Lou Leaving Lou For Lou Two; Coen Brothers Cocktails at Show at Barre

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Lou Amdur Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Atwater Village: Still more beer and still more brats as new brewpub Link ‘N Hops opens up on Glendale Blvd., serving “the best vegan hot dog” one writer has had in a long time. [Echo Park Now]
Beverly Hills: This Friday, chef James Overbaugh prepares a $125 six-course dinner at The Belvedere to pair with vintages from Napa’s (Romanée Conti-descended) Hyde de Villaine winery and Vivier, the personal product of its own winemaker. Reservations at 310-551-2888. [GS]
–Zach Brooks is most perturbed that the sushi robot at U-Sushi doesn’t look a thing like Johnny-Five. [Midtown Lunch]
Brentwood: Eric Lechasseur’s second location is closing after only eight months on Wilshire, while the KFC across the street, on the other hand, appears invincible. [Eater]
Downtown: Aaron Tell hunts down a couple of sandwiches for comparison at Umamicatessen. [Savory Hunter]

Hollywood: With a heavy heart, Lou Amdur announces that he’s transferring the keys to his wine bar, Lou, to a new owner, who will probably the change the name after 90 days, but maybe not the concept. Amdur is conjuring up a new Lou 2.0 project in the meantime. [Eater]
Las Vegas: Chef Julian Serrano will prepare a $325 per-person dinner in a live, open kitchen performance, paired with the hand-crafted wines of Colgin Cellars at The Bellagio next Friday, April 28, part of the resort’s monthly Epicurean Epicenter series. [GS]
Los Feliz: To celebrate Show at Barre’s killer new musical tribute to The Coen Brothers, themed cocktails are available for $10 like “The Hudsucker” and “Burn After Drinking.” [GS]
Monterey Park: Recent Baja-hater Tony Chen claims Spirit House is “hot,” like a six-year-old KRS-One video. [Squid Ink]
Santa Monica: World-famous butcher Dario Cecchini is coming to Valentino this Thursday for a demo, lunch, and dinner, as well as Mozza the following day. [Squid Ink]
Sherman Oaks: Joann Stougaard loves the old school burgers at Bill and Hiriko’s. [My Last Bite]
Silver Lake: Local’s grilled cheese is Rachel Narins’ pick for L.A.’s best. [Squid Ink]
West Hollywood: Starting April 26, Marcona is offering a sandwich happy hour every Thursday, wherein you get a free sandwich every time you buy one. The “twofer” stretches from 5:00-7:00 P.M. [GS]
–A restaurant with the unfortunate name “Your Pasta Story” opens tomorrow on Third Street, replacing the much-better-at-naming-things Holy Cow. [Eater]
Westwood: Native Foods is closed for an expanded relocation next door, with plans to reopen in May. [Eater]