News, reviews and gossip
acmeinstantfood.blogspot.com Since April, this blogger has been posting recipes strung together with humorous diatribes. Some of the recipes are hilarious too — for example, the Aaron Spelling gingerbread house.
colleencuisine.blogspot.com A chatty, personal restaurant-review blog. Very fond of Pinkberry.
deependdining.blogspot.com From Eddie Lin, a well-written and frequently posted blog that focuses on extreme culinary experiences such as the much-talked-about live octopus dish.
eatingla.blogspot.com Written by Pat Saperstein, an editor at Variety, this is an opinionated 2-year-old review and news blog with a focus on points east of Beverly Hills.
epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com This Orange County blogger, known as Chubbypanda, has been posting reviews and recipes since August.
erinskitchen.blogspot.com Enthusiastic cooking and review blog with postings about L.A., San Francisco and New York.
foodpornla.blogspot.com Launched in November, this is a photo-driven blog featuring commentary such as doughnut poetry and bacon-buying rants.
gastrologica.com By two guys, self-described as a gourmand and a chef. Strong though sometimes voluminous writing, with lots of pictures and a podcast.
gastronomy-101.blogspot.com Since May, an energetic attorney has been blogging here, sharing material from her reading, discussing such things as her problems with raw fish.
la.eater.com Since November, this L.A. spinoff of the New York blog Eater has been concentrating on local openings and closings, restaurant buzz and gossip; posts multiple times a day.
la.foodblogging.com The communal post is organized by one person but written by half a dozen occasionally changing writers. It’s frequently updated, with good reviews from a variety of perspectives.
omgfood.blogspot.com A 6-month-old restaurant review blog by a freelance writer (and frequent Chowhound and La.foodblogging poster) based in Hollywood.
oishiieats.blogspot.com This restaurant review blog from a writer whose day job seems to be teaching kindergarten has a great blog roll (linking to other blogs) and is well organized.
www.potatomato.com/mt A restaurant review blog run by two graphic designers (and it shows) with an emphasis on photos and quick panoramic entries.
www.professorsalt.com Formerly yougonnaeathat.com. The author offers long, informative posts with lots of lore and history.
www.rameniac.com Subtitled, “webwide noodling,” this site concentrates on Japanese noodle houses, with good pictures and expansive, often quite funny posts.
tableauvivante.livejournal.com Begun last summer, the content here focuses on local farmers markets. Terrific pictures, lots of commentary on produce.
tacohunt.blogspot.com A blog devoted to taco trucks and taquerias, which lists them according to neighborhood and has a taco-rating system; chatty, well-written.
teenageglutster.blogspot.com This is a really fun post by an Alhambra teenager with great pictures and excited accounts of such milestones as his first coq au vin.
thedeliciouslife.blogspot.com Anecdotes (a baby shower at La Terza), opinions, the author’s personal relationships and recipes.
tokyoastrogirl.blogspot.com A site with photos and commentary, focusing on Japanese and Japanese American food and links.
triplecreme.blogspot.com This restaurant review blog from a private chef has a prompt to make a donation through PayPal to the author’s dining-out budget.
weblogs.variety.com/theknife Or go to Variety.com and click on blogs. Gossip, great links, insightful commentary and very good writing from film editor Dana Harris of Variety.
— Amy Scattergood
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