This Week in L.A. Food News: July 12 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:
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack of Nashville Looking in LA [Eater L.A.]
Eat your crickets: Los Angeles is the chapulin capital of the U.S. [Daily Dish]
Essential T: Tijuana-Style Quesataco at Cacao Mexicatessen [LA Mag Digest]
Sorry, Gotham: New York No Longer Culinary Capital of America [Squid Ink]
Test Taste: The Crullant & Two Other Cronut Knock-Offs [LA Mag Digest] 
Perfecto Rocher Onboard New Spanish Eatery in Hermosa [Eater L.A.]

The Bad:
Metta World Peace Misses His Favorite Burger [Squid Ink]
Dennis Rodman launching ‘Bad Boy Vodka’ [Daily Dish]
Bizarre Bites: Taste Testing Pizza Topped With Ice Cream [Zagat]
Cola-flavored wine for the younger audience. It’s come to this? [Daily Dish]

The Ugly:
DIY Brief Jerky [Geekosystem]