Favorite Posts from September 5 – 11, 2011

Restaurant Los Angeles

Fundamental LA is one of Westwood’s most ambitious restaurants, from Woogene Lee and Jeff Faust.

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

Drink Eat Travel

On September 6, Team DET posted a Total Recap: Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine’s The Taste, including Burgers & Beer and Desserts After Dark.

Eater LA

On September 9, Eater LA editor Kat Odell reported Neveux Artisan Ice Cream Café Opens on Melrose, featuring flavors like coconut-curry-lemongrass and butterscotch-rosemary and a coffee program with Espresso Cielo beans.

On September 8, Eater LA editor Kat Odell visited with her latest “gatekeeper,” Picca’s Stephane Bombet.

Gourmet Pigs

On September 6, Gourmet Pigs founder Fiona Chandra recapped four experiences in a post titled Fundamental LA Hits Westwood. She was particularly enamored with the chicken torta and short rib sandwich, but had some reservations about other options.

LA Times

On September 9, LA Times Deputy Food Editor Betty Hallock wrote Nicholas Knudson knows a chimu when he draws one, focusing on the mythical creature that the artist drew downtown.

LA Weekly

On September 8, Squid Ink contributor Jim Thurman did battle for a Green Tea Shaved Snow Food Fight: Salju Dessert vs. Fluff Ice.

On September 6, Squid Ink contributor Barbara Hansen reported on American Farmhouse: A New Location, an Old Look. She differentiated the restaurant’s three environments – Chicken Coop, The Tavern and The Parlor – before describing tri-tip, pinquito beans and Santa Maria style salsa.

Thirsty in LA

On September 5, Thirsty in LA founder Daniel Djang was On the Trail of LA’s Bourbon Cocktails and even assembled a handy map to pinpoint options like The Sophisticate at Wood & Vine, Sweet Reserve at The Mixing Room and Black N’ Bulleit at SmithHouse.


On September 10, TOMOSTYLE founder Tomo Kurokawa shared her experience at Cúrate- Asheville, North Carolina, which she called a “Spanish oasis.”


Joshua Lurie

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

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