Favorite Posts from August 8 – 14, 2011

Southern Food Los Angeles

Goving Armstrong is back with Post & Beam and dishes like the grilled beer-brined pork chop with charred onions.

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

Eater LA

On August 11, for their latest installment of The Gatekeepers, “a monthly feature in which Eater roams the city meeting the fine ladies and gentlemen that stand between you and some of your favorite tough-to-get tables,” Eater LA editor Kat Odell interviewed Son of a Gun’s Helen Johannesen and Daniel Warrilow.

On August 9, Eater LA contributor Daniela Galarza reported Pattern Bar Strikes a Pose Downtown, specifically, in the Fashion District, from owners Eduardo Castillo and Alejandro Meza. She described the bar as having “a sense of Old Havana charm, New York energy and both Mediterranean and Latin flavors.”

Gourmet Pigs

On August 12, Gourmet Pigs founder Fiona Chandra recapped her recent dinner at Savory (Malibu), where the beef tongue reminded her of the semur lidah she ate as a kid in Indonesia. However, that was the primary highlight, and she found the price point “a bit high.”

L.A. and O.C. Foodventures

On August 9, L.A. and O.C. Foodventures founder H.C. shared his impressions of breakfast at one of my favorite spots anywhere Katy’s Place (Carmel), including Swedish pancakes, corned beef hash and Santa Fe benedict.

LA Times

On August 13, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock shared news that St. Estèphe Returns. In honor of the Manhattan Beach restaurant where John Rivera Sedlar developed “modern Southwest cuisine,” he’ll be offering a special menu throughout September at Rivera.

On August 10, LA Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila broke some restaurant news, reporting Claudio Blotta of Barbrix to open new spot with Ammo chefs Dan Mattern and Roxana Jullapat in the former Bistro LQ space, tentatively titled Cook County.

LA Weekly

On August 11, Squid Ink editor Amy Scattergood posted her Q&A with Govind Armstrong: Post & Beam, His New L.A. Restaurant, Why 8 oz. Closed + Coming Home.


Joshua Lurie

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