Archive for the ‘beer’ Category

Lido Bottle Works Does Farm to Table Right

Posted by melissa kandel on June 9, 2017 in beer, craft beer, drink, food, Newport Beach | No Comments

 “5:30.”  “In the morning?” “Yes. And everyone showed up.” I was sitting in the corner booth at Newport Beach’s latest bay-side dining experience, Lido Bottle Works, about to dive into an expertly seared halibut set before me moments before by Executive Chef Joel Harrington. From what I could already tell, the chef commands his kitchen […]

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In Defense of the Beer Festival

Posted by melissa kandel on May 31, 2017 in beer, craft beer, drink, Newport Beach | No Comments

I can think of a whole lot of reasons why one would attend a beer festival, and not all of them include beer.  For example: If you’re about that gourmet, one-of-a-kind fusion food truck life, then cool, come on down and have yourself a Hawaiian pizza burrito. If you want to listen to cover bands […]

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Pacific City’s First-Ever Tap Takeover (Or Why I Drank Beer on a Tuesday)

Posted by melissa kandel on April 5, 2017 in beer, craft beer, drink, food, Huntington Beach | No Comments

By Melissa Kandel Sushi is best enjoyed with a slice of jalapeño on top and beer is at its finest when of the craft variety, chilled to the glass.  This was the philosophy occupying my mind as I sat in quiet contemplation, laptop unfolded, at a small table on the balcony of The Backhouse Yakitori, a haute-cuisine […]

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Comedy Central and Barstool Sports Make A Play for Pro Football

// Image via Comedy Central® “Some of my best life decisions have been made while sitting on a barstool,” said Kent Alterman, president of Comedy Central. “I’m hoping this is one of them.” Alterman’s network announced today it will air “The Barstool Rundown: Live from Houston,” a four-part comedy series kicking off Jan. 30 at […]

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Bill Murray Is Bartending in Brooklyn This Weekend (And No, You Can’t Go)

Posted by melissa kandel on September 17, 2016 in beer, drink, nightlife, things to do | No Comments

Bill Murray is no stranger to plugging liquor. He helped the Japanese sell Suntory Whiskey in Lost In Translation. He surprised tipsy hipsters during the 2010 SXSW festival when he walked behind a downtown Austin bar with the Wu Tang Clan and started serving patrons nothing but shots of tequila. So, we shouldn’t be surprised that this weekend, […]

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I’m Sick of Beer. Now What?

Posted by melissa kandel on July 11, 2016 in beer, drink, food | 1 Comment

A word from Melissa: This post is written by guest blogger, Lexi Tess. Let’s give a warm, little word studio welcome to Lexi and enjoy her guest post, where she postulates new articulations on the same old lagers and ales …  I’m sick of beer. Now what? Correction: You think you’re sick of beer. Maybe it brings […]

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Ice Cream and Beer: Your New Post-Game of Thrones Diet

Posted by melissa kandel on June 28, 2016 in beer, drink, food | No Comments

With the murder-strewn Game of Thrones season 6 finale now a thing of Sunday night past, we can definitively say winter came (and went), and until season 7 debuts or George R.R. Martin decides to stop writing in his LiveJournal long enough to finish the series, we must search elsewhere for icy inspiration. As luck would […]

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Brews with Views: The 2016 Newport Beach Beerfest

I hate to be the one to say this but Shakespeare had it wrong: To beer or not to beer—that is the real question. The answer? Let’s have the 2016 Newport Beach Beerfest respond, because it’s happening at Newport Dunes this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Newport Beach Beerfest, an O.C. tradition that brings quality brews beachside each year, will feature more than 150 breweries—many […]

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