Downtown's Greenbar Distillery, which bills itself as the first distillery in Los Angeles since Prohibition, has this year created a new bottle, called City Bright. This gin is an ode to L.A., according to founders Litty Mathew and Melkon Khosrovian. "This gin comes from our love for Los Angeles' immigrant restaurants," Mathew said in an email. "Eating fresh mint at the Armenian sandwich shop. Drinking lapsang souchong tea at our favorite Sichuan restaurant. Indian spices in Mexican tortas."
Zen Ong, the pastry chef at West Hollywood's E.P. & L.P., recently alerted me to the existence of Mr. Sate, a small Palms restaurant serving a two-page menu of Indonesian classics. He said it would help further L.A.'s culinary education, and I do believe Zen is right. Though Indonesian food is available to us (like at this badminton court in Pomona), it's relatively rare in L.A. But if Mr. Sate is an indication, it could take over the city at any moment. The combos are a good way to go here.
There's been a steady rise in the Australian influence on L.A.'s food scene in the past year or so, and a lot of it is happening in coffee shops. The latest, Little Ripper Coffee in Glassell Park, is offering up two Australian delights of particular note: homemade Tim Tams and jaffles. It also offers Vegemite, but that's pure evil in a jar and I won't discuss it further. Australia's culinary influence on our fair city started with upscale venues: Curtis Stone's two restaurants, and E.P.
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