Favorite Posts from April 29 – May 5, 2013

Kebabs Los Angeles

Short Cake dynamo Hourie Sahakian and I are in agreement about Elena’s in Glendale.

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

Caroline on Crack

On May 1, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla reported, 1886 Bar’s New Spring Cocktail Menu Features Bottled Cocktail Sodas, including Coke & A Smile, and the Weisse Car.

Eater LA

On May 3, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang went One Year In and reported, Vic Casanova Reflects on Gusto’s First Year, who’s about “being completely off the cuff” in a place where “everything is hand-crafted.”

On May 2, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Donut Friend, a New Gourmet Donut Shop in HP from music producer Mark Trombino featuring flavors like Jets to Basil (goat cheese, strawberry jam, basil, arugula inside a bismark donut, topped with a sugar glaze and balsamic reduction).

On April 30, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang reported, Copa Vida Brewing Specialty Coffee in Former redwhite+bluezz space in Pasadena, featuring former Café Dulce employees Frank La and Sam Hong.

LA Mag

On April 30, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, LA Mag Digest contributor Bill Esparza shared, Where to Get a Paloma in L.A. This Weekend, including Hacienda Corona, La Golondrina and La Huasteca.

LA Times

On May 1, LA Times contributor John Verive reported, Smog City Brewing opens its own 20-tap tasting room and brewery in Torrance.

OC Weekly

On May 1, Stick a Fork in It contributor Michelle Woo reported, Portola Coffeee Lab To Open Second Location Inside Haven Gastropub’s New Provisions Market.

Refinery 29

On May 1, Refinery 29 staffer Sarah St. Lifer reported, L.A. Chefs Dish On Their Fave Under-The-Radar Eats. Hourie Sahakian and I share a favorite “under-the-radar” restaurant.

Street Gourmet LA

On April 30, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza examined an interesting case study in reporting, Mexico City Twitterocracy Takes Down Lady PROFECO at Chef Eduardo Garcia’s Maximo Bistrot


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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