EatingLA is glad to hear that our little patch of Hyperion is growing a wine bar, from no less than former La Terza proprietor and Campanile manager Claudio Blotta. Barbrix will occupy the former Scientology school across from Baller Hardware, opening in a few months, we hope.
New to the L.A. food blogosphere is Josh Lurie's FoodGPS. Josh eats out an awful lot, all over the world, but especially in L.A. He also contributes to New Angeles magazine's food column.
And blogger and OC Weekly writer Luke Y. Thompson tries snails and balut at Asian Garden Mall in Westminster. Balut, of course, is the famous dish of hard-boiled fertilized eggs with duck fetus inside. And yet, he doesn't like sausage...how is this possible?