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Sampler Platter: Lobsters, the FDA and Mexican restaurants in downtown L.A.

January 12, 2009 |  4:32 pm


Savory bites for Monday afternoon ...

  • Opening in mid-February, Yxta Cocina Mexicana, owned by Jesse Gomez of Highland Park's El Arco Iris, will replace the defunct Sixth Street Bar & Grill at 6th & Central in the industrial district of downtown L.A. Angelenic
  • 20-pound, 140-year-old lobster freed by Manhattan restaurant. Despite the thousands of other fish and shellfish the restaurant serves each year, PETA views this as a blow for freedom. CNN
  • Beer is the hot new cocktail mixer. SF Gate
  • When even scientists at the FDA say the FDA is fundamentally broken, it might be time to listen. CNN
  • R.I.P., Alan S. Geisler, pioneer of the ubiquitous red onion sauce that New Yorkers slosh on their hot dogs.  New York Times
  • If you like peanut butter-and-pickle sandwiches, how about beet-and-pickle tacos? Hot Knives

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Bogavante a la Gallega, a specialty of Spanish master chef Jose Andres. Photo credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times