Find links to some interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.
On April 23, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla shared her 5 Favorite Vegetarian Junk Food Dishes: From Crack Tots to Fried Mac & Cheese Ball.
On April 27, Eater LA editor Kat Odell took her latest First Look, this time of Mercado, Warm and Rustic, Opens May 1 in Santa Monica. The partners are Ytxa owner Jesse Gomez and chef Jose Acevedo.
On April 25, in more “Vital” Santa Monica news, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Michael Cardenas Opening LA’s First Paella-Based Restaurant Taverna Arros y Vi in Santa Monica This Fall. The chef will be Lazy Ox Canteen executive chef Perfecto Rocher, who aims to serve a “true taste of Catalunya.”
On April 23, Eater LA editor Kat Odell shared, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About…Ricardo Zarate of Mo-Chica, Picca, including his eventful birthdate and the name he goes by with close friends and family.
On April 25, Gourmet Pigs founder Fiona Chandra reviewed, Kiyokawa’s New Sashimi-centric Omakase, covering halibut sashimi with cucumber sunomono and tomato, served inside an orange, and Spanish mackerel prepared three ways.
On April 24, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Seoul Sausage Company Opening in Little Osaka, in a space by Coffee Tomo and Blockheads.
On April 26, LA Mag writer and UCLA undergraduate Jennifer Aceto reported, UCLA Science & Food Series Kicks Off with BBQ (and Surprise Guests). She’s referring to the lecture we attended from Nathan Myrhvold, the author of Modernist Cuisine, followed by a panel discussion starring Myrhvold, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Animal, “Good Food” host Evan Kleiman, and professor Amy Rowat.
On April 25, LA Times Food editor Russ Parsons sent a Postcard from Hawaii, reporting about The joy of poi at Makaweli Poi in the Waimea Valley.
On April 23, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock had 5 Questions for Jet Tila, who’s the executive chef of The Charleston in Santa Monica and apparently holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Stir-Fry.
On April 26, LA Weekly writer Zachary Pincus-Roth reported about Phil Rosenthal, Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, on His Journey Through the World of Food. He’s an investor in Mozza, Umami Burger, Bouchon, The Hungry Cat, Tavern, Providence, Red Medicine, 800 Degrees and other restaurants and sees his role as “supporting the arts.”
On April 26, Squid Ink contributor Ali Trachta posted about, Alie and Georgia on Classy Ladies: Vintage Dresses, Boy Humor and Cocktails. The ladies in question are Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark.
On April 26, Squid Ink staffer Garrett Snyder unearthed Ricardo Diaz’s latest venture in a post titled, Bizarra Capital: Beyond the Border, with dishes like costillas en mole verde and cochinita pibil in Whittier.
Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza reported about his favorite carne asada in L.A. at the moment in a post titled Tacos y Mulitas Estilo Tijuana: Tijuana Style Carne Asada Arrives at the Mercado Olympic, adding “nighttime is when we crave burnt flesh.”