Ben & Drew record live at Angel City Brewery in downtown L.A. The Food Dudes talk to Tom Carroll of “Tom Explores Los Angeles” about how to be a tourist in your own city. Like a hipster Huell Howser, Tom’s YouTube show cleverly explores the lesser known (and often more interesting) parts of Los Angeles. Then Angel City’s Brewmaster Dieter Forstner sits down to talk about how craft brewing on a large scale can be simultaneously terrifying and rewarding. So grab a cold one and get ready to touch my monkey. ‘Cause there’s all that and more on the #LAFoodiePodcast.
Mix Peddler’s Creamery #IceCream with #beers from Angel City #Brewery and whaddya get? #Beer #floats! It’s L.A. Foodie’s Float Trip! Enjoy #samples from 3 #local ice cream vendors (including Peddler’s). Then mix that ice cream with 3 different #craft #brews from Angel City. Tickets are only $9. WHAT?!? Seriously, only $9. Join us from 4PM-7PM on Saturday 4/19 in DTLA. Tickets are on sale now! http://beerfloattrip.eventbrite.com/ #BeerFloatTrip (at Angel City Brewery)
L.A. Foodie’s Float Trip: A New Live Event at Angel City Brewery in DTLA
L.A. Foodie and Angel City Brewery are inviting beer and ice cream lovers alike to join us for an afternoon of locally-brewed beer floats!
Tickets to L.A. Foodie’s Float Trip are only $9. Here’s what you get…
- Cold, delicious beer floats. Choose your ingredients from:
- 3 intoxicatingly tasty Angel City brews
- Unlimited ice cream samples from 3 of L.A. Foodie’s favorite craft ice cream makers
- Peddler’s Creamery
- Ice Cream Lab
Also, you get our special L.A. Foodie-approved beer float mixing kit (cups, spoons, straws, trays), exclusive access to Angel City’s newly opened special events loft, and a $20 gift card to Uber ride service (valid for new Uber users).
Buy $9 tickets now! http://beerfloattrip.eventbrite.com/
WHERE: Angel City Brewery in #DTLA
WHEN: Sat. 4/19 4pm–7pm
Calling all #beer & #icecream lovers! Join us for an afternoon of locally-brewed beer floats! #Tickets are only $9. What?? Seriously, only $9. You’ll get 3 Angel City brews + unlimited #icecream samples from (1) Peddler’s Creamery (2) Ice Cream Lab & (3) Ramekin. Also #unlimited #dessert samples from our fave, Mwokaji Cakery. Plus exclusive access to Angel City’s private loft. Can’t drive? We’ll give you a $20 gift card for #Uber ride service. See you at the #BeerFloatTrip! (at Angel City Brewery)
We are recording a brand new #LAFoodiePodcast at Angel City Brewing in #DTLA! Tom of “Tom Explores Los Angeles” visits to talk about urban #exploring and #beer (at Angel City Brewery)
Bear Republic Red Rocket #Ale, a nice #beer alternative when #FlosV8Cafe runs out of Racer 5 IPA. #dca #disneycaliforniaadventute #carsland (at Flo’s V8 Café)
Chilly evenings in L.A. call for cold #beer IMO. Golden Road’s new #IPA tastes mighty fine as the sun recedes into night at the LA Farmers Market. (at The Original Farmers Market)
"The Sun" house specialty #pizza at The Pizza Press in #Anaheim. Tasty, #crispy pizza. Plus EXCELLENT rotating #beer selections both on #tap and in #bottles. (at The Pizza Press)
The Federal Bar — North Hollywood
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting The Federal Bar in North Hollywood. The place has a relaxed and fun vibe. We tried several cocktails and menu items, and the clear winners for our party were an appetizer and a side dish: the Mac N’ Cheese (with vintage cheddar, chorizo, and broccoli) and the Bacon Brussel Sprouts (with goat cheese and balsamic). We also enjoyed the Sriracha Chicken Bao but mostly stayed away from the Maple-Glazed Sweet Potato Tots, which came off way too sweet.
For our main courses, we had Buffalo Chicken Pizza, a Federal Burger, and the Fennel Braised Short Rib. They were all good options for a night out drinking in North Hollywood.
Although I’m not a beer person, I tried the Abita Purple Haze and absolutely loved it. The cocktails were strong and delicious, but a tad too sweet for me. We finished off our meal with a beer float (my first) made with Old Rasputin and Chocolate Ice Cream. It blew my mind. Thank you to our awesome waitress and everyone at Federal Bar!
(Photos by Michael Scott)
New England Clambake, Cupcakes in a Jar
Did you ever host a wicked pissah clambake? Yeah, me neither. I live in L.A., and we don’t really do that here. But I don’t know why. The kind folks at Robinson’s Prime Reserve teamed up with their pals at Samuel Adams and sent L.A. Foodie a good ole fashioned New-England–clambake-in-a-box. Normally $299, this box of goodness is wicked expensive for a guy like me. So it doesn’t take a Triple Eagle to know that you say “YES” to free lobster and beer.
The included instructions that feature a custom recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis (reportedly of Food Network fame) were a bit vague. And the stock pot they sent was too small. So it’s a good thing I have a huge canning pot handy at all times.
Check out this video of decadent clambake food porn:
The clams and the lobsters ended up a bit overcooked but still very tasty. And the corn and potatoes were surprisingly yummy after sitting in a steamer for so long. The spicy sausage and beef franks were great.
After our Boston feast was over, roughly 2 quarts of the best seafood stock I’ve ever tasted remained. The stock plus the leftovers turned into many bowls of amazing clam chowder.
And to finish it all off, we went wicked retarded on these totally pisser Wicked Good Cupcakes in a jar. The kind people at Wicked Good Cupcakes (locations in Cohasset and Boston, Massachusets) send us all of their varieties to try, with my favorite being the Red Velvet (boring, I know. But it’s good!). These former Shark Tank contestants will ship their cupcakes in a jar anywhere. And they are legitimately awesome—tasted, and approved, by L.A. Foodie :)
- Discussion questions:
- Where do you go in L.A. for clams and lobster?
- Have you ever hosted a clambake on the beach here in SoCal?
- I like The Crab Pot in Long Beach for affordable steamed seafood, family style. Do you have a favorite?