This Week in L.A. Food: January 18 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:
Alliance of big city school districts aims for more healthful meals [LA Times]
Smog City Brewing Company progress report [Food GPS]
Matt Biancaniello Making Boozy Ice Cream at Scoops Westside [Eater LA]
Interview: Chef Paul Shoemaker (Juicy Lucy) [Food GPS]
The Lemonade Explosion Continues: Larchmont, Studio City and OC Next [Zagat]
First Annual Noodle Bowl Fest, February 10 in Santa Monica [Grub Street LA]
Anthony Bourdain Is Not Selling Out, Even if The Taste Is a Little Cheesy [Squid Ink]

Hallelujah… Dominican Take-Out is Back in West L.A. [LAmag Digest]
Recipe: Bryant Ng’s Kaffir Lime Custard French Toast [LAmag Digest]
This Porridge Has Some Serious (Pig) Guts: Cháo Lòng Heo [LAmag Digest]
AARP Announces Million-Dollar Partnership with L.A. Kitchen [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
Photos Of The Shuttered Henry’s Tacos: Before And After [LAist]
New Technology Could Keep Bread Fresh for 2 Months [Squid Ink]
Dunkin’ Donuts Coming to Los Angeles [LAmag Digest]

The Ugly:
Your 3,000+ Calorie Dinner: Group Names Highest Calorie Chain Restaurant Meals [Squid Ink]