Feast before you feast at Koreatown’s Beer Belly

Plus Thanksgiving food drive helping the LA Food Bank

If stretching is warming up to exercising, then eating turkey before the holidays is warming up for Thanksgiving. Chef Wesley Lieberher over at Beer Belly, in L.A.’s Koreatown has prepared a Thanksgiving-themed menu along with (salted) Carmela Ice Cream’s Pumpkin Spice to top you off. The menu will run until November 23.

Also, Jimmy and Yume Han over at team Beer Belly are helping the LA Food Bank. Boxes will be setup to take food donations with a 400 pound goal. Read More

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Pumpkin beer rodeo: 5 to try this Thanksgiving

Uinta Punk’n, Kern River Pumpkin Ale, Bootlegger's Pumpkin Ale, Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado

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Stan, CEO of Taste Terminal, pin up boy, and the guy who will someday sign my checks joined me in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Or, I joined him … not sure which. All I know is we stayed in a crappy hotel and spent more hours together in 5 days than my family and I have logged in, well … ever. Our first night took us to Falling Rock, for they had a pumpkin beer night featuring Elysian Brewing Company. Elysian is a brewery out of Seattle, run by Dick Cantwell, who is known for brewing amazing pumpkin beers. Giddy up. Read More

The Six Restaurant expands to Studio City today

West L.A.’s, The Six opened its expansion in Studio City today. Serving American cuisine from Executive Chef Sean Mindrum with dishes like Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders with Portobello, Rosemary Potato Pizza with Garlic Tapenade, and Pot Pie with Braised Short Rib and Roasted Vegetables. The restaurant also offers signature cocktails, beer and wine. The Six Restaurant, 12650 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604.

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Brew day with Ladyface Ale’s Cyrena Nouzille and David Griffiths

Discussing women in craft beer and a video of brew day

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Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie sits at the bottom of the Ladyface Mountain in Agoura Hills, CA about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Co-owner Cyrena Nouzille and brewmaster Dave Griffiths have been producing beers at this location since November of 2009.

Besides the Agoura Hills restaurant, craft beer lovers can try their brews at Southern California bars like Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank and Far Bar in Little Tokyo to name a few. As the Ladyface team is getting ready to plan their 2nd anniversary in January, we visited brewmaster Dave and Cyrena during one of their brew days to chat about expanding the brewery, homebrewing and women in the beer industry. Read More

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Forbes Travel Guide’s award winners announced, Holland set to ban pot tourism

Drinking, eating, and traveling news from around the web

  • A list of Forbes Travel Guide’s award winning hotels, restaurants and spas.
  • TSA’s tips for safe holiday travel.
  • Cochon 555 tour for 2012 returns.
  • New York will have a record number of hotel rooms by the end of this year.
  • Holland set to ban marijuana from tourists.
  • Travel+Leisure rates the world’s top revolving restaurants.

Photo: Montage Laguna Beach is home to one of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spas.

Tony’s Darts Away to host fundraiser, Locanda del Lago offers Black Friday cocktail deals

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank is hosting a “Save the Beagles” fundraiser on Monday, November 21. For each vegan hot dog sold on Monday, half the proceeds will help the Beagle Freedom Project. In addition, from 6 PM – 2 AM, for each Golden Road Brewing beer you purchase $1 will be donated.

Starting on November 25 until December 31, Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica will be offering discounted Italian inspired cocktails for $9 each and $20 for one-liter carafes all day. Discount available for Santa Monica shoppers with same-day receipts from a Santa Monica retail store. Read More