Find links to some interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.
Caroline on Crack
On October 9, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla reported on The Satellite Happy Hour: Why My Inner 20-Something Likes It. Bartender Amy Rieckelman enlisted the help of Drago Centro’s Jaymee Mandeville to create a new themed cocktail menu every week at the former home of Club Spaceland, titled “Mixology Mondays,” and Pardilla shared her impressions of a Mad Men-themed night, including $5 cocktails.
On October 9, DTLA Rising founder Brigham Yen reported, Fickle & The Sandwich Smith Coming to Little Tokyo in Downtown LA. According to Yen, “Fickle will serve ‘farm to table seasonal chef inspired dishes’ and The Sandwich Smith will serve ‘fresh seasonal farmers market sandwiches, salads, and pastries.’”
e*starLA founder Esther Tseng shared, Lessons Learned From Two Years of Going Metro and Bicycling in Los Angeles. Lessons include, “LAX Flyaway is $7.00. One Metro ride is $1.50. If you can get to Union Station via Metro, that’s a $8.50 ride to LAX and no charge to park your car.” Also, “Milk last call on Fridays and Saturdays because the Metro rail lines now stop at 2:30 AM.” Tseng even makes a plug for the Food GPS and Caroline on Crack iPhone Apps.
On October 12, LA Times contributor Todd Martens reported, The return of pumpkin ale: Beer Notes, including Taps Fish House & Brewery and Bootlegger’s Brewery. Just don’t ask TAPS brewmaster Victor Novak for the beer served hot, with whipped cream. After all, “It is a beer.”
On October 11, LA Times staffer Jessica Gelt reported, Aidan Demarest’s Neat bar turns one, throws a party, plans a second location.
On October 11, Squid Ink contributor Tien Nguyen reported, Cafe Demitasse and Trystero Coffee Launch Demitasse Roasting, featuring a partnership between Bobak Roshan, Greg Thomas an a Diedrich IR-2.5 coffee roaster.
On October 9, Squid Ink contributor Clarissa Wei shared a Q&A With Spirit House Chef Johnny Lee: The SGV Bar, Panang Curry Fries + Plans For The Future.