Test Kitchen Previews Bestia in Downtown; Mozza Extends Salumi Night to Four Days a Week

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Alhambra: Tustin’s all-you-can-eat Gen Korean is coming soon to a two-story version in the city. [Eater]
Beverly Hills: A1 Cucina has lost its chef Freddy Escobar and one of its partners, with a possible name change to come. [Eater]
Downtown: Test Kitchen is previewing Ori Menashe’s menu at Bestia with dishes like grilled sardines with shaved fennel, whole wood-fired suckling pig, and burnt flour casarecce with sugo di capra.Reservations online. [GS]
–Pitfire Pizza is welcoming Golden Road Brewing on Fairfax tonight and Downtown tomorrow with two-dollar pours of special releases from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. [GS]
–Andrew Meieran is finding more vintage treasure behind the facade at Clifton’s Cafeteria than Geraldo did in Al Capone’s vault. [BlogDowntown]
–Medieval-themed restaurant Excalibur has changed its name to UrbanX Tavern and embraced a sports bar theme, suggesting this damsel is in distress. [Eater]

Hollywood: Wirtshuas is extending its Oktoberfest celebration through Saturday, October 27th and also introducing a “Wurst Wednesdays” special that offers a free pint of beer with every wurst purchased from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. [GS]
–Salumi Night from chef Chad Colby is now available four nights a week at Mozza’s Scuola Di Pizza. [SI]
–This Saturday night, The Blank Theater is holding a beer fest called “Hollywood on Tap” at Paramount Studios, featuring over 40 breweries, two stages, and 10 food trucks. $40-$50 tickets online. [GS]
Santa Monica: Hungry Cat has half-priced oysters every Monday from 5:00 P.M. to closing. [GS]
Silverlake: Malo and Downtown’s Mas Malo now have tamales in flavors like squash blossom and jack cheese, and pork adobo, though they cost roughly $14 more than the dude who sells them on your block. [GS]
–Vegan restaurant Cru has called it quits. [Eater]
West Hollywood: The Hudson, turning three this month, has a new fall menu featuring a foraged mushroom burger and pear walnut salad, plus new fall cocktails like a peppe-rinfused tequila with pineapple and lime. First cocktail is $3 this Thursday. [GS]
Westwood: The W is introducing an ice bar on its wet deck, serving seasonal drinks from Natalie Fernie that sound a little too warm for today’s weather. [GS]

Test Kitchen Previews Bestia in Downtown; Mozza Extends Salumi Night to Four