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Why you're drinking cucumber watermelon mojitos after work tonight

You don't need a special holiday -- or a magical hour -- to lift a celebratory cocktail. Sometimes, just making it through the day is enough. Today, let there be cucumber and watermelon mojitos. 

There's a new list of the best burritos in the U.S. And it couldn't be more wrong.

Meat, cheese, rice, beans and salsa so hot it could melt your lips off. These are the magical ingredients that make up the burrito, a wondrous culinary invention that involves wrapping everything you love most in a giant tortilla. And the folks at the Daily Meal think they've figured out who makes...

We pitted Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte against the new toasted graham latte. Guess which won out?

It may be the beginning of pumpkin spice season, but Starbucks has already launched a new fall latte flavor, called the toasted graham latte. So the only logical thing to do next is pit the two against each other for a latte throw down. 

Things to do in L.A.: A giant bake sale, paella dinner and a truffle party

It's fall, finally, which means that it's time to start baking - or, since it's still too hot to turn on the oven at home, to have pastry chefs do it for you. It's also time to eat paella and shop for truffles, at least according to some folks around town right now. Here are three upcoming events...

Southern cooking, weird wine and taxidermy at Hatchet Hall in Culver City

Name of restaurant: Hatchet Hall, which is meant to recall Carrie Nation (the temperance activist who liked to take her hatchet to bars), and is meant to bring up vague notions of Southern cooking. 

Stock up on Indian groceries at Samosa House. And stay for lunch

Name: Samosa House West (formerly called Bharat Bazaar) is a family-owned market/restaurant located in Culver City. This is one of three Samosa House locations - there's a second in Culver City, along with a newly opened location in Silver Lake.

Become a pumpkin spice fan with this French toast

Too many autumn lattes got you burned out on pumpkin pie spice? Give the spice blend a second chance with this French toast.

Your food event calendar: Vegetarian feast, Oktoberfest and more

Because sometimes it's fun to get out of the house and attend special food events -- dinners by visiting chefs, cooking classes, charity evenings and beer parties at excellent restaurants -- here are five upcoming food and drink occasions that you might want to check out, including one tonight...

Dim sum, banh mi and ramen at Pingtung eat-in market on Melrose Avenue

Name: Pingtung eat-in market, named after the city in Taiwan where chef and owner Li Ping is from. She also grew up in Tokyo - that city just didn't make it into the restaurant's name. 

Happiness is white chocolate bread pudding in your slow cooker

Crock-pot, magic oven, mama's little helper - call it what you'd like. Did you know that more than 80% of households own a slow cooker? There's a reason for this. It's one pot cooking, and you don't even have to do the cooking part....

Craft brewing could be the next boom industry in Los Angeles County

The craft beer industry is making up for lost time in Los Angeles County. We've already seen a half-dozen new breweries open in 2015, and there are more on the way. The growth has been so rapid that it's difficult to get an accurate picture of the industry's size in L.A., but a new study captured...

7 tips we learned about chocolate from Alice Medrich

Alice Medrich is a legend of the baking world. From the bittersweet chocolate truffles that first won her acclaim in the early 1970s, to her dessert chain Cocolat and award-winning cookbooks, the pastry chef has continued to experiment with new ingredients and refine confectionary techniques.

Turn cheap wine into 'restaurant quality vintage' with your very own wooden bottle

Really, this sounds like something a wacko inventor would be pitching to Jimmy McGill in a scene from the show "Better Call Saul." It's called the Oak Bottle and claims to transform cheap wine or liquor into the extraordinary within a few hours.

Buy This Now: Pomegranates, with 12 recipes

Every year about this time, the questions begin streaming in. To paraphrase: "How do I clean a pomegranate without looking like a mass murderer?"

It's hop harvest time. What does that mean for your beer?

Brewers from across the country are convening in Washington state's Yakima Valley for the hop harvest, and what they find among the bails and heaped lots of the aromatic ingredient has a big impact on what's in your beer glass in the coming months -- and maybe for years to come.

The McRib is back! But how do you find it?

The McDonald's McRib is back. For those who wait all year for the pork patty shaped like a mini rack of ribs, here's your chance to go nuts. But is it harder to find this year? 

What to eat with the curtains closed: Milk's ooey-gooey chocolate cookies

Have you ever had something that tasted so good you were almost embarrassed to eat it in public? These chocolate cookies are that something.

The government may tack a nickel tax on your cocktails

A Northern California congresswoman, Susan Bonilla (D-Concord), has proposed a 5-cent tax on every cocktail sold in bars and restaurants in the state.

It's September, but Oktoberfest is already here: 5 in the L.A. area

It might be pushing 100 degrees out, but Oktoberfest season won't wait for something as inconsequential as the weather. The stein-hoisting celebrations of Bavarian culture (and beer) begin this weekend and continue around the Southland until the end of October. Here are five local Oktoberfest parties...

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actress is making a foodcrafting book

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar may bring to mind images of a teenage vampire slayer, a prep school villain and supernatural curses, but sugary cake pops? Not so much. 

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