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You Travel, You Eat: Santa Barbara

Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in SoCal getaway
Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am

Travel two hours out of Los Angeles proper and you’ll find Santa Barbara, a bustling seaside town that’s mastered the high art of laidback chic. Nestled just south of California’s fastest growing wine region, it’s boasting an impressive-for-its-size food and drink culture, with a year-round selection of fresh produce, seafood and great wines.

Video: The Fung Bros. Hit LA's Great Pastrami Joint, The Hat

Pure unadulterated California Americana, right here
Sep 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Hey, it's the Fung Bros., who brought you such comedic stylings as "Best Asian Rap Lyrics," and culinary masterpieces like "Top 5 Fried Rices." With damn-near half a million subscribers, you're going to want to see what they're up to. This week, they're at the pride of Alhambra, for the world-famous pastrami at The Hat. 

Manufacturer Has High Hopes For World's First Pot-Infused Pizza Sauce

Three slices and you're feeling good
Sep 23, 2014 11:00 am

It took "years of expertise from traditional sauce chefs and roasters," but someone has finally done it — jars of pot-infused pizza sauce are now on store shelves in certain legally kosher locations around the country. Los Angeles-based manufacturer Podey Pizza, though, envisions even bigger things beyond the initial limited rollout. Which celebrity is the company jonesing to partner up with?

No Crying Over Spilled Wine! Napa Valley Vintners Rally For Quake-Affected Workers

Wine-supported fund will benefit disaster victims
Sep 11, 2014 4:15 pm

Napa Valley power couple Steve and Jill Matthiasson are among a group of area vintners who have mobilized to raise funds for wine-industry workers displaced by last month's earthquake. Find out how you can help (and get your hands on a nice bottle of red in the process) right here.

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.

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