Thursday, May 2, 2019

LA Links: LA Times Food Map, Night Market, Escamoles To Eat & Elevator Statistics

 -The LA Times Food section is back! Here's a breakdown of a food map made for its triumphant return from artist Clay Hickson. Have you eaten at every place on it? Breakdown of locations.

-Night Market for LA Food Bowl
May 8-12
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012

Night Market is an outdoor celebration of L.A.’s diverse food scene held over five nights at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. Each night will feature dozens of food vendors, pop-ups, chef collaborations, art installations and live music curated by the Food staff of the Los Angeles Times. Admission to Night Market is FREE!

There will also be special ticketed and themed areas, including:
* Night Market: Collaboration Lab (May 8)
* Taco Tribute (May 9)
* Fried Chicken Party (May 10)
* L.A.'s Best Burger (May 11)
* Dumplings, Noodles and Rice (May 11)
* and All-Star BBQ (May 12).

-Lots of changes and construction plans and a lot of bad news when it comes to infrastructure.

Exclusive Food Bowl Dinner: Going Buggy for Escamoles
May 17-19
La Tostaderia
1121 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291

"Mexico's answer to caviar, escamoles are the larvae of a species of ants harvested from the roots of maguey plants in Central Mexico. Prized for their buttery, nutty flavor and scarcity, escamoles show up as a seasonal specialty on the menu of gourmet Mexico City restaurants in spring and summer. It’s taken more than eight centuries, but Angelenos will finally get to discover this taste treat during Los Angeles Times Food Bowl. Chef Fernando has been able to import a limited supply of this rarity for a four-course tasting menu that includes an appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and wine."

-Nearly Half Of LA's Elevators Have Not Been Inspected In Over A Year

"There are approximately 20,974 elevators within the city of Los Angeles, Kim Arther, the chief inspector at the L.A. Department of Building and Safety's elevator division, told LAist. According to LADBS' most recent count, 9,486 — roughly 45% — are past due for their annual inspections."

 -66% of stores — names you know — refused to accept empty cans and bottles for recycling, consumer group says 

-Residents will get to sound off on proposed entertainment/sports center in Woodland Hills’ Warner Center 

Huge changes to Woodland Hills area if it goes through.