Noted beer expert joins local brew stars for panel and book event

John Holl will be joined by an all-star cast of local beer luminaries.

Louie Louie brings American brasserie vibe — and noise — to University City

This restaurant is struggling to connect on some of the most elementary levels, especially considering the upscale prices.

Louie Louie brings American brasserie vibe — and noise — to University City

This restaurant is struggling to connect on some of the most elementary levels, especially considering the upscale prices.

New Mainstay Independent Brewing Co. is Brian O’Reilly’s second act

Early offerings from ex-Sly Fox brewer Brian O'Reilly are particularly strong with classic German styles.

New Mainstay Independent Brewing Co. is Brian O’Reilly’s second act

Early offerings from ex-Sly Fox brewer Brian O'Reilly are particularly strong with classic German styles.

Craig LaBan has a noise complaint

Critic Craig LaBan is changing the way he determines if a restaurant is loud.

Craig LaBan has a noise complaint

Critic Craig LaBan is changing the way he determines if a restaurant is loud.
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