for April, 2010
Yogurt can change your life if you let it. I don’t mean that sugary stuff with the gelatinous “fruit” you have to unearth from the bottom of that little plastic container —I’m talking thick and creamy with live cultures.
That kind of yogurt can take a simple bowl of cereal and fruit to amazing heights. Plus, it’s a great source of calcium, and it helps digestive issues.
Lately I’ve been getting my fair share of “real yogurt” with the help of a shallot and date yogurt dip that’s inspired by two dishes—the Labneh appetizer at Elf Café in Echo Park and the Shallot Yogurt Dip from the Central Grand Market in Glendale.
The York in Highland Park has one of the best burgers in LA, hands down. It’s lavished in spicy mayo, pickled onions and cheddar, all of which equal gastro-masterpiece. Especially if you have the guts to get it medium-rare.
The bun does its part too–it’s brioche, so it collapses when you pick it up. This allows it to accent the burger with the a flaky texture and a subtle sweetness, minus any overwhelming breadiness. The rocket adds a nice spicy touch.
But, sometimes, I don’t want a burger, and that’s when I’m glad they have lots of good alternatives on their chalkboard.