Is Bill Nighy the thinking woman’s bagel or bagel? Plus more Oscars food talk, Daniel Boulud’s LA plans, museum food you’ll want to eat, and dry-aged fish rolls from the Joint. I’m Laurie Ochoa, General Manager of the LA Times Food, with this week’s Tasting Notes.
Everything Bagels, $12 Caviar and Thinking Woman Bun
On Sunday, for the first time in many years, I will be watching the oscars without constant monitoring Loose on my laptop. But while I’ve moved from entertainment to food, I’ll continue to pay close attention to the action, which will be documented in real time by Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp, two witty ones who are the most knowledgeable Oscar experts I’ve ever met. I’ll also be waiting for the film critic. justin changWinners analysis, who could forget their 2019 post-Oscar night essay, “‘Green Book‘ is the worst winning movie since ‘Crash’”?
But we don’t have to wait for one of my favorite pieces from Justin’s annual Oscars: his pun-heavy party menu that includes nods to many of the nominees. speaking of ramen? Michelle Will Names? Inisherin’s Bahn Mi? Radicchio by Guillermo del Toro? There was talk of trying to develop recipes to go along with Justin’s menu, but I think of Mr. Chang as a gambler, someone who can’t be tied to reality. After all, Tuna tartare may not belong to the same dish as All the beauty and the blood sausage — unless, perhaps, you are in the “triangle of sadness” super yacht, but they definitely make Oscar weekend a lot more fun.
Of course, if you’re having an Oscars party, you might feel like caviar. assistant editor danielle dorsey with a big help from the restaurant critic Bill Addison and LA Times Food Writers Stephanie Breijo and Cindy Carcamoput together a guide to some of the best places to splurge on caviar, starting at $12 for a “hit” of royal ossetra caviar in grandmaster engravers.
For me, however, this year’s Oscar food is not caviar but bagels. If you’ve seen your favorite movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” you know that an everything bagel is at the heart of the story. As Stephanie Hsuthe character of Jobu Tupaki he explains, “I got bored one day and put everything on a bagel. All. All my hopes and dreams. My old report cards, every breed of dog, every last personal ad on Craigslist, sesame, poppy seeds, salt…”
Partly in honor of the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” bagel, and because bagels really do seem to be everywhere in Los Angeles, Danielle Dorsey recruited Bill Addison, Betty Hallock, Jenn Harris, Lucas Kwan Peterson and Stephanie Breijo for putting together a guide to the best bagels in town.
One Last Bagel Note from the Oscars: The Week Before Bill Nighy learned he was an Oscar-nominated lead actor for his role in “Living”, received the main acting award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Former LA weekly and current Criterion film critic she taylor he introduced Nighy by saying that a friend in London described the actor as “the thinking woman’s bun”. The description isn’t new, but it was a good excuse for Nighy to dig up a bit about christopher walken, scones and, yes, bagels. Here it is a 2006 version of the story said after uk Independent he asked how he felt about being “the kind of guy who is guaranteed to make women of a certain age blush in a way you rarely see outside the pages of Jane Austen.”
“The only way I can answer with dignity is to say that a British journalist once asked Christopher Walken how it felt to be seen as the thinking woman’s bun. There was a long pause, after which she replied, ‘Is that some kind of bagel?’”
The story’s headline: “Bill Nighy: The Thinking Woman’s Bagel.”
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Museum food worth eating
Increasingly, we’re seeing museums offer options that go beyond fries, burgers, and dining room salads. A pioneer place was Cindy Pawlcyn‘s excellent but now closed seafood restaurant, Cindy’s Boardwalkin it Monterey Bay Aquarium, which managed to appeal to sophisticated eaters as well as children. Now him Los Angeles Natural History Museum County is about to open a new restaurant, neighborhood grill, by Post & Beam’yes John and Roni Clevelandwhose Baldwin Hills restaurant was No. 60 in Bill Addison‘s The 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list and 2020 LA Times Gold Award winner. LA Times Food Writer Stephanie Breijo spoke with John Cleveland about his plans, which include collaborating with local favorites Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen, Prins Wellness, hotville chicken, southern girl desserts and more in a to-go section within the restaurant for those who don’t have time for a sit-down meal. It’s also bringing in local producers like the South Los Angeles black-owned craft beer company. crowns and hops for the beer and wine list. “We wanted to redouble our focus of-for-and-with-Los Angeles and community partnerships,” Dr. Lori Bettison-VargaThe museum’s president and director, he told Breijo, “and have the food service program speak to our hyperlocal community in a way that we haven’t in the past.”
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The westward expansion of Daniel Boulud
Stephanie Breijo has more restaurant news: talk to two stars Michelins chef Daniel Bouludwhose Daniel in Manhattan is one of the best splurges and which, thanks in part to Wolfgang Puck – He’s coming to Los Angeles. boulud cafe will open in Beverly Hills within Mandarin Oriental Residences either later this year or next year. “LA is a great food city,” Boulud told Breijo. “No one is deprived of anything good, but I think LA always accepts something new, and we hope to be accepted by LA. I told Wolfgang (Puck) that if he opened in New York, I would open in LA, and of course Wolfgang opened in New York (in 2016); I said, ‘Well, maybe I’m keeping my promises to Wolfgang.’”
Breijo also got an early look at the new handroll and chirashi bar, uoichibaat Culver City’s Citizen Public Market Food hall. Sushi lovers are excited about the opening because the articulation’s dry-aged fish guru liwei liao is behind the company. She also reports on Fun Din Taigram Coming to Santa Monica, the new smashburger specialist love hour bar in Koreatown and the new Highland Park branch of La Palma Burritos (a big favorite in my family).