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Sample Platter: Roundup from the food blogosphere

October 7, 2008 |  7:25 pm


  • 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)