This Week in L.A. Food News: May 17 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:
Dear L.A. pastry chefs, please make us a Cronut [Daily Dish] 
Giveaway: So, You Want Tickets to the Sold Out Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest? [L.A. Mag Digest]
Stella Rossa in Santa Monica Changes Name to Stella Barra [Eater L.A./Racked L.A.]

Morihiro Onodera: The Chef Throws Pots [Squid Ink] 
Food + Film: Opulence in The Great Gatsby Takes the Form of Oranges [L.A. Mag Digest]

This is Food From the Edge of China [L.A. Mag Digest]
Watch Eric Greenspan Sweat It Out In The Innner Sanctum Of Jitlada [Grub Street L.A.]

The Bad:
ABC’s New Comedy Mixology on Track to Ruin Bartending, Television + Life on Earth [Squid Ink]
Micky’s Sued In West Hollywood Over Lewd Conduct [Grub Street L.A.]
What’s in Season at the Farmers Market: GMO Blues + First Summer Corn [Squid Ink] 
Naya in Silver Lake Done, Kelly’s of Naples Out on June 30 [Eater L.A.]
The Foundry to Close Sunday for “Transitional Period” [L.A. Mag Digest]

The Ugly:
Village Voice ‘bloodbath’ sends restaurant critic Robert Sietsema packing [Daily Dish]