Like a lead singer with a side solo project, AVA Santa Barbara is winemaker Seth Kunin's side gig. Because Kunin Wines is a well established Santa Barbara County-based brand -- known for its Rhone-style blend, Syrah and Zinfandel -- Kunin decided to create another label, AVA Santa Barbara, to explor ... More >>
What appeared to be a meteor screamed over the skies of Los Angeles overnight.
The streak of light in the night sky also lit up Twitter with reported sightings. The Los Angeles Fire Department was inspired to tweet that " .. we are in routine operations. There are no emergencies in Los Angeles rela ... More >>
Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a bit of a bipolar operation. On one side, the award-winning 16 year-old central California brewery has been rapidly expanding its Paso Robles facility to accommodate increased volume and consumption of its tried-and-true flagship pale ales, IPAs and stouts.
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Starting this week, we will now include our listings of all ongoing shows, below the new reviews, to help make it easier for you to decide which shows to see this week.The writing of neurologist Oliver Sacks has inspired a new work at Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena -- Kathryn Walat's Creation. S ... More >>
What's in your cart, chef? This week, we asked Seth Greenburg, chef at The Penthouse Restaurant at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica.
Greenburg attends both the Wednesday and Saturday markets as consistently as any Los Angeles chef, and it's common for him to walk back and forth from market to re ... More >>
"There were a lot of greedy home flippers!" radio talk-show host Tom Leykis exclaims into the microphone. "Everyone who got evicted got exactly what they deserved. They didn't evict enough people."Leykis is blasting what he considers the avaricious, irresponsible impulses of those participating in t ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
Rex Pickett's stage adaptation, Sideways: the Play (over at Ruskin Theatre Group) of his own novel about life in the Santa Inez Valley wine country, gets this week's Pick. Also admired is Matt Chafee's comedy, Fluffy Bunnies in a Field of Daisies, over at Hollywood's Arena Stage.Click here for this ... More >>
Rex Pickett's excitement has superseded his exhaustion during the final weeks of rehearsal for his new play Sideways, opening this weekend at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica. Having adapted the play from his own novel, Pickett is busy making final tweaks to the script and participating in post- ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaThe Hollywood market earlier this year.After reading Beth Barrett's piece about farmers markets this week, it might be tempting to hang up the locavore hat and head out for an angsty and cathartic mouthful at the local McDonald's. We're envisioning an army of market goers as ... More >>
Those lazy burger grilling summer days may officially be over, but in L.A., that notorious September sun and surf is still going strong. And so if you're not quite ready to retire those local burger condiments for cassoulet beans, these Top Five SoCal Pantry Essentials To Pretend It's Really Fall wi ... More >>
JgarbeePre-Roast Pet Rabbit GuiltThe Jimenez Family Farm motto, "everything under the sun," is more than apt for this Santa Ynez-based family business that offers up an assortment of produce (check out the gorgeous blueberries and boysenberries this time of year), salsas and preserves, and ho ... More >>
Los Angeles police this week asked for the public's help in the mysterious case of a missing Tarzana waiter whose burned body was found in Santa Barbara last month.
According to the Daily News, 48-year-old Bernardo Alvarez worked for 10 years at the Greystoke Grill on Ventura Boulevard in Ta ... More >>
Oil lamps are traditional for DiwaliDress up in your brightest and best to celebrate Diwali, India's Festival of Lights. The official day is October 17, but you can beat that by going to the L.A. Mumbai Sister City Affiliation's Diwali party the weekend before. On October 11, the group will g ... More >>