Favorite Posts from May 9 – 15, 2011

Pork Los Angeles

Gjelina chef Travis Lett earns a "simply elegant" nod from LA Times editor Betty Hallock.

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

Caroline on Crack

On May 10, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla shared her impressions of The Spare Room, where you can Bowl Like a Billionaire, Drink Like a Sailor. She touts “a variety of board games, a selection that rivals that of a seniors-only cruise,” along with seven different punch bowls and a May 26 “Bowlers and Gamers benefit night for Taste of the Nation.”

Drink Eat Travel

On May 10, Drink Eat Travel co-founder Stan Lee took An Inside Look at the Cicerone Program: Education is Key, Even with Beer. He spent the morning at Library Alehouse with General Manager Thomas Kelley, a certified cicerone who requires all of his staffers to become Certified Beer Servers.

Eater LA

On May 12, Eater LA contributor Daniela Galarza reported Waffle Chix Now Frying in Westwood, featuring “scrambled skillets,” and “every kind of cut of chicken served battered and fried.”

On May 11, Eater LA contributor Daniela Galarza reported ’lette to Launch on Larchmont, featuring “candy-colored cookies in flavors like Salted-Caramel, Sicilian Pistachio and Earl Grey Tea.”

LA Times

On May 12, LA Times deputy food editor Betty Hallock profiled the Gjelina chef in an article titled Travis Lett keeps things simply elegant.

LA Weekly

On May 13, Squid Ink contributor (and Ecole de Cuisine Dean of Culinary Arts) Farid Zadi shared his latest recipe testing experience, which involves The New Perfect French Fries, a process whereby he considers horse fat, at first.

Street Gourmet LA

On May 9, Table Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza examines the Blue Woman Group, Mexico City: Street Food Ritual of Blue Corn Masa Tlacoyos, Quesadillas and Gorditas.


On May 11, TOMOSTYLE founder Tomo Kurokawa recapped her experience with Magnum pop-up at Royal/T, which involved an uni tasting dinner, and more importantly, a silent auction that raised $12,000 for the Japan Sake Brewers Association.


Joshua Lurie

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

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