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 […]




Read

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 […]




Read

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 […]




Read

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 […]




Read

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 […]




Read

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 […]




Read

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 […]




Read

Dish Breakdown: Kali’s Meringue Gelato with Candied Yolk Shavings

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

If we counted on our hands how many times we’ve had an amazing meal at a restaurant only for it to be followed up by a subpar dessert, we’d run out of fingers and toes. Some restaurants put so much weight on appetizers, entrees and even cocktail lists that oftentimes desserts get left behind. Which […]




Read

FYI: Figs

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

“To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been barely touched by the sun, is one of the exquisite pleasures of the Mediterranean.” ― Elizabeth David, An Omelette and a Glass of Wine




Read