This Week in L.A. Food: February 1 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:
5 Places to Eat, Drink + Watch Super Bowl XLVII [Squid Ink]
L&E Oyster Bar adds a second story [Daily Dish]
The 10 Most Epic Tasting Menus in Los Angeles [EaterLA]
Trend Alert! Cocktails on Tap  [Squid Ink]
From Rooftop To Fork: Downtown L.A. Club Grows Its Own Greens [LA List]
Vive la France: Old World charcuterie comes to the Sunset Strip [Tasting Table]
Interview: Ryan Sweeney, a Leading Los Angeles Craft Beer Pro [Food GPS]
Farmers’ Market Report: Brussels Sprouts are the New It Vegetable [KCET Food]

I Staged At Noma and All I Got Was This Lousy Inspiration [LAmag Digest]
Drink Like A Super Bowl Champion [LAmag Digest]
I Just Bought Way Too Many Girl Scout Cookies… Now What? [LAmag Digest]
Oyster Tofu Stew: A Pearl in a Clay Pot [LAmag Digest]
Super Bowl Snack Recipe: A-Frame’s Furikake Kettle Corn [LAmag Digest]
Poppin’ Bottles: The Very Best Latin American Sodas [LAmag Digest] 

The Bad:
Nestlé Found Guilty of Spying on Activist Group [Grub Street]
Ne Quittez Pas, Japanese Restaurant, Unveils $110 Menu With Dirt As Star Ingredient [Huffington Post]
Las Vegas Denny’s to Include Wedding Chapel [Food Beast] 

The Ugly:
Whole Foods recalls smoked salmon [Squid Ink]