The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is hosting the Golden Globes this Sunday. The traditional chicken/fish dinner will now be replaced by a plant-based meal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The HFPA is looking towards sustainability, starting with a non-meat meal, reusing last year’s red carpet, and serving water from glass bottles.
A decade and city in review
Roving Los Angeles Times critic Bill Addison penned two stories this morning. In one, Addison outlines how the City of Angels became “America’s best and most exciting food city.” His second analysis details milestones by year, starting with the launch of Roy Choi’s Kogi food truck.
A quick guide to restaurant inspections
Pasadena Star News outlined restaurant inspection procedures. It’s a quick primer by an attorney detailing how those letter grades end up in restaurant windows, the grading system, and the jurisdiction they fall under.
Now open on Universal CityWalk
A handful of new faces landed in Universal CityWalk. Antojitos Cocina Mexicana took over the Camacho’s Cantina space, along with the Northern Italian VIVO Italian Kitchen, according to Patch.
Awards season and Hollywood cocktails
Just like that, awards season is here. With the Golden Globes airing this Sunday, and the Grammys on January 26. The Living Room and Station Hollywood at the W Hollywood developed cocktails inspired by the golden statues. Try the “JoJo Rabbit” with Tito’s Vodka, or opt-for the Lillet Nas X. Station Hollywood will also host a free Golden Globes watch party at 5 p.m.