This Week in L.A. Food: February 15 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:
Marcus Samuelsson at Post & Beam; Friends Cook at Canele; Paiche updates [LA Times Daily Dish]
VEGAN GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! a public service announcement. [Quarry Girl]
Best Thing We Ate Last Night: Sexy Caramel Custard at Cliff’s Edge [Zagat]
Talk with Some Young Farmers Next Thursday [KCRW Good Food]
Tour Thai Town Just Like Anthony Bourdain: Jet Tila’s Melting Pot Food Tours [Squid Ink]
Interview: Caffé Vita Owner Mike McConnell, Green Coffee Buyer Daniel Shewmaker, Managers John Hornall + Bob Prince [Food GPS]
Ludo Storming Williams-Sonoma This Saturday [Grub Street LA]

Essential T: Mexican-Style Grasshopper Tacos at Guelaguetza [LAmag Digest]
Road Trip: Join L.A. Homebrew Club on a Chartered Bus to San Diego Craft Beer Hotspots [LAmag Digest]
The Best Thing I Ate While Pre-Judging for ABC’s The Taste [LAmag Digest]
Essential Cocktails: How to Make, and Where to Find, the Perfect Old Fashioned [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
Jessica Alba Writing Healthy Living Guide and Cookbook [LAist]
Truck Crashes into Wurstküche [Venice-Mar Vista Patch]
Horse & Donkey Meat Found In European Beef: So What? [LAmag Digest]

The Shameless: (a beer event I’m participating in next week) 
Benedicts and Barleywines with Edible Westside [Library Alehouse]

The Ugly:
Yoshinoya Beef Bowl: What Does It Really Taste Like? [Squid Ink]