Food

Where to get your holiday tamales this year

Have you ever plowed through a plate of hot uchepos? Not unless you’ve spent time in Michoacán, I’m guessing, or at least visited Birrieria Apatzingan up in Pacoima. Uchepos are like tamales caressed by an angel, clouds of sweet, fresh corn steamed in corn husks, tasting like nothing but themselves....

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When the season gives you cauliflower, roast, broil, grill and stir-fry it

What’s in season: With colors ranging from pale orange to bright violet, even green, there’s a whole world of cauliflower to be found beyond the common white staple. Look for Romanesco cauliflower (also called Romanesco broccoli), a pale green variety originally from northern Italy and known for...

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Plane makes emergency landing after woman becomes angry over Champagne

Plane makes emergency landing after woman becomes angry over Champagne

An airplane bound from Moscow to Zürich, Switzerland, made an unexpected stop in Stuttgart, Germany, on December 10 because a business-class passenger became aggressive after being denied an extra helping of Champagne. According to Stuttgarter Zeitung, the 44-year-old Swiss woman with Russian roots...

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Looking for more craft beer in the South Bay area? Head to the new State Brewing Co.

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