Favorite Posts from October 17 – 23, 2011

Oysters Ventura

LA Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila had high praise for Ventura's Jolly Oyster.

Follow these links to some of the more interesting posts written by L.A. food writers over the past week.

Caroline on Crack

On October 18, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla reported on Oldfield’s Liquor Room, saying, Time to Move Into the Era of Sophistication in Palms. To quote co-owner Bobby Green: The madness and the debauchery are over, now we can all be adults.” That means things like soda guns, energy drinks and flaming shots are gone.

Drink Eat Travel

On October 18, mysterious DET contributor Tiffany recapped the Meeting of the Culinary Masterminds – Lexus Grand Tasting at the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival, featuring chefs like Tyler Florence, Johnny Iuzzini and Mark Peel.

Eater LA

On October 17, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported The Pie Hole Serves Slices Tomorrow Downtown, featuring sweet and savory pies, chef Adrianna Sullivan and a design with repurposed wood.

LA Times

On October 15, LA Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila reported on The Jolly Oyster and its equally jolly eater, referring to a new clam and oyster stand that just debuted in Ventura.

LA Weekly

On October 20, Squid Ink contributor Sarah Bennett posted a Q&A With Far Bar’s Jimmy Smith: Little Tokyo’s Craft Beer Scene, How Beer Brings People Together + Little Tokyo’s Beer Week Coming Out Party. The man who took over the Little Tokyo’s taps in May touched on the neighborhood’s crafty rise.

On October 19, Squid Ink contributor Felicia Friesema reported on California’s Only Pastis is in Temecula. Yes, Temecula.. She visited with Alex Yakut to learn about Stingaree Pastis, “named after the once brothel-strewn waterfront of San Diego.”

Midtown Lunch

On October 20, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks posted Your Guide to Tsukemen in Los Angeles, focusing on a subsection of L.A.’s ramen craze.


Joshua Lurie

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

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