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Brouwerij West: the greenest craft brewery in SoCal

The brewery has planted some very green roots in San Pedro.

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Bar review: Catcher in the Rye

The literary-themed Catcher in the Rye is an earnest attempt at a first draft.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Meet these LA sommeliers

Five LA wine experts talk about the future of vino in a city that loves to drink.

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Bar review: Sweeney's Ale House

LA beer pioneer Ryan Sweeney is putting his name behind a bar for the first time.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Gilbert Marquez wants you to drink more mezcal

The mixologist behind Tacoteca's cocktail program shares his love for the smoky spirit.

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Catcher in the Rye

The literary-themed Catcher in the Rye is an earnest attempt at a first draft.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Sweeney's Ale House

LA beer pioneer Ryan Sweeney is putting his name behind a bar for the first time.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Mrs. Fish

This new Downtown bar is an underground aquatic nightmare.

Time Out says
  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Now Boarding

Please return to your full and upright drinking position.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The top 10 happy hour deals in Los Angeles

Grab a stool and settle in for some of the best happy hour deals in town. Cheers!

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13 winter cocktails to keep you warm and fuzzy

Spiked eggnog. Hot Toddys. This is what winter is for, right?

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Where to go wine tasting in LA

Who says you have to travel to Napa for a day sipping vino?

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7 coffee cocktails to try right now

Coffee or cocktails—do we really have to choose?

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12 LA winter beers

Christmas may be over, but these local holiday beers are keeping the party going.

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The best bars in Los Angeles

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Best cocktail bars

Check out LA's best cocktail bars, from Santa Monica's beachside, seasonal libations to Downtown's godfather of the cocktail bar scene.

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Best dive bars

Whether its PBRs on draft in a Santa Monica pub or a Hollywood bar with tiki kitsch, here are LA's best dive bars.

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Best whiskey bars

The city's top selection of bourbon, Scotch and whiskeys from around the globe can be found at these top ten spots.

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Best wine bars

Check out our picks of Los Angeles' best wine bars and what to drink from red to white for newbies and winos.

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Best beer bars

From biergartens to brew-pubs, here are LA's best beer bars for local and international craft brews.

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Best singles bars

Here are the best places to pickup other lonely hearts looking for their next hook up.

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Michelin-starred Chef Moonlights at Culina

If you haven’t yet indulged in the mouth-watering, modern Italian cuisine at the Four Seasons Hotel’s swanky Culina restaurant, this is the time to do so. Take your taste buds to the cobblestone streets of Italy with an authentic five-course meal from Michelin-starred Chef Vito Mollica of Il Palagio Ristorante at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. In celebration of Culina’s fifth year anniversary, this world-renowned chef will dish out the likes of sea bass and beef fillet carpaccio with bone marrow, sea urchin and citrus dressing; handmade ravioli carbonara with prosciutto wrapped egg yolk, mascarpone and pancentta; and mascarpone ingot with caramelized nuts and coffee ice cream. Mollica will also serve up an equally drool-worthy à la carte menu for afternoon diners.

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Smog City Beer Pairing Dinner

What do you get when you combine one of our favorite LA breweries with a six-course meal featuring wild game and foraged fruits, veggies and roots? The best. Thursday night. Ever. Kings Row Gastropub in Old Pasadena is the site of this heavenly pairing, where each course will match with a Smog City brew: Mai Tai Hoptonic IPA, Weird Beer, The Nothing Imperial Stout, Saber Tooth Squirrel Amber, Amarilla Gorilla IPA, and Coffee Porter to finish. To reserve your $50 ticket, email jim@kingsrowpub.com.  

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Planned Parenthood LA Food Fare

Planned Parenthood is gathering some of Los Angeles' most prestigious culinary names under one roof for an evening of pure indulgence. What started out in 1979 as a cooking demonstration by Julia Child has become the oldest culinary event in the city of Angels, featuring over 100 restaurants, wineries, caterers and more. Come out to sample bites from Tavern and Blue Plate Oysterette, Salt's Cure and The Tripel, and even some of the city's most popular food trucks (like The Grilled Cheese Truck). This isn't just about food, though—the event raises funds that benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, which provides life-saving cancer screenings, birth control and STD testing and treatment. Food for a cause, y'all.

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The Hungry Cat 10th Anniversary Pig and Oyster Roast

Pigs and oysters are ringing in The Hungry Cat's 10 year anniversary with a veritable feast: a pig and oyster roast, along with a special à la carte anniversary menu featuring a few restaurant favorites. While the surf and turf starts at 3pm, you can stop by The Hungry Cat at 11am for craft cocktail and beer specials.

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LA Weekly's The Essentials

If you’re no stranger to a food coma, you might as well make the next one extra tasty. Head over to California Market Center on March 8 for the seventh edition of LA Weekly’s The Essentials—just remember to loosen your belt buckle a notch. For one afternoon only, the city’s finest restaurants, both hot newcomers and veteran heavyweights, will be on hand to reward sophisticated palates and hungry bellies. Think Maude, Alimento, Petit Trois—and for street-food lovers, Kogi BBQ will gladly send one of their best-selling blackjack quesadillas your way. Tickets are going for $60 a pop. 

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Union celebrates 1 year anniversary

How does Union commemorate their first year in business, a year that has seen the Pasadena restaurant land on multiple "LA's best new restaurants" lists? With a family feast, naturally. On March 10, chef Bruce Kalman will be serving a three-course meal (plus dessert), featuring favorites like the dreamy Grist & Toll polenta, porchetta, squid ink corzetti and pork meatballs, as well as new spring dishes that include beet and burrata capellacci. To reserve your spot (seatings are at 5, 7 and 9:15pm), call 626-795-5841.

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