Monthly Archives: July 2021

Brewyard Beer Company: A Venture By Lifelong Friends

Sherwin Antonio and Kirk Nishikawa met in high school during the 90s: the age of baggy pants, Cool Water, and Tommy Hilfiger Jackets. It was a shared love of cars that brought these two together. Fast forward to December 5, 2015, these lifelong friends decided to open Brewyard Beer Company, the very first micro-brewery in their hometown of Glendale, CA.

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Meet Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer, Executive Chef of Yamashiro Hollywood

In today’s Meet The (818) Interview, I have the honor of chatting with Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer, the first female Executive Chef at the iconic Japanese restaurant, Yamashiro Hollywood. Her grandfather, who owned a bakery in Chef Vallerie’s hometown in the Philippines, played an integral role in her love for food. And, yes, her culinary journey literally began when she was

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Brown.Baked Desserts: Inspired By Filipino Flavors

Jason Lustina, owner of the popular baking enterprise Brown Baked Desserts, just happened to fall into baking. “It wasn’t something that I thought would turn into a hobby or even business. I did the typical chocolate chip cookies, waffles, Rice Krispies treats. One day, a thought came into my head, ‘Could I incorporate traditional Filipino flavors into these desserts that

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