Week in Pictures: Anniversary Ice Cream, Boar Loaf + Coffee

Fried Chicken Los Angeles

April 8, 2012 - Bouchon Beverly Hills packed the house for Easter, which included the option to order family-style Ad Hoc fried chicken. In this case, they served a whole bird with cheddar grits, vanilla bean-infused syrup, butter and sauce Chasseur, a hunter’s gravy that incorporated chicken jus, bacon and mushrooms.

Every week involves a steady 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. Lucky me. Discover highlights from April 2-8, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.

Coffee Los Angeles

April 2, 2012Primo Passo Coffee Co. is the latest addition to the Santa Monica coffee scene, occupying a corner space on Montana Avenue and featuring Stumptown beans.

Sandwich Los Angeles

April 3, 2012Next Door by Josie is the gastropub spinoff from Josie Le Balch. In her more casual environment, she features options like Sloppy Roast Pork, a Philly style creation with, fried rapini, aged provolone and garlic mayo, served on a house-made hoagie roll.

Coffee Los Angeles

April 4, 2012Handsome Coffee Roasters started expanding their espresso offerings beyond seasonal blends like Fisticuffs and Scout’s Honor. I experienced a single-origin Brazilian double shot.

Meatloaf Long Beach

April 5, 2012Beachwood BBQ and Brewing was kind enough to host a beer-focused fundraiser, where $1 from the sale of each house brew benefited Share Our Strength. Of course while I imbibed, I had to order from the game menu, going with wild boar meatloaf.

Ice Cream Los Angeles

April 7, 2012 – I helped innovative ice cream magician Tai Kim celebrate his 7th anniversary at the original location of Scoops near LA City College. He scooped nine different Oreo flavors, and nine different flavors of his signature Brown Bread in variations like strawberry and blueberry-honey.

Sushi Los Angeles

April 8, 2012 – They really piled on the sushi for table service omakase at Kanpachi in Torrance, which has been around for 35 years and charges an equal number – $35 per person – for chef’s choice. The bespectacled chef and his protégée included baby squid, toro, tamago and more. Good value.


Joshua Lurie

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

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