Favorite Posts from December 3 – 9, 2012

Here are links to some interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the last week:

Caroline on Crack

On December 3, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla posted, Everything I Drank This Week: Rare $600 Balvenie to One-Year Barrel-Aged Negroni.


On December 3, EatMX founder Barbara Hansen shared, A Taste of the Taste of Mexico, recounting CaCao Mexicatessen’s chicharron and sea urchin tostaditas and La Casita Mexicana’s arroz con leche.

Eater LA

On December 4, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang reported, Cool and Collected, Cognoscenti Coffee Brews Later This Week in Culver City. Expect beans from Redwood City’s Wrecking Ball, Calgary’s Phil & Sebastian, San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee and East Coast-based Counter Culture Coffee.

Cognoscenti Coffee founder Yeekai Lim a professional architect, has made a name for himself as a barista in L.A.

Eating LA

On December 8, Eating LA founder Pat Saperstein posted about The Salon at Heirloom LA: Looking forward to more decadent dinners. The space will even be open to the public beginning in 2013.

Food Republic

On December 6, Food Republic contributor Jason Kessler reported, There Are (Or Will Soon Be) 8 Gastrobakeries In Los Angeles, including The Sycamore Kitchen, Short Cake and C+M (Coffee + Milk).

LAist Food

On December 7, LAist Food editor Krista Simmons previewed, Weekend Eats: Zombie Dinners, Hipster Book Signings, and Ceviche Gone Wild , as part of the airport’s $4.1-billion modernization efforts.

LA Mag Digest

On December 4, LA Mag Digest Blog editor Randy Clemens shared, Dishing on L.A.: Radio’s Gourmet Shock Jock Tom Leykis. The controversial personality’s favorite places to eat and drink include Rivera, Blue Palms Brewhouse and Carlitos Gardel.

LA Times Food

On December 5, LA Times Food deputy Food editor Betty Hallock reported, Coming to LAX: ink. sack, Umami Burger, LAMILL, Chaya, more, as part of the airport’s $4.1-billion modernization efforts.

LA Weekly Squid Ink

On December 5, LA Weekly dining editor Amy Scattergood reported, Evan Funke Launches a Porchetta Truck: A Mobile Ode to Pork.

On December 4, Squid Ink staffer Garrett Snyder reported, Float Opens in Pasadena: A Hidden, Well-Curated Cafe, including Fosselman’s ice cream, Handsome coffee and LAMILL tea.

Park La Brea News / Beverly Press

On December 6, Park La Brea News / Beverly Press staffer Jane Weinlein included Mo-chica Special Event in Restaurant News.

Thrillist LA

On December 6, Thrillist LA reported about, Ceviche Nights at Mo-Chica.


On December 8, Zagat LA editor Lesley Balla shared, 10 Made in LA Gifts They’ll Love, including the Ultimate Pan-Latin Food Experience at Rivera, Donut Snob delivery, and Los Angeles chef cookbooks from locals like Josiah Citrin, Susan Feniger and Ludo.

On December 6, Zagat LA editor Lesley Balla reported, Sea Urchin Cocktails? Yep. It’s Happening. She’s of course referring to bartender Matt Biancaniello’s efforts at Ceviche Nights.


Joshua Lurie

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

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