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  • Ohana Brewing finally gets a tasting room of its own -- in Alhambra

    Ohana Brewing finally gets a tasting room of its own -- in Alhambra
    Ohana Brewing Co. has been making beer for nearly two years, but until this week there was no dedicated taproom space for Ohana's fans to sample the beers. Though the downtown Los Angeles production brewery will remain closed to the public for the time...
  • To curb school lunch waste, ease the fruit and vegetable rules

    To curb school lunch waste, ease the fruit and vegetable rules
    No one should have expected that putting more vegetables in front of elementary school students would instantly turn them into an army of broccoli fans. Plenty of food has been thrown out since new federal rules took effect in 2011 requiring students in...
  • L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth

    L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth
    If you've eaten from a food truck or cart in Los Angeles County, chew on this: About 40% of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts cooking up meals in the area have never been inspected in the field by health officials since letter grades were...
  • Wine & Spirits compiles the 25th annual list of top selling restaurant wines

    Wine & Spirits compiles the 25th annual list of top selling restaurant wines
    What do you think are the top-selling wines in restaurants? Wine & Spirits magazine ushers in April with its 25th Anniversary Restaurant Poll, an issue they’ve published since 1989. And it’s got some surprises. Editor Joshua Greene asked...
  • Chef(-butcher) of the Moment: Michael Puglisi goes whole pig at Picnik in Pasadena

    Chef(-butcher) of the Moment: Michael Puglisi goes whole pig at Picnik in Pasadena
    Michael Puglisi is the chef-butcher who is behind the sausages and cuts of roasted pork shoulder at Eduardo Ruiz’s Picnik in Pasadena and is soon to open his own Electric City Butcher Shop in Santa Ana. Puglisi, whose family is Sicilian, started...
  • Three L.A. restaurants revive delicious octopus memories

    Three L.A. restaurants revive delicious octopus memories
    I have such a strong memory of nibbling on charred octopus tentacles between sips of ouzo on a terrace overlooking the sea in Santorini. Much as I've tried, I haven't turned up that particular way of eating octopus in SoCal. The good news, though, is that...
  • A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless

     A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless
    What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
  • Betting the NCAA tournament brings back memories of grandpa

    Betting the NCAA tournament brings back memories of grandpa
    HENDERSON, Nev. -- I like to hang out at the Green Valley Ranch sports book, my occasional home away from home. Especially now, during the NCAA basketball tournament. But the other night, as I sipped my beer, I looked at the empty seat next to me. My...
  • 13 underground supper clubs in the L.A. area

    13 underground supper clubs in the L.A. area
    Here are some other underground dining clubs in the Southern California area. Visit the websites to learn more. Amalur Project: "A culinary think tank creating dining concepts and collaborations that define and preserve gastronomy, agriculture and...
  • Belcampo's burger is already driving them wild -- here's how

    Belcampo's burger is already driving them wild -- here's how
    Just when you thought Los Angeles couldn’t possibly get excited about yet another hamburger, along comes Belcampo. And eaters are going wild. A thread on the burger on Chowhound has already gotten more than 125 comments – and the...
  • Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?

    Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?
    Re "Nutritious but uneaten," April 2 The Los Angeles Unified School District serves 650,000 meals a day, with $100,000 worth of food thrown away each day by students. That adds up to $18 million wasted every year. Our society needs a renaissance of...