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The Best Beers of 2015, Alimento's Jewish Traditions, and More A.M. News

Plus a Knead & Co. pasta update, and a restaurant closure in Santa Monica.

Alimento, Silver Lake
Alimento, Silver Lake
Wonho Frank Lee

Knead & Co. is coming along

Here's an update of sorts on Knead & Co., Bruce Kalman's Grand Central Market pasta follow-up to Union, his Pasadena Italian restaurant. Per the photos, it looks like the framework of the place is really coming together, and the bones of the operation are already in play.

Alimento as Jewish-American food

American Jewish publication Forward chats with Alimento chef/owner Zach Pollack about his menu, his heritage, and what his next steps are. Hint, hint: "Italy comes into play."

It's almost brunch time at The Bellwether

Studio City standout The Bellwether is earning praise for its technique-driven dinner menu, but is now looking to diversify with a weekend brunch lineup to boot. The new daytime menu launches January 1.

Native Foods Santa Monica closed

No more Native Foods on Ocean Park, as the healthy-eating staple has pulled out of the area. A sign on the door indicated an end-of-year shutter but the place seems to be gone already, and there's no sign of the location on the company's locations page anymore.

The best beers of the year

FoodGPS counts down some of the best beers from 2015, including options from locals like Three Weavers in Inglewood and Highland Park Brewery. One particular highlight? Split Infinitive from Monkish Brewing out of Torrance.

Cheeseburger Week returns to Pasadena

Yes, the burger is still king in Pasadena, and with the Rose Bowl (and its parade) soon to be a distant memory, it's time to start thinking about Cheeseburger Week, which kicks off on January 10. This year, participating restaurants like King's Row, Pie 'n Burger, and Dog Haus will all be running specials and one-off events for the ever-popular annual cheeseburger throwdown.

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