This Week in L.A. Food: December 14 Edition

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It’s Friday afternoon. The clock is ticking slower than ever and you’re already mentally checked out at work. To help pass the time, we present you with a weekly recap of some of the food-focused gems we’ve mined from our own site and from friends around the interwebs, to help keep you in the know. Read on and try to enjoy your last few hours of office thumb twiddling… that drink will be in your hand soon enough.


The Good:
When Chicken Potpie Meets Malaysian Curry, We All Win [LA Mag Digest]
OPENING ALERT: Pourover Coffee and Cappuccinos Serving Today at Cognoscenti
[Eater LA]
Top 4 Weekend Food Events: Abigaile’s Kitchen Takeover, Chichen Itza Tamale Class, Gingerbread Skid Row + Young Folks Family Supper [Squid Ink]
Meet the Melt, a grilled cheese concept from San Francisco [LA Times Daily Dish]
The Top Cookbooks of 2012 [Good Food]
Urban Garden: Fresh, Casual Lebanese Fare on Fairfax [estarLA]
Ceviche Nights: Ricardo Zarate + Josiah Citrin Uni Night [Food GPS]
L.A. Cocktail Geek Gift Ideas [LA Mag Digest]
Vitamina T: Ordering Tamales for the Holidays [LA Mag Digest]
A Festivus For The Rest Of Us: Holiday Dining the Seinfeld Way [LA Mag Digest] 

The Bad:
Salty Foods Make Kids Want Sugary Drinks (News Flash!) [Squid Ink]
Liquid Chips? Pepsi Looks To “Drinkify” Snacks [Squid Ink]
Pipe Bomb Explodes at Jack in the Box in Palms [Eater LA]

The Ugly:
Henry’s Tacos Closing after 51 Years of Business [LA Mag Digest]

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