Eagle Rock Brewery Bottles Equinox; El Chapin To Reopen as The Highland

Growler at Eagle Rock Brewery
Growler at Eagle Rock Brewery Photo: Channone via Flickr

Baldwin Hills: KevinEats gets the first look at Govind Armstrong’s new wood-fired, grow-your-own restaurant, Post & Beam. [KevinEats]
Brentwood: Jeff Cerciello opened the market component at Farmshop. [Eater]
Chino: A new, possibly Babylon-burning brewery named I & I Brewing is now open and serving six brews. [Eater]
Downtown: Nick & Stef’s is bringing back its “Meat 101” classes, every third of Friday of the month. Chef Megan Logan will take guests through tips and practices on aging and identifying cuts, followed by a sampling. First up is game meats on January 20th, with future classes including a look at animal cheeks, grass versus corn fed beef, and U.S. versus New Zealand lamb, with $40-60 reservations mandatory at 213-680-0330. [GS]
Eagle Rock: Eagle Rock Brewery has a new bottled ale on the market, with wild, sour Equinox now appearing in stores. [Los Angeles]

Fairfax: Currywurst, so far our favorite of the new-school sausage slingers, is offering free wieners every Tuesday night in February for 20 minutes and twelve seconds starting at 7:00 P.M. [LAist]
Highland Park: Guatemalan and Mexican El Chapin is going to become the same place with a new name under a new owner, after recently shuttering. Prepare to meet Glassell Park native Arnie Miller’s The Highland. [Highland Park Patch via The Eastsider LA]
Larchmont Village: Tonya Dooley’s new seasonally-driven selection of pies under the name Cutie Pie That! are appearing at the neighborhood’s farmers market every Sunday. The pies are also sold at Cafe Livre et Le Marche. [GS]
Mexico: The Glutster is staggering around Guadalajara, his pucker dripping with pulque. [The Glutster]
Miracle Mile: The broth-less uses of ramen at Ramen Jinya’s new mid-Wilshire location is the thing to get here. Eating L.A. gives a thumbs up to the tonkatsu. [Midtown Lunch; Eating L.A.]
Newport: The Island Hotel has a new chef, with David Man named as the new exec chef. Man’s past includes jobs at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, and the Diamond Club and Knothole at Angels Stadium. [GS]
San Diego: Top Chef vet Brian Malarkey opens Gingham today in La Mesa. [Eater]
Santa Barbara: The Hungry Cat here reopens today, following a week-long closure for renovation. [GS]
West Covina: Five Guys Burger is opening out here. [Craigslist]
West Hollywood: Jar chef-owner Suzanne Tracht is teaming up for a series of two-hour butchering demonstrations and cooking classes with Dan Vance and Jim Cascone of Huntington Meats, at the butchers’ Original Farmers Market store, with upcoming classes including pig butchering (2/26), lamb (3/25), and ton January 15th, breaking down and cooking with beef. $65 reservations available at 323-938-5383. [GS]
-Tony Chen doesn’t enjoy The Churchill’s burger, but finds Stout’s burger acceptable. [SinoSoul]