A big shoutout this morning for Linda Burum's piece on Shanghai dining in the L.A. Times. Burum has been writing about ethnic cuisines in L.A. for at least 20 years and really knows her stuff.
Also, poor journalists and other regular folk will be happy to Leslee Komaiko's piece about how some restaurants are trying to offer more wines under $50.
The wonderful Peter Birmingham, now at Il Grano, has found 100 under 60 for his wine list. It's about time!
Don't usually read USA Today, but here's a nice story on regional ice cream flavors by way of the Huffington Post's new Living Now section. I like that it mentions Blue Moon -- I remembered being transfixed by the very blueness of that flavor when my mom briefly helped out in a friend's Chicago ice cream parlor. It also mentions Lappert's, which makes excellent ice cream and now has a store in Palm Springs. Their coffee flavors, including the Kauai pie with Kona Coffee Ice Cream, Toasted Coconut, Chocolate Fudge and Toasted Macadamia Nuts, are quite amazing.