This Week in L.A. Food: March 29 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:

John Shook and Shiri Appleby welcome their first child [Grubstreet LA]

Dinner INSIDE the Haunted Mansion [The Disney Food Blog]

The new A.O.C.—now with craft cocktails! [Digest]

Tsujita LA’s annex to serve ramen allllll day! [Eater L.A.]

Top five tiki bars in Los Angeles [Squid Ink]

The perfect Vietnamese drinking food: stir-fried eel [Digest]

Now open: Fresh udon at onzo and Tsurumaru in Little Tokyo [Zagat]

Chateau Marmont reveals its classified cocktail menu [Digest]

Ommegang releases “Game of Thrones” ale: Drink like a Lannister [Daily Dish]

Top 18 restaurants near Dodger Stadium [Food GPS]

Tastes like equality? Local Chick-fil-A gives out free food to same sex marriage supporters [LAist]

Twenty-one Easter brunches to hop on [Digest]

Twelve outstanding L.A. bars and restaurants bottling their own booze and sodas [Grubstreet LA]

Five great places to drink at lunch [Squid Ink]

Ludo Lefebvre, Vinny Dotolo, and Jon Shook give first look at Trois Mec [Daily Dish]

Hollywood Farmers Market introduces spice alley [LAist]

The Bad:

Glatt Kosher meat scandal roils major Pico-based distributor [Grubstreet LA]

Kraft Mac & Cheese is nutritionally equivalent to Cheez-Its [Mother Jones]

All signs point to Kitchen Table’s demise downtown [Eater LA]

Paiche premiere pushed back to April 12 [Grubstreet LA]

L.A. chefs weigh on on Red Medicine’s Twitter tantrum [Daily Dish]

Bears break into Monrovia home to eat Chinese Food [Grubstreet LA]

Break in and theft at Champagne producer Jacques Selosse [Daily Dish]


The Ugly:

What happens when you microwave Peeps? [Daily Dish]

Bacon trend officially out of control: Scope releases bacon mouthwash [Zagat]