The gloves are off as Gustavo Arellano breaks down the Fuerte Four finalists in the flour and corn tortilla categories leading up to Sunday’s final judging at Smorgasburg for the Great Tortilla Tournament. Food and travel journalist shares her picks for top boba spots in the San Gabriel Valley. Luv 2 Eat chefs Noree Pla and Fern Kaewtathip brought their Thai cuisine from Phuket to Hollywood, and chronicle their journey in this week’s “In the Weeds.” Chef and restaurateur Peter Hoffman explains why restaurants and diners need to work together to improve the industry. It’s date season at the farmer’s market. Finally, LA Times restaurant critic travels to Little Ethiopia for a global pop-up.
The Fuerte Four, boba, Thai in Hollywood, dates
From this Episode:
Major upset in the flour tortilla category heading into the Fuerte Four
In the final throes leading up to Sunday’s Great Tortilla Tournament , Gustavo Arellano announces a major upset in the flour tortilla category.
Where to get the best boba in the SGV
There is a bit of ritual with boba — slurping up tapioca pearls that are submerged in milky or flavored tea through that wide straw.
‘In the Weeds’ with Noree Pla and Fern Kaewtathip of Luv 2 Eat
Chefs Noree Pla and Fern Kaewtathip met on the island of Phuket in southern Thailand. As adults, they each moved to Los Angeles, exploring the city and its food scene before...
‘Restaurants will never be the same. They shouldn’t be,’ says Peter Hoffman
Between 1990 and 2016, Peter Hoffman operated three restaurants in New York City. Since he’s closed the restaurants, he’s had time to reflect on what needs to change and...
First dates at the farmer’s market
Sasha Piligian of May Microbakery is part of what market correspondent Gillian Ferguson calls the microbakery movement in Los Angeles — a group of bakers who have gone out...