April 6, 2012
Rock & Brews Where: 143 Main St., El Segundo When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Price: Starters, $5.95 to $9.95; pizza, $9.95 to $19.95; sandwiches, $8.95 to $10.95 Info: (310) 615-9890; http://www.rockandbrews.com
May 21, 2013 |
Growing coffee isn't hard. It's the time-consuming extraction of the beans that defeats would-be backyard growers. Every season when the coffee bushes hidden in the shade of the Wattles Farm community garden in Hollywood start to produce cherries, one of the gardeners volunteers for the process of peeling the shells, removing the fleshy pulp along with the interior parchment, and washing and air-drying the tiny beans within. “They're very enthusiastic in the beginning and are still enthusiastic at the end because the coffee is very good, but they swear they'll never do it again,” said Laurel Delp, one of the gardeners at Wattles.
September 16, 2009 |
Santa Barbara's Telegraph Brewing is the epitome of the eager, experimental microbrewery, enthusiastic about local ingredients and unfamiliar techniques. Its 19th century version of porter will shock most people by being tart. However, its flagship brew, California Ale, is totally accessible. It's a mouth-filling beer, unfiltered, fairly hoppy and rather malty with a subtle citrus note. Perhaps because it's sealed with a cork, a la Champagne, some people seem to think of it as a French saison , but I'd call it just a great big amber ale. Coppery in color with a huge white head, it's a little earthy on the palate with some sweetness showing up late.
June 7, 2009 |
It's 7 on a Sunday night in the Haight. Outside the Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery a few ghosts from the '60s occasionally glide by, but inside the food is contemporary -- whole roasted quail and moules frites on the menu -- despite the old wood bar, stained walls and worn tile floor. It was the fifth night of a weeklong trip with Steve Dollar, a friend of 25 years, who wanted to travel Highway 1 from near Santa Barbara to where it ends at the edge of the Humboldt County redwoods.
July 11, 1998 |
One of the most tragic and disturbing moments of American history can soon be yours to watch and review in your own home. Next week, the public will be able to purchase for the first time on video an authorized, newly restored copy of one of this century's most infamous film sequences, the home movie footage of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film," which will retail for $19.
June 29, 1985 |
Nineteen Chinese died and seven were critically ill in China's Sichuan province from drinking a potent liquor illegally made with industrial alcohol, the Workers Daily newspaper reported Friday.
February 25, 1996
As a spokesperson for Starbucks Coffee, I'd like to clear up one matter ("Starbucks Brew," by Evelyn Sheinkopf, So SoCal, Jan 14). A "wet" cappuccino is one made with more steamed milk than foam, and a "dry" one would be made with more foam than steamed milk. Both are made with the same amount of espresso. And for sure, this information can be filed under Facts You Thought You Never Needed to Know. Jeff Smith West Los Angeles
May 11, 2012 |
Entrepreneur Ralph Verdugo once ran downtown L.A.'s Club 740, but he left that world after having a revelation. Or maybe just a few pints. "With the economy, people don't like going to clubs so much," Verdugo said. The 41-year-old has embraced his inner beer geek and just opened Los Angeles Brewing Co. ( www.labrewingco.com) in the Chapman Building between 7th and 8th streets on Broadway. The place boasts 100 taps, a gated patio for dogs, and a menu with all but one item under $20. "People ask if we're a high-end restaurant, a sports bar or a gastro-pub.
January 8, 1995 |
Sure, I'd sipped beers from all around the world, but I had never personally brewed anything stronger than the morning coffee before the day I headed down to Hamilton Gregg Brewworks. This Hermosa Beach outfit supposedly was the nation's first brew workshop when it opened more than a year ago; now there are four. Being a total novice, I enlisted the help of Michael Doherty, brewer at Gordon Biersch, the hip brewery-restaurant in Pasadena.
October 11, 1998 |
Michael Bowe, tall and lean with dark hair and Kelly green eyes that hint at his Irish heritage, sits at a swank Westside bistro's bar, a half-drained pint of his Angel City Ale before him. He visits tables of beer lovers quaffing glasses of the amber-colored ale as part of his so-called "meet-the-brewer deal." "I'm really pushing the local angle," says the Culver City-based microbrewer.