When I say someone is a “serious writer,” I do it secretly during a private, one-sided conversation with myself. Because the public sharing of artistic output is often so randomly and arbitrarily judged, who really cares what I think?
Following in the footsteps of other local brands that ferment
food and drink, like Fab Ferments and The Pickled Pig, husband-and-wife
team Mercy Mabalot and Arie Vandenberg started Chimera Shrubs in June.
Having recently discovered Piccolo Wine
Room in Glendale, I was intrigued to learn that one of the owners of
nearby Tēla bar + kitchen, L. R. Hunley, had been instrumental in setting
up that wine bar a few years back.