Find links to some interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.
Caroline on Crack
On July 12, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla reported on, High-End Cocktails at Valley Prices at Bow & Truss in NoHo. Aidan Demarest, who built the cocktail menu with consulting partner Marcos Tello and 1886’s Garrett McKechnie, called this “the best drink list that’s dropped in the city in the last six months.” That includes cocktails like the Pio Pico Crusta with cucumber, Palo Cortado Sherry, Maraschino and lemon.
On July 10, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng reported, Mirak Serves Up Really Good Korean Goat Stew and praised the “ultimate fried rice finale.”
On July 13, EatMX founder Barbara Hansen encouraged readers to, Have a Fish Taco Where They Started, praising “Taquería & Mariscos Adriana on the malecon, facing the beach and the Sea of Cortez.”
On July 12, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang published, A Handy Guide to Dining Out During dineLA Resto Week, featuring picks in 11 categories like Best Bargain Lunch (Mo-Chica), Best Splurge-Worth Dinner (Craft) and Most Adventurous Menu Items (Sunny Spot).
On July 11, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Plate by Plate 2012 Previews New Restaurants on August 4, including Connie & Ted’s with chef Michael Cimarusti, MessHall with chef Keith Silverton, and Fritzi Dog with chef Neal Fraser.
On July 9, Eater LA associate editor Daniela Galarza reported, Graffiti Coffeehouse Now Brewing on La Brea, featuring Intelligentsia coffee, Cake Monkey pastries and a monochrome color scheme.
On July 7, Eating LA founder provided commentary on several articles in a post titled, Reading list: Urban Radish & Bloomfest to DT; Roy Choi in the NYTimes; Ottavia Bourdain’s meaty diet.
Grub Street LA
On July 9, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Kotoya Ramen Replacing Rojas Eatery in West L.A., with bowls of tonkotsu and miso tonkotsu.
On July 14, LA Times columnist Steve Lopez was Abuzz about beekeeping in Los Angeles based on an apiary tip from a restaurant server.
On July 10, LA Times staffer Mary MacVean posted a story titled, Chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about art, ethnicity. She captured a recent conversation with artist Sanford Biggers, a Los Angeles native, at the Hammer Museum auditorium. One unrelated, controversial opinion from Samuelsson: “Most women are just better at cooking.”
On July 9, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock announced, New in WeHo: Laurel Hardware, plus lunch starts this week. Chef Mario Alberto, previously with Chimu and Freddy Smalls, is in the kitchen, producing dishes like confit pork belly with green barley, and Hatch chile pizza with anchovies. Lunch focuses on sandwiches, salads and pizzas, and brunch is forthcoming.
On July 9, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock posed, 5 Questions for Laurent Quenioux, and the executive chef for Vertical Wine Bistro and the LQ @ pop-up series described his latest ingredient obsession, typical day-off activities, and biggest influence.
On July 12, Squid Ink editor Amy Scattergood reported, Tony Esnault and Yassmin Sarmadi Join Forces to Open Spring: Between French Bistro and Fine Dining. She said to expect “sustainably sourced meats, more olive oil and less butter, a distinct emphasis on local vegetables.”
On July 12, Squid Ink contributor Jenn Garbee shared, A Summer Cheese Chat With Andrew Steiner of Andrew’s Cheese Shop. He recommends seasonal cheeses like Winnimere from Jasper Hill Farm and Tumin Rutulin, a soft Italian goat cheese.
On July 10, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks considered, Worth It/Not Worth It: 5 Sandwiches I Paid Over $10 For, including Sycamore Kitchen’s Double B-LTA and Blue Cow’s country fried chicken rolls.