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The Best Beer In The U.S. Is Now On...Drought?

Extreme dryness in California poses threat to beer
Aug 20, 2014 10:00 am

While it may have been a wet summer on the East Coast (recently drenched with more than a foot of rain) much of the West Coast has been going through severe drought, affecting breweries' production, pricing and most importantly, their beers' taste. This reality is staring down some of the best breweries in California, like Lagunitas and Bear Republic, both of which source water from the Russian River.

The Gloves Come Off! California's Controversial Glove Law Has Been Repealed.

Unpopular measure went into effect this year
Jun 30, 2014 11:16 am

In a rather quick about-face, the Senate has unanimously voted to repeal the controversial law that required chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking. The measure had several purported benefits, but was met with resistance by many of the state's chefs and bartenders. Details, after the jump.

Umami Burger And Coolhaus Are Forming A Match Made In Stoner Heaven

LA-based burger and ice cream chains partner
Apr 23, 2014 1:45 pm

One is an LA-based burger chain with a devoted cult following and the recipient of a “Burger of the Year” award from GQ Magazine. The other is an LA-based ice cream chain with an equally devoted following and the recipient of a “Best Ice Cream in America” award from Yahoo! Now, get this: the two chains are coming together to form an exclusive partnership. Read on.

Meet 8 New-School Pasta Masters Of Los Angeles

These chefs are making LA's best pasta dishes
Mar 6, 2014 12:00 pm

The truth is that Angelenos love to eat. Sure, we have tremendous sushi, but did you know we also have incredible pasta? We may be the biggest city in the country without an official Little Italy, but instead we have great chefs serving unbelievable Italian food. While there's definitely a contingent of OG Pasta Godfathers, the new crop of talent is even more exciting. The new pasta masters of LA, right this way.

Cauliflower T-Bone Steak Recipe

Cali chef makes a vegan veggie steak not to miss
Feb 17, 2014 4:00 pm
cauliflower t-bone
Photo: Pascal Shirley

Jason Neroni of Superba Snack Bar in Venice, CA brings omega-packed cauliflower to a hearty level with his veggie "T-bone" preparation. It's meltingly rich, tender and flavorful, like its namesake cut of steak, and welcomes any topping you'd slap on a slab of meat.

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Friday Distraction: An In-N-Out-Inspired Farewell To California

Cause what else besides the weather will you miss?
Feb 7, 2014 1:00 pm

My friend, musician and artist Rocom loves some In-N-Out (along with the entire non-vegetarian and some of the vegetarian population of California), so when his friend moved out of the state he sketched this tribute to some of her favorite parts of the good life.  

The New Glove Law Is Really Starting To Piss Off Some California Chefs

The new policy has state's chefs up in arms
Feb 3, 2014 4:00 pm

California’s new law requiring chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking had several purported benefits. Primarily, its implementation over the next few months is supposed to protect all food considered “exposed” or “ready to eat,” and reduce instances of foodbourne illnesses. Now, chefs are throwing around a handful of words to describe the law, and none are particularly flattering. Read on.

Let's Have Some Fungus! Hanging With Mushroom Fanatics In Santa Cruz

A report from the recent 40th Annual Fungus Fair
Jan 21, 2014 11:00 am

Mushrooms bloom in mystery, their mycelial organism and its secret whims hidden underground. From the caked earth, nary a sprout; and yet at the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair in early January, the mushroom hunter was on full, majestic display. Here's a special report from our California correspondent William Bostwick.

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