Favorite Posts from June 20 – 26, 2011

Ice Cream Los Angeles

Fiona Chandra from Gourmet Pigs found Grom's gelato worth the drive to Malibu.

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

Caroline on Crack

On June 21, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla posted about her experience at Boadas & Marsella Bars in Barcelona in a post titled Hemingway Drank Here, where she recounts absinthe, prostitutes and “cocktail acrobatics.”

Drink Eat Travel

On June 21, Team DET posted an interview with The Internet’s Most (In)Famous Vegan, Quarrygirl, who explains what makes a beer vegan.

Eater LA

On June 23, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Burger Lounge Hits WeHo, “Healthy” Burgers in Tow. The branch of a San Diego based chain should replace Jinky’s Café by early August.

On June 20, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Red Rooster Bakery Serves Santa Monica. Apparently Bruce Marder is baking pastries and breads there for Capo, Cora’s Coffee Shop and House Café, and there’s also a “small retail component.”

Gourmet Pigs

On June 22, Gourmet Pigs founder Fiona Chandra proclaimed that even though it’s a chain, and even though it’s all the way in Malibu, Grom Is Awesome.

LA Times

On June 24, LA Times staffer Noelle Carter shares the latest L.A. Times Test Kitchen Tip using photos and captions in a post titled Peeling and slicing an avocado, simplified.

LA Weekly

On June 21, Squid Ink contributor Barbara Hansen wrote about escamoles and maguey worms in post titled John Sedlar on the Joy of Eating Bugs.


On June 22, Mattatouille founder Matthew Kang traveled to O Jang Dong to enjoy Cold Korean Noodles for the Summer, touting “the simplest, purest bowl of mool naeng myun one could get in Koreatown.”

Street Gourmet LA

Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza finished a recent trip to Mexico in Mexico City at El Cuadrilatero, where he ended up face to face with El Gladiator, a 1.3 kilo sandwich made with eight eggs, “fistfuls of chorizo,” bacon, weenies, ham, Oaxacan cheese, chicken and steak, all piled on an oversized telera roll. He recounts the experience in a post titled El Super Astro’s Ultimate Torta Throwdown.

Wall Street Journal

LA Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Gold guest starred in the WSJ for an article titled Food Fight!, where he travels to Copenhagen to see why a “small boîte” was named the world’s best restaurant for the second year in a row, and how it compares to Chicago’s Alinea.


Joshua Lurie

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

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