The top food stories from this week at the Los Angeles Times:
BREAKFAST CEREAL POWER RANKINGS
Lucas Kwan Peterson ranks morning cereals, considering only sweet ones (the nonsweet variety will be ranked later). Also: cereal milk.
A PERUVIAN PARTY
Patricia Escárcega sits down at Los Balcones, the Peruvian restaurant in Studio City, for some costilla short ribs, ceviche frito and quinotto.
Bill Addison settles in for a tea ceremony at Tea Habitat in Alhambra and repeating cups of dan cong.
Lucas Kwan Peterson takes a knife to a pineapple to see if a viral hack really works. (No.)
THE JOY OF JOY
Bill Addison reviews Joy, a Taiwanese restaurant in Highland Park.
Jenn Harris has news of the closing of Native, chef Nyesha Arrington’s Santa Monica restaurant.
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