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The most hyper-local beer in the world uses yeast from your backyard

Scott Hale wrangled on land marked by dust and spiky trees. A visual artist by trade and an aficionado of fermentation, Hale, of Twentynine Palms, sought something microscopic and, critically, something that had to find him. All he could do was ...

By Lauren Williams|

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  • Cocktails

    Bartenders go shaker to shaker in the annual May Mix-Off in downtown Los Angeles

    In bartending culture, competition comes with the territory. See for yourself when nine of Los Angeles’ best mixologists shake and stir it up behind the bar at the “May Mix-Off at The Mixing Room,” a three-week competition in collaboration with William Grant and Sons taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through May 24 inside the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A.

    Sandra Barrera
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of May 7

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Government business and finance

    As LA community colleges plan to toss mom-and-pop food vendors, students fight to save them

    WOODLAND HILLS >> It took nearly two years for Los Angeles Pierce College to find a restaurateur willing to dish out multi-ethnic grub at its sparkling-but-vacant new food court. But now after two semesters of sated appetites, the Los Angeles Community College District is poised to yank Pierce College Falafelicious Catering off the table. Officials hope to replace such mom-and-pop food vendors with a single food service provider for all nine campuses. And that has enraged...

    Dana Bartholomew
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  • Food trends

    Here’s where you can find the Frork, the french fry utensil from McDonald’s

    In its effort to attract millennials with gimmicky marketing campaigns, McDonald’s is introducing a wacky new utensil called the Frork at select restaurants. Available only Friday, May 5, the fork-shaped Frork is a silicon utensil with tines that look like french fries. In a video ad, McDonald’s shows customers using the Frork to scoop toppings that drop on their tray table after biting into a big gourmet burger. The Frork was created to promote the nationwide debut...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Fast food restaurant operators

    McDonald’s debuts Frork, french fry fork; Taco Bell adds Naked Chicken Chips

    Two of the country’s biggest fast-food chains, Taco Bell and McDonald’s, are debuting crazy inventions to entice consumers. At Irvine-based Taco Bell, the chain has created the Naked Chicken Chips. The item, inspired by nachos, is a different incarnation of the Naked Chicken Chulapa, a limited item that went off Taco Bell’s menu in March. The Naked Chicken Chalupa was a taco with its shell made entirely of fried chicken. The buzzworthy item debuted in late...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of April 30

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Celebrity chefs

    Hollywood Walk of Fame star for Wolfgang Puck unveiled

    HOLLYWOOD >> A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring chef Wolfgang Puck for his television accomplishments was unveiled Wednesday in front of the Hollywood & Highland Center. Film director Brett Ratner and television personality Larry King were among those joining Puck at the midday ceremony. “I think its really an amazing thing and I’m really humbled,” Puck said. “I’m very proud of it. I’m very proud to be a citizen of...

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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of April 23

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Food

    Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino: Will anyone over 13 drink this?

    Dropping all pretense that its Frappuccinos are anything more than a sugar-laden kids’ drink, Starbucks is this week selling a color-changing drink with “sour blue powder topping.” The Unicorn Frappuccino blended creme will be sold Wednesday through Sunday, while supplies last. The company’s press release says the drink starts out purple with “a first taste that is sweet and fruity. But give it a stir and its color changes to pink, and the...

    By Susan Steade ssteade@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of April 16

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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