Favorite Posts from February 6 – 12, 2012

Cocktail Los Angeles

The Cascading Hophead was one of bartender Matt Biancaniello's first forays with beer cocktails.

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

Caroline on Crack

On February 8, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla wrote Get LA/SF City Experts (and Me) in Your Back Pocket With the New Know What City Guides App. She said, “What if there was an app that allowed a source that you loved and trusted, ahem, to handpick the best bars for you?” There is!

Darin Dines

On February 8, Darin Dines founder Darin Louie shared opening night impressions from Mexicali Taco & Co. (Los Angeles, CA), including a chorizo cachetada and chicken vampiro.

Eater LA

On February 7, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Organic Rice Bowl Truck “Go Chew” Rolls Out Feb 18, with chef Charles Slonaker preparing pork pancake, salt and pepper fried chicken, braised pork shoulder and more.

On February 6, Eater LA editor Kat Odell wrote Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar Flosses Farmhouse Chic Thursday, with owners Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen from Mendocino Farms, “farm-to-table sandwiches and more” by Josh Smith, and “Cocktails With Care” from Steve Livigni.

Grub Street

On February 9, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported Walter Manzke Lending a Hand to Short Cake’s Lunch Menu, working with Nancy Silverton and Christian Page on savory tartines.

LA Times

On February 10, LA Times staffer Leah Rodrigues summarized How to become Anthony Bourdain, based on a talk he gave at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center to support the College of the Canyons culinary program.

On February 10, LA Times staffer Jessica Gelt encouraged readers to Raise your glass to the beer cocktail. She quoted local beer cocktail mavens like Dave Watrous, Matthew Biancaniello, Aidan Demarest and Brady Weise.

LA Weekly

On February 8, LA Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Gold shared his latest First Bite Golden Deli: A New Restaurant, in the Style of Chipotle discussing the new Temple City branch of a San Gabriel institution.

Midtown Lunch

On February 9, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks shared his 21 Favorite Los Angeles Lunches (to Share With Out of Towners) including Zam Zam Market, Mariscos Chente, and Gish Bac.


On February 6, N.A.D.E.R. founder Lindsay Nader shared a post titled Master Mixologist, in which she dissected the lofty term.

Street Gourmet LA

On February 8, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza reported Chef John Sedlar’s Rivera and Playa Have a Secret…Menu – PST’s Art as an Appetizer Available Feb. 7 – March 31, featuring the accomplished chef, “influential bartender Julian Cox” and “mezcal baron Ron Cooper.”

Taste Terminal

On February 6, Taste Terminal founder Stan Lee wrote about the upcoming Food GPS Lamb Showdown in a post titled Food GPS presents the Lamb Showdown: Pollack & Samson versus Manzke.


Joshua Lurie

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

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