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48 Hours in Sonoma: Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay This Summer

In 2017, Sonoma County was devastated by three weeks of aggressive wild fires. Thousands of homes were reduced to ash, winemakers lost hundreds of acres of vines, and ongoing projects ground to a halt. Many producers were left with unusable wine that was either tainted by smoke or boiled from the heat.

Mario Christerna Has Big Plans For His Los Angeles Neighborhood

Known well around Los Angeles for its significance to Mexican-American life and heritage, Boyle Heights, a working-class section of the city lying directly across the Los Angeles River from some of the most sought-after real estate in the country right now, stands at a crossroads.

The Most Interesting Cup of Coffee in Los Angeles

The first thing to know about the coffee at Philippe’s, one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles, is that it is not very good.

The Best Coffee in Every State 2019

The big, beautiful moment came from nowhere, on the worst possible day—a brittle, featureless January afternoon in one of those Southern cities you do not typically rush toward when looking to uncover trends. The morning had been filled with disappointment, and coffee that tasted like sadness, and I wasn’t the least bit optimistic, arriving at my final stop. But there was this brand new coffee bar that I apparently just had to see, and so I went, expecting nothing.

This Khachapuri Shop Inside a Banh Mi Restaurant Is the Pinnacle of Pop-Up Culture

The story of how a khachapuri restaurant ended up inside a Vietnamese sandwich spot in Hollywood isn’t actually as unlikely as the story of how the banh mi shop happened in the first place.

Tartine Changed American Bread. Now, They’re Coming For Your Coffee. 

There were plenty of things that came naturally to Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Pruiett; how to make bread, how to make it really well, well enough to attract the attention of an entire country, how to get anyone who could fly, drive, walk or crawl to

California’s Most Insane New Restaurant Serves Olive-Fed A5 Wagyu

The most over-the-top dish at The Silver Bough, the eight-seat, $550-per-person restaurant that chef Phillip Frankland Lee opened at the Montecito Inn in Santa Barbara last Thursday, is a plate of steak and potatoes.

Some of The Best Tacos in Tijuana Are Actually in San Diego

Growing up Mexican, tacos are a part of life from just about as early as you can remember, and at whatever age it is that we develop motor skills, yours will begin the all-important process of understanding just how to handle the taco--how to pick up the tortilla without losing the insides, the roasted meats, the stews, the braises, the confits.

California’s Foie Gras Ban May Finally Stick

Even if you’ve been following California’s attempted ban on foie gras, you’d be forgiven for not knowing its current status. Ever since the law was first passed in 2004 — banning “force feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal size” or selling products created using that process — things have been on-again, off-again like a Hollywood romance.

Amazon Won’t Sell Foie Gras in California for at Least Five Years

Not that foie gras isn't a hot-button issue almost everywhere, but the fatty duck liver has been especially contentious in California where an ongoing legal battle has seen the sale of the controversial item repeatedly banned and reversed as different courts weigh in with different opinions.