Find links to some of the more interesting posts written by L.A. food writers over the past week.
On January 19, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla shared her Cocktail Destination Picks From dineLA’s January 2012 Restaurant Week, including new places like Areal Restaurant, Il Covo and Sadie, plus relative standbys like Comme Ca.
On January 20, Darin Dines founder Darin Louie shared his impressions of LudoBites 8.0 @ Lemon Moon (Los Angeles, CA), a meal that included Japanese hairy crab, monkfish liver, truffles, American wagyu, sea urchin, foie gras and more.
On January 18, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Eater Tracking: Hakkasan To Open in MGM Building on Beverly Drive, with a design by Dan Brunn Architect.
On January 17, Eater LA editor Kat Odell shared a Sneak Peek at Giacomino Drago’s Glossy Yojisan Sushi, two blocks from Mr. Chow.
On January 19, Food is the New Rock founder Zach Brooks posted The Foods of Coachella (Presented As a Lineup Poster), including headliners like Spicy Pie, Corn Dog, and Imodium, with other bands including “That Luna Bar You Stuffed In Your Crutch” and “Mushrooms From That Kid Behind the Ferris Wheel.”
On January 16, LA Times staffer Jessica Gelt reported Cliff’s Edge brings in chef Benjamin Bailly for a fresh direction. He’s already enacted a Mediterranean influenced menu with four categories: “to share, to start, to follow and desserts.”
On January 16, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock posed 5 Questions for Charlie Parker, the executive chef of Freddy Smalls in West LA.
On January 19, Squid Ink contributor Javier Cabral reported Rocio’s Mole De Los Dioses: Now Open in Sun Valley, with a similar menu to her Bell original, next to a nopal tortilla factory, at higher prices.
On January 17, Squid Ink contributor Tien Nguyen took a crack at the 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Los Angeles, including Nick’s Café, Square One Dining and Huckleberry.
On January 17, Squid Ink contributor Jenn Garbee profiled a Farmers Market denizen in a post titled Meet Kinny Jung, The Potato Guy At Weiser Farms’ Wearing The John Wayne Hat + His Mashed Potato Secrets, starting with their Hefeweizen and Point the Way IPA.
On January 17, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza shared another leg of his Aromas y Sabores 2011 taste tour of Mexico in a post titled Parral, Chihuahua: Northern Exposure, complete with references to Pancho Villa, King Philip IV of Spain, and enchiladas.
On January 19, Table Conversation founder Barbara Hansen shared a meal of dishes appropriate for the start of the lunar new year in a post titled A Taiwanese Year of the Dragon, complete with essential lunar dishes like dragon shrimp, three-cup chicken and whole black cod.
On January 20, for The Dish, Taste Terminal founder Stan Lee spotlighted Freddy Smalls: Crispy Pig’s Ear and Fried Egg, with the option of adding caviar presentation.