Wednesday, September 19

Crumbs & Whiskers, a cat cafe located on Melrose Avenue, offers customers the opportunity to play with cats while enjoying all the typical coffee shop fare. Though expensive, the Crumbs & Whiskers experience is ultimately a fulfilling experience. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Restaurant review: Crumbs & Whiskers cafe will have you purring in delight

Crumbs & Whiskers is a cat lover’s heaven. The quaint little cafe, located on Melrose Avenue, lies along a strip of trendy restaurants, designer clothing stores and furniture shops. Read more...

Photo: Crumbs & Whiskers, a cat cafe located on Melrose Avenue, offers customers the opportunity to play with cats while enjoying all the typical coffee shop fare. Though expensive, the Crumbs & Whiskers experience is ultimately a fulfilling experience. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Crumbs & Whiskers, a cat cafe located on Melrose Avenue, offers customers the opportunity to play with cats while enjoying all the typical coffee shop fare. Though expensive, the Crumbs & Whiskers experience is ultimately a fulfilling experience. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Vromage, a small artisan cheese shop in West Hollywood offers a wide range of vegan, nut milk-based cheeses, such as mozzarella, ricotta and Gorgonzola. The cheeses have a creamy texture that surpasses that of popular brands like Daiya and Vegan Gourmet Shreds. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Artisanal shop’s offerings worlds away from typical vegan cheese

Vegan cheese gets a bad rap and, in many cases, deservedly so. Many vegans get their cheesy fix from Daiya brand vegan cheese, which is by no means the most pleasing option, with its oddly gelatinous mouthfeel and off-putting sour scent. Read more...

Photo: Vromage, a small artisan cheese shop in West Hollywood offers a wide range of vegan, nut milk-based cheeses, such as mozzarella, ricotta and Gorgonzola. The cheeses have a creamy texture that surpasses that of popular brands like Daiya and Vegan Gourmet Shreds. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Vromage, a small artisan cheese shop in West Hollywood offers a wide range of vegan, nut milk-based cheeses, such as mozzarella, ricotta and Gorgonzola. The cheeses have a creamy texture that surpasses that of popular brands like Daiya and Vegan Gourmet Shreds. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Alumni Jordan Schwartz (left) and Dan Kurzrock (right) began making beer during their undergraduate years at UCLA. The pair founded the company ReGrained, which uses the leftover grain byproduct of beer brewing to make a flour that they use in granola bars. (Courtesy of Laura Miley)

Alumni go against grain by harvesting byproduct of beer to reduce waste

The aroma of yeast and malted barley permeated the first floor of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house as Dan Kurzrock and his friends brewed batches of beer in the frat house’s kitchen. Read more...

Photo: Alumni Jordan Schwartz (left) and Dan Kurzrock (right) began making beer during their undergraduate years at UCLA. The pair founded the company ReGrained, which uses the leftover grain byproduct of beer brewing to make a flour that they use in granola bars. (Courtesy of Laura Miley)

Alumni Jordan Schwartz (left) and Dan Kurzrock (right) began making beer during their undergraduate years at UCLA. The pair founded the company ReGrained, which uses the leftover grain byproduct of beer brewing to make a flour that they use in granola bars. (Courtesy of Laura Miley)

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Album review: ‘Ruins’

First Aid Kit has put a bandage on a slowly dying genre of music – folk-rock. The Swedish duo, composed of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, released “Ruins,” its fourth studio album, Friday. Read more...

Photo: (Columbia Records)

(Columbia Records)


(Courtesy of One Little Indian Records)

Album Review: ‘Utopia’

Björk is back and weirder than ever with her latest release, “Utopia.” The Icelandic singer-songwriter’s first major release of new music since 2015’s “Vulnicura” combines a rustic aesthetic with a more modern, electronic element to create a complex yet overall harmonious album. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of One Little Indian Records)

(Courtesy of One Little Indian Records)



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