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.
February 15, 2012 – Sonoko 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 18, 2012 – Dripp 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.
February 19, 2012 – East Gourmet Seafood Restaurant in Rosemead has some of the best egg custard tarts in the SGV, especially when they’re hot.