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 May 14 – 20, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.
May 16, 2012 – Young Dong, the Koreatown sul lung tang specialist, has a very limited menu, but they did find room to include spicy cold noodles with soba, sesame leaves, greens and tiles of carrot, cucumber and brisket.
May 17, 2012 – Cuscatleca Bakery, a Salvadoran bakery that straddles the Echo Park and Silver Lake border, featured fresh from the oven bread crammed with half a container’s worth of cream cheese and pickled jalapeños for only $1.50.
May 17, 2012 – Mendocino Farms previewed their “flagship” location at 3rd & Fairfax for media types on Thursday night, including their most recent sandwich, Spanish Chicken. A similar dish at sister restaurant Blue Cow Kitchen inspired the combo of chicken breast, Manchego pimento cheese, Romesco, paprika vinegar, house marinated red peppers, roasted tomatoes, Scarborough Farm’s arugula and ciabatta.
May 19, 2012 – Yan Bian is a Koreatown restaurant with a name that refers to a Korean Automnomous Prefecture in northeast China. They have an occasionally inscrutable menu includes regional Yan Bian style dumplings with thick, glutinous skins, egg, onion, scallion, and chile.
May 20, 2012 – The Park’s Finest, who brought the “backyard boogie” to Historic Filipinotown four months ago, specializes in Filipino flavored barbecue, plus dishes like Mama Leah’s Coconut Beef, which incorporated big chunks of garlic.
May 20, 2012 – Attari Grill, a spinoff of adjacent Attari Sandwich Shop that Midtown Lunch initially identified, has some hearty Persian classics in Westwood. For instance, I ordered juicy ground beef koobideh with barberry rice.