Beer Belly’s chef Wes Lieberher talks about his menu, foie gras, and winning a Korean BBQ cook-off

Beer Belly in Los Angeles’ Koreatown may be best known for serving up craft beers curated by owner Jimmy Han, but the man behind the food has also been winning accolades and recommendations from patrons and food critics alike. Chef Wes Lieberher, hailing from Philadelphia, became an essential part of Beer Belly just a week before it opened. “I came in here during his [Jimmy Han] soft opening and he was in the kitchen rolling meat balls. I asked him what he’s doing rolling meat balls and he told me one of his cooks didn’t show up. I told him I’ll write him a menu, and if you like it I’ll come work for you,” Wes tells us. And the rest is history. Read More

Kickin’ it old school on a ‘New Order Monday’ at Beer Belly

Mondays just aren’t your thing, you miss the days when buying a meal meant receiving a free toy, and your haircut was akin to a family group of ocean-birds. Beer Belly in Koreatown is offering a solution to your pesky problems. Introducing New Order Mondays – when never before seen menu items will be revealed along with a selection of 80’s music including, you guessed it, New Order. Guests wanting to know the items on next week’s menu can check Beer Belly’s Facebook or Twitter.

Beer Belly will also be instituting changes to its happy hour menu (everyday until 7PM) which will now include food specials, 50 cent hot wings, $4 Duck Fat Fries, and a $15 Hoppy Meal (duck fat fries, a dozen jidori chicken wings, and a craft beer).  Happy hour also means all draft beers are $1 off. 532 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020. 213-387-2337.

2 days for a free glass of wine at Vertical Wine Bistro, Beer Belly Christmas beers

For two nights, December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012 starting at 4 PM, bring in a receipt from a local Pasadena retailer or ticket stub from the Rose Bowl game to Vertical Wine Bistro for a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Chef Laurent Quenioux has created three French-inspired American dishes to pair with Prosecco. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Upstairs. Pasadena, CA. 91103. 626-795-3999.

Celebrate Beer Belly in L.A.’s Koreatown’s inaugural Hoppy Holidaze event from December 26 – December 30, 2011 (closed on December 24 and 25). What’s Hoppy Holidaze about? “Badass beers.” Check out the list. 532 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020. 213-387-2337. Read More

Feast before you feast at Koreatown's Beer Belly

If stretching is warming up to exercising, then eating turkey before the holidays is warming up for Thanksgiving. Chef Wesley Lieberher over at Beer Belly, in L.A.’s Koreatown has prepared a Thanksgiving-themed menu along with (salted) Carmela Ice Cream’s Pumpkin Spice to top you off. The menu will run until November 23.

Also, Jimmy and Yume Han over at team Beer Belly are helping the LA Food Bank. Boxes will be setup to take food donations with a 400 pound goal. Read More


Drink Eat Travel re-launches with HUGE giveaways!

Drink Eat Travel, a lifestyle website that explores three of your favorite verbs, is re-launching with both a Los Angeles and National edition. If you want to follow what’s going on in Los Angeles, visit If you want to see it all, visit

To kick off our re-launch, we want to give you some great, carefully hand-picked prizes including brunch for two at Koreatown’s Beer Belly, dinner for two at Culver City’s City Tavern, and more! See how you can win! Read More