The posts that meant the most to me over the past week all originated in Tijuana, where intrepid bloggers Bill Esparza (Street Gourmet LA), Jo Stougaard (My Last Bite), Esther Tseng (e*starLA) and Fiona Chandra (Gourmet Pigs) took a mid-week drive from Los Angeles in order to partake in a five-chef, five-wine, five-pig feast. They each dedicated a post to me to help compensate for my unusually fruitless quest for a Dose of Vitamin P, a weekly feature on Food GPS that chronicles my favorite pork dish from the previous week. Street Gourmet LA documented Benito Molina’s hog maw in tomatillo sauce, Gourmet Pigs handled the tosta de cachete con erizo from chef Jair Téllez, e*starLA reported on Chef Paul Zamudio’s buñuelos de “belly” and My Last Bite handled Chef Javier Plascencia’s pork belly with kabocha cacao risotto and crispy chicharrones.
Here are links to some other interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the last week:
On December 10, Eater LA contributor Daniela Galarza reported that it’s Business As Usual Once Again At TiGeorges’ Chicken.
Caroline on Crack
On December 8, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla takes a detailed look at Providence Bartender Zahra Bates’ Bruleed Persimmon Cocktail.
On December 9, writer Patrick Comiskey shares What sommeliers will bring to holiday parties, including Hatfield’s GM Peter Birmingham, CUT sommelier Dana Farner, Covell’s Matthew Kaner and Spago sommelier Christopher Miller.
In her LA Times Magazine article, titled Veni, Vidi, Vici!, writer Elaine Kagan profiles the five families of Italian cuisine in Los Angeles.
On December 8, Squid Ink contributor Caroline Pardilla shares her Top 10 Holiday Cocktails + 2 Recipes, including the January Jones, a Mistletoe, the Bloody Holiday and The Drink That Shall Not Be Named.
On December 7, Squid Ink editor Amy Scattergood provides Your Pastry Kitchen Update about Adrian Vasquez’s departure from Providence.
He didn’t post last week, but it was still compelling to read Matthew “Mattatouille” Kang’s reasons for going From Blogger to Proprietor.
Midtown Lunch LA
On December 7, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks profiled L.A. Lunch’er Matthew Kang, who recently launched Scoops Westside. Kang shares his favorite lunch picks near his new business and beyond.