This Week in L.A. Food News: April 26 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:
California Takes Up Soda Ban [L.A. Weekly]
12 Top Los Angeles Pretzels
[Food GPS]
Mexican Sashimi: A Spicy Alternative [L.A. Mag Digest] 
This is What You Should Be Drinking This Season [L.A. Mag Digest]
Plan Check Cooks Up a “Lakers Pride” Burger [Grub Street L.A.] 
Tsujita L.A. Artisan Noodles ANNEX Ready to Serve [Eater L.A.]

The Bad:
A Four Year Old Reviews Mission Chinese With His Face [The Bold Italic]
California Bars Will Not Be Permitted to Stay Open Past 4 A.M. [LAist]
Robert Brown, The “World’s Greatest Wino,” Dies at 73
[Grub Street L.A.]
‘Oblivion’ has us asking: Why is futuristic food so bleak?
[Daily Dish]

The Ugly:
The Trouble With Bluefin [L.A. Mag Food]