This Week in L.A. Food: January 25 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:
Clover: The Cold-Pressed Juice Bar on La Brea Opens [estarLA]
Haven Gastropub Takes Over Bruery Provisions! [Stick A Fork In It]
Barman Matt Biancaniello Comes to Cliff’s Edge [LAist]
Interview: Beer Pro Brian Lenzo (Blue Palms Brewhouse) [Food GPS]
Eater Inside : Melrose has a Sweet New Place to Drink Coffee: Alfred [Eater LA]
Ladyface Ale Companie Celebrates 3 Years as a Top L.A. Brewery [Squid Ink]
Cheech Marin and John Sedlar Planning “Joint” Dinner, Tuesday in West Hollywood, Man [Grub Street LA]
LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest 2013: Tickets on sale [Quarry Girl]
Asian Market Pantry Staples [KCRW Good Food]

Don Lencho’s: Salvadoran Beach Barbeque Worth the South L.A. Detour [LAmag Digest]
Learn By Drinking: Upcoming Cocktail Classes in L.A. [LAmag Digest]
Recipe: Super Bowl-Ready Spiced Almonds from Hinoki & the Bird [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
PBR To Buy Twinkies? [Squid Ink]
Eating Hot Foods in Plastic Bowls May Pose Health Hazard [Squid Ink]
First Episode of ABC’s The Taste Gets Lukewarm Reviews [LAmag Digest]

The Ugly:
ReviewerCard: Seeking preferential treatment with the flash of a card is wrong [LA Times]