Archive for September 2014

Commissary Open For Lunch; POT Unveils New Lunch Menu

Exciting news for fans of lunch and Roy Choi’s The Line Hotel in the heart of K-Town.  Commissary, the new in-a-greenhouse-on-the-2nd-floor-by-the-pool restaurant w/ a veggie friendly menu, is now open for lunch.  The menu, which forces you to decide what you want based on clip art drawings of single ingredients, is the same as the dinner menu- but there are some lunch friendly items that keep things close to $10.  Like the $6 grilled cheese sandwich (outtakes from Chef anybody?), a $12 burger, and the (might be in the running for best) french dip (in the city) shown above. It’s also $12, but the fries are $3 extra.  Of course good luck trying not to order the roasted carrots, the corn, or the figs.

For something a little bit cheaper, you’ll want to head back down to the lobby- because POT has just unveiled a new lunch menu that launches a week from today (Friday, September 26th).  Spoiler: it involved stone pot bibimbap.

Check it out below.

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Fukurou Replaces Krua Siri With Best Ramen Deal of All Time


Bad news for fans of Krua Siri’s catfish laab and papaya salad. The 3 year old Thai Town dive with the hidden Issan menu closed a few months back.  The good news is, it’s been replaced by an equally divey new ramenya, serving up a small menu of Japanese noodle soups and sides for ridiculously low prices.  There’s a tonkotsu ramen, a miso ramen, and a shio ramen with a pat of sea salt butter, all for $7.50.  But the really crazy deal is their combo.

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Relive The Taste’s Opening Night Party on Food is the New Rock

If you went to L.A. Times’ The Taste this weekend, or just want to live vicariously through us, the episode of Food is the New Rock we recorded at the opening night party is now up on iTunes!  Matt Mira (Nerdist, @Midnight) and singer Michelle Branch joined us as impromptu guest hosts as we talked to a stream of L.A. food, music and comedy personalities like Andy Milonakis, Ray Suen (from Childish Gambino’s band), Chefs David Levefre and Bruce Kalman, and L.A. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons- who stole the show with his stories about Muddy Waters and Buddy Holly’s mom.  You can stream it here now, or download it for free on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.