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Natalie Compton

Cannabis cuisine is a rising trend in California.; Credit: Courtesy VICELAND

The Rise of High-End Culinary Cannabis

With the passage of California’s Proposition 64 to legalize recreational weed use, it seems only natural that we’ll be seeing even more pot-related parties and players in the edible space, and the city’s chefs appear eager to get on board, whether or not they’re 420 friendly themselves....
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What to Know About Tequila and Mezcal

If you’re like many Americans, you may have gotten into tequila late in the game. Maybe you were scarred by your first tequila experience, some blur of Jose Cuervo over-mixed with chemically sweet, plastic-bottled margarita mix. “It’s really taken tequila a long time to get its name back,” said Salazar......
Fritzi's mix and match brunch

5 Unusual Brunch Dishes to Try

It's time to start bulking up for the winter, and decadent brunches are the way to do it. While there is certainly nothing wrong with a good eggs Benedict, new brunch dishes are popping up around L.A. that warrant diverging from your normal order. Here are five picks to check......
The Hop Sea Negroni with a roe and cucumber garnish; Credit: Natalie B. Compton

Cassia’s Cocktail Program Goes Beyond Singapore Slings

Santa Monica’s Southeast Asian darling Cassia captured the attention of the New York Times last month for its lamb breast and charcuterie, but there’s obviously more to the 200-seat brasserie than Pete Wells’ recap. Behind the bar, Kenny Arbuckle has mastered a cocktail menu that flows well with chef Bryant Ng’s......
El Flamenco Rosado with mezcal

What to Order From the New Cocktail Menu at Salt's Cure

When bar manager Joseph Swifka created his cocktail menu at Salt’s Cure, he reverted to the classics, especially the playful drinks. “The restaurant has a very classic American feel. A lot of the dishes are tweaks on American favorites, like pork chops with apple sauce, and burgers,” he said. “It reminds......
Beautiful bites at Los Angeles Food and Wine; Credit: Natalie B. Compton

5 Upcoming Events for People Who Love to Eat and Drink

The summer may be winding down, but Los Angeles food events are just warming up. The next few months will see tons of ways to eat and drink whilst standing. Here are the highlights.  Los Angeles Magazine Burgers Bourbon + BeerIf burgers are your jam, Los Angeles Magazine has your back......
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