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Sampler Platter: 20-cent tacos, beef in Guinness, Hong Kong cafes

February 5, 2009 | 12:15 pm


A midwinter's Sampler Platter...

  • Jez Hindmarsh, drummer for British shoegazer band Swervedriver (and soon-to-be cookbook author), offers his perfect simmer-all-day winter meal: beef in Guinness. The Hot Dish
  • Face Cafe, a new Hong Kong-style coffee shop, replaces OK Cafe in Alhambra. Food GPS
  • When the original Wahoo's Fish Tacos in Costa Mesa reopens Feb. 22, it'll offer 20-cent tacos to celebrate its 20-year anniversary. Fast Food Maven
  • Food Network is looking for grillmasters with grandiose personalities to join Bobby Flay in Season 2 of "Grill It."
  • Profit plunges 72% at Kraft Foods. N.Y. Times
  • Washington, D.C., council member urges trans fat ban. Washington Post

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Wing Lam shows off the Baja-style cuisine that defines his Wahoo's Fish Taco chain. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times