Ludo Lefebvre and team at Trois Mec have changed their pricing and seating policy.EXPAND
Ludo Lefebvre and team at Trois Mec have changed their pricing and seating policy.
Anne Fishbein

Chipotle Ditches GMOs, James Beard Predictions: This Week in Food

Twitter has launched its own food-dedicated account. Thus far the account has mainly been used to retweet other food folks, people that you're probably already following if you're food obsessed enough to follow a Twitter food account. But it's still interesting to see Twitter, which has thus far been a platform and not much else, branch out into the content curation game. Certainly launching its own content specific accounts that you can decide to follow or ignore is better than Twitter trying to curate your feed, an idea that has been threatened in the past. 

Chipotle this week announced that it's getting rid of GMOs in all its food. There are folks, however, who aren't that impressed. You gotta start somewhere, right? 

Local filmmaker Gab Taraboulsy has put up a gorgeous film he made of Alimento chef Zach Pollack's trip to Northern Italy to gain inspiration for his restaurant. He's also written an essay about his relationship with Pollack and their trip, illustrated with stunning photography by Josh Telles. 


Joshua David Stein has been busy over at Eater reviewing television and movies that have some food connection or content, and this week he posted a thoughtful review of Netflix's "Chef's Table." He doesn't address the episode focused on L.A.'s Niki Nakayama (that was covered in an earlier review), but his take here, especially of the episode focused on Blue Hills and Blue Hills at Stone Barns' Dan Barber, is fascinating cultural criticism. 

Nation's Restaurant News has a somewhat alarming slideshow of all the new menu items at chain restaurants around the country. 

Zagat put out a list of the country's ten "next hot food cities." It's cool if you want a portrait of places you've maybe never been, especially if you've not explored the South, which is where six of the ten are located. But I'll point out that many (if not most) of these cities have been considered "hot" for some time now...like, years and years. Still, it's always nice to hear about somewhere other than New York or San Francisco. 

The James Beard Chef and Restaurant Awards are next week, and Eater has a post up endorsing nominees in each category. This is interesting and all, but I won't be happy until there's a full fledged Beard Awards gambling ring in operation. 

In L.A. food news, Trois Mec is raising the price of their dinner from$75 per person to $85. They're also now taking walk-in diners every night (Mon.-Fri.) for the 9:30 seating. The LA Times has some details on the Timothy Hollingsworth restaurant at the Broad Museum. And Los Angeles Magazine's Digest blog has details on the opening of Maradentro in Studio City. 

Tweets-o-the-week:

Events:

Tuesday, May 5: Vegan Dinner at Mohawk Bend
At this exclusive Mohawk Bend installment of Authors Worth Celebrating, Gene Baur will be cooking a four-course vegan feast, joined by L.A. chef Matthew Kenney and Beyond Meat culinary ambassador Caitlyn Grady, two of the chefs featured in Baur's  latest book. The trio will talk sustainability and food-sourcing between courses inspired by the book.

Saturday, May 9: Bruce Kalman and Anne Willan cooking class. 
Up-and-coming L.A. chef Bruce Kalman — who opened Union in Pasadena in 2014 — joins preeminent French chef and instructor Anne Willan for an intimate cooking class just in time for Mother's Day.


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