Eagle Rock Brewery Scores A Gold Medal; Where George Duke Eats

• Relatively new Eagle Rock Brewery picked up a gold medal at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, taking home honors in the pro-am category for its Red Velvet Ale. [Squid Ink]

• Jazz musician George Duke says he likes to eat at Brentwood’s Peppone, Hollywood’s Catalina Bar & Grill, Chin Chin, Chan Dara, Il Piccolino, and Chez Nous in Toluca Lake. [L.A. Times]

• A new restaurant named Bao is replacing Jian on Beverly. [Feast]

• This Saturday’s craft beer crawl will be curated by The Beer Chicks, with over 50 beers in seven bars. [L.A. Times]

• Pico Rivera’s Sapien’s is adding homemade flour tortillas, following the popular introduction of handmade corn tortillas last year. [Whittier Daily News]

• A “major” new pomegranate variety called Angel Red is hitting local farmer’s markets and some Whole Foods locations in the coming weeks. [L.A. Times]

• Some Democrats are worried that spending more money on school lunches will take money away from food stamps. [NYT]

• Northwestern farmers’ market fans are upset that local supermarkets have recently begun operating copycat markets in front of their stores. [WSJ]

• This November, The Westside Food Bank is hosting its 20th annual 5k Hunger Walk fundraiser. [PR Newswire]

Eagle Rock Brewery Scores A Gold Medal; Where George Duke Eats