This Week in L.A. Food News: October 4 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:
Tom Bergin’s is back! [Eater L.A.]
Your chance to go to Harvard? [Daily Dish]
Up your food photography game with these pro tips. [LAist]

Q&A with Bestia’s chef and pastry chef team. [Zagat]
No Bikini Necessary. [L.A. Mag Digest]
Taking a look at The Stocking Frame, now open downtown. [Squid Ink]

The Bad:
Five ways the government shut-down affects the restaurant world. [Zagat]
Saying good-bye to Marcella Hazan. [L.A. Mag Digest]
Heart Attack Grill wants you to know its food will kill you. [Daily Dish]

The Ugly:
The Parish closes, Casey Lane naïvely insists that it’s not a big deal. [Squid Ink]