Favorite Posts from April 30 – May 6, 2012

Japanese Restaurant Los Angeles

n/naka chef-owner Niki Nakayama is featuring a six-course foie gras kaiseki dinner in June.

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

Eater LA

On May 2, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Mediterranean Sandwiches Hit Sunset Via Tochka, including saj wraps that contain key ingredients like falafel, soujouk and Mediterranean cheese.

On May 1, Eater LA editor Kat Odell shared 10 Things You Don’t Know About…Susan Feniger of Border Grill, Street, including the fact she was a cheerleader in high school and could run a seven-minute mile by age 10.

Gourmet Pigs

On May 3, Gourmet Pigs founder Fiona Chandra reported about Sweet Endings of Foie: Foie Gras Desserts in LA, including the foie gras ice cream sandwich at Petrossian and foie gras cheesecake at Haven Gastropub.

Grub Street

On May 4, Grub Street LA contributor Lesley Balla provided a rundown of The Spice Table chef-owner’s diet in a post titled, Food & Wine Best New Chef Bryant Ng Eats SPAM Musubi and Trades Food with Kogi.

On May 3, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Niki Nakayama Taking On Six Courses of Foie Gras.

On May 2, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki takes A Look at The House Omakase at Shunji, West L.A. and reports, “Nakao’s parade of dishes feel spirited straight from the surf, served in extraterrestrial landscapes and rich arrangements expressing unfamiliar but addictive new flavors.”


On May 2, KCET contributor Alissa Walker visited Greenbar Collective and provided A Boozy Peek at the Future of L.A. Food.

On April 30, KCET contributor Farley Elliott reported about Adams Pack Station: The Best Pulled Pork in L.A., which appears every third Sunday of the month, along with people in “full cowboy regalia.”

LA Mag

On May 1, Lesley Bargar Suter commented on a popular local chef in a post titled, Roy Choi Going Meatless, Leaving Cooking?

LA Times

On May 4, LA Times staffer Jenn Harris reported, Bar Amá new Tex-Mex to open downtown. Bäco Mercat chef-owner and San Antonio native Josef Centeno will prepare classics like enchiladas, queso fundido and weekend menudo.

On May 2, LA Times staffer Jessica Gelt reported, Bow & Truss to open in NoHo with cocktails by Tello/Demarest. The owner is Knitting Factory CEO Morgan Margolis, who also owns Federal Bar. Demarest said the cocktail list will be “Spanish-Latin influenced, with plenty of sherries and brandies.”

On May 1, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock reported, 13-year-old Flynn McGarry to cook at Playa. Proceeds will help to pay for his flight and accommodations for a stage at Grant Achatz’s Next.

LA Weekly

On May 1, Squid Ink staffer Garrett Snyder shared his picks for the Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in the Valley, including Asanebo and Sushi Nishi-Ya.

On April 30, Squid Ink contributor Tien Nguyen shared her picks for 5 Places to Eat and Drink Around Dodger Stadium, including Sunset Beer and The Park.

Table Conversation

On April 30, Table Conversation founder Barbara Hansen reminisced about the L.A. Riots on their 20th anniversary in a post titled, The L.A. Riots–Remembering The Terror.


Joshua Lurie

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

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