Favorite Posts from August 22 – 28, 2011

Italian Food Los Angeles

Osteria La Buca has proven to be a reliable Italian standby near Paramount Studios.

Explore links to some of the more interesting posts written by L.A. food writers over the past week.

Drink Eat Travel

On August 26, Drink Eat Travel co-founder Stan Lee posted a video previewing LA Beer Week, featuring local craft beer luminaries like Jeremy and Steve Raub (Eagle Rock Brewery), Mark Jilg (Craftsman Brewing Company) and Ryan Sweeney and Brandon Bradford (Verdugo Bar, The Surly Goat), plus newcomers Meg Gill and Jon Carpenter (Golden Road Brewing Company), all brewing Unity and discussing L.A. beer culture in a post titled LA Beer Week, Come Together Now.

Eater LA

On August 26, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported K-Town Gets a Second Helping of Oaxaca with Sabores Oaxaqueños, as brothers Valentin and German Granja filled the former Pal Cabron space.

On August 23, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported The Paramount Set To Open in Boyle Heights This Winter, filling the old Paramount Ballroom. “Rumor has it that management is looking to partner with Pitfire Pizza.”

On August 22, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Walter Manzke and Wife Marge Opening République and Factory Baking Company in the Arts District Spring 2012, describing a “menu inspired by Paris’ thriving ‘bistronomy’ movement” or high-end gastronomic food in a bistro setting,” a bakery and café and a larder.

LA Times

On August 22, Daily Dish contributor Caitlin Keller posted about Atwater Crossing Kitchen: Outdoor dining coming soon, saying, “Retired chef Sarkis Berghoudian, formerly of Fiddler’s Bistro on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles and Blue Pyramid in Glendale, was recently lured back into the kitchen to tend to the wood fire oven.”

LA Weekly

On August 25, Squid Ink contributor Caroline Pardilla posted her Top 5 Craft Beer Bars for Beer Flights, allowing “those fearful of committing to a pint of something they might up hating” to “risk being adventurous” and “create your own specialized ‘beer fest’.”

On August 23, Squid Ink contributor Jenn Garbee wrote about another SoCal beer phenomenon in a post titled Beer Pizza: What Happens When Peter Reinhart And The Bruery Collaborate on a Pint, allowing “those fearful of committing to a pint of something they might up hating” to “risk being adventurous” and “create your own specialized ‘beer fest’.” The collaboration resulted in a favorite pizza – white – and a Bière de Garde brewed with lemon peel, fennel seed and grilled zucchini.


On August 22, Mattatouille founder Matthew Kang posted his latest review, of Osteria La Buca – Los Angeles, CA. He appreciated the “elegance and utter addictiveness” of the grilled watermelon starter and pastas, but considered pork chop the “dud of the night.”

Table Conversation

On August 24, in the latest post from Table Conversation founder Barbara Hansen, A Mango Cake Goes to a Luau. She made a mango upside-down cake using the “Fruits of Hawaii” cookbook and added extra mango, brown sugar and butter, saying, “This was a party, after all.”


Joshua Lurie

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

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