Food & Drinks

Southern California Must Eat & Drink: We curate a list of the best food, restaurants, chefs, farmers markets, and where to find them in Southern California. If you are a foodie, this section will keep you in the loop on the best of the best in food news, restaurants reviews, upcoming food events and so much more. The latest news on spirits, bubbles and brews, lounges, cocktails, beers, wines, wineries, juices, smoothies, coffees, teas, and more will also be featured here. We highlight everything from old staples to new additions in the juice, alcohol, and coffee fields. We talk with mixologists about new inventions and twists on old staples.

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Canyon Creek Mushrooms Are Feeding The Coachella Valley

When snowbird Jim Shaffer emigrated from his frigid Michigan roots to the warm breezes of the Coachella Valley, the only thing he really missed was finding fresh mushrooms to satisfy his love for fungi. After spending a few hundred hours on YouTube, he created his own farm in a spare bedroom, and within three years, his Canyon Creek Mushrooms could hardly keep up with the desert demand. The one-room operation started in 2019, when Shaffer built his first fruiting room in his garage, followed by an incubation room and a lab. What was just meant to be a source of…

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Seafood Sanctuary

Water Grill Santa Monica Seafood lovers will be thrilled to know that Local California Spiny Lobster is in season beginning in October and spotlighted at Water Grill Santa Monica. Not only is the menu overflowing with fresh and delectable items from the sea, but dining at one of the Westside’s favorite hot spots multiplies the feasting experience. Located on bustling Ocean Avenue, Water Grill offers indoor and outdoor dining against the backdrop of Palm trees that line Palisades Park. Signature cocktails like the Maritime Mule or the Margarita Verde are the prelude to an evening filled with a hip ambiance,…

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Taste of Eataly

Mark your calendars, LA! We’re kicking-off our signature Restaurant Fest with “Taste of Eataly”, a festa like your taste buds have never experienced before!  Join us on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as we kick off Eataly’s Restaurant Fest with a feast of food unlike any other. Be the first to get a taste of our Restaurant Fest dishes from our restaurants that are dedicated to the best ingredients of the season. Enjoy a variety of food stations featuring traditional Italian small bites, plus sip your way through our selection of Italian vini! Purchase your ticket and then make…

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Crowns & Hops Is Changing The Trajectory of Black Business One Beer At A Time

The Black-owned Crowns & Hops Brewery has been seven years in the making, but owners Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are just getting started. They’ve taken over the old Morningside Bowling and Recreation Center on Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood across from the historic Academy Theater, with grand plans of returning it to its original family friendly hub of the neighborhood. With a target date of this fall’s football season, the 14,400-square-foot space will feature an on-site brewery, full service restaurant and communal meeting space designed by Ashburn and Hunter as a place for the community to gather and feel welcome,…

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