Week in Pictures: Sandwiches, Science and Food, Sotto + More

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Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Discover highlights from April 23 – 29, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.


April 24, 2012 – The strip mall that once housed Sa Rit Gol still contains Yu Chun, which specializes in unique naeng myun, but also has mandu, bulgogi and more Korean food.


April 25, 2012 – UCLA marked the debut of their Science and Food lecture series at Haines Hall with Dr. Amy Rowat and special guest star Nathan Myrhvold, who wrote the groundbreaking five-volume Modernist Cuisine. After the lecture, which focused on some key aspects in the science of barbecue and grilling, Doctors Myrhvold and Rowat joined moderator Evan Kleiman and the chef-owners of Animal: Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.


April 25, 2012 – After the UCLA lecture, we drove southeast to Beverlywood for the one-year anniversary of Sotto. Julian Cox was behind the bar, and he made me a Dobbs, a spirited cocktail which included bartender favorite Fernet.


April 26, 2012 – The ladies of BlackboardEats first told me about Zelda’s Corner, a sandwich shop with pickled eggs and a donut fryer that’s been steps from Venice’s Ocean Front Walk since 1999. We ordered a Cuban sandwich and a Mr. Electric.


April 27, 2012 – A lot of talented people supported Friday’s Mess Hall preview at Short Order, including Christian Page, Ori Menashe, Julian Cox and Josh Goldman. The new military-influenced comfort food concept will debut this summer in Los Feliz, with Keith Silverton helming the kitchen and Cox constructing the cocktails.


April 29, 2012 – Cars poured into the Bay Cities Italian Deli parking lot for sandwiches, prepared food and groceries. The top seller at the business, which dates to 1925, remains the Godmother, which stacks Genoa salami, mortadella, coppacola, ham, prosciutto, and provolone on house-baked bread. Yes, it pays to order your sandwich with “The Works.”

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