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By Elaine Lehman|

Starbucks quietly raises Southern California prices up to 30 cents

With McDonald’s serving $2 McCafe drink specials as part of a revamped coffee menu, what does Starbucks do in return? Raise prices. The Seattle giant has quietly raised prices from 10-30 cents in various U.S. markets including South...

By Nancy Luna|

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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 27

    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

    At LA Taco Fest, you can try tacos from around the world in one spot

    By now it’s clear that while the taco is a traditional Mexican dish, it’s pretty much an American staple, much like pizza and burgers. What may not be as obvious, however, is just how international this delicious little item has become, with flavors from all over the world finding a warm home in the middle of a tortilla. The international appeal of the taco will be obvious at the seventh annual L.A. Taco...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 20

    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

    Pennywise Partners with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery

    Punk rock music, beer and good times are all pretty much synonymous, which is why it made perfect sense for Pennywise to release its own craft beer. The quartet from Hermosa Beach partnered with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery for the release of Pennywiser, a Session IPA that will be available in limited release in Southern California starting Wednesday, Sept. 6. Bassist Randy Bradbury said that for years the band members, including guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski
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  • Fast food restaurant operators

    Taco Bell’s Naked Egg Taco has unusual ‘shell’

    Taco Bell should have named its latest taco invention the Unicorn Taco because a fried egg shaped like a taco shell looks like a mythical fast food creature. You have to see it to believe it. Irvine-based Taco Bell, which knows no boundaries when it comes to creating bizarre food mashups, is adding the Naked Egg Taco to its morning breakfast lineup Aug. 31. It’s a breakfast riff on the wildly popular Naked Chicken Chalupa. The culinary magicians inside Taco Bell’s...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 13

    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

    10 of the best breweries to get craft beer in Los Angeles County

    Culver City-based Richard Guzman and Torrance-based Nick Green teamed up to create a highly subjective list of 10 recommended-in-no-particular-order Los Angeles County breweries based on tasting room atmosphere and beer quality, while attempting to ensure that all areas of greater Los Angeles are represented. For a broad view of all the breweries in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas, check out our big map: The Big Beer Map of...

    Nick Green
    Richard Guzman
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  • Beer

    The craft brewery is quickly becoming a community staple like your library, grocery store and coffee shop

    Admit it, pessimists: the craft beer movement has defied your gloomy predictions. A year or two ago, even supporters of the dozens of neighborhood breweries that have popped up all over Southern California were predicting the movement had reached its apex. Surely we would see a die-off. There can’t be that many fans of double IPAs, Imperial stouts and sour beers. But the growth continues. And many craft breweries that fail quickly re-open under new ownership and brew...

  • Beer

    We made a map of all the breweries in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties

    Here’s a guide to more than 150 places to go tasting in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties with our writers’ picks leading you to some of the best brews. While San Diego may have started it all, you might be surprised at how many craft breweries have bubbled up near you. To view the map, go here: The Big Beer Map of Southern California

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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 6

    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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