Week in Pictures: Short Rib Pastrami, Spicy Cold Noodles, Spanish Chicken, Yan Bian Style Dumplings + More

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Sandwich Los Angeles

May 16, 2012 - ink. sack, Michael Voltaggio’s progressive Melrose sandwich shop, recently debuted their best sandwich yet, short rib pastrami with Swiss cheese, horseradish cream sauce, Dijon, and pickles.

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.

Korean Food Los Angeles

May 16, 2012Young 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.

Bread Los Angeles

May 17, 2012Cuscatleca 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.

Sandwich Los Angeles

May 17, 2012Mendocino 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.

Dumplings Los Angeles

May 19, 2012Yan 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.

Filipino Food Los Angeles

May 20, 2012The 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.

Persian Food Los Angeles

May 20, 2012Attari 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.


Joshua Lurie

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

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