La Grande Orange Changes Names; Rama Rumored Closed

Rama Photo: Rama Thai

Chavez Ravine: Though The Dodgers are taking a close look at their beer policy in light of the stadium’s recent tragedy, the team is also going to promote Zarco Tequila. Sorry, “Free Bucket of Tequila Night” will not be in any of our futures. [Squid Ink]
Downtown: There’s a $7.95 Indian buffet in The Hotel Stillwell named Gill’s Indian Cuisine and it’s pretty good. In fact, the place is jam-packed with people! [Midtown Lunch]
Hollywood: Susan Feniger’s Street is offering lunch items at eleven dollars or less until Tax-Day on April 18th, when happy hour will extend until closing. [Squid Ink]
-Tinga hopes to spread its tacos and dirty horchata to Santa Monica and Malibu, or at least expand its tiny little restaurant to the space next door. [Feast]

Pasadena: King’s Row Gastropub replaces Neomeze on Colorado Blvd. today, though chef Thomas Jesse is still in the house. Duck burgers and wild boar pulled pork sound like a pretty good place to start again. [Eater]
Santa Monica: Starting Thursday, La Grande Orange will become M Street Kitchen, purely a cosmetic change, as the menu will stay the same. Meanwhile, the incoming pizza place from the same corporate owner, Lettuce Entertain You, going to be called Stella Rossa, a much nicer name than Two Z’s Pizza. [Squid Ink]
Sherman Oaks: Greg Morris expanded to a new second location of his Oaks Gourmet market, bar, and pizza place. Slider Wednesdays and DIY Bloody Mary’s on weekends. [Feast]
Silver Lake: Cliff’s Edge and Villains Tavern owner Dana Hollister is looking to develop a hotel and fine-dining restaurant on Griffith Park Blvd. [Eater]
Studio City: This Thursday, BLVD Hotel + Spa is opening a drinking den and lounge called Bar Blvd., with cocktails named after major L.A. boulevards and a daily happy hour from 5:00-7:00 P.M. [Squid Ink]
West Hollywood: The phone is disconnected at Rama and shutter rumors are flooding in. Say it ain’t so, Rama Thai! [Eater]