Lou Amdur Teams Up With Night+Market; Plan Check Opening Fairfax Location

Plan Check's smoky fried chciken
Plan Check's smoky fried chciken Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Beverly Hills: New York’s Elixir Bar is now open and serving fruit juices and smoothies, along with salads, small plates, and wraps, in the home of a former Pinkberry on Santa Monica Boulevard. [Eater]
Citywide: The Umami Food Truck is coming back in February for private events and can be booked over email. [GS]
Chinatown: Walmart is trying to fit into Downtown, but already spelled César Chávez’s name wrong. [LAist]
Downtown: Chin Ma Ya is closing to make way for Ikemen Ramen. [ML]
Fairfax: Owners of Plan Check are opening a new location in the former home of Vodvil. [Eater]
Glendale: The city could be considering a ban on plastic bags. [LAist]

Larchmont: A new location of Alan Jackson’s Lemonade is slated to open on February 1 at 626 N. Larchmont Blvd. [GS]
Long Beach/Seal Beach: Russian River’s coveted ale Pliny the Younger is coming to the restaurant’s two locations in February. Starting today, the brewpubs are selling $5 raffle tickets to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation, with 130 winners picked on February 18th. Whoever wins, gets ten days to grab their free pint of Pliny. [GS]
Redondo Beach: Hudson House is welcoming The Bruery for a one-night beer-pairing dinner with a $65 five-course menu on January 21. Reservations at 310-798-9183.[GS]
West Hollywood: A.O.C.’s final service in its original location will be this Saturday, with reservations at 323-653-6359. So far, a reopening date in the new location is offered in the first week of February. [GS]
–Lou Amdur is teaming up with Night + Market for one night this Sunday, serving a $65 menu of seven courses of Thai eats with paired wines over two seatings. Reservations available through email only. [L.A. Mag/Digest]