Favorite Posts from December 24 – 30, 2012

Falafel Los Angeles

Falafel Me! was part of a pre-Christmas culinary tour, with Pat Saperstein recounted on Eating LA.

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

Eating LA

On December 30, Eating LA founder Pat Saperstein shared three Treasures of the San Gabriel Valley: Spam musubi croissants, fine falafel and innovative Indian.

Grub Street LA

On December 27, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki opined on, 10 Ways Dining Change in L.A. in 2012, including “forbidden ingredients, critical shakeups, and restaurants returning form the grave.”

LA Mag

On December 24, LA Mag contributor Eddie Lin reported, I Dream of Bryant Ng’s Rice Porridge, a dish that appeared at Ceviche Nights and remains on the menu at The Spice Table, along with a grilled duck variation.

LA Times

On December 26, LA Times Food deputy editor Betty Hallock reported, Downtown landmark Grand Central Market is getting radical overhaul, complete with new vendors and extended hours.

LA Weekly

On December 27, LA Weekly dining editor Amy Scattergood posted, 10 Best L.A. Restaurants That Closed in 2012: An Elegy in 10 Parts, including two restaurants that I’ll personally lament: Mezze and LaOn.

OC Weekly

On December 26, Stick a Fork in It contributor Charles Lam shared, 5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Restaurant’s Website, including “obnoxious noises” and, far more offensive, “not have a website.”

Street Gourmet LA

On December 30, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza posted, The Authentic Cuisine Debate is Dead—Long Live the Authentic Cuisine Debate in 2013!


On December 26, Zagat LA editor Lesley Balla shared, 10 Hot Cocktails to Warm Up Your Los Angeles Winter, including Hot Buttered Rum at Son of a Gun, Irish Coffee at Tom Bergin’s, and Grog Logged at Bar 1886.


Joshua Lurie

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

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