The state of dining in the SGV
LA Weekly lauds the San Gabriel Valley in a year-end post, wrapping up the round-up with looks at hot pot dominance, Chengdu Taste expansions, and dessert shops. All in all, another strong year for America’s Chinese food mecca.
Musso & Frank now open Sunday
It’s the return of a tradition at Hollywood legend Musso & Frank, as the longtime eatery brings back their Sunday supper series. Open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Sunday as of January 10, the restaurant retains its nearly original menu and lets everyone from locals and tourists stop in for a meal.
iKabsa comes to Hollywood
No more M Bar, no more 9 on Vine. The corner strip mall spot at Fountain and Vine just can't keep tenants these days, but another one seems to be on its way, as signage is now in place for iKabsa, an apparently Saudi Arabian concept based on the popular kabsa rice dish popular in the area.
More best new restaurants, still
This time it’s First We Feast’s turn to round up the best restaurants of 2015. Cassia of course makes the cut, but so does Compton taco standout Tacos La Carreta, Burgerlords, and Dudley Market in Venice.
The OC gets one too
Brad A. Johnson from the OC Register is also chronicling his dining highlights of 2015, doling out accolades to chef Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria, and calling longtime Sapori Ristorante (which just opened an adjoining Neapolitan pizzeria) his restaurant of the year.
The distribution problem with craft beer
As discussed earlier this year, there’s a big distribution problem coming down the pipeline with craft beer. Quartz takes a look at AB/InBev’s recent snap-up of craft beer breweries (including Golden Road) and says that the increased leverage they gain over the market could spell even bigger trouble for smaller breweries moving forward.
Knuckle & Claw New Years
Silver Lake’s favorite lobster roll shop is doing $9 half bottles of champagne and $1 oysters today, from 2 p.m. until close. Not a bad way to ring in the new year.