Which fine dining mainstay has a new chef and menu concept? Which food superstar just got on Instagram? What's the worst restaurant to work at in America (allegedly)? Find out in this week's food news roundup.
The L.A. Times reports on a couple of shakeups in the restaurant scene: Trattoria Napolis, the swanky Pasadena Italian restaurant that opened two years ago, will be closing after Feb 1. It also has the details about Patina's new chef and menu format.
Eater L.A. has a handy list of the best coffee shops in L.A.
The Amateur Gourmet's Adam Roberts has some wisdom for restaurants about customer service:
There's a McDonald's in Virginia that sounds like one of the worst places to work in America — workers there claim sexual harassment and racism, among other things, and have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the franchise owner and McDonald's Corp.
Here's an odd story: Remember how the French Laundry had a ton of its wine stolen on Christmas Day? Most of it has been recovered in Greensboro, N.C., a small city with a lot of industry, a lot of dive bars and not a lot of wine worth drinking.
A new study says it's actually fine for pregnant women to eat as much fish as they want.
Modern Farmer has a long-form story that goes deep into why potatoes suck these days.
Food porn addicts, rejoice! Nigella Lawson got an Instagram account.
ICYMI: Jason Neroni is taking over the old Paiche space in partnership with Bill Chait for a new seafood restaurant called Catch & Release.