Favorite Posts from December 19 – 25, 2011

Cake Los Angeles

Proof Bakery made the cut in Jenn Garbee's round-up of the 10 Best Bakeries in Los Angeles.

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

Caroline on Crack

On December 21, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla shared The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Los Angeles Wine, Beer, Cupcake and Coffee Clubs, including Silverlake Wine’s Wine Club, The Bruery Reserve Society, Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Club and more. This round-up has utility even after the Christmas trees, tinsel and mistletoe come down.


The dineLA Calendar featured dozens of New Year’s Eve and Day options across the city.

Eat, Drink + Be Merry

On December 19, Eat, Drink + Be Merry founder Dylan Ho posted about Shaan Xi, Rosemead. Introducing Central Chinese Cuisine in SGV.

Eater LA

On December 22, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported The StillRoom Adds American Seafood to Pasadena, featuring chef Sam Goldman, owners Kevin and Leslie Farrell, and “American classics with a seafood-centric fin forward.”

On December 20, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Late Night Indian?. She mentioned “traditional Indian dishes with a contemporary quick serve twist,” including chicken tikka, curry, and saag paneer.

LA Times

On December 19, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock posted 5 Questions for Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts, the couple that own Hudson House in Redondo Beach and The Tripel in Playa del Rey.

LA Weekly

On December 23, Squid Ink staffer Elina Shatkin shared 30 Sandwiches in 30 Days: The Map, featuring every sandwich she reviewed in her recent bread-based vision quest, pinpointed on a Google map with sandwiches as pins.

On December 22, Squid Ink contributor Jenn Garbee attempted to quantify the 10 Best Bakeries in Los Angeles, including Stone Ground Bakery in Agoura Hills, Maison Giraud in Pacific Palisades and Proof Bakery in Atwater Village.

My Last Bite

On December 20, My Last Bite founder Jo Stougaard announced that she’s teaming on a Top Chef Dinner! with Season 9 cheftestant Chris Crary. The dinner will be at Whist Restaurant on January 5, featuring five courses of game for $60, with Reservations Available at 310.260.7511

On December 20, My Last Bite founder Jo Stougaard shared her impressions of Un Petit Porc, the latest Gram & Papas appearance from Ludo Lefebvre.

Taste Terminal

On December 19, Taste Terminal editor Lucas Li posted a Q&A with Mr. Bizarre Foods, in which Andrew Zimmern reveals his favorite restaurant right now, holiday plans and more.

Thirsty in LA

On December 21, Thirsty in LA founder Daniel Djang posted So Long 2011, and Thanks for All the Fish!, featuring “masquerade parties, multi-course dinners, and spirited trips around the world and back” at Los Angeles craft cocktail destinations.


Joshua Lurie

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

Leave a Comment