On June 29, in the latest installment of One Year In: Martin Riese Considers One Year at Ray’s & Stark Bar.
Grub Street LA
On June 28, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Madame Chocolat Opening Downtown Chocolate Factory, which will serve retail locations downtown and in Beverly Hills, Mid-City, Santa Monica and Manhattan.
On June 29, Good Food posted a round-up of Where LA’s Top Food Writers and Bloggers Like to Dine and Drink Outside, and they included us, along with writers like Lesley Bargar Suter, Dana Goodyear and Jonathan Gold.
LA Times Food
On July 1, LA Times Food business writer Drew Heikes reported, Strand Brewing is tasting success after years of struggle. Heikes describes Joel Elliott as “solitary, lean of speech an likes to make things with his bare hands,” and Rich Marcello as the company’s “irrepressible front man.”
LA Weekly Squid Ink
On June 26, LA Weekly staffer Garrett Snyder declared a Ramen Red Alert!: Menya Iroha Coming to Gardena, Kotoya to West L.A.
The New Yorker
On June 25, The New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear shared her impressions of a recent multi-chef foie gras dinner at Wilshire, and the protestors outside the restaurant, in a story titled, Two, Four, Six, Eight, Get The Cruelty Off Your Plate.
Street Gourmet LA
Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza shared a selection for Taco Tuesday, reporting, Tamales Elena in Watts is a Beef Head of the Game, and apparently also makes excellent Guerreran barbacoa, menudo and more.