Click these links to read some of my favorite posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.
Caroline on Crack
On September 10, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla took an in-depth look at Erik Lund’s Cocktail Program at MessHall Los Feliz in a post titled, No Club Drinks, No Shortcuts and No Olives, reviewing cocktails like The Hallucinogenic Whimsies of Banana Man, Gozer the Gozerian and Experimental Fall Cocktail.
On September 13, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Adolfo Suaya, Lonnie Moore, Ryan Sweeney Opening The Phoenix in the former home of La Seine on September 26, featuring “an upscale bar with ‘great’ drinks and an ‘amazing’ beer list.”
Grub Street LA
On September 11, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki featured L.A. Beer Float Showdown 4 in a post titled, Eight L.A. Restaurants That Grow Their Own, “restaurants that currently maintain and nurture their very own supply of fresh greens, herbs, roots, flowers, and fruit.” The round-up includes Playa, Post & Beam, n/naka, Ray’s and Stark Bar and more.
On September 10, LA Mag dining editor Lesley Bargar Suter reported, href=”http://www.lamag.com/digestblog/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10436671″ target=”_Blank”>Eagle Rock Brewery Previews New Double IPA and Bock. Her advice? “Walk, do not run,” particularly for the Imperialist Double IPA.
On September 11, LA Times staffer Jenn Harris spent An evening with Maurice Hennessy learning from the “Cognac connoisseur and eighth-generation Hennessy family member” about the best food pairing for Hennessy VSOP, something that’s not widely known about Cognac, and more.
On September 10, LA Times Deputy Food editor Betty Hallock posed 5 Questions for Brandon Boudet, who recently re-opened Tom Bergin’s Tavern with business partner Warner Ebbink.
On September 11, LA Weekly Food Editor Amy Scattergood featured The Sycamore Kitchen’s Double BLT-A Sandwich, which is one of the publication’s 100 favorite dishes in L.A. as part of their Best of L.A. issue.
On September 10, Squid Ink contributor Clarissa Wei posted a Q & A with David R. Chan: 6,165 Chinese Restaurants, Googling Himself + Flying Out To Springfield.
Los Angeles Downtown News
This isn’t from the past week, but we were still interested to learn from LA Downtown News writer Ryan Vaillancourt, Cedd Moses Planning Arts District Brewpub in the former 17,320-square-foot home of Crazy Gideon’s, complete with 27 lanes of skeeball, live entertainment and an additional 30-seat bar and restaurant in the basement.
On September 13, Refinery 29 writer Brenna Egan encouraged readers to Catch A Noontime Buzz At L.A.’s 24 Best Day-Drinking Spots! including Malibu’s Café Habana, High Rooftop Lounge at Venice’s Hotel Erwin and The Roof on Wilshire near Miracle Mile.
On September 14, an always anonymous Tasting Table writer covered Highland Park in a “Neighborhood Watch” round-up that suggests eating establishments for Morning, Noon and Night.