Favorite Posts From December 13 – 19, 2010

Chinese Food Los Angeles

Linda Burum is a believer in Beijing Pie House in Monterey Park.

Follow these links to interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.

Caroline on Crack

On December 13, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla shares an off-the-menu find, Lobsta Truck’s Half-and-Half Lobster Roll.


On December 15, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng calls Hemingway’s Lounge the place Where Elementary to Elegant Imbibers Mix, explains why and includes some great photos, including a particularly phenomenal shot of the bar’s interior.

On December 14, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng shared impressions from her recent trip to Taipei, where she enjoyed 72 Hours of Beef Noodle Soup at 72 NRM.

Eater LA

On December 17, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reports that Olive & Thyme Gourmet Café and Market Debuts January 24, with Toluca Lake business owners Melina and Christian Davies securing contributions from Valerie Gordon (confections), Norbert Wabnig (cheese) and Matthew Kaner (wine).

LA Times

On December 16, LA Times contributor Linda Burum shares her latest “find,” Beijing Pie House in Monterey Park, describing a “warm, doughnut-size meat pie” with a “crisp, potato-chip-like crust,” and that’s just in the opening paragraph.

LA Weekly

On December 17, Squid Ink editor Amy Scattergood anoints Roy Choi’s Bowl at A-Frame the city’s Best Clam Chowder.

On December 17, Squid Ink contributor Robyn Brown reports Tacos Guanajuato Robbed + Closed Indefinitely, putting the brakes on the “salty, greasy, cheesy culinary triumph of a vampiros taco.”

Midtown Lunch

On December 16, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks declares Kobawoo’s Bossam Lunch Speical Is The Greatest Thing Of All Time. For $9, it’s hard to argue with pork belly wraps and dean jing chigae.

The Minty

On December 16, The Minty shared her impressions of Feasting on Pig’s Head at the Gorbals. The half-a-head comes with two sides and costs only $43, which seems like a bargain after seeing Shauna’s post.

Savory Hunter

On December 16, Savory Hunter Aaron Tell shared his initial impressions of Les Deux Estate. He drank Joel Black’s Smashed Irishman and Giovanni Martinez’s Highlander.


Joshua Lurie

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

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I’m super honored by the two mentions this week, Josh. Thanks. Just wanted to clarify that the spectacular interior photo is from Hemingway’s PR stock! (Picture now labeled to reflect correction.) Thanks, again.

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