In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"So far, it's been a hit with fair patrons like Stacy Hine, 32, who took a bite of her doughnut bacon burger and exclaimed to the Star Press, 'That's awesome. Seriously, that is so good.'" Want Fries With That? Meet The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Burger.
"These Liège waffles, named for the city in Belgium where they're sold by cart-toting street vendors, are smaller and sweeter, with a crust of caramelized sugar that stays crisp even when topped with slices of fresh strawberries." Shaky Alibi Serves the Holy Grail of Waffles, the Liège Waffle.
"It might be mid-August, but it looks as though summer has finally arrived." Beat The Heat: A Round-Up of L.A.'s Ice Cream Sandwich Spots.
"Are you going to end up with the inevitable bottle of Cardinal Zin from the downtown Ralphs? Probably!" Ask Mr. Gold: LudoWines, What to Drink on the Fly with the Lefebvres.
"The next level is ridiculously challenging. I'll try and pass through, but obviously right now I'm riding a high of passing the Advanced. You need to put in a lot of work." Meet Your New Advanced Sommelier: Q & A With Michael Shearin of Drago.
"The redesign scooped out all that was pleasant about the old mall, one of Frank Gehry's breakthrough projects, with all the subtlety of a melon baller cutting through a cantaloupe, and replaced it with a high-gloss sheen that would be as at home in Columbus or San Jose as it is two blocks from the sea." First Bite: Tats and Prawns, Xino by the Bay.
"Yeah, I know Voltaggio. Yes, I talk to Voltaggio. No, he's not signed. Maybe he will, but no, at this point, there's no Voltaggio." Test Kitchen Update: Brian Saltsburg Talks Manzke, Voltaggio, Tapas, and More.