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Why the Whittier City Council didn’t allow sale of hard liquor at Arco gas station

By Mike Sprague|

Luckyrice LA Feast, LMU Beer Fest among food events this week in the LA area

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Aroha - New Zealand Restaurant and Bar: The restaurant introduces a new seasonal menu that includes main dishes New Zealand Elk Rack, N...

By Elaine Lehman|

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  • Food

    Costco testing Shake Shack copycat cheeseburger in Southern California

    Forget pizza and hot dogs. Costco, often secretive about its merchandising strategy, is selling a Shake Shack-style cheeseburger made with an organic beef patty at a few of its fast-food courts in Southern California. The burger is being sold at warehouses in Corona, Pacoima, Lakewood, according to Santa Ana-based Foodbeast, the popular food marketing site. Beyond California, the burger is being tested in...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of July 2

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 25

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Entertainment

    Everything you need to know about Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk

    Get ready to down a few at the eighth annual Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk. Visitors can take their time wandering the friendly streets of the downtown Claremont Village enjoying brews they love and ones they may want to try. Those who work up an appetite can sample delicious tidbits from a variety of local vendors. There are several nonalcoholic stops along the way. Seventeen musical groups will entertain at various spots. All in all, there will be ample opportunity...

    Suzanne Sproul
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  • Business

    Where’s your favorite food truck right now? Bistro Planet’s app plans to find it for you

    There was a time when food trucks were better known as “roach coaches,” and would only serve burritos and other fast food to construction workers. Those times have clearly changed. These days, an increasing number of food trucks are selling gourmet offerings that rival some of the fare found in Southern California’s more upscale restaurants. And they’re considered hip places to buy food — particularly among millennials. Anyone who has...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 18

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Beer

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 11

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Record setting events

    A tasty challenge: Auto Club Speedway home to attempt to make world’s largest pizza

    The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday took part in a tasty challenge: the Guinness World Record for the longest pizza. What goes into making a 7,200-foot-long pizza? Eight thousand pounds of dough, 5,600 pounds of sauce and 3,600 pounds of cheese. The proceeds of the event – which included live music, food and entertainment – and the product went to local homeless shelters and food banks. If the Speedway’s pizza is named the longest, it would...

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  • Food trends

    Creamistry ramps up global expansion with 70 new stores this year

    Irvine-based Creamistry is on a global expansion tear. The liquid-nitrogen ice cream chain, founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Jay Yim, is expected to open 70 locations this year including the brand’s first shops in New York, China, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. With 41 stores open in three states and three countries, the chain is expected to surpass more than 100 units in 2018. Expanding through franchising, Yim has operators with contracts ready to pull the trigger on stores in...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Food

    Golden State Warriors win earns America a free taco from Taco Bell

    Thanks to a Game 3 win by the Golden State Warriors on the home turf of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Finals, America gets a free taco from Taco Bell. Last week, the Irvine-based fast-food chain announced its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion. The fast-food chain said it would give customers a free Doritos Locos Taco on June 13 if the away team wins during games one, two or three of the NBA Finals. That happened when the Warriors won last night, June...

    Nancy Luna
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