Traditional Mexican fare at Casa Azul in Westwood Village: soft opened

Chef Vicente Del Rio, inspired by the local cantinas that he grew up around, is opening Casa Azul Cantina in Westwood Village in L.A., “the idea is for Casa Azul to be a place that feels like home.” They will be serving a full spectrum of traditional and inspired Mexican cuisine alongside cocktails utilizing traditional, authentic ingredients headed by bartenders Felipe De La Tejera and Roxanne Schmarsow. Read More


Bootlegger’s Brewery: of business and beer

Aaron Barkenhagen, founder of Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton, CA is one of those rare cases where school and real-life actually correlated. We sent Jace Milstead, ever excited over Mint Chocolate Porter, to Bootlegger’s to talk beer, books, business, and the point where they all meet. Read More

JetBlue offering $100 one-way fare between Long Beach and New York

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. transcontinental flight between Long Beach and Sheepshead Bay, NY, Jetblue is offering $100 fares each way between LGB to JFK. Fares available for trips between Tuesday and Wednesday, January 10 – 31, 2012.

LAB Brewing Co. selling growlers, Hangar 24 releases special barrel beer with pre-sale event

Agoura Hills‘ newest craft beer destination, LAB Brewing Co. is offering full size growler to-go (64 oz.) for $20 on any house beers including: Cold Fusion Java Porter, Lab Wit, LAB XPA and more. Refills are $15. 30105 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, CA is releasing “Pugachev’s Cobra”, a 16.5% ABV, Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels on Wednesday with a pre-sale event at the brewery starting at 4 PM. Other specialty beers for purchase include: non-barrel aged Pugachev’s Cobra and Small Stout at 4 PM, Humpty Bump at 5 PM and Immelmann at 6 PM. Each “Pugachev’s Cobra” bottle cost $20 with a five bottle limit per person. 1710 Sessums Dr., Redlands, CA 92374.