Several good friends have told me I need to check out the new pizza-themed show from VICE Munchies, which is called The Pizza Show. This episode is all about pizza in NYC. Now I’m starving hungry, and ready to go hunting for some pizza myself.
This recent no star review of Watts-based-healthy-fastfood-spot-turned-chain Locol, by NY Times critic Pete Wells has ruffled a lot of feathers! Here’s co-owner Roy Choi’s response on Instagram – he seems to be taking it in stride. Personally, I think Pete was a bit too harsh and arguably insensitive, but he makes a constructive point: the idea behind Locol is amazing; but the food is not mind-blowing. I’m more inclined to just support this kind of good initiative, versus critiquing it, but each unto their own.
Happy New Year! Took a break from posting here for a few days, which was nice. Here’s an interesting article by Gustavo Arellano for OC Weekly, on 10 Mexican Dishes Hipster Chefs Need to Get Over Already. Because poorly appropriating Mexican cuisine is so hot right now!
Over the weekend I signed a Change.org petition asking the popular SoCal burger chain In-N-Out to add a veggie burger to their menu. Here’s an interesting LA Times Opinion piece by Good Food Institute’s communications manager Emily Byrd (who started the petition) on all the madness that ensued.
Los Angeles is in for a tasty treat tomorrow as my talented friends at East Los Musubi put on a one-day-only musubi-themed art show in Chinatown, supported by their full menu of musubi madness. Participating artists include Benjie Escobar, Eric Dressen, Johnny Vampotna, Kaer, MR44, Scott Fuller, Sify Borrayo and many more.
I am quite loyal to Taco Bell as they are one of the only major fast food chains to offer a serious range of meatless and vegetarian options for your eating pleasure. Check out this feature on How To Eat Veggie at the Taco Bell website.
I’m a big fan of Jonathan Gold – the Pulitzer Prize winning food critic for the LA Times. I’ve certainly enjoyed some amazing food thanks to his knack for discovering culinary gems worth visiting. The downside is of course, that his reviews can really blow spots up, which, while presumably a great thing for business owners, can be frustrating for longtime clientele. Still, sharing is caring, as they say. This award-winning documentary City of Gold is all about the talented writer and it’s in theaters now.