New policy in L.A. County allows dogs in the outdoor dining area

Effective immediately, restaurant patrons in Los Angeles County are now privy to the company of their four legged friends. Recent policy changes now allow dogs in the outdoor dining area of restaurants. With the support of dog advocates and restaurant owners, Spot no longer needs to sit outside throughout LA County (excluding areas not subject to this policy – Pasadena, Long Beach, and Vernon). However, the decision is at the restaurant’s discretion and specific guidelines must be followed. Read More

Lucky Baldwins to host old school barleywine vertical beer tasting

Here is chance to taste a beer that’s no longer in production. The Thomas Hardy’s Ale, an English style barleywine, will be poured at Pasadena‘s Lucky BaldwinsThomas Hardy’s Ale Vertical Tasting on Wednesday, March 7 starting at 7 PM. Six different version (1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008) of the beer will be available from the bottle during the tasting. This beer was first brewed in 1968 by a brewery called Eldridge Pope and discontinued in 1999. In 2003, another English brewery, O’Hanlon’s Brewing Co., took on the task of recreating the beer. However, being too costly to brew, O’Hanlon’s Brewing Co. discontinued it in 2008. 17 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. 626-795-0652.

Test Kitchen alumni, chef Dan Moody to pop-up at Batch Restaurant & Bar

Culver City’s Batch Restaurant & Bar‘s Executive Chef Salvador Roldan is about to lend chef Dan Moody, who served as sous chef to Ludo Lefevre at LudoBites, some real estate for five days for his upcoming pop-up kitchen. Starting tomorrow until Saturday, March 3, chef Dan will be cooking up a specialty menu including Banana Bread Pudding a la Bourbon Pecan Pie as dessert. The rest of the menu will be revealed tomorrow. Call 310-202-8631 for reservations. 8631 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232.