Friday, December 11, 2009

In the news: Michael Connelly's L.A., Centeno returns, Voltaggio's plans

L.A. Times' My Favorite Weekend talks to mystery maestro Michael Connelly, who has been living in Florida for so long he sounds a tad out of touch with L.A. Joe's Main St. Diner? Whatever. At least I still have the special Michael Connelly Zagat Guide they passed out at the Book Expo a few years ago, with all the places his characters ate.
Josef Centeno
(formerly of Lot 1, Opus and Meson G) latest venture The Lazy Ox Canteen opens Thursday in Little Tokyo. Featuring small plates and craft beers, the menu looks good -- hope this one goes better than his experience at Lot 1 in Echo Park. Marrow butter on toast, anyone?
Top Chef season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio talks to GrubstreetLA about the Langham's upcoming renovation and his plans to stay in L.A. Reading between the lines of various interviews, it sounds like down the line, he'd like to lure brother Bryan here to start a restaurant together. But would they be at each other's throats?
Oh yeah, and EatingLA got the Meet Your Food Blogger treatment in the L.A. Weekly's Squid Ink. I'm so pleased to get this attention the week the new Eat: Los Angeles is released, plus, it's my birthday in a few days.

1 comment:

99 Cent Chef said...

Happy Bday Pat and congrats on your book, too!