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Getting into mezcal? Two new mezcales to try, by way of Texas

Two new and terrific mezcales—Real Minero and Rey Campero—just rode into town. They’re brought into the country by William Scanlan III under his Austin, Texas-based importing company Heavy Métl Premium Imports, métl being the Aztec word for agave. One is from a family that has been distilling mezcal...

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The day before Thanksgiving at the Santa Monica farmers market

For Nate Peitso, Thanksgiving begins in July. The farmer and owner behind Maggie’s Farm planted eleven acres of sage on his Fillmore property late last summer. On Wednesday he will sell most of it within six hours. The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the Wednesday Santa...

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Courage and Craft liquor shop opens at Grand Central Market

Courage and Craft liquor shop opens at Grand Central Market

The next time you visit Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, you'll be able to take a bottle of wine or gin home with your DTLA cheese, Clark Street Bread and fresh produce. Courage and Craft, a boutique liquor, beer and wine stall run by Nicholas Krok, bar director at the Arts District...