Week in Pictures: Butcher & Bee, Cajun Grocer + Cappuccino

Restaurant Mural Charleston

December 27, 2011 - On my way into the recently renovated Hominy Grill to interview chef-owner Robert Stehling, this mural greeted me. That's one thirsty rooster.

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 December 26, 2011 – January 1, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.

Turducken Louisiana

December 26, 2011 – My family waited an extra day to continue a traditional tur-duc-hen feast. Dad once again sourced sausage cornbread-stuffed bird(s) from Lafayette’s Cajun Grocer.

Pasta Charleston

December 27, 2011Trattoria Lucca chef-owner Ken Vedrinski made fresh pasta while he answered questions for an in-depth Food GPS interview.

Restaurant Logo Charleston

December 28, 2011Butcher & Bee is a new beyond-seasonal sandwich shop with global influences from Michael Shemtov, who owns two branches of Mellow Mushroom in Charleston.

Coffee Charleston

December 28, 2011Hope and Union delivered my best coffee experiences to date, grinding and brewing Intelligentsia beans to order in a historic Charleston building just off Upper King Street.

Pizza Los Angeles

December 30, 2011Eatalian, a warehouse-like establishment on an industrial Gardena side street near the Compton border, features a production bakery, in-house pasta, pastry and gelato making, and pizzas with ultra-thin crusts, including a bargain Margherita.

Tamales Los Angeles

December 31, 2011Flossie’s, Sandra Foster’s soul food restaurant in a strip mall near Torrance’s El Camino College, drew on its Delta roots to serve Mississippi hot tamales, with corn husks that reside in spicy broth and contain masa and shredded beef.


Joshua Lurie

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

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