Favorite Posts from March 5 – 11, 2012

Pastries Los Angeles

Huckleberry Cafe didn't hold back in bringing over a dozen different pastries to Gold Standard.

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

Caroline on Crack

On March 6, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla reported Gin Master Class Is in Session: How To Make The Eveleigh Cocktail With Beefeater Gin’s Erick Castro. She used Castro and friend Busy Beth as examples.

Eater LA

On March 9, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Caffe Vita to Caffeinate Silver Lake in April.

On March 8, for her latest installment of the Gatekeepers, Eater LA editor Kat Odell interviewed Lazy Ox Canteen’s Anjela Bolivar.

Grub Street

On March 10, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki asked and answered a topical question, Can We Live Without Sherry’s Star System?, in a thoughtful way.


On March 9, Matthew “Mattatouille” Kang shared more insights about his recent coverage of Los Angeles’ Best Korean Cuisine in Koreatown for Eater, in a post titled, Koreatown, in Two Lists.

LA Times

On March 10, new LA Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold set the tone for his new forum in a story titled Los Angeles’ reflection in a plate.

On March 8, LA Times Food editor Russ Parsons explained the reason for removing stars from restaurant reviews in a story titled Stars are out, at least for restaurant reviews.

LA Weekly

On March 2, Squid Ink contributor Tien Nguyen posted a Vietnamese Food Flowchart: Where to Go for Pho, Banh Mi, Etc.

Table Conversation

On March 5, Table Conversation founder Barbara Hansen shared her impressions of Jonathan Gold’s swan song with the LA Weekly in a post titled The Gold Standard Ends Its Run , complete with beef tongue tacos with horseradish snow, braised pig tails, startled pig and lychee panna cotta.

Taste Terminal

On March 9, Taste Terminal founder Stan Lee shared an Inside Look at Mixology 101 at Planet Dailies + Salvatore Calabrese Shows Us How to Make the Breakfast Martini. Lee refers to Calabrese as a “cocktail Jedi.”

On March 5, Taste Terminal contributor Matthew Marbach shared an interview with Erin Carnes and Brian Traynam in a post titled Taking on L.A.’s Skid Row with the owners of The Escondite, DTLA’s burger and craft beer hideout.


Joshua Lurie

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

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