But this is A ... More >>
On October 29th, 1929, stocks fell 13% in one day. This was generally considered the start of the Great Depression. This day was called "Black Tuesday." On October 29th, 2009, The Bruery, a relatively new brewery in Orange County released a beer of the same name. A 19.5% Imperial stout t ... More >>
Flickr user Alan HeitzA glass of beer A well informed diner generally knows how to read a wine label. They can extract quite a bit of information. Maker, Year, Alcohol Percentage. The average wine label also usually indicates the type of grape OR the region (wherein the type of grape is ... More >>
We are perennially wondering what to do on Saturday. It has to be special. It has to be great. But it also has to be relaxing. It should feel like a vacation. On August 8th, 2008, (08/08/08), the Blue Palms Brewhouse opened on Hollywood and Gower and immediately vaulted itself into the u ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "Is there caramel soufflé for dessert? There is always caramel soufflé for dessert."
Flickr user jeroen020Orval Trappist Ale When putting together a beer list for a restaurant, the resulting product should read something like an endorsement, even an imprimatur. So that when a customer comes in, I'm able to wholeheartedly recommend anything on the list as being a superb examp ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "Joe Fabrocini is a scholar of the hot dog, an expert on the dozens of traditions that make up the American frankfurter diaspora."
Westmalle TripelSmells and our discussions of them are a bit of a shell game; we're constantly moving things about. An almond might smell "apple-y." "This apple has undertones of vanilla." "And Tahitian vanilla contains elements of almonds." A shell game to be sure, but it's all we have. ... More >>
flickr user bubliSummer Beer Tasting: Raspberries Not IncludedDespite the lingering June gloom, it's going to get hot. Soon. And we will all need a cold -- and preferably, good -- beer. Which to choose? Squid Ink asked some of LA's beer glitterati (a mix of professional brewers, gastropub ow ... More >>
As anyone who reads any food blogs in Los Angeles probably knows by now, Ludovic Lefebvre is in the midst of his fourth highly popular pop-up installation, LudoBites. This time around, the sold-out event is taking place downtown at Gram & Papa's, with the extra bonus of the entire evening being BYOB ... More >>
At 3:30 on July 26th, L.A. food blog Food GPS will host the first-ever Beer Float Showdown.
The ale-intensive gastropub serves some of L.A.'s best burgers and a mind-blowing beer float with brown-bread ice cream from Tai Kim's cult gelateria Scoops