In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
- “So there are big, drippy hamburgers, including an oversized In-N-Out-style creature named for Suzanne Tracht's daughter Ida; an herbed turkey burger named for Pressman; and a bacon-avocado-laced Nancy's Backyard Burger, which explodes like a meat grenade the instant it is breached by human teeth.” Short Order: The Late Amy Pressman's Burger Obsession Stays Alive.
- “We can't remember the last time this singer did anything relevant, but she managed to steal some headlines when she debuted a slimmer figure in 2009.” Top 10 Famous Vegans.
- “There is so much fuss over new baconized products (bazookas, salt, alphabets) that we sometimes forget that street vendors were outfitting hot dogs with bacon long before anyone knew how to tweet or Instagram.” Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Food Fight: Echo Park Street Vendor vs. The Stand.
- “The world is full of restaurant signs warning customers not to do things. Wear a shirt or leave. Order correctly or be yelled at. If your food sucks, don't ask for a refund because you won't get one.” The Best in Restaurant Signage: Thanks, “Jewish People”.
- “There was possibly a time, a decade or two ago, when walking into a café and ordering a ristretto instead of an espresso meant something.” The Ristretto: The Lame Duck of Coffee.
- “Starting today, the place will be open every day of the week, from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., since chefs and the parents of small children never sleep anyway.” Milo & Olive Now Open: Bakery, Pizzeria + Ceiling Fans For Kids.
- “Gay bars and steakhouses tend to attract different clientele — especially in places like Texas — but naming protocol can be similar.” Steakhouse or Gay Bar?: Finally, A Website Breaks It Down.
- “While chef fanboys scour the ink. website at 4 a.m. for a coveted reservation at the ultra-hot restaurant, it's comforting to know that us plebes can walk into the sandwich shop next door and get a taste of Michael Voltaggio's cooking with no drama and at a comparatively affordable price point.” ink.sack: 30 Sandwiches in 30 Days (Day 17).