In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
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- "Pan-fried sand dabs with succotash? A big melon salad with strips of prosciutto and a little lemon verbena? Spaghetti tossed with the orange Juliet tomatoes from Harry's Berries sauteed just until they split and release their sweet juice?" What Does a Restaurant Critic Cook at Home?
- "You can keep the Mayo-Potato pizza in Japan, though." Domino's To Open Pizza Shop on The Moon.
- "In a neighborhood as heavy on Persian culture and cuisine as the Kosher Corridor, it shouldn't be so hard to find a good kebab. It shouldn't be, but it often is." Kabab Mahaleh: Kosher Corridor's Best Cheap Eats.
- "Large-scale, photo-driven books tend to conjure images of Impressionist landscapes and Sierra Club-worthy polar bears. Pretty, but also pretty boring after the initial flip-through." Menu Design in America Is A Must See + The Taschen Launch Party.
- "'Umami, to be honest with you, irritates the shit out of me. It does.'" Q & A with Monica May and Kristen Trattner of Nickel Diner: Girl on Girl Food + Maple Bacon Donuts on Skid Row.
- "One guess on how to observe either National Guacamole Day (September 16) or National Beer Day (April 7th)." Support Your State: Drink California Wine During CA Wine Month.
- "It's the attack of zombie Killer Shrimp! The dearly-departed restaurant resurrects tomorrow, September 1." Killer Shrimp v 3.0 Launches Tomorrow in Marina Del Rey.
- "The dude at the cash register asks for your name when you order, and your lunch -- at the moment, Ink is only a lunch place -- will be served in an ink-black paper sack with your name written on it in silver, as if you were the luckiest girl in the second grade." Voltaggio's Ink.Sack: Avant-Garde Lunch Packed by a Top Chef Champ.