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Sampler Platter: Beer, pupusas, pizza and IPA

March 23, 2009 | 12:31 pm

Empanadas at La Pupusa Loca. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu, For The Times. The pale ale selection at Father's Office. Credit: Mel Melcon, Los Angeles Times. Monday afternoon food bites...

  • Scottish brewery makes India Pale Ale the old fashioned way -- on a boat. Times Online
  • "Although unit sales of organic food have leveled off and even declined lately," the New York Times asks: "Is a food revolution now in season?"
  • LAist's latest Recession Obsession: Pupusas at Lempira in Los Feliz, Sarita's Pupuseria in the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. and La Pupusa Loca in Hollywood.
  • Low-carb Aussie beer Skinny Blonde has a label with a bikini-clad woman whose bikini disappears as you drink your beer and the bottle warms up. Times Online
  • LA Pizza makes peace with Happy Ending's cheese pizza.
  • Oranges banned at Queensland netball games because of potential damage to teeth. News.com

-- Elina Shatkin

Photos: (left) Empanadas at La Pupusa Loca. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times; (right) The pale ale selection at Father's Office includes, left to right, Bear Republic's bronze Racer 5, Anderson Valley's coppery Hop Ottin' IPA, AleSmith's golden X and Stone Brewing's Pale Ale. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times