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How to make a Slurjeeto, a boozy diet cola mojito Slurpee

Sometimes the stars and planets just align. Saturday is not only Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven, it's also National Mojito Day. In honor of these two momentous occasions, we came up with something called the Slurjeeto. Yes, we just made that up.

Drink pink: 5 rosés perfect for summertime sipping

There's no need to feel embarrassed anymore by your love for pink wines.  If you somehow haven't noticed, rosé wines are all over the place. Every wine shop has its wall of them, maybe not as beautifully displayed as the one at the new Helen's Wines at the back of Jon & Vinny's on Fairfax, but...

A chef expands his spicy seafood soup empire to Koreatown

Name of restaurant: Lee Mangu Kyodong Jjamppong - or Kyodong Jjamppong, for the sake of brevity. 

9,000 barrels of beer on the wall: Strand Brewing Co. finds new Torrance home

Craft beer in Los Angeles has grown up a lot since Strand Brewing Co. opened the doors to its Torrance tasting room in 2010, and now that pioneering L.A. brewery has reached a milestone more often achieved by successful craft breweries in San Diego.

Frittata and 11 more dinner recipes you can make in under 30 minutes

Sometimes, the best thing a cook can do is turn to a mental database of quick-cooking, no-thinking dishes - good food you can put together in a hurry without a lot of pondering and preparation.

Glow-in-the-dark barware, whiskey library, in new downtown gallery

"I thought I was just going to dinner," says Joe Keeper, owner of Bar Keeper in Silver Lake, with a laugh. But over spaghetti and meatballs at Little Dom's, Philip M. Dobard of MOTAC (the Museum of the American Cocktail) in New Orleans, persuaded Keeper to take on a special project. He wanted him...

18 great hamburger recipes

If you're not the sort of person who plans ahead for your grilling parties, you probably don't have a refrigerator full of beer-marinated chickens or carefully sourced tri-tips right now. But you might have the necessary ingredients for a very good burger. (If you don't even have that, they're...

Counter: Beer, BierBeisl and bone marrow

Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times Hello again: In honor of our nation's birthday, this week's food section is dedicated to beer, which is perhaps what you want to be drinking while you watch Uncle Stu work his way through the fountains, sparklers, snakes, strobes and ground spinners that are...

Four for the Fourth: Local beers to drink for July 4

Fireworks, apple pie, backyard grilling sessions and beer. It just wouldn't be Independence Day without at least a couple of those things, and there's never been a better time to celebrate the Fourth in Los Angeles with locally brewed beer. But with so many brews to choose from, what should you...

Why smaller means sweeter for this summer's fruit

If you think this summer's fruit seems smaller than you remember, you're right. And if you think it tastes better, you're probably right as well. The two things are connected and both are caused by the crazy winter that wasn't.

Sweet pea guacamole? That's so 1980s

In case you've been off of social media for, say, the last 15 minutes, let me tell you that guacamole just happened. Not your everyday guacamole, but a guacamole studded with fresh green peas, presented by the august New York Times, with the endorsement "Trust Us." 

How many SoCal restaurants are on Wine Enthusiast's list of 100 Best Wine Restaurants?

Wine Enthusiast magazine just issued its list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants for 2015. That's 100 restaurants across the country. Want to take a guess how many restaurants SoCal got?

Beer news: Lagunitas to open colossal brewery in Azusa

Petaluma, Calif.-based craft beer powerhouse Lagunitas Brewery is coming to the Southland in a big way. The company's third brewery is currently under construction in Azusa, mere "spitting distance" from the Irwindale MillerCoors plant, and it will be the largest craft brewing facility in L.A....

Jenn and Tonic: How to make a Rock-It Pop cocktail at an '80s speakeasy

The cocktail scene in Los Angeles is booming. There are new bars opening every month - sometimes every week - in trendy rooftops and backrooms. Cocktail menus are loaded with some of the freshest, rarest and most thoughtful ingredients from behind the bar and in the kitchen. And the best bartenders...

Video: Watch this guy try to cut a watermelon with a sword

The video shown above should be viewed as a public service announcement to all "Game of Thrones" fans looking for ways to use that sword they bought on the Internet. Do not use it to cut a watermelon. Especially if that watermelon is sitting on a glass table. 

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Buy this now: Cucumbers, with 12 recipes

Is it time for cucumbers to become cool again? Food fashion being as fickle as it is, we have seen waves of enthusiasm for everything from fava beans to kale. Now we might be on the cusp of a hot streak for cucumbers.

Counter: Pizza, pizza; Filipino rice bowls; Larchmont food crawl

Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times Greetings and salutations: Do you feel as if you might want a pizza two weeks from next Thursday at either 5:30 or 9:30 p.m.? Then you're in luck. Jon & Vinny's, the stunningly popular new pizzeria from Animal's Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, may be able to accommodate...

Happy hour buzz: $1 oysters at Bar10 in West Hollywood

The whole idea behind Bar10, a new cocktail bar in West Hollywood, is that there are 10 cocktails on the menu, made by one of the restaurant's bartenders, or owner Daniel Cammarata. And they all cost $10.

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