Favorite Posts from July 25 – 31, 2011

Restaurant Los Angeles

Karen Hatfield and husband Quinn take their seasonal cooking in a more casual direction at The Sycamore Kitchen.

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

Drink Eat Travel

On July 29, DET co-founder Cambria Griffith shared her detailed impressions from a day leading up to Stone Brewing Co.’s most recent FRESH! Dinner in a post titled Gardening and Gallivanting with Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Executive Chef Alex Carballo.

On July 29, DET co-founder Cambria Griffith shared the story of The Beginnings of Blue Palms Brew House: How Brian Lenzo and Better Beer Became BFFs.


On July 28, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng shared her impressions of last weekend’s oinktastic event in a post titled Las Vegas, NV: Pigging Out At Cochon 555 All-Stars, featuring our city’s very own duo: Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada of Lindy & Grundy.

Eater LA

On July 26, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Lobster ME Opening in Vegas, Then Los Angeles. The concept features lobster shooters, lobster grilled cheese, lobster rolls and lobster ice cream.

The Feast

On July 29, The Feast editor Carole Dixon interviewed The Offspring’s Dexter Holland on Taco Challenges and Responsible Overeating.


On July 28, Nathan Masters posted From Eastside Lager to Maier’s Select Tonic: A Brief History of L.A. Beer, including some amazing archival images.

LA Times

On July 26, LA Times deputy food editor Betty Hallock broke the news that Quinn and Karen Hatfield to open the Sycamore Kitchen on La Brea. The couple shared select menu items, including brown butter and sour cherry scones, oatmeal stout gingerbread loaf, soups, salads, sandwiches and brunch.

LA Weekly

On July 29, Squid Ink staffer Elina Shatkin shared her latest Food Truck Friday review, of Lidia’s Dominican Kitchen. The pernil and quipes sound especially tempting.

On July 28, LA Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Gold Reviews Palsaik Samgyeopsal, describing “happy pigs” and “eight colorful flavors of pork.”


On July 28, Matthew “Mattatouille” Kang responded to Gold’s review with additional eating options in a post titled The Rise of Korean Pork Belly – Koreatown Roundup. The alternative at O Dae San sounds especially good.

Street Gourmet LA

On July 27, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza shared the first experience from his recent trip to Havana in a post titled Beating the Heat in Havana, Cuba: Granizados and Guarapo-Lifesaving Shots of Cool on the Streets of Havana.


On July 27, TOMOSTYLE founder Tomo Kurokawa shared her “ultimate bliss,” a kaiseki meal with an “avant garde twist” at Kohaku 虎白- Tokyo, Japan.


Joshua Lurie

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

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