Earlier in the week, the folks at Curbed teased us with a hint of info on what's going on with Flor Morena...but although neighbors have spotted more activity there than in recent months, still no actual news. Since they can't have a liquor license there, I'm voting for an outpost of the Point.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00, Jonathan Gold will discuss Mexican cooking in L.A. at the Zocalo series at the Downtown library. Gilberto Cetina of Chichen Itza, Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana, and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill will be there for the round-table discussion. On the agenda: the difficulty of introducing challenging dishes to customers more intent on chips and margaritas than on cuisine. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended at http://www.zocalola.org/ or (213) 403-0416.
I think I've mentioned this company before, but if you're looking for a cute mail order gift idea, I love the look of this candy/cookie sushi from Kookisushi. They use apricot-flavored gummi eggs to mimic salmon roe, dark chocolate for seaweed, green tea filling for wasabi, lemon for tamago and strawberry filling to look like tuna.