Josef Centeno Opening Orsa & Winston; Brooklyn Water Bagel Debuts in Westchester

Centeno Photo: Dylan + Jenni/Zagat

Brentwood: This Thursday, April 11, Farmshop welcomes winemakers Annie Favia and Andy Erickson from Favia Erickson Winegrowers to offer a $45 wine pairing option to the restaurant’s a la carte menu. [GS]
Citywide: A look at L.A.’s top-ranked diners. [Zagat]
Chinatown: A dim sum crawl is kicking off on April 18 from 6:30-9:30 P.M., with plans to hit four different neighborhood restaurants. [Tickets Online]
Costa Mesa: El Corazon de Costa Mesa opens on April 20 in The Triangle on Harbor Blvd., with former Red O chef Armando Martinez in the kitchen. [GS]
Downtown: Baco Mercat and Bar Ama chef Josef Centeno is opening a third Downtown restaurant, to be named Orsa & Winston. [Eater]
–Squid Ink gets through the normally restrictive door of Premier Fish Market, guided by chef Sal Marino. [SI]
–Chef Joseph Antonishek is leaving Industriel, with chef de cuisine David Luna stepping into his executive shoes. [Eater]

Hollywood: The Terrace at Sunset Tower is throwing an $85 Mother’s Day jazz brunch with bottomless mimosas and specialty carving stations. From 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on May 12. [GS]
–In a moving tribute to our own neglected “Strip Search” column, L.A. Weekly launches “Strip Mall Rat” to give the same treatment to the corner of Highland and Santa Monica Blvd. [LAW]
–Campanile chef Christopher Eddy is reprising Grilled Cheese Night at 3TwentyWineLounge this Thursday night from 5:30 to 10:30 P.M. [GS]
Huntington Park: Mmmn, tortas ahogadas! [Digest]
Mid-City: Milk Jar Cookies is now open on Wilshire, serving Handsome Coffee and local milk with a variety of housemade cookies. [Eater]
Redondo Beach: Despite a 40-day shutdown for construction, the pier’s bars and restaurants will stay open. [NBC]
Thousand Oaks: A pair of roughnecks were arrested as suspects in robberies at Cho Cho San Restaurant and Cisco’s. [VCS]
Westchester: Brooklyn Water Bagel opened its third L.A. location last week on Sepulveda Blvd. just a few blocks up from LAX. [GS]
West Hollywood: BLT Steak and Go Burger are offering 50% off beer, cocktails, and wine next Monday to help ease your tax burden. [GS]
Venice: The Chef’s Garden is taking over a vacant lot on Abbot Kinney, with plans to offer “custom growing subscriptions” to chefs and public gardening classes to the public. At least until the property owner gets permission to build a hotel there. [Yo! Venice]