Where do you stand on trans-fats? L.A. county is thinking of enacting the same ban that recently passed in New York, writes the L.A. Times. I'm not sure, myself. On the one hand, I don't think anyone should consume artery clogging, cheap frying grease. On the other hand, I'd hate to see of the little ethnic gems in our city have to raise their prices or change their flavor. Yes, I know this is a contradiction. Maybe they could just ban them in large national chains and call it a day?
An irate L.A. Observed reader writes in about the decline of the Hamburger Hamlet chain. Until I was 12 or so, we at Hamburger Hamlet and Nate 'n Al's about once a week. But it's been a long downhill slide, and I guess it's time to put it to rest. I hate that not much lasts forever in L.A., but I guess if the town was still filled with Hamburger Hamlets, there would be no Lucky Devils or 25 Degrees.
T on Fairfax has closed before I ever managed to get there. Where did the 15-year old chocolate maker go?
And of course, Du Par's has finally re-opened in the Farmer's Market...Eating L.A. used to like the French toast there many eons ago, but Colleen Cuisine was not impressed with the redo.
The old Conga Room on Wilshire has turned into a new dance hall, and the restaurant is now called El Toro Cantina. Anyone been?