Favorite Posts from May 16 – 22, 2011

Juice Los Angeles

At Moon Juice in Venice, Amanda Chantal Bacon makes fresh-pressed juices and nut milks.

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

Caroline on Crack

On May 17, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla previewed Beer Belly in a post titled Mom & Pop Beer Bar Never Looked So Good. She compliments owners Jimmy and Yume Han on being “young, attractive and hip,” and commends them on being “really serious” about craft beer.

Drink Eat Travel

On May 19, Drink Eat Travel co-founder Stan Lee shared 5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Tuna You Eat, complete with a video cooking lesson with Chef-Instructor Michael Katz at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio.

Eater LA

On May 19, Eater LA editor Kat Odell shared more details about Moon Juice, a new fresh pressed juice bar from Amanda Chantal Bacon, in a post titled Juices, Nut Milks, More!.

LA Times

On May 18, LA Times deputy food editor Betty Hallock shared her impressions of Drinking Japan: A Guide to Japan’s Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments before providing a few recommendations not found in Chris Bunting’s book.

LA Weekly

On May 20, beer-focused Squid Ink contributor Daniel Drennon declared The Bruery to be the Best Brewery in the Southland, pointing to “incredible ‘everyday’ beers” and “‘special collection’ beers throughout the year that are among the most desired in the craft brew world.”

Street Gourmet LA

Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza shares one of his longtime favorites in Hermosillo, Sonora – Taqueria Jaas Light – which he calls Carne Asada’s Lightweight World Champ.


On May 22, TOMOSTYLE founder Tomo Kurokawa recapped her latest experience at Urasawa, breaking down what separates Hiroyuki Urasawa’s Beverly Hills restaurant from the rest. She considers factors like Elegance, Decadence, Beauty, Craft, Balance, Artistry, Devotion, Comfort, Innovation, Discipline, Simplicity and Tradition.


Joshua Lurie

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

Blog Comments

I was at Beer Belly this weekend! Both Jimmy and Yume, along with the rest of the staff were very genuine. The beer selection/prices were GREAT! I made mention of it here: http://planetofdoom.com/its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it/

Thanks for the shout-out! Actually it was because Jimmy and Yume are young, attractive and hip that I was skeptical about their craft beer intentions. But they’ve since proved me wrong. Great beer selection there.

Caroline, I got where you were going with that. I’ve been encouraged by my conversations with Jimmy and Yume and look forward to visiting Beer Belly, now that they’re open. Their bar design looks good too.

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