Ikemen Ramen Opens in Little Tokyo; Where to Find The SGV’s ‘Best Buns’

Pulled pork-stuffed bao at Flavor Garden
Pulled pork-stuffed bao at Flavor Garden Photo: Tony Chen/SinoSoul

Alhambra: SinoSoul picks the region’s hottest buns. And we mean the kind you find at Flavor Garden, not the ones at L.A. Fitness. [SinoSoul]
Beverly Hills: Kate Mantilini’s cocktail and bar program was recently rejiggered by Tasting Kitchen veteran Devin Espinosa, including drinks that take the restaurant’s Hollywood clientele into consideration. [LAist]
Caulfield’s is offering a $20 pizzette with a carafe of wine on Mondays and one-dollar oysters every Friday. [GS]
Century City: KevinEats inhales David Myers’ new menu at Hinoki & The Bird in a single bound. [KevinEats]
Citywide: Yeah, that pizza oven is alright, but is it distinguished? Josh Lurie takes a look at the city’s brightest burners. [Food GPS]

Downtown: Hollywood’s Ikemen Ramen opened its central city sequel today in Little Tokyo, aiming for “innovation rather than tradition.” [SI]
–BabyCakes closed its Sixth Street store to focus sights on its current Larchmont outpost. [SI]
–A new bar called Ham and Eggs serves craft beer and indie wine, with a side of live rock ‘n roll. [Eater]
Garden Grove: Ten must-have eats from Little Saigon include banh beo at Quan Hy and pho at Pho Thanh Lich. [OCW]
Hollywood: Ludo Lefebvre is hiring sous chefs for his new routier-influenced project, Trois Mec, with Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. [Eater]
Manhattan Beach: The seventh Pitfire Pizza is opening in the seaside city this Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. 100% of opening day proceeds will go to local non-profit Walk With Sally. [GS]
Sundance Film Festival: Marcel Vigneron, Vinny Dotolo, John Shook, and Ludo Lefebvre cooked for the Park City crowd this weekend. [LAT]
Westwood: Lenny’s Deli, the replacement for time-worn Junior’s Deli, is opening in the Westwood Blvd. space on February 7. [GS]