‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’, ‘Off Limits’ and more renewed by Travel Channel

In addition to the renewals of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Truck Stop USA, Ghost Adventures, Mysteries at the Museum, Off Limits, Sand Masters and The Dead Files, the Travel Channel announced the launching of eight new shows. Here is a break down of all eight shows. Read More


TripAdvisor’s December survey shows an increase in travel plans

TripAdvisor announced the results of their annual December holiday travel survey of 2100 U.S. travelers. While it may not be representative of the nation, there is a 5 percent increase from their last year’s survey, from 38-43 percent, of participants planning on traveling this December. Read More

Details on L.A.’s craft beer garden winter event, Karl Strauss’ ugly sweater party

Statement from the website: ColLAboration event has to be postponed due to utility outages caused by the wind storms. ColLAboration Winterfest, L.A.’s mobile craft beer garden is having their last event for the year on Saturday December 3 from 12 PM – 5 PM at Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village. Winterfest will feature a selection of holiday beers including two special releases from Golden Road Brewing. Limited edition steins will be available for $15, admission ticket not required if you’ve already purchased a glass from previous events. Beers for purchase will be $5 to $6. 5410 West San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90039.

To celebrate the release of Josh Bernstein’s book, Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World’s Craft Brewing Revolution, Karl Strauss is hosting Brewfestivus: a Craft Beer and Ugly Sweater Party for the Rest of Us on Friday December 9 from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Pacific Beach location. Guests are encouraged to wear ugly sweaters for a chance to win an autographed book and beers. For $20, attendees will receive five 5 oz. beers paired with appetizers. Additional beer taster tickets are available. Main Brewery, 5985 Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109.

Photo: The Beer Chicks, authors of The Naked Pint, with ColLAboration organizer Ryan Sweeney

What do you know about lechón and craft beer?

Now that the turkey days are over, it’s time to move on to another animal. On Sunday, December 4 from 1 PM – 4 PM, Joshua Lurie, the man behind the L.A. Beer Float Showdown is back with another event. Except this time he’s substituting the ice cream for a lechón, a whole Filipino-style roast pig. Pig & Pints will be hosted at Biergarten in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Read More


American Airlines files for bankruptcy

American Airlines and parent company, AMR Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The airline will continue to operate normally, honoring tickets and reservations. Frequent flyer program will not be interrupted. Thomas W. Horton, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of AMR and American Airlines assured AA customers with the following statement, “American’s customers are always our top priority and they can continue to depend on us for the safe, reliable travel and high quality service they know and expect from us.”

AMR plans to restructure and to “emerge even stronger as a global leader known for excellence and innovation, a travel partner customers seek out, and a carrier that serves communities throughout the world.” The filings will have no direct legal impact outside of the U.S.