This Week in L.A. Food: March 15 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:
For the First Time in Nearly 3 Decades, Water Defeats Soda as America’s Favorite Beverage [Food Beast]

Bizarre Foods Host Andrew Zimmern Hunts Grunions in Venice, Forages With Jordan Kahn in Topanga Canyon [Grub Street]

New Bill Would Enable LA Bars to Booze Until 4 A.M. [Eater LA]

Taste the Future of Ice Cream on Friday at Ice Cream Lab [Eater LA]

Legendary El Bulli Restaurant to Re-open for Feature Film [Hollywood Reporter]

Chef Ludo Found Your New Foie Gras, California! [Food Republic]

L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer [Food GPS]

Zany Zebra Art Inspires an African Food Menu at Liberté [Zagat]


11 Irish Coffees to Shamrock Your Saint Paddy’s Day [LAmag Digest]

How PBR Saved the Twinkie [LAmag Digest]

Confessions of a Real Life Doughnut Snob [LAmag Digest]

Chug A Lug! New York Soda Ban Overturned [LAmag Digest]

Something You Might Actually Vote For: Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef [LAmag Digest]

We Have A Pope! Now, What Will He Eat? [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
Urasawa Cited for Labor Violations [Squid Ink]

‘Story Of An Egg’ Film Explains What ‘Cage-Free,’ ‘Free-Range’ Actually Mean [Huffington Post]

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese chemical additives targeted by food bloggers [The Guardian]


The Ugly:
Water Contamination Shutters Restaurants at LAX [Grub Street]