Sample Platter: Roundup from the food blogosphere
- It was a zoo at Philippe the Original when the venerable restaurant celebrated its 100th birthday by offering sandwiches and coffee at 1908 prices: 10 cents for a French dip and 5 cents for a cup of Joe. — LAist.
- Has the pinnacle of culinary achievement finally been reached? Bacon brownies! — Bacon Today
- Everyone's still drooling about the 2nd annual Los Angeles Chocolate Salon held Sunday in Pasadena. ($17.50 for mortals; the cost of recovering from a diabetic coma: priceless.) — Caroline on Crack; Here, Eat This!; Teenage Glutster; Oishii Eats
- Ma Petit Bakery gets one step closer to opening its doors at 3rd and Spring downtown, but chef-owner Nary Lee is still waiting on final inspections. — Angelenic
- Will Restaurant 15 in Echo Park get a makeover? Pat Saperstein offers some advice: "Give the place some personality and a distinctive style. Have a concept. Fit the neighborhood. And come up with a better name." — Eating L.A.
- Jean-Luc Godard inspires the 99-Cent Chef to make a low-cost version of Japanese-style breaded pork cutlets. He even includes a ridiculously cheap and easy recipe for tonkatsu sauce (hint: steak sauce, ketchup and soy sauce).
- Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Monterey Park branch of yakitori/shabu shabu joint Shin-Sen-Gumi. — Potatomato
- Now that the Dodgers are in the hunt for the pennant, it's time to (re)consider the hot dog. — Food Marathon
- If "pale, dry and obscenely complex" sounds like your description of the perfect partner, welcome to Gueuze. — The Beer Chick
— Elina Shatkin
Photo: Ryan Davis, 33, enjoys a roast beef sandwich at Philippe the Original. Davis makes a point to eat at the restaurant whenever he and his wife, Heather, visit from Northridge. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)