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Hermosa Beach Adds Buzzy New Brewpub Right By the Surf

Plus Massimo Bottura signed cookbooks, and four-hour lines at Cracker Barrel

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Beer and beach

There’s a new brewpub right near the water in Hermosa Beach to know about, called (appropriately enough) Hermosa Brewing Company. The laid-back newcomer landed last month at 1342 Hermosa Avenue, but they aren’t actually brewing beer on site just yet.

Instead, as the Daily Breeze notes, ownership is gypsy brewing on other breweries’ systems, owing to a zoning quirk in Hermosa Beach that requires the space to be listed as a restaurant instead of a taproom. Still, the team is making half-a-dozen beers elsewhere for now, and that could run up to a dozen or more in the coming year, along with food.

A study in Cracker Barrel

LA Magazine is the latest publication to schlep out to Victorville for the opening of Cracker Barrel, reporting on long lines and the reshaping of an entire desert community in the process.

Massimo in secret

Want to get a secret signed copy of a Massimo Bottura cookbook? Head over to Now Serving in Chinatown, where apparently there are now a few just hanging out on the shelves.

Masters of Taste

The annual Masters of Taste food event is coming back to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on May 6, and tickets are on sale now. Expect bites from Redbird, Twohey’s, Wax Paper, Kato, Lost at Sea, The Bellwether, and many more.

Cake in Boyle Heights

The Eastsider says it’s almost time for the arrival of Cake Girl Bakery. The upstart local bread and pastry shop is taking over the former St. Louis Pharmacy space.

Stout in the South Bay

Cask-conditioned South Bay brewery Yorkshire Square is throwing a stout beer party next month. Expect entries from a ton of local award-winning breweries, plus the festival is helping out the non-profit Tree People.