This Week in L.A. Food News: August 30 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:
6 Spots for Soft-Serve and Frozen Custard Around L.A. [Zagat]
Jimmy Shaw Launching Loteria, Torta Co. in Figat7th [Eater L.A.]
Labor Day Alternatives: 3 Great Restaurants That Feel Like a Vacation [Squid Ink]

White Truffle Season Arrives Early At Cecconi’s [LAist]
The Best Pho I’ve Ever Had Can Be Found in Chatsworth [L.A. Mag Digest]
The difficulty of finding great wine at Trader Joe’s, and 1 great buy [Daily Dish]

The Bad:
Bruce Marder’s House Cafe Done on Beverly, Marvin Next [Eater L.A.]
Mercury From China Contaminating Pacific Ocean Fish [Squid Ink]
Fast Food Workers Go on Strike Across Los Angeles [L.A. Mag Digest] 
McDonald’s Mighty Wings headed to a menu near you: What are they? [Daily Dish]

The Ugly:
Spices a Potent Source of Food Poisoning [Squid Ink]