This Week in L.A. Food News: October 4th Edition


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:
Starbucks Asks Customers To Sign Petition Calling For End Of Gov. Shutdown [CBS L.A.]
ABC’s The Chew Cooking Up Ratings in Third Season [Variety]
Latest Renderings Revealed for The Bloc Makeover in Downtown L.A. [DTLA Rising]

Kitchensurfing Cooks Chef-Driven, Chef-Prepared Meals In Your Home [e*Star L.A.]
Peak Season: Jujubes [L.A. Mag Digest]
More L.A. Breweries Coming Soon [Food GPS]

The Bad:
Government Shutdown Stalls Beer Production [Eater]
Duffingate: The True Not-Hollywood Story [L.A. Mag Digest]
Taco Bell’s DIY Chocolate Taco Kit [Huffington Post]
Buggy Whip Steakhouse Has Closed [L.A. Observed]
Go Burger Has Closed [Eater L.A.]

The Ugly:
The price of chocolate is at its highest rate ever [TODAY]