This Week in L.A. Food: January 4 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:
We Eat Every Hot Dog at Pink’s in Hollywood [Serious Eats, h/t Eater LA]
David LeFevre to open Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach [LA Times Daily Dish]
Recipe: Cheesy-Spicy-Herby Goodness (aka Spiced Ground Cheez-Its) [KCRW Good Food]
Interview: chefs Brian Dunsmoor + Kris Tominaga (The Hart + the Hunter) [Food GPS]
Abigaile Team Bringing WildCraft Sourdough Pizza to Culver City [Grub Street LA]
Switcheroos : Mr. Chow Vet Replacing Fraiche with High End Chinese [Eater LA]
Top 10 Pork Dishes of 2012 in Los Angeles [Food GPS]
Sugar Rush: A Full Throttle Sweets Tour Through Beverly Hills [LAist]

New Hollywood Walgreens Has the Best Liquor Section EVER…for a Walgreens [LAmag Digest]
Smells Like Teen Sweat Socks: Stinky Tofu at Yami Teahouse [LAmag Digest]
Essential T: Tacos Cuernavaca’s Taco de Alambre Burns the Midnight Oil in East L.A. [LAmag Digest]
Kale the Conqueror: How One Mean Green Took Over the Food World [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
The Royce at The Langham Hotel Ends Three Year Run [Eater LA]
U-Sushi Closes in Beverly Hills; Naresh’s on Main Shutters in Santa Monica [Grub Street LA]
HEMET: Fast-food owner nabs McBiofuel Bandit suspects [Press-Enterprise, h/t Grub Street LA]

The Ugly:
Nearly 2,000 Arrested for DUI in L.A. County Over Winter Holiday [KCET]