Dish Breakdown: Winsome’s Baked Japan

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

After finally locating Winsome, a cozy restaurant nestled in the bottom floor of the Elysian building in Echo Park, I was charmed not only by the sun-lit space and watercolor wallpaper but by the wide-ranging small-plate–focused menu. Crispy tofu with marinated peppers, Thai basil and puffed wheatberries won me over despite my dislike of tofu, […]




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Boutique Butchery

M.Eat Reflects a New Generation of Meat Consumption

Written by: Taylor Haynes

In Uruguay, cattle farming is an essential aspect of society; the South American country is one of the largest exporters of beef in the world, and cattle outnumber people. With an expanding, globalized market, it is likely young Uruguayans will follow the agricultural path previous generations forged before them. Rodrigo Echeverrigaray is no exception. Echeverrigaray, a […]




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Rediscovering Cactus

A Taste of the Southwest: An Unexpected Take on Cactus

Written by: Taylor Haynes

The sun bakes the arid southern Californian desert. The yellow-brown earth is dotted with outlandish vegetation—everything from the wild-armed Joshua Tree to the towering saguaro. Here it takes a level of resiliency, and a level of resourcefulness, to survive. Existing in the expansive Sonoran and Mojave deserts requires creativity, too—seeing potential usefulness in resources that […]




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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 6

Chef Matt D’Ambrosi of Mezcalito in San Francisco, CA

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although wine and cocktails are popular food pairings, beer has started to join the party, providing a more casual yet tasty alternative pairing to dishes.  Dos Equis Ambar is a classic Vienna-style Mexican beer established in 1897 with a full body and a smooth finish. Dos Equis Ambar is a 4.7% ABV lager distinctly flavorful […]




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You Scream, I Scream

Oregon Ice Cream Staple Salt & Straw Churns Its Way into Southern California

Written by: Becky Tsadik

When artisan ice cream brand Salt & Straw landed in Southern California, the company had already made national headlines for its quirky flavors and long lines due to an unlimited(!) samples policy. Two years and three Los Angeles-area locations later, the Portland export has declared its cool-kid position with the ultimate status opening: a fourth […]




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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 4

Chef Alex Garcia of Casablanca in Venice, California

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although wine and cocktails are popular food pairings, beer has started to join the party, providing a more casual yet tasty alternative pairing to dishes. Ambar, a full-bodied Vienna-style lager from the well-known Dos Equis portfolio, is what Dos Equis calls, “a beer with brawn from Germany, swagger from Mexico and the finest North American […]




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Dish Breakdown: Komodo’s Phorrito

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

I tend to be wary of fusion food, especially Asian fusion cuisine. It often seems overly trendy and rarely tastes as good as it sounds. However, at a recent stop to Komodo, the food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant in Venice, I was proven wrong. The phorrito, a take on the Vietnamese noodle soup called pho […]




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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 3

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza of Barrio Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although wine and cocktails are popular food pairings, beer has started to join the party, providing a more casual yet tasty alternative pairing to dishes. Ambar, a full-bodied Vienna-style lager from the well-known Dos Equis portfolio, is what Dos Equis calls, “a beer with brawn from Germany, swagger from Mexico and the finest North American […]




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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 2

Chef Peder Bondhus of Blanco Tacos + Tequila in Scottsdale, Arizona

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although wine and cocktails are popular food pairings, beer has started to join the party, providing a more casual yet tasty alternative pairing to dishes. Ambar, a full-bodied Vienna-style lager from the well-known Dos Equis portfolio, is what Dos Equis calls, “a beer with brawn from Germany, swagger from Mexico and the finest North American […]




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