Favorite Posts from September 17 – 23, 2012

Coffee Los Angeles

Demitasse and Caffe Luxxe are both expanding from coffee brewing to roasting in Los Angeles.

Find links to some interesting posts from L.A. food writers over the past week.

Caroline on Crack

On September 19, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla dropped hints about, How To Win the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Bucket List Challenge, including Super 4th Annual LA Beer Week Events like Food GPS Beer Float Showdown at Golden Road Brewing.


On September 18, e*starLA founder Esther Tseng shared her Top 10 Picks For L.A. Beer Week: September 20 – 30, 2012, including L.A. Beer Float Showdown 4, Walker’s Wild Ride and Beauty of the Barrel.


On September 21, EatMX founder Barbara Hansen reported, These Tamales Taste Like–Ashes in describing tamales de ceniza from Zihuatanejo municipal market.

Eater LA

On September 20, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Coffee + Food Opens Monday with Australian Sustenance. Desserts are from Diana Sproveri from Lollibakes and Mark Baird from Longshot Coffee oversees the coffee program.

On September 20, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Sounds Like Walter Manzke is Taking Over Campanile.

On September 19, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported, Eater Tracking, Joseph Mahon will launch a permanent Burger Parlor, which started as a Fullerton pop-up, on September 30.

Grub Street LA

On September 18, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki reported Food GPS Launches Greatest Global Eats App. Thanks!

On September 17, Grub Street LA editor Hadley Tomicki posted an epic guide to Secret Suppers: 21 Awesome Off-Menu Dishes in L.A., including restaurants like Huckleberry, Short Order and Whist.


On September 21, KCET contributor Hadley Meares transported readers to Rodeo Drive’s First Pop-Up Restaurant…in 1929, a place called Mama Weiss’ Csarda Hungarian Restaurant.

LA Mag

On September 20, LA Mag staffer Skyler Okey compiled, L.A. Beer Week: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Drink On, featuring favorite events like The Beauty of the Barrel at the Victorian, Musical Beer Crawl and L.A. Beer Float Showdown 4, plus daily events like Suds at Savory and Beer Ice Cream at Scoops!

On September 18, LA Mag dine editor Lesley Bargar Suter shared, A First Peek at Bar Amá’s Puffy Tacos (Warning: Your Late-Night Cravings Will Never Be The Same)

LA Times

On September 21, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock confirmed, Campanile to close in November; Republique to open in spring featuring Walter Manzke and pastry chef wife Margarita in the kitchen and partnership from restaurateur Bill Chait.

On September 19, LA Times deputy Food editor Betty Hallock reported, Demitasse to launch downtown roasting works with support from Trystero roastmaster Greg Thomas.

LA Weekly

On September 20, LA Weekly staffer Garrett Snyder reviewed, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong calling the branch of a Seoul-based chain, “the restaurant Koreatown didn’t know it needed.”

OC Weekly

On September 19, OC Weekly staffer Edwin Goei reported, New Taiwanese Restaurant Serves Sausage – Inside Another Sausage! at Chef Kitchen in Irvine.

On September 18, OC Weekly staffer Anne Marie Panoringan selected, Meyer Lemon And Honey Duck Wings From St. Roy Chef’s Pub At VINE as part of the publication’s 100 Favorite Dishes 2012.


Joshua Lurie

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

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