This Week in L.A. Food News: July 26 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:
Like red velvet cake? Then you’ll like this. [Tasting Table L.A.]
Talking Chinese on the Sunset Strip. [L.A. Mag Digest]
L.A.-vs.-New-York Asian food scene. [Daily Dish]

A Portland-based coffee roaster is about to set up shop downtown. [LAist]
Taking a look at a bartender’s tool chest. [Squid Ink]
A whole new look for meatloaf. [L.A. Mag Digest]
Wacky ice cream flavors! [LAist]

The Bad:
Have you heard of reservation robots? [Daily Dish]
Fun with Yelp’s Heat Map search. [Squid Ink]
Honey Bees are still dying, and now scientists know exactly why. [Quartz] 
L.A.’s priciest sushi spot has been accused of stiffing its employees. [LAist]
Before you take your next selfie, read this. [L.A. Mag Digest]

The Ugly:
Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops. [The Daily Mail]