Drink + Food

Los Angeles happy hour round up: DTLA, Santa Monica

Taste Terminal's Happy Hour Round Up II

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We all work hard for our money (so hard for it honey) and now with the recent spike in gas prices, who can afford to eat? You can, with these discounted dishes from Taste Terminal’s list of local happy hours. Here it is, Happy Hour Round Up Part Two. Read More

The Dish

Taco Asylum: Ghost Chili Pork Taco

Every batch of the ghost pepper is tested by the kitchen staff

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Growing up in Southern California, young Greg Daniels loved spicy food. He would accept all sorts of dares from his brother to eat hot peppers and challenge his dad on who can put the most hot sauce on their food. Years later, manning his own restaurant, Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, CA, it was inherent for Chef Greg, who also operates Haven Gastropub in Orange and Pasadena, to create the Ghost Chili Pork Taco made with a flour tortilla, pork cracklins, and topped with chili threads. He chose pork since it worked best with the ghost pepper, “We thought the pork was the best, since it’s fatty. And fat coats your mouth and makes heat linger longer. Between the fatness and the cracklin on top, you have a good delivery system for heat. I thought the ghost chili has a unique flavor, citrusy and extremely hot,” says Chef Greg. Read More

Golden Road Brewing celebrates its new cask brew with a beer festival

Supporting the Whole Planet Foundation

Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village will be releasing a new cask beer at a benefit and beer festival supporting the Whole Planet Foundation – a Whole Foods Market agency dealing with international poverty issues – on March 11 from 2 – 5 PM. Tickets include a souvenir glass (first 500 guests) and two beer tickets and can be purchased at the door or online for $20 per person (21+). Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $4. Read More

Drink

Brewers Association’s Julia Herz tells us how she celebrates American Craft Beer Week

ACBW 2012 is May 14 - 20

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As microbreweries continue to grow, so do beer weeks all throughout the States, but no other beer week takes it to a national level like the American Craft Beer Week (May 14 – 20) organized by the Brewers Association; an organization that promotes micro and independent American brewers. The ACBW is about celebrating the delicate work by small breweries. We connected with Brewer Association’s Craft Beer Program Director Julia Herz and asked her three questions about the beer industry, the beer week and how she’s going to celebrate it. Read More

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Steingarten LA to host a four-course cocktail and food pairing

On Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 PM

On Wednesday, February 29, Steingarten in West L.A. will host a cocktail dinner featuring four courses off the menu at 7:30pm. For $55 per person, guests get to chose a different base spirit for their cocktails from three varieties of St. George Gins (Dry Rye, Terrior and Botaniviore) for their first drink. Other spirits served include: Bols Barrel Aged Genever; Balcones Baby Blue and True Blue Corn Whiskey; and St. George Absinthe. Tickets available online. 10543 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. 310.441.0441. Read More

The Scoop

Colorado based craft beer brewery to can whiskey, America’s best brunches

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Photo: Oskar Blues owner Dick Dale Katechis