Week in Pictures: All Beliefs, Birria, Coffee + More

Italian Food Philadelphia

November 9, 2011 - Philadelphia based chef Marc Vetri celebrated the release of his second cookbook - Rustic Italian Food - with a dinner in the shadow of palm trees and the Hollywood sign. One of his opening courses consisted of tuna ricotta fritters.

Every week involves a seemingly continuous stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Discover highlights from November 7 – 13, 2011, some of which will help to fuel full posts.

Coffee Los Angeles

November 7, 2011Single Origin Director of Coffee Nik Krankl was crushing on his custom Mazzer grinder during our interview/photo shoot.

Sandwich Los Angeles

November 8, 2011 – At the Mendocino Farms West Hollywood opening party, co-owner Mario del Pero provided some insight about their new “Not So Fried” chicken sandwich, saying it came out of a visit to Oakland’s Bakesale Betty. Unlike the NorCal version, which is actually fried, Mendo’s breast is roasted, sliced and topped with fried “krispies.”

Craft Beer Italy

November 10, 2011Ombra chef-owner Michael Young is an Italian craft been aficionado and imported Mastri Birrai Umbri, a stout from Italy brewed with Umbrian lentils. He plans to offer beers from Emilia-Romagna which were never available in the U.S.

Cocktail Menu Los Angeles

November 10, 2011 – Bartender Lindsay Nader dedicated her 25th R&D bar menu at Harvard & Stone to celebrity endorsement, including It Works Every Time Punch, which combined Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum, pineapple, fresh orange, agave and Colt .45, a tribute to Billy Dee Williams.

Restaurant Los Angeles

November 11, 2011Fundamental LA continued to step up their sandwich game in Westwood by baking brioche in-house and grilling fillings to order.

Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

November 12, 2011Savory chef-owner Paul Shoemaker has a very accepting policy in Malibu, complete with a painting welcoming All Sizes, All Colors, All Ages, All Cultures, All Sexes, All Beliefs, All Religions, All Types and All People. His produce, on the other hand, had better be local.

Chinese Food Los Angeles

November 13, 2011 – Terra Cotta warriors stood sentinel outside the front door of Rosemead’s Shaanxi Gourmet, which features the cuisine of China’s Shaanxi province, and more specifically, the city of Xian. Biang Biang Noodle was a DIY dish involving house-made noodles, scrambled egg, pork belly, vegetables, firm tofu cubes, tomato sauce and more.

Korean Food Los Angeles

November 13, 2011Yang San Bak furnishes a massive Korean barbecue spread daily from 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.


Joshua Lurie

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

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