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Newsletter: $300 steak dinners, 29-inch machetes and an up and coming dining destination called New York

The Los Angeles Times’ top food stories from the past week:

STEAK DINNER

Bill Addison indulges in steak debauchery at APL, Adam Perry Lang’s meat palace in Hollywood.

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The smoked short rib and sides at APL restaurant in Hollywood.
(Bill Addison)
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A VERY LARGE MACHETE

Patricia Escárcega takes on the 29-inch machete at Fonda Mixcoac in Anaheim.

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The 29-inch machete from Fonda Mixcoac in Anaheim.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

THE BIG APPLE

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Lucas Kwan Peterson contemplates the budding dining scene in New York City.

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New York City has a growing dining scene.
(Johannes Eisele / AFP)

SAVOR THE RUM

Osayi Endolyn sits down with rum expert Shannon Mustipher of Glady’s Caribbean, who just published the first cocktail recipe book written by a working African American bartender in more than a century.

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Rum expert Shannon Mustipher just published “Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails.”
(Noah Fecks)

RESTAURANT NEWS

Hadley Tomicki has news of a new stand at Grand Central Market, a permanent home for the Ceviche Project, hard-shell tacos in Mid City, patty melts and shakes in downtown and more.

Food Bowl 2019 is coming. Our annual monthlong food festival is happening again in May. We hope you’ll join us for #31daysoffood. If you’d like to hold an event at your bar, cafe, hotel or restaurant; have breakfast in a kitchen garden or cocktails on a rooftop; or host a charity bake sale or market tour, let us know at lafoodbowl.com.

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Our 101 Restaurants We Love list for 2018 is out. The list incorporates restaurants and trucks from across Los Angeles and Orange County, in alphabetical order (no rankings this time). Plus there’s a bonus list of 10 classic restaurants.

Check us out on Instagram at @latimesfood.

And don’t forget the thousands of recipes in our California Cookbook recipe database.

Feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at food@latimes.com.


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