Week in Pictures: Bäco Pop, Bulgogi Stew, Tuna Belly + More

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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 14 – 20, 2011, some of which will help to fuel full posts.


November 14, 2011Melkam Ethiopian Restaurant is a recent addition to L.A.’s Ethiopian landscape. The storefront isn’t on Fairfax, but they make their own injera, plus the requisite vegetarian combo and Yeawaze Tibs, beef with onions, chilies and spices.


November 14, 2011 – Dave Kaplan and Proprietors LLC business partner Alex Day marked the debut of Chapter & Verse – their creative work space – with a private party that included complimentary cocktails like the Champs Elysee, fashioned by talented bartender and part-time Proprietors employee Devon Tarby.


November 16, 2011 – It hasn’t been long since Tsujita unleashed its tsukemen (dipping ramen) on Westsiders, and they’re already drawing large crowds to Sawtelle.


November 16, 2011The Royce celebrated one year in business with a special prix fixe menu from executive chef David Feau, which included options like tuna belly with argan oil ravigote, green apple and a 62˚ quail egg.


November 17, 2011Nick + Stef’s hosted their latest Meat 101 class, with executive chef Megan Logan and GM Patrick Kirchen differentiating dry-aged and wet-aged rib-eye and New York steak before she disappeared into the kitchen to cook the beef over a wood grill and in a 1200-degree broiler.


November 18, 2011 – Lazy Ox Canteen executive chef Josef Centeno debuted Baco Mercat downtown, featuring the bäco, his signature flatbread taco. He also unveiled a bottled Bäco Pop flavored with ginger, orange and juniper.


November 20, 2011O Jang Dong, the equivalent to a Korean diner, continued to show its range with bulgogi stew, which contained beef, glass noodles, enoki mushrooms, scallions, peppers and leeks, all spoonable over steamed white rice.

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