Favorite Posts from July 16 – 22, 2012

Coffee Los Angeles

Yeekai Lim made it onto the Smithsonian blog and put his Hotel Normandie coffee pop-up on hold, at least until the scaffolding comes down.

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

Caroline on Crack

On July 17, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla posted, Photo Gallery: Roy Choi Grub Crawl From Chego to Sunny Spot, including Chego bowls, AYCE fried chicken and Sunny Spot punch bowls and dessert.


On July 17, EatMX founder Barbara Hansen reported, A New Baja Chef Emerges, praising Julio César González Zetina and his cuisine at El Balcón Cocina Artesanal in San Felipe. Standout dishes evidently include an aguachile of cazón (dogfish).

Eater LA

On July 19, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Cafecito Organico Brews Tomorrow in Malibu, Seven More Locations to Come, including The Lab in Costa Mesa and Anaheim’s Packing House complex.

On July 19, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang reported Brew Opens Coffee Kiosk at CNN Tower in Hollywood, building on the success of its first space inside Santa Monica’s Yahoo Center.

On July 18, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported about a downtown location of Tierra Mia Coffee in the expansionwire.

On July 18, Eater LA’s coffee coverage continued with 10 Speed Coffee Coming to Calabasas via Pedalers Fork.

On July 17, Eater LA associate editor Daniela Galarza provided brief Eater commentary on Jeremy Fox Preps Barnyard, Under Construction in Venice.

LA Weekly

On July 19, Squid Ink contributor Linda Burum provided a Seoul Sausage Update: The Great Food Truck Race, Their New Restaurant + Buying Equipment With Bed Bath & Beyond Coupons.

On July 18, Squid Ink staffer Garrett Snyder delved into Orange County to review Quan Ca My Van: A Mekong-Style Fish Fry, complete focusing on the restaurant’s Wednesday special of roasted catfish.

On July 17, Squid Ink contributor Rachael Narins shared her picks for the 10 Best Pies in Los Angeles, including Akasha, Pie ‘N Burger and Umami Burger/Cake Monkey.

OC Weekly

On July 19, Stick A Fork In It staffer Edwin Goei reported, Early Bird Opens In Fullerton, running down options from chef Joseph Mahon, including chicken and waffles and Morningside Pizza.

On July 19, Stick A Fork In It contributor Bill Esparza wrote about, Tacos Lalo Los Originales Tacos al Vapor: The Legend of La Rumorosa, using “License to Kill” as a fun framing device.


For July, Smithsonian contributor Jimmy Stamp interviewed Cognoscenti Coffee founder Yeekai Lim in a story titled, An Architect-Turned-Barista Draws a Fine Line Between Brewing and Design.


Joshua Lurie

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

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