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A Special BBQ Bite and a Great Deal

SPECIAL BITE: Apparently the best part of eating beef brisket is the “burnt ends” which are rubbed, double-smoked and surprisingly tender and flavorful. Smoked and served with BBQ sauce, the ends are dubbed “meat candy.” Alex Benes, who is hailed as the "Sultan of Smoke" for his role as culinary director and partner at Wood Ranch […]

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Barrel and Ashes' Boozy New Brunch

Barrel and Ashes in Studio City recently added Saturday and Sunday brunch to its barbecue lineup, with such dishes as shrimp and grits, chicken fried steak, smoked salmon scramble, huevos rancheros, breakfast sandwich and salmon toast.  And if you’ve ever had the hoe cake (amped-up corn cake), they’re offering three varieties that take this decadent dish to a […]


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Fall is the season to tend our trees—whether planting or trimming. Here’s some advice from an expert.

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