The top food stories from this week at the Los Angeles Times:
Lucas Kwan Peterson ranked fast food French fries and the internet went nuts. Read through, and then go fight about it on Twitter.
A BOWL OF CEREAL, CIRCA 2019
Bill Addison reviews Porridge + Puffs, in Filipinotown, this week. Spoiler: the congee is as sophisticated as it is soothing.
IN PRAISE OF BIRRIA
Patricia Escárcega celebrates the norteño beef birria at Teddy’s Red Tacos, a rapidly expanding taco concern run by the charming Teddy Vasquez, who you can hear tell his story in this video.
THE YEAR OF THE PIG
Gustavo Arellano visits the World’s Largest Matanza, where 43 pigs, 300 gallons of chile and 22,000 tortillas, come together in a celebration of pork and traditional eating in New Mexico.
TOSTADAS AND TOAST
Peter Meehan gets details on an upcoming project from chefs Jessica Koslow (Sqirl) and Gabriela Cámara (Contramar, Cala). Their restaurant Onda will open its doors in Santa Monica in June.
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