This Week in L.A. Food: March 1 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:
Counter Intelligence: Stylish, deluxe Japan-inspired cuisine at Hinoki & the Bird [LA Times]
British Pie Week At The King’s Head [Toddrickallen]
In Season at the Farmers’ Market: Early Green Garlic From ABC Rhubarb & Bih Shan Farm [Squid Ink]
EaterWire : Updates at Clifton’s, Teddy’s is BACK, and So Much More! [Eater LA]
Front Page Jamaican Grille: Catching Caribbean Flight Near LAX [Food GPS]
Best Thing We Ate Last Night: Spice Table’s Stuffed Fried Quail [Zagat]

Why I Spoke Up When I Heard About a Possible Foie Gras Dinner [LAmag Digest]
Guilt-Free Drinks: Feed Body + Soul’s Organic Cocktails Program in Venice [LAmag Digest]
Asian Confession: Banh Mi—Used to Hate It Till I Ate It [LAmag Digest]
Zankou Chicken Launches Ara’s Tacos in Glendale [LAmag Digest]
Top Chef 10: The Finale [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
Honey Boo Boo Asked by Girl Scouts to Stop Slinging Cookies [LAist]
Hof’s Hut Closes Its 50-Year-Old Flagship in LBC [Grub Street LA]
Jin Patisserie to Close March 24. “Nooooo!” Says Everyone [LAmag Digest]

The Ugly:
Roy Choi teams with SPAM [LA Times Daily Dish]
Was Ricky’s Fish Tacos Ratted Out By Local Restaurants? [Eater LA]