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Favorite Posts from January 30 – February 5, 2012

By Joshua Lurie | February 6, 2012 0 comments
Favorite Posts from January 30 – February 5, 2012


LA Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila reported that local legend Wolfgang Puck is getting a lifetime achievement award from the James Beard Foundation.

Here are links to some of the more interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the last week:

Caroline on Crack

On January 30, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla provided a forecast for Roy Choi’s Sunny Spot in a review headlined It’s Always Sunny on Washington Blvd, adding “everything about the colorful Shabby Chic venue evokes a smile.”

Cool Hunting

On February 3, Cool Hunting contributor Julie Wolfson wrote about Sourcing fruits for Jessica Koslow’s line of boutique preserves, SQIRL jam, complete with a trip to Mud Creek Ranch in Santa Paula.

Eater LA

On February 1, Eater LA editor Kat Odell shared “new details” in a post titled Jet Tila Waxes Poetic on The Charleston.

On January 30, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported IDG Opening Two Restos in Shuttered Hamburger Hamlet: Italian with Gino Angelini & Fine Dining Chinese.

Grub Street LA

On January 31, LA Mag staffer Jennifer Aceto wrote about the upcoming Food GPS Lamb Showdown in a post titled Sheep Showdown with Walter Manzke and the Sotto Chefs.

LA Mag Digest

On January 31, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki wrote about the upcoming Food GPS Lamb Showdown in a post titled Manzke and Sotto Slice a Little Lamb at The Inaugural Lamb Showdown.

LA Times Food

On January 31, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock wrote about the upcoming Food GPS Lamb Showdown in her 3 Events: Lamb Showdown; Common Grains; American Menu.

On January 31, LA Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila wrote about Chefly awards, including a big one for Mr. Puck. The “big one” is a lifetime achievement award from the James Beard Foundation.

LA Weekly

On February 3, Squid Ink contributor Jenn Garbee shared the Top 5 Reasons to Join a Homebrew Club including Club Meetings (Read: An excuse to drink beer), Road Trips (Read: An excuse to drink beer) and Parties (Read: An excuse to drink beer).

On February 2, LA Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Gold reviewed Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village in San Gabriel, calling it “the most ambitious Chinese restaurant to open in Los Angeles in a decade” before describing a number of dishes both oceanic and otherwise.

On January 31, Squid Ink editor Amy Scattergood wrote about the upcoming Food GPS Lamb Showdown in a post titled Food GPS’ Lamb Showdown: In Which Walter Manzke, Steve Samson & Zach Pollack Cook You a Lamb Dinner.

Taste Terminal

On February 3, Taste Terminal contributor Rachel Snyder reported on Haven’s Holy Trinity: brewery, craveable cuisine, and groovy gastropubm adding a video interview with host Jace Milstead, co-owner Wil Dee and brewmaster David Larsen.

On February 1, for his latest installment of The Dish, Taste Terminal founder Stan Lee posted about Monta Japanese Noodle House: Pork Belly Bowl.

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