"Santa Monica Brew Works recently released a sublimely refreshing summer brew called cucumber kölsch," says contributing illustrator JEREMY DELLAROSA (Essential Japanese Dishes to Eat Now, page 32). It's a great place to hang out after work, but it's also really easy to run in and grab a growler of beer on my way home."
"I love popsicles," exclaims contributing writer MAITE GOMEZ-REJÓN (The Food Historian, page 48). "Lime, tamarind, coconut, mango, you name it. I love them all. Mateo's Ice Cream & Fruit Bars is my favorite place for popsicles in LA. They're locally owned and have a few locations around the city. Their flavors immediately transport me to lazy summers growing up on the Texas and Mexico border."
"I love sitting by the pool at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire while sipping on a spiked affogato," says contributing writer KRISTINE BOCCHINO (Rooted in History: Thorne Family Farm, page 17). Order an affogato with their housemade vanilla bean gelato or ice cream, topped with a shot of espresso and a splash of chilled Bailey's Irish Cream. It's a decadent treat without that guilty feeling of eating dessert while in my bathing suit!"
We asked our contributors to dish on their
FAVORITE SUMMER TREATS
"The ice cream at Mashti Malone's in Hollywood is unbeatable," says contributing writer RUKSANA HUSSAIN (Local Heroes, page 21). "Their flavors - especially the rosewater sorbet and the pistachio saffron - are flavors I have not had anywhere else. It brings back memories of my childhood in India and Oman."
"There's just something about a good fruit pie that screams 'summer'," says contributing writer RYAN CAVEYWOOLPERT (Pitcher Cocktails, page 23; Behind the Line, page 50). "The strawberry lavender hand pie at The Pie Hole in Hollywood (with other locations across the county) is not only delicious but also portable and perfect for a road trip or a beach picnic."
"Grab a bottle of rosé from Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards and head to the beach or a summer barbecue," recommends editor in chief and contributing writer SHAUNA BURKE (Easy Summer Desserts, page 27; Essential Japanese Dishes to Eat Now, page 32). "Another great idea is to head over to the local-centric Vintage Grocers in Malibu to stock up on local snacks, wine, or even an iced coffee from the in-store Groundworks Coffee."
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