Favorite Posts from June 18 – 24, 2012

Chef Hawaii

Sam Choy discussed mainland expansion at Pebble Beach Food & Wine, but didn’t mention L.A.

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

Caroline on Crack

On June 22, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla shared five Brunch Cocktails That Will Awaken the Dead, including The Eveleigh’s Corpse Reviver #2 and The Raymond’s Chicory Flip.

Eater LA

On June 19, in an Eater Exclusive, associate editor Daniela Galarza reported Patina’s C+M Coffee and Milk Debuts at LACMA in July, complete with Intelligentsia coffee and a menu “collaboration between Patina’s founder, Joachim Splichal and Pastry Chef Josh Graves, Paul Sanguinetti and Kris Morningstar.”

Grub Street LA

On June 20, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Sam Choy Opening Pineapple Express Truck in July, complete with “friend and consulting chef, Jeff Mora,” Kalua pork served on King’s Hawaiian rolls, several kinds of poke, and firecracker rice with “magic mushrooms.”


On June 19, LAist editor Lindsay William-Ross posted Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards From L.A. Restaurants & Bars of Yesteryear, including The Brown Derby, Clifton’s Pacific Seas and Henry’s. Apparently people didn’t need as many digits to dial a phone number then.

LA Times

On June 22, LA Times Food editor Russ Parsons shared, Why I Love Italy. His story about a dining adventure gone awry literally involves missing the boat and results in “ham satiny and salty” and “one of the best (and simplest) porcini dishes I’ve ever eaten.”

LA Weekly

On June 20, LA Weekly staffer Garrett Snyder reviewed The Pikey: Hollywood’s Riff on the London Blues, praising the kale and pig’s ear salad and including commentary on the fish and chips and chicken.

On June 18, Squid Ink contributor Tien Nguyen reported, Cognoscenti Coffee Pops Up at the Normandie Hotel with Yeekai Lim behind the bar and beans from multiple roasters, including a “mystery coffee.”

On June 18, Squid Ink contributor Jessica Ritz posted her Q&A With Andre Guerrero: Food Neighborhoods, Closet Pastry Chefs + Ramen Dreams. We learned that he worked with Ed Moses and that he wants to open a ramen spot, among other things.

OC Weekly

On June 1, OC Weekly contributor Bill Esparza reviewed Takesos y Papas, writing Tijuana Style Tacos go Upscale. He featured the taco dulce con piña, New York con camaron, taco de jalapeño and more.


Joshua Lurie

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

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