Favorite Posts from April 2 – 8, 2012

Korean BBQ Los Angeles

Susan Park selected Oo-Kook as her #10 Korean BBQ restaurant in L.A.

Find links to some interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.

Caroline on Crack

On April 6, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla goes Busting 6 Myths About New Parisian-Themed Cocktail Bar Pour Vous + a Look at the Complete Cocktail Menu


On April 4, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng traveled to New York to report Booker and Dax Delivers High Tech, Delicious Cocktails, and drinks that provoke thought.

Eater LA

On April 5, Eater LA associate editor Daniela Galarza reported Ahead of Schedule, Here Comes a Second Simmzy’s. She described “a similar menu as Manhattan Beach, but with a larger beer section (taps and bottles), as well as more small bites to share, and an extensive selection of pizza.”

On April 4, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Vic Casanova Lands on Third Street, Opening Gusto Italian. She described “5 savory plates, about half of which will serve as signature dishes and the other half of which will evolve seasonally.”

Grub Street

On April 6, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Hannosuke Importing Tokyo’s Tendon Tempura Bowls to Mitsuwa, describing “bowls of golden seafood tempura over steamed rice.”

On April 3, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Ushuaia Replaces Drago With Argentine Steaks, describing skirt steak, bife, and a “compote of oyster mushrooms, onion, and Roquefort” at a restaurant named for a city in Tierra Del Fuego.


On April 5, KCET contributor Julie Wolfson interviewed The Spice Table chef-owner Bryant Ng, a Food & Wine Best New Chef, in a post titled, Satay, Sauce and the Future of The Spice Table. Yes, that’s actually in question.

LA Mag

On April 3, LA Mag dining editor Lesley Bargar Suter debated the merits of an upcoming food focused television show in a post titled Sex And the Kitchen: It’s Happening (in L.A. and on Bravo).

LA Times

On April 2, LA Times staffer Mary MacVean recapped a charitable dinner starring Bruce Kalman, Gavin Mills, pork and beer in a post titled A pig and beer dinner benefits cancer research.

LA Weekly

On April 5, OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano, who’s about to release Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, wrote an evocative story titled Our Tacos, Ourselves: How Southern California Reinvented the Taco.

This somehow slipped by last week, but on March 27, Squid Ink contributor Susan Ji Young Park posted about the 10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in Los Angeles. She included Oo-Kook, Sun Ha Jang and Soowon Galbi, but where’s Park’s?

Taste Terminal

On April 2, Taste Terminal founder Stan Lee focused on Hawaii craft beer culture with Maui Brewing Co.’s Garrett Marrero, including a video interview with Jace Milstead.


Joshua Lurie

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

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