Week in Pictures: Charitable Tacos, Sulungtang, Mysterious Menus, Mini Kabobs + More

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Ice Cream Los Angeles

5/19/11 - Beachy Cream girls, dressed in vintage swimsuits, greeted guests at a preview for The Market at Santa Monica Place, which is similar to Chelsea Market, but with more natural light.

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 favorites from May 16-22, 2011, some of which will help to fuel full posts.

Pastries Los Angeles

5/17/11 – Gjelina Take Away, Gjelina‘s eagerly anticipated spinoff, still needed some finishing touches, so they offered a limited food roster. GTA started by serving pastries from their Wood Stone ovens like biscuits and oatmeal raisin scones. Baristas also pulled shots of Sightglass espresso.

Beer Pairing Los Angeles

5/17/11Library Alehouse featured five Firestone Walker beers as part of American Craft Beer Week, with proceeds benefiting Share Our Strength. The event paired $2 bar bites like this Atlantic cod taco with mango salsa and a pint of unfiltered Solace ale.

Korean Food Los Angeles

5/18/11 – My first taste of sulungtang took place at Hyun Poong Gom Tang, a Korean restaurant on a Koreatown side street. Bone marrow soup with chunks of beef, tendon and scallions aplenty came with bottomless dishes of pungent house-made kimchi.

Menu Los Angeles

5/18/11 – Craig Thornton’s Wolvesmouth menu appeared on the fridge during dinner. The underground supper club’s menu changes frequently and featured courses like “Asparagus – snails – morel” and “pork belly – soft shell crab – peas – mint – young garlic – scapes – pork jus – fava.” Clearly, this meal warrants further exploration on Food GPS.

Coffee Los Angeles

5/19/11 – An ambitious cafe called Iota Coffee is destined for 528 South Western Avenue in Koreatown. Iota’s wall already features a colorful mural of a woman sorting ripe coffee cherries.

Persian Bread Los Angeles

5/19/11 – Naan Hut, a Midtown Lunch LA find in West LA, features Persian-style sangak, pulled fresh from the oven by an Isfahan native and available topped with chicken kebabs.

Korean Food Los Angeles

5/20/11 – Jangchung-Dong Wong Jokbal delivered my first Korean meal of the day, including the specialty of the house – boiled and sliced pig’s feet – soondae soup, bo ssam and above average banchan, including sweet sesame-licked cucumbers and slabs of tofu bathed in soy and jalapeño.

Korean Food Los Angeles

5/20/11 – Keungama, a 24/7 restaurant in Koreatown, provided a late night dinner for me and Matthew Kang, including Special Sulungtang ($8.20), a version of cloudy bone marrow soup that included not only brisket and noodles, but also small intestine, tendon, belly and more. Dress with coarse Korean salt, pepper, scallions and if you’re feeling aggressive, kimchi.

Pig Los Angeles

5/22/11 – Apparently pigs do fly. Well, at least in Topanga Canyon, and with assistance.

Armenian Food Los Angeles

5/22/11 – Mini Kabob, a tiny three-table restaurant situated on a Glendale side street near The Americana, sells a number of grilled kababs, but mini kabob is the specialty of the house from Hovik Martirosyan and wife Alla: lavash rolled up with parsley, raw onion and either a ground beef or chicken skewer.


Joshua Lurie

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

Blog Comments

Naan Hut looks amazing… I have been looking for freshly-made naan ever since I moved up here from Orange County. I like bringing a sheet of it to my boring classes. Thanks for the location tip!

Genie, Naan Hut now has four types of house-baked bread and a huge prepared food program.

Great idea. Love the photos.

a la Facebook, “like”

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