Favorite Posts from January 24 – 30, 2011

Thai Food Los Angeles

Jitlada combines a fluffy Thai-style omelet with kua kling, a fiery Southern Thai dry curry.

LA Times tracks Jo Stougaard's “mouth-watering mission to sample all 300 menu items at Hollywood eatery Jitlada.”

Follow these links to interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.


On January 25, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng files a Food Trend Watch Post titled, For the Love For Finger Limes touting takes on the “little roundlings” at Cube, the Roosevelt Hotel’s Library Bar and the Valerie Confections booth at the Hollywood Farmers Market.

Eater LA

On January 27, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reports, Bouchon Bakery Beverly Hills, It’s (Finally) A Go!. Apparently “construction should begin in March” and “Management speculates a spring debut.”

On January 25, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reports Michael Cardenas Snags Beacon, Hires Former El Bulli Chef, Spanish Concept to Come.

LA Times

On January 27, LA Times Deputy Food Editor Betty Hallock explored Jo Stougaard’s “mouth-watering mission to sample all 300 menu items at Hollywood eatery Jitlada.”.

LA Weekly

On January 28, Squid Ink staffer Elina Shatkin offered A Peek Into Sotto’s Hand-Built Neapolitan Pizza Oven, including photos of third-generation oven-builder Stefano Ferrara, who’s started building the oven last weekend for chefs Steve Samson and Zach Pollack.

On January 27, Squid Ink contributor Dommy Gonzalez reports on Bicycle & Gogi: Where to Find Korean BBQ, The Perfect Smoker, Instant Ramen + Spam, a new “fusion” of “Texas-style barbecue and Korean marinated meat” from owner Jesse Kim.


On January 29, Matthew “Mattatouille” Kang shared his take on Taco Task Force #4: Carnitas Tacos, sharing some of his signature photos and providing highlights from the five-stop crawl with Bill Esparza, the “master of all things Mexican food.”

Midtown Lunch

On January 24, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks declared, Pita Way’s Schnitzel/Shawarma Combo is One of the Best Sandwiches I’ve Ever Eaten, starting his write-up by recounting a conversation we had at his “new office.”

The Minty

On January 26, Shauna, The Minty, recaps her group’s Pupusa Crawl Along Beverly, which included a stop at Jaragua and their surprise cocktails courtesy of Andrew “The Alchemist.”


Joshua Lurie

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

Blog Comments

When’s our taco task force post coming?


There’s supposed to be a Taco Task Force post from each team member. You’ve got your post up, the rest of us are just lagging. Also, I think the idea was to post individual thoughts, but to report on the collective findings, including the scores. It might be worth updating your post.

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