Into the Light: The Third Emerald Exchange returns to Malibu

Written by: Taylor Haynes

The Emerald Triangle of Northern California is known for the forest, scenic coastline and cannabis. For generations, people have been cultivating the plant in the region. Now, with the trade show Emerald Exchange, those in Los Angeles have access to the near-mythical cannabis of Northern California and a chance to meet the cultivators who grow […]




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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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Suds and Supper: Pairing with Dos Equis Ambar, pt. 5

Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza in Los Angeles, 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. Dos Equis 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 […]




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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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Italian Flavors with a California Twist

Get inspired by Bruce Kalman of Knead & Co.'s vegetable-infused pasta

Written by: Taylor Haynes

Anything from golden Meyer lemon tortellini to the candy-like fuchsia of beet pacchari may be seen and tasted at the Knead & Co. Pasta Lab in Los Angeles, California. There, you can feast your eyes on the rainbow, order a dish incorporating these entirely unique pastas or take some home for your own cooking experience. […]




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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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Pot and Pans

Pairing terpenes in food and marijuana to create flavorful cutting-edge cuisine

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Think back to the last time you had a cannabis-infused edible. Perhaps a from-the-box pot brownie made by your college roommate? Or maybe a pack of THC-laced gummy worms from the local dispensary? While decades of canna-chefs have experimented with the substance, marijuana’s pungent flavor and difficulties managing dosing have plagued the realm of gourmet […]




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