Find links to some interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.
On May 10, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Café Concerto Opened May 1: Coffee, Macarons, Booze in Koreatown.
On May 9, Eater LA contributor Matthew Kang shared A Guide to LA’s Most Expensive Designer Pizza Pies, including Milo & Olive, Sotto, Spago and Stella Rossa.
On May 10, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported, Dante’s Fried Chicken Does Parking Lot Tacos in East Hollywood, including a fried chicken taco in a black sesame tortilla with toasted almond coconut milk slaw and apricot “crack” sauce.
On May 7, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki interviewed Los Angeles Food Editor Lesley Bargar Suter on What It Feels Like To Win a James Beard Award.
On May 7, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported Lemon Poppy Kitchen Opens a Plachinta Paradise in Glassell Park, including the “crepe-like Romanian flatbreads,” buttermilk biscuits and Handsome coffee.
On May 8, Alie & Georgia invited readers to Drink Up: Pour Pous, describing the “elegant French cocktail salon” that the Houston brothers just opened “in the shadow of the Paramount fortress.”
On May 11, Russ Parsons reported, Sausage heaven at last at Mozza, thanks to the byproduct of Chad Colby’s Saturday night, whole hog feasts.
On May 9, Russ Parsons interviewed one of Silverlake Wine’s owners in a post titled What Are You Drinking: George Cossette. As he said, “I’m always a sucker for something I’ve never heard of.”
On May 8, LA Times staffer Leah Rodrigues reported, Chef Ben Ford wins Cochon 555 competition, besting Chad Colby (Mozza), Neal Fraser and Travis Lorton (Strand House, Grace, BLT), Jason Neroni (Superba Snack Bar), and Micah Wexler (Mezze) by crafting dishes like “belly Benedict with a soft poached egg, Fresno chile and bacon hollandaise” and “pork tartare paired with quail egg, walnut oil and confit shallot.”
On May 7, Betty Hallock had 5 Questions for Niki Nakayama, the chef-owner of n/naka, a kaiseki restaurant in Palms.
On May 8, Emily Dwass reported Pedalers Fork Under Construction in Calabasas, describing a cyclist-friendly dining establishment from a former Providence chef.
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 13, for Mother’s Day, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza wrote about La Saturnina, Aguascalientes, AGS: Flores de mi Abuela. He described trunkfuls of loot, “a perilous highway race” in the Chihuahuan desert, the flowers of his youth, and the “bright, stinging” chile de bola.
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