This Week in L.A. Food: December 7 Edition

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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:
Three Years In, a New Chef Releases a Menu at Bouchon [Eater LA]
Bittersweet Treats Now Open in Pasadena: Whoopie Pies, Rose Cakes + Figgy Bars for the Holidays [Squid Ink]
Cookbook Of The Week: Jerusalem: A Cookbook + Yotam Ottolenghi’s Baharat Recipe
[Squid Ink]
Holiday Desserts That Impress: Chocolate Yule Log and Croquembouche [My Daily Find] 
The New Winter Cocktail Menu Delights at Drago Centro [e*StarLA]
Los Angeles Cheese Shop Top Sellers, Hidden Gems + Dreams [Food GPS]
SALT Restaurant Adds Flavor to Calabasas [Eater LA] 
Jonathan Gold Headed to the Silver Screen; Named Nation’s Top Restaurant Critic [LAMag Digest] 

The Bad:
Last Call at the King Eddy Saloon, Closing December 16 [Grub Street LA] 
Top Chefs Review — and Rate — America’s Food Critics [The Daily Meal]
Cadbury Develops Heat-Resistant Chocolate [Squid Ink] 

The Ugly:
Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken Recalled for Listeria Risk [Squid Ink]