Favorite Posts from December 17 – 23, 2012

Coffee Los Angeles

Cognoscenti Coffee sources beans from roasters like Calgary’s Phil & Sebastian and rated in Eater’s coffee guide.

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

Beer Search Party

On December 19, Beer Search Party founder Sean Inman posted, Food GPS Teaser – Top 10 Beers of 2012, giving props to three extra brews.

Eater LA

On December 18, Eater LA associate editor Daniela Galarza posted, Eater Interviews: For Matt Poley and Tara Maxey of Heirloom LA, Feeding Others is Part Passion, Part Politics.

On December 17, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang updated his Eater Map: A Handy Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in LA, which now has 32 listings.


On December 17, LAist Food editor Krista Simmons shared, Ceviche Nights & Beer Flights at MoChica in DTLA, recapping the latest Ceviche Nights dinner with Ricardo Zarate, Bryant Ng, Kris Yenbamroong, Hourie Sahakian and Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

LA Mag

On December 17, LA Mag contributor Bill Esparza shared, 7 Delicious Latin American Spirits that Won’t Break the Bank, including Aguardiente Antioqueño (Colombia), Pisco Ocucaje (Peru) and Tequila Centinela Reposado (Mexico).

LA Times

On December 21, LA Times Food editor Russ Parsons reported, Maccheroni Republic breaks new ground downtown, describing the new restaurant from Locanda Veneta founders Jean Louis DeMori and Antonio Tomassi.

LA Weekly

On December 19, Squid Ink staffer Garrett Snyder wrote about Ha Tien Quan: Vietnamese Gumbo in the SGV.

On December 18, LA Weekly restaurant critic Besha Rodell shared her Q&A With Eddie Huang, almost lawyer, chef-owner of BaoHaus and host/author of Fresh Off The Boat.

On December 17, Squid Ink contributor Tien Nguyen shared her 10 Best Fried Chicken in Los Angeles, including Donahoo’s Golden Chicken, Farmshop, and Jim Dandy.

On December 17, Squid Ink staffer Garrett Snyder reported, Food GPS “Ceviche Nights” to Continue in 2013.

OC Weekly

On December 21, OC Weekly editor in chief Gustavo Arellano shared, Gustavo’s Top Five Restaurants of 2012, including Al Tannour and a pair of secret menus.

On December 20, Stick a Fork in It staffer Edwin Goei shared, Edwin’s Top Five Restaurants of 2012, including Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot and Mare Culinary Lounge.


On December 20, Zagat LA editor Lesley Balla reported, Now You Can Eat at Highland Park’s Hermosillo Bar, Too, including fried pickles, sweet & nutty kale salad, and chili con fritos a la Hermosillo.

On December 18, Zagat LA editor Lesley Balla opined on LA’s 10 Biggest Restaurant Trends of 2012, including uni, “coffee klatch,” and “pop-ups going permanent.”

On December 17, Zagat LA editor Lesley Balla shared her Photo of the Day: Bryant Ng + Kris Yenbamroong + Ceviche.

On December 17, Zagat LA editor Lesley Balla shared the Best Thing We Ate This Weekend: Queso at Bar Ama.


Joshua Lurie

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

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