Sushi Zo Coming Downtown; John Sedlar Seeking Patrons for Museum Tamal

John Sedlar, of Downtown's Museum Tamal
John Sedlar, of Downtown's Museum Tamal Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Boyle Heights: 60-year-old La Mascota Bakery is the winner of a local poll pointing to the best local tamale. [BHB]
Downtown: Rivera chef John Sedlar is seeking tax-deductible donations for his Museum Tamal, a museum honoring Latin food and L.A. food history. The generous can donate on a range of tiers including “Bell Peppers” at the bottom up to “Habaneros” up top. [Museum Tamal]
–Palms’ Sushi Zo is taking space at the corners of 4th and Main in 2013, in the same complex where a crunchy new concept in greens called Simply Salad opened last week. [BY]
Hollywood: Magic Castle has a new craft cocktail program under oshua Lucas and Jordan Gold. [Digest]
Koreatown: Matt Kang offers a guide to 26 of the neighborhood’s “best” restaurants. [Eater]

Mid-City: El Coyote has some pretty killer Gingerbread houses this year. [LAist]
Santa Monica: Bodega Wine Bar is offering an all-you-can-drink, all-you-can-eat party with a Champagne toast, DJ, and free photographer on New years’ Eve for $75 online, $100 at the door. [BPT]
Torrance: Smog City Brewing is constructing a new 5,500-sqaure-foot brewery, with the plan to bring its brewing operation from Tustin to The South Bay. [Eater]
Venice: Superba Snack Bar is offering a $75 prix-fixe family-style meal on New Years’ Eve, featuring fried chicken, gnocchi with pomegranate, and lasagne alla romano. Reservations for the two seatings at 310-399-6400. [GS]
Westchester: A new Oaxacan restaurant named Cinco is opening (with booze) in the former home of Siam Thai. [Eater]
West Hollywood: Red Rock Bar and Grill has finally crumbled on Sunset Blvd., closing Sunday, with a new restaurant due in March. [Eater]