Favorite Posts from June 6 – 12, 2011

Shaved Ice Los Angeles

Ice Ice Shavie is a market-driven shaved ice cart from Liz Wiltgen and bartender Damian Windsor.

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

Caroline on Crack

On June 9, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla shared a European cocktail story titled Drinking in Paris: Harry’s New York Bar. Hemingway’s and the Ritz will have to wait.

Drink Eat Travel

On June 7, Drink Eat Travel co-founder Cambria Griffith profiled Skipp Shelly in the latest chapter of their Meet the Homebrewers of Los Angeles series, documenting his “yard to table” approach, his reputation as a “helpful, handy homebrewer” and sharing several photos of “Skipp’s Brewhaus.”

Eater LA

On June 10, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Damian Windsor Co-Launches Ice Ice Shavie, Artisan Shaved Ice Meter Maid “Truck”, with Liz Wiltgen, specializing in shaved ice with farmers market-inspired syrups like “strawberry-mint-thyme, raspberry-cinnamon-lemon-ginger-blackberry, and cucumber-cilantro-jalapeno-lime.”

On June 8, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Mr. C Opens inside Mr. C Hotel in BH. The C refers to Ignazio and Maggio CIPRIANI, of the New York-based Cipriani family.

Gourmet Pigs

On June 10, Gourmet Pigs founder Fiona Chandra made a pilgrimmage to Di Fara’s Pizza (Brooklyn, NY), declaring it “a truly great pizza worth the trek and wait.”

LA Times

On June 9, LA Times contributor C. Thi Nguyen covered Coffee Tomo for the latest FIND, describing “”fresh-baked, intricately structured pretzels” from owner Kibum Sung, and a “peculiar mix” for the house-roasted espresso blend, created by “master of the roast” Tommy Kim.

LA Weekly

On June 10, Squid Ink staffer Elina Shatkin shared her post from Day 8 in the 30 Scoops in 30 Days series, covering Saffron & Rose, writing, “The most famous Persian ice creamery in Los Angeles is Mashti Malone’s, but the best Persian ice cream actually comes from Saffron & Rose.”

On June 10, Squid Ink contributor Jessica Ritz wrote The Macaron March Continues: Les Macarons Duverger, sharing the story of “Paris-to-L.A. transplant” Claire Becker

Street Gourmet LA

On June 11, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Nash Esparza described his triumph at the 2011 LA Weekly Web Awards, where he won Best Food Blog after returning from “2 weeks on the road with Patricia Quintana’s Aromas y Sabores tour to learn about Mexican gastronomy and culture.” What a month indeed. Congrats, Bill.


Joshua Lurie

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

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