Week in Pictures: Dripp, Egg Custard Tarts, Espresso Cielo + More

Mexican Food Los Angeles

February 16, 2012 - Mexicali Taco & Co. recently re-emerged downtown, finally able to serve cachetadas and quesadillas surrounded by four walls.

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 February 13 – 19, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.

Japanese Food Los Angeles

February 15, 2012Sonoko Sakai and Common Grains continued their soba push in the South Bay, serving two dishes at a new restaurant that specializes in buckwheat noodles. Sakai served hand-made noodles with pecan dipping sauce, whereas Soba-Ya machine cuts their soba.

Bartenders Los Angeles

February 15, 2012 – When Dave Fernie, Christopher Day and Devon Tarby are bartending together, you know you’re at a good party. That happened last night at the Handsome Coffee Grand Opening. Heirloom LA was also in the house.

Thai Restaurant Los Angeles

February 17, 2012 – Since my last visit to Jitlada, the Southern Thai restaurant added a sign asking people for patience. Yes, Jazz Singsanong and brother Tui Sungkamee have become that popular.

Salad Palm Springs

February 18, 2012 – Philly based Chef Jose Garces recently debuted Tinto at The Saguaro Palm Springs, specializing in Basque tapas, plus nouveau takes on salads like the Niçoise.

Coffee Palm Springs

February 18, 2012 – At Espresso Cielo Palm Springs, customers find a wall-mounted collage that enterprising barista Duane made after collecting broken cups from the first six months.

Coffee San Bernardino County

February 18, 2012Dripp resides on the fringe of San Bernardino County in a shopping mall and features a nautical theme, including ropes and a ship searchlight, plus Intelligentsia coffee.

Dim Sum Los Angeles

February 19, 2012East Gourmet Seafood Restaurant in Rosemead has some of the best egg custard tarts in the SGV, especially when they’re hot.


Joshua Lurie

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

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