This Week in L.A. Food: November 30 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:
Vegetarian Friendly: A Question of Hospitality, Economics and Pride [Squid Ink]
Learn How to Make Fancy Raw Food at Matthew Kenney’s M.A.K.E. [Zagat] 
Attari Grill: Stepping Up Persian Culinary Efforts in Westwood [Food GPS]
Lifers: Manny Aguirre of Musso & Frank Grill [Eater LA]
L.A. to Vegas Party Train Planning to Leave the Station in 2013 [Grub Street LA]
Cocktail Porn: Los Angeles’ Most Elaborately Garnished Cocktails [Eater LA]
Helms Bakery to Re-Open in Culver City Next Year [LAMag Digest]

The Bad:
For restaurants, food waste is seen as low priority [KPCC]
Huell Howser is retiring, and California is the worse for it [LA Times]
California Milk Processor Board, Owners of “Got Milk? Campaign, Going After [OC Weekly] 
Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess [LA Times] 
Refinery 29’s “60 Best Mexican Restaurants” List is All Wrong [LAMag Digest] 

The Ugly:
Husband accused of cooking wife wore dresses, neighbors say [LA Times] 

The Shameless: (a new beer article I wrote)
Barleywine: What’s in a Name? [Edible Westside]