In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
- “But it is in Thai Town, where the hollow-stemmed water vegetable is usually translated as “morning glory,” that it seems the most compelling – possibly because of the slight buzz we imagined we were getting when we thought it was the kind of morning glory that caused mild hallucinations, and possibly because it was there we learned the plant was classified as a Federal Noxious Weed.” What's the Story, Morning Glory?
- “Don't forget to get an order of the fluffy, steamy fish dumplings, which are almost refreshing in the context of all the fried food.” Ask Mr. Gold: Pangs Of Industry. Where to Eat in a City Without Residents?
- “I said, wine budget to start: 50,000 thousand. He looked at it and said, you know, we can buy only one case of wine with that.” Q & A With Alain Giraud: Navigating Anisette's Staircase, Thoughts on Bastide & Why He's a 49ers Fan.
- “Forcing those who're actually still watching to believe that not only can one man have the eight worst days of his life consecutively, but that he can once again save the world on an empty stomach.” Jack Bauer Eats! (Japanese Nutrition Bars).
- “Finally, a reality show that combines the best of Top Chef, Cops and Celebrity Rehab.” Conviction Kitchen: The Cook, His Wife & 24 Ex-Cons Start a Restaurant.
- “I'm tempted to save my wrist band from the talk just like I do for rock shows. Nerd alert! ;-)” Tell Me What You Tweet, and I Will Tell You What You Are.
- “Opened in Silver Lake a little over a year ago — well after trucker caps and handlebar mustaches had peaked — the truck stop-themed bar was adorned with vintage beer cans, skunk figurines that blew steam out of their hindquarters and more Burt Reynolds memorabilia than Loni Anderson's garbage bin circa 1993.” Truck Stop-themed Silver Lake Bar Stinkers to Become… Something Else, Something Classier.
- “Hopefully Ramsay's tweets will be more like his verbal histrionics than his food, which can be, to quote a famous restaurant critic, rather 'staid' and 'ladylike.'” Gordon Ramsay To Start Tweeting: ?@*! in 140 Characters or Less.
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