This Week in L.A. Food News: August 23 Edition

The good, the bad, AND the ugly

It’s Friday afternoon. The clock is ticking slower than ever and you’ve already mentally checked out at work. To help pass the time, we present 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:
A Video Crawl Through Downtown’s Grand Central Market [LAist]
Ludo Lefebvre Opening Le Station Oyster Bar in Las Vegas [Eater L.A.]
Dog-friendly brewpubs: Five spots to enjoy craft beer with your pooch [Daily Dish]

Photos From Chic Flash Mob Picnic ‘Diner En Blanc’ [LAist]
Downtown’s Woodspoon Serves Up a New Taste of Brazil [L.A. Mag Digest]
L.A.’s Street Vendors Say “Legalize It” [L.A. Taco]

The Bad:
Thierry Perez vs. Mark Gold on the Chez Soi Shutter [Eater L.A.]
Eat Drink Love, Episode 2: L.A. Food & Wine Festival + Awkward Bra Strap Touching [Squid Ink]
Chicken and Waffles Overload [L.A. Mag Digest] 
Paula Deen lawsuit dismissed, but not before it destroyed career [Daily Dish]

The Ugly:
Soda Makes Children Attack! [Squid Ink]