Free daily email publication Tasting Table currently has a national newsletter as well as local blasts geared to New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and LA. As of January 2, the editor of the LA edition is Garrett Snyder, who came over from LA Weekly.
Snyder replaces Willy Blackmore and is home office-based, since the Tasting Table headquarters are in Manhattan. And what sort of things will the new man at the SoCal table be tubthumping? Places like a new joint in Pasadena from Ryan Sweeney (Verdugo Bar, The Surly Goat, Little Bear):
Spin around blindfolded in Old Town Pasadena, and you’ll likely end up facing a generic 35-tap pub. Pin a tail on The Blind Donkey, though, and you’ll find a handpicked selection of craft beers and 99 bottles of whiskey…
The grease on the game pieces is forgivable once you’ve held skewers of grilled, fried and then baked cheese ($7), and dipped the triple-fried fries in Sriracha ketchup ($5).