L.A.'s new neighborhood food guide
While Jonathan Gold's standard in everyman, everyculture food criticism is hard to beat, a group of L.A. food writers is not letting that stop them. Our food blog, the Daily Dish, digs into "Eat: Los Angeles," which we've mentioned here before:
What distinguishes "Eat: Los Angeles" from a host of other L.A. restaurant guides, including Zagat and Gayot, is its emphasis on mom-and-pop restaurants, specialty stores, hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, caterers, street food and juice bars. There's also its wealth of write-ups on L.A.'s most ubiquitous dining option, the taco truck.
"It's a food book, not just a restaurant book," says Bates. "What people really want to know about is not the chi-chi hot new restaurant, but the bakery and cheese shop and taco truck. No one had really done that before."
Read more about the book here. The authors of "Eat: Los Angeles" will be at the new bookstore-cafe Stories in Echo Park tonight at 7p.m. Go for the book, stay for the hummus. Or is it the other way around?
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Cheese photo: Studio City's Artisan Cheese Gallery