Favorite Posts from May 14-20, 2012

Bar Los Angeles

La Descarga racked up Tales of the Cocktail nominations for Best American Cocktail Bar, World’s Best New Cocktail Bar, and Best High Volume Cocktail Bar. They’ll announce winners in July in New Orleans.

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

Caroline on Crack

On May 17, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla reported La Descarga Nominated for Three Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Spirited Awards + Other LA Finalists, include Vincenzo Marianella, The Varnish, Rivera and The Spare Room.

Eater LA

On May 15, Eater LA editor Kat Odell shared 10 Things You Didn’t Know About…Casey Lane of The Tasting Kitchen, The Parish, Itri, including his favorite food to cook at home, his favorite book, and an “unhealthy obsession” with a certain TV show.


On May 17, Rebecca Pardess shared 10 L.A. Restaurants and Trucks with Double Entendre Names, including Get Shaved, Egg Slut, and Toe Bang.

On May 14, Julie Wolfson reported, Tierra Mia Coffee Expands, and interviewed owner Ulysses Romero about the newest location in Pico Rivera, Rice and Beans and more.

LA Times

On May 19, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock published a story titled, A Little Jack White with your burger?, describing the trend of restaurants hiring “music sommeliers” to create playlists.

LA Weekly

On May 18, Daina Beth Solomon shared her Q & A With Joel Stein: The “Intolerable Foodie” on Organics, Foodie Culture + Man Food, where he also discusses topics like Roy Choi, cooking and local food.

On May 15, Ali Trachta reported, Anthony Bourdain’s Baja Episode of No Reservations Will Make You Want to Cross the Border Immediately.

OC Weekly

On May 10 in the latest installment of the Tijuana Si! column, Bill Esparza reviewed Taco Kokopelli: Next Wave Chef Takes to the Streets in Tijuana, describing tacos called the Kraken and Black Harder.

On May 18, Edwin Goei shared 10 Great Chicken Dishes in Orange County (and Long Beach), including Inka Grill, Quan Hy and At Last Café.

Thirsty in LA

Thirsty in LA founder Daniel Djang posted about A Dazzling Weekend Brunch at Sunny Spot, including salt cod brandade Benedict, Jamaican coffee and more.


Joshua Lurie

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

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