District Shutters in Hollywood; Lee’s Raises Dough for Tsunami Relief

Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Beverly Hills: Darioush has changed its name to Tak, continuing a somewhat strange saga of half-baked openings and the flight of its chef and owner, Darioush Dinesh. The menu, with some small differences, is mostly the same selection of gourmet, locavore Persian cuisine that his successor introduced here. Tak, as far as we can tell, is the Farsi phrase for a call made as a signal that’s intentionally not to be answered. [Grub Street]
Century City: Crossroads BBQ and Bubba Diego’s are enticing you to a grand opening at 11:00 A.M. this Thursday afternoon. Starting at 3:00, get $3 margaritas and pulled pork sliders, $2 margaritas, and, for the first 200 entrants, $10 gift certificates. [Grub Street]
Eagle Rock: Dave’s Chillin’ ‘N Grillin’ stars in a short horror film that just might make some sense. [Eagle Rock Patch]
Fresno: Javier Cabral has embarked on an impromptu tour with The Delirians and it looks like they’ll be eating an F-load of good local cooking. The photos whether tacos, In-N-Out, or chicken pot pie are seriously making us hungry. [The Glutster]

Hollywood: George Abou-Daoud has closed his Mercantile-attached restaurant to make room for a “new place” and “soon.” [Feast]
Los Feliz: Author Matthew Stadler is promoting his new book, Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha with a dinner party at a Los Feliz mansion on June 27th, part of a national series of meals that echo plot points from the novel in a manner. Food will be prepared by Portland’s Colleen French. [Squid Ink]
-Danish ice cream maker Paradis sprung its second location on SoCal at the end of last month. [Eater]
Mar Vista: We liked Pepe’s birria tacos and are convinced we need to go back for these asada fries. Yum! [Midtown Lunch]
Pasadena: Serious Eats takes a look at our ice cream sandwiches. We didn’t know we were in a big ice cream sandwiches stage, like the story claims, but hey, why not? The list starts with Pasadena’s Carmela. [SE]
Venice: Gjelina Take-Away is officially open. [Eater]
Westminster: Lee’s Sandwiches has raised $33,000 for the Red Cross, half of it from change jars at their multiple locations. [LAW]