As a commenter noticed recently, the mainstream media doesn't mention very many niche foodblogs out of L.A. I try to highlight interesting new ones, but I don't always add them to the blogroll until they show some staying power. I'll admit right up front that I don't find most cooking blogs that interesting -- the design and recipes both have to be really stellar to grab my attention. So here's a few fun blogs that come to mind, and if anyone adds more to the comments, I'll add them into this article if they pique my interest.
For some reason, Bandini's Great Taco Hunt seems to be mentioned more than almost any other blog. Very cool, but let's dig deeper.
Potatotomato, from two graphic designers, has very nice photos and brief reviews. The gals are in Paris right now, I'm jealous!
Burnt Lumpia offers some creative cooking ideas and other musings from a distinctly Filipino point of view -- like the purple ube gnocchi,pictured above right.
Wandering Chopsticks has recipes, local restaurants and travels, concentrating of course on Asian food.
(I'm not sure it's a requirement to be Asian to have a good foodblog in L.A., but it certainly helps.)
I like blogs that concentrate on one subject, like tacos or ramen (the rameniac himself at left), but I also appreciate the ones that focus on neighborhoods, especially when they mix restaurants, urban development and other local news.
Tannaz covers the neighborhood around Farmer's Market; so does Blackburn and Sweetzer and also Santos from Meet Me at the Corner of Third and Fairfax.
Atwater Village Newbie probably isn't much of a newbie anymore, but still a good resource, while NELA's York Blvd. is brand new. It might be nice to get some sense of who is behind York Blvd., since I think with blogs, the more personality the better. And on that note, I can't leave out L.A. Is My Beat, from frequent commenter Ellen, which bursts with her colorfully-knitted and bespectacled personality. She has a separate blog linked from there for her restaurant reviews.
What's your favorite L.A.-area based blog with restaurants or recipes or neighborhood news?