This Week in L.A. Food: January 11 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:
The Best Hot Wings in L.A. [KCET Food]
Top 6 L.A. Breweries to Watch in 2013 [LA Weekly Squid Ink]
Contest: Enter your garam masala recipes to win a copy of Modernist Cuisine [Edible Westside]
This is La Brea Bakery’s New Home on … La Brea [Eater LA]
Kail Dining Moves Downtown For Three-Week Stint [Grub Street LA]
Campanile and other local restaurants hope for rebirth at LAX [KPCC]
Coming Soon: Joan’s on Third Has the Keys to Studio City [Zagat]
Chef Jason Travi opens Littlefork in Hollywood [LA Times Daily Dish]
Grill Em All Truck Gets Brick-and-Mortar [LAist]

Bar Amá Offers Two Little-Known Mexican Spirits: Bacanora and Sotol [LAmag Digest]
Drinking in L.A.: Grey’s Anatomy’s Kevin McKidd [LAmag Digest]
Recipe: Butternut Squash Fritters—an Annual Tradition at Little Dom’s [LAmag Digest]
AARP Announces Million-Dollar Partnership with L.A. Kitchen; Chef José Andrés Named Chairman of the Board [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
La Cañada Might Force Farmer To Rip Out 475-Tree Persimmon Grove [LAist]
Chef Shuffle: Jeremy Fox Drops Old Soul, New Gig in the Works [Eater LA]
Food FYI: California ‘Champagne’ at inauguration upsets French [LA Times Daily Dish]
Singapore Express Shutters in Marina del Rey; Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog No More in NoHo [Grub Street LA]
The Bruery Closes its Bruery Provisions Tasting Room in Downtown Orange [LAmag Digest]

The Ugly:
Photo: Wealthy Diner Leaves Complaint About Tax Hikes In Lieu Of Tip [LAist]