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Three new IPAs in a can to drink now

Two inescapable beer trends are the continued dominance of the IPA style and the increasing popularity of canned craft brews. The hopped-up and bitter IPAs are the biggest thing to happen in craft beer since home brewing, and the so-called West Coast variations on the hoppy and strong pale ale...

Get your Korean banchan fix at the Foodshop, a new restaurant in Koreatown

Name of restaurant: The Foodshop Concept: Korean banchan (the side dishes commonly found with various other Korean specialties, including hot pot and barbecue) and kimchi in a deli-like setting. The specials change daily.  What dish represents the restaurant, and why? The banchan, of course. And...

You can now sip a Dodger Blue wine, thanks to this local winemaker

Anyone who lives within the friendly confines of Los Angeles is familiar with Dodger Blue. But it's time to make room for a little Dodger red and Dodger white. March 1 marks the debut of two special edition wines from winemaker — and die-hard Dodger fan — Bob Lindquist of Qupé Winery in Santa Maria....

What we're into: Banh xeo , Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel Reserve, Republique's roast chicken

Banh xeo: You've seen one, right? It's that odd yellow thing that shows up at Vietnamese restaurants, looking like an oversize lacy-edged taco spilling bean sprouts from its guts. The crepe is made with coconut milk, rice flour and enough turmeric to fool you into thinking it may actually be an...

UCLA's Science and Food lectures are returning

When you think of the food scene in Los Angeles, you probably think of Koreatown or the San Gabriel Valley -- not UCLA. But for the last few years, that university's Westwood campus has been the site of some pretty amazing food events, in the form of lectures and demos from professor Amy Rowat's ...

Momofuku restaurant and Milk Bar to open first West Coast locations in Las Vegas

Ask someone heading to New York where they plan to eat, and chances are, one of the Momofuku restaurants is on the agenda, along with a stop at Milk Bar for some crack pie. These are the restaurants by David Chang, the James Beard Award-winning chef and founder of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssam Bar,...

This cookie recipe is so good, you'll never guess it's vegan

Rich, delicate and oh-so-crumbly, it's hard not to love a sable, the classic French cookie named for its wonderfully tender texture. This variation uses only a handful of ingredients, including coconut oil, almond meal, sugar, flour and cacao nibs -- the cacao nibs lending great chocolate flavor...

This new camera app was made especially for food photos

A new smartphone camera app, appropriately named Foodie, is designed to make your food photos look Instagram-worthy. A company called Line has launched the free app for iPhone and Android, which was specifically made to help food photos look social media ready. The app comes with 24 filters, all...

There's a destination craft brewery opening at the Port of L.A.

After months of delays and setbacks, Brouwerij West, San Pedro’s destination craft brewery, is scheduled to open its tasting room doors Feb. 27. Known for a line of Belgian-inspired ales packaged in colorful bottles, Brouwerij West has been around since 2010, but its founder Brian Mercer has never...

Farmers market report: Carrots in a rainbow of colors are in season, and a recipe

What’s in season: Though carrots are one of those staples that can be found year-round in supermarkets, winter is the best time to find them at farmers markets, as colder weather makes for crisper and sweeter roots. Another advantage to sourcing your carrots seasonally is that you can often find...

LetterPress Chocolate makes outstanding bean-to-bar chocolate in a Cheviot Hills apartment

Imagine a chocolate factory, and you probably think of Valrhona or Godiva, Hershey's or Cadbury or even Roald Dahl's fictional playhouse: a massive wonderland built of cacao. By contrast, David and Corey Menkes run LetterPress Chocolate out of their two-bedroom, 900-square-foot, second-floor apartment...

The L.A. chocolatier that makes beautiful chocolate you can pair with booze

According to Jonathan Grahm, owner of the Brentwood-based Compartés Chocolatier, "everything is better with chocolate," including alcohol. Grahm, who is making some of the most beautiful chocolate in Los Angeles, filled with farmers market finds and wrapped in packages that feature prints of everything...

There's a chocolate apothecary bar in Culver City with chocolate body oil

If you've spent any time at ChocoVivo, Patricia Tsai's Culver City chocolate shop, you'll likely have eaten your fair share of chocolate. Tsai's stone-ground chocolate, which she sources from a farm in Tabasco, Mexico, comes in bars, which you can get whole or as part of a tasting menu. You can...

Quick and easy dinner ideas: 9 recipes ready in 30 minutes or less

Before you decide to order delivery after a busy work day, consider the following recipe options. Each of these dinner ideas is ready in 30 minutes or less. Many are one-dish ideas, and others work well paired with a simple starch or salad. Because eating well, even when you're busy, makes everything...

This Katsuya has a secret ramen, burger and beer joint upstairs

Unless you've booked a private party at the Katsuya at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, you've probably never ventured up the winding staircase, located just off the main entrance, that leads to the second floor. What used to be primarily a private event space is now the Sbe restaurant group's...

At the Himalayan Café in Baldwin Park, discover Newari festival dishes and a goat thali

Name: Himalayan Café in Baldwin Park. Why you made the trip: Chef Uttham Adhikari is turning out several Newari-inspired festival dishes, served exclusively at his newest Himalayan Café (with branches in Old Town Pasadena and San Dimas). The food-obsessed Newari clan — the acknowledged gourmands...

Celebrate National Pizza Day with three great homemade pizzas

Happy National Pizza Day, though it's not like we need a special day to celebrate one of our favorite foods. And while you could celebrate at one of Los Angeles' great pizza joints, i.e. Prova, Desano or Mozza, a great pizza dinner can be had at home. Before you reach for the phone to dial up your...

Spring, the highly anticipated French restaurant in DTLA, opens today

If you've been waiting for Spring, the highly anticipated French restaurant from the team behind Church & State, to open — a 6,000-square-foot project that's been three years in the making — then you have someplace to be for lunch today. The restaurant opens its doors later Monday morning.  Chef...

Farmers market report: Pea shoots and what to do with them

What’s in season: A sure sign that peas are soon to follow, delicate pea shoots and curly tendrils are showing up in markets. The fragile greens and leaves, harvested from the uppermost part of snow and English pea plants, have long been used in Asian cuisine and are increasingly turning up in...

You can maybe get these Boyle Heights sandwiches once a month, but they're worth it

If you're looking for a truly great sandwich, head to Boyle Heights. More specifically, head to the Primera Taza Coffee House across from Mariachi Plaza, where co-owner Chuy Tovar and his wife, Rosalinda Hernandez, are making two kinds of lonches.  The catch? You can only get them about once a...

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