Favorite Posts from June 11 – 17, 2012

Gazpacho Los Angeles

Chef Brendan Collins of Waterloo and City provided relief at red hot Taste of the Nation Los Angeles with gazpacho.

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


On June 15, dineLA contributor Leslee Komaiko implored readers to, Keep Your Cool, providing a round-up of frozen treats in time for the start of summer, including Blockheads shaved snow, Intelligentsia affogato and Short Order’s Drunken Girl Scout.

On June 15, dineLA contributor Tara de Lis assembled, The Definitive Guide to Persian Square, rounding up Westwood dining options like Shaherzad, Baran and a pair of Attaris.


On June 12, e*star LA founder Esther Tseng reviewed, Kali Dining: The Sleeper Underground Supper Club, praising former Café Pinot executive chef Kevin Meehan, who’s hosting a “series of roving dinners in various homes.” Tseng’s meal in an intimate setting included yellowtail confit and beef tenderloin fillet.

Eater LA

On June 11, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang shared Hangover Observations from this year’s TOTNLA, reporting, Taste of the Nation Raised $250k for Charity, which contributions from food and drink sponsors like Cooks County, Lazy Ox Canteen, Plan Check, Pour Vous, Harvard & Stone, 1886, The Spare Room, Eagle Rock Brewery, Beachwood BBQ, Beer Belly and more.

Eating LA

On June 14, Eating LA founder Pat Saperstein filed an international report on Places you must go: Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market, Yemenite and Neve Tzedek neighborhoods. She praised the “spicy stew of cultures that’s predominantly Middle Eastern” before singling out particular stops.

Grub Street LA

On June 14, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Ari Taymor Opening More Permanent Alma Space, June 27 in Downtown. Expect an a la carte dinner menu Tuesday through Saturday, with dishes like peach gazpacho with abalone and mackerel with quinoa and avocado, plus a more personalized $80 tasting menu.

On June 11, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki shared, What You Missed at Taste of the Nation L.A., including Plan Check chef Ernesto Uchimura and his fried chicken, Pigg’s country pate sandwich, Farmshop’s pastrami Monte Cristo and multiple cocktail crews.

LA Mag

On June 12, LA Mag contributor Emma Wartzman reported about Weekly Focaccia at A.O.C., a selection that may include baby broccoli with bagna cauda or Laura Chenel chevre with arugula and tapenade.

LA Times

On June 13, LA Times staffer Jessica Gelt reported, King Eddy Saloon sold to team behind the Library and Spring Street bars. Michael Leko and Will Shamlian’s plans for the vintage 1933 “holy grail of dive bars” evidently include a “much-needed face lift.”

LA Weekly

On June 11, Squid Ink contributor Clarissa Wei revealed Where to Find Guilin Noodles in Los Angeles after explaining the history of the notoriously pungent dish.

OC Weekly

On June 13, OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano reported NYU Grad Student Perfecting Burrito-Making Robot. He wrote of the Burritob0t, “Eventually, you’ll be able to direct the robot via iPhone and specify how much salsa, guacamole, meat and other condiments you want placed on a tortilla, then ask it to wrap it–take THAT, Chipotle!”

On June 11, Stick a Fork in It contributor Edwin Goei reported Roe Restaurant And Fish Market Opens in Belmont Shore, including Angry mussels, “fish tacos from a number of species,” and of course dishes incorporating fish roe.


Joshua Lurie

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