The Sundial

Where to get festive for St. Patrick’s Day

Kurt Strazdins color illustration three-leaf clovers with words

Cicely Chisholm

March 17, 2015

Even though St. Patrick’s Day is on a Tuesday, there are plenty of places in the area that will offer lots of alcohol, lots of dancing and lots of mischief. Here are some things you can do in case you’re thinking of going out and want the most out of the money you’ll drop that night. Just be sure...

The art of creating craft beer

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James Fike

March 9, 2015

It has been a long time since people were swept up in the ideals of Ford-ism. Mass production is not appealing anymore.People want quality products. They want something made with care. This is why craft products are so big right now. Craft, by definition, is something that is made by hand and with e...

The battle between light and dark beer

The battle between light and dark beer

James Fike

March 2, 2015

Beer, a beverage that could be traced as far back as Mesopotamia. It's an intricate and complex beverage that has many varieties. If I had to break beer into two major groups, it would be dark beer and light beer. Light beers are classified by many factors, but two of the qualities that are referred...

Finding the perfect brew for your food

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February 17, 2015

Most things in life are about balance; trying to find someone or something that compliments our attributes. The same could be said about beer. When you're drinking a beer while eating, you want it to pair well with whatever you happen to be eating. Light Food If you pair a beer and meal that do...

Sip away V-Day with these drinks

Sip away V-Day with these drinks

Cicely Chisholm

February 14, 2015

What's Valentine's Day without a special drink to sip with a person you love? Whether it's your parents, grandparents, children, friends or significant others, there's something for everybody involved in your life. Pink Hot Chocolate Time: 15 minutes Cost: $10 Makes: 6 servings This r...

Cartoon drink recipes from your favorites

Cartoon drink recipes from your favorites

John Saringo-Rodriguez

March 22, 2013

There are many raunchy and over the top named drinks these days that are titled for the sake of a laugh or some kind of reaction, but if we tone it down and get creative we can assemble a variety of drinks that may bring about nostalgic memories from our adolescence. Pokemon, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Met...

New Orleans comes to Hollywood in revamped bar

Trisha Sprouse

February 16, 2012

Laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll. Or so say the staff at Five 0 Four, a Cajun/Creole restaurant and bar located in the heart of Hollywood. Named for the New Orleans area code, Five 0 Four shut down for a few weeks in January and recently reopened with a more upscale decor and revamp...

Witches Brew Lounge is a comfortable spot for students

The Witches Brew Cocktail Lounge in North Hills is

Matthew Ashman

January 26, 2012

When you first lay eyes upon The Witches Brew Cocktail Lounge you really aren't sure what to think. From the outside you are greeted with just a lit up sign and a door with no windows and no way to look inside to see if this is the type of place you want to spend your evening. If you are ...

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