Favorite Posts from March 7 – 13, 2011

Dessert Los Angeles

Class 302 warrants a drive to Rowland Heights for Taiwan-style shaved snow.

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

Caroline on Crack

On March 8, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla weighs in on The Eveleigh in a review titled Liquid Brunch & Hangover Cures. She normally avoids the Sunset Strip like “babies and questionable rashes on people,” but decides “The Eveleigh is definitely a brunch spot worth trekking out to WeHo for on the weekend.”


On March 10, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng reports Breakfast at Snooze is a Savory and Sweet Treat in Denver, where she experiences a breakfast pot pie, pancake flight and upstream benny with salmon.

Eater LA

On March 10, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reports The Original Farmers Market Could Be Headed to LAX, populating a food court with longtime merchants like Magee’s House of Nuts, Light My Fire, Loteria Grill and Monsieur Marcel.

On March 10, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reports The Flatiron Truck Takes Fine Dining To The Streets. The man behind the truck is Timothy Mark Abell, who worked at The Hungry Cat, Joe’s and Water Grill. Look for tuna collar on toast, a pork burger with bacon tomato jam and Manchego cheese, and of course flatiron steak.

L.A. and O.C. Foodventures

H.C. of L.A. and O.C. Foodventures commented on a heated Twitter exchange between @midtownlunchla and @samkimsamkim in a post titled Have It My Way…, arguing both sides of the “food Nazi” debate, where either the customer is either always right or never right. Ultimately, H.C. is “not for catering to a picky eater’s every whim, but not universally denying all requests either.”

LA Weekly

On March 11, Squid Ink staffer Elina Shatkin Burgers & Gnocchi at Osteria La Buca for the 29th report in her 30 Burgers in 30 Days series, touting a burger with “distinctly muscular quality” and praising the fried gnocchi with marinara dipping sauce.

On March 10, Squid Ink contributor Robyn Brown reports on Best Shaved Ice: Class 302, making a strong argument for driving to the eastern San Gabriel Valley town of Rowland Heights.

Street Gourmet LA

On March 9, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza posted about his experiences at Cantina La Mascota, Mexico City in a story titled I Love You, Man. He has encounters with Gabriel and a duo that “played with as much heart and soul as the Rolling Stones at Wembley in ’03.” Over the course of two visits, he also had run-ins with fava bean soup, tostada de pata and snails in mole negro, to name just three dishes.


Joshua Lurie

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

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