This Week in L.A. Food: March 8 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:
Watch Copenhagen Pastry Get The Jiro Treatment [Grub Street LA]
Border Grill’s Cooking Class With Susan Feniger And Mary Sue Milliken [Toddrickallen]
10 Top Los Angeles Hot Chocolates [Food GPS]
LAUSD Embraces “Meatless Mondays” At Its School Cafeterias [Grub Street LA]
Vital Updates : Eataly in “Serious Discussions” to Hit the Beverly Center [Eater LA]
Mark Peel Reviving Campanile’s Grilled Cheese Nights at 3Twenty, March 14-April 4 [Grub Street LA]
With a new brewmaster, Golden Road’s beers get a makeover [LA Times Daily Dish]
A trio of wine dinners: At Alma, Lukshon and Papilles [LA Times Daily Dish]
Charles Olalia Promoted to Exec Chef Position at Patina [Grub Street LA]
Through the Drinking Glass: It’s all hush-hush at Koreatown’s Lock & Key speakeasy [Tasting Table]
Ice Cream Updates: Matt Biancaniello at Scoops and a Liquid Nitro Shop Opening [LAist]    

Eat like A Leprechaun! Drink Like A Fish! L.A.’s Tastiest St. Patrick’s Day Happenings [LAmag Digest]
Puff, Puff, Tendon: A Contemporary Crunch at Lukshon [LAmag Digest]
Win Tickets & Airfare to the James Beard Foundation Awards in NYC [LAmag Digest]
Eight Other Restaurants For the Meat Obsessed that You Can Actually Get In To [LAmag Digest]
Essential  T: Chef Ray Garcia’s Tongue Taco Staycation is the Best in the West [LAmag Digest]

The Bad:
Fire Damages Chez Panisse in Berkeley [Squid Ink]
Evan Kleiman Interviews Melanie Warner, Author of “Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal” [KCRW Good Food]
Rathskeller Pub in Huntington Beach’s Old World Village Closing After 35 Years 🙁 [Stick A Fork In It]
STFU: Playa is Closing?! [LAmag Digest]

The Ugly:
Bumble Bee Tuna Recall Expands to 3 Million Cans [Grub Street LA]