California

Soy

A Brief History of Conservatives Using Tofu-Eating as an Insult

Ted Cruz's recent remarks come from a long line of right-wingers mocking people for eating soy products.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.18.18
wine

How All the West Coast Wildfires Could Affect the Taste of Wine

Last year’s wildfires were so bad that many West Coast wineries were forced to dump wine made from the smoky grapes.
Lauren Rothman
9.17.18
Festivals

‘50 Shades of Charcoal’ Is the Food Festival We Definitely Didn’t Ask For

Who doesn’t love a good “house-made charcoal sangria?”
Ian Burke
7.18.18
crime

Woman Successfully Thwarts Dangerous Police Impersonator by Offering Him Taco

No one can turn down a free taco—even if they’re in the middle of committing several felonies.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.13.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastic Straws Are On Their Way Out

“I can survive not having a straw. I think most people can cut down on single-use plastics like straws,” says the author of California's anti-straw bill.
Lauren Rothman
5.11.18
avocado toast

Oh Great! The 'Deconstructed Avocado Toast Bowl' Is Now a Thing

All for the low price of £8.60, and also your soul.
Mayukh Sen
4.25.18
restaurant industry

Six Lessons on Becoming a Cooking Legend from Cecilia Chiang

The 97-year-old woman who introduced Westerners to high-end Chinese cuisine still parties as hard as she works—which is to say, a lot.
Siena Chiang
1.2.18
crime

Woman Caught Trying to Sell $22,000 of Stolen Broccoli Seeds on Facebook

Not the smartest get-rich-quick scheme.
Dave Minsky
11.27.17
MUNCHIES: The Podcast

MUNCHIES: The Podcast: A Love Letter to LA from Best Coast and Lili Hayes

No one is prouder to eat and live in LA than Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast​.
Munchies Staff
11.23.17
In the Belly of America

This Bar Is a 60s Americana Oasis on the Mexican Border

Inside Polite Provisions, an only-in-America kind of place.
Ivy Knight
11.20.17
Bong Appetit

How to Forage for a Cannabis Feast

Tonight's episode of 'Bong Appetit' is extra herbaceous.
Munchies Staff
11.3.17
California

A 'Boiling River of Wine' Flows Out of the Napa Wildfire Devastation

The owner of one winery destroyed by the fires shared a video of the strange phenomenon with MUNCHIES.
Nick Rose
10.13.17