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10 Delicious Ways to Boicotta Barilla
The silver lining to the anti-gay remarks by Barilla’s CEO? Another excuse to slurp up L.A.’s best house-made pastas
Guido Barilla—CEO of the little blue box pasta company, Barilla—doesn’t care much for gay people, it seems. And he doesn’t necessarily want them to like him either. In an Italian radio interview on Wednesday, Barilla got himself into some major hot pasta water by insisting that his company will not feature gay people in its advertisements because it likes “the traditional family.” He added, “If gays don’t like it, they can always eat another brand of pasta.”
Well, alrighty then.
Though Barilla has since released an apology for the interview on the company’s website, several gay rights advocates and Barilla customers are still calling for a #boicottabarilla. But what if you’re not a cook? Or what if you’re a Buitoni person and still want to show your solidarity? We’ve rounded up a list of ten L.A. restaurants known for their top notch house-made pasta—which, in addition to just being all around great dining choices, have the added benefit of definitely not serving Barilla.
*As for what to do with all that leftover pasta you’re not gonna use, might we recommend some lovely rainbow crafts?
7313 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Lasagna Verde “Omaggio Nonna Elvira” with beef and veal ragu
2121 7th Place, Downtown
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Cavatelli alla Norcina, ricotta dumplings with housemade pork sausage, black truffles, and grana padano
3280 Helms Ave., Culver City
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Lamb ragù pappardelle
525 S. Flower St., Ste. 120, Downtown
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Garganelli with pork sausage, Parmesan, and fennel seeds
Osteria La Bucca
5210 Melrose Ave., Hollywood
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Sweet corn agnolotti
6602 Melrose Ave., Hollywood
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Orecchiette with sausage and Swiss chard
225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Kale and ricotta ravioli with garbanzo beans, shiitakes, and summer truffle
9575 W. Pico Blvd., Pico-Robertson
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Squid ink rigatoncini with Sicilian pistachios, bottarga, chilies, and mollica
176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Carbonara Uova da Raviolo with pancetta
Superba Snack Bar
533 Rose Ave., Venice
Recommended Barilla-Bucker: Sesame spaghettini with uni, kimchee, shiitakes, and scallions