Summer was made for drinking beer — or maybe beer was made to drink during summer. Either way, with the dog days of August nearly upon us, the time for sipping on craft suds is nigh. And there’s one weekend in particular with some of the year’s best beer events on tap.
Friday, Aug. 7 — Brew at the Zoo
Kick off the beer-soaked weekend at the fifth annual Brew at the Los Angeles Zoo on Friday night....Read more
Randall Grahm, the eccentric force behind Bonny Doon Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, has a crazy, ambitious dream -- to discover a New World grand cru. And he’s turning to Indiegogo to fund him the $350,000 he figures he’ll need to do it. Four days into the campaign, he had already funded 11% of the project.
He’s already got the site, his 400-acre estate Popelouchum, just outside San Juan Bautista...Read more
While we were in Modena, my wife maintained, we should try to visit Arnaldo Clinica Gastronomica, a restaurant in the nearby town of Rubiera we had enjoyed on our first trip to Italy 25 years ago.
The suggestion was reasonable enough on its face — the Clinica’s reputation had if anything become more robust in the succeeding decades, and it had become acknowledged as the best place to go for its particular...Read more
Name of restaurant: Sopita Ramen, which opened four months ago on the edge of Koreatown. "Sopita" means "a little bit of soup" in Spanish.
Owner: Roberto Chun, a Korean guy who grew up in Uruguay and spent a little time in Brazil. He slips easily from greeting his customers in Korean and English to speaking in Spanish.
Concept: Korean-style dishes with a bit of Latin American flavor.
What dish represents...Read more
Looking to fix dinner fast tonight? Each of these ideas uses seven or fewer ingredients and can be made in 30 minutes or less. Think of it as a kind of quick dinner matrix. Fix the recipes as they are, mix and match, or use them as templates to create your own dishes, adding additional flavorings or seasonings.
Spaghetti with arugula and garlic bread crumbs: A handful of fresh-toasted bread crumbs...Read more