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  1. Coming Soon
    Michael Cardenas’ Taberna Arros Y Vi Staffing Up In Santa MonicaPerfect Rocher’s involvement is currently unconfirmed.
  2. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Reviews RivaBella; Besha Rodell Considers Corazon Y MielElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson gives San Juan Capistrano’s RokPrime one and a half stars.
  3. Marketing Gimmicks
    Why You Should Take Mom to Hooters on Mother’s DayThe original breastaurant chain is hoping to appeal to mama this Sunday.
  4. Foodienomics
    Downtown’s Peking Tavern Turns To Kickstarter To Complete Its BarCo-owner Andrew Chiu explains that he and partner Andrew Wong have put two years and a lot of dough into the Chinese gastropub project.
  5. Coming Soon
    Itzik Hagadol Bringing Its Authentic Israeli Eats To Canon DriveThe Tel Aviv restaurant is known for its serious spread of salads and organic grill items.
  6. Slideshow
    First Look Into The New Rocio’s Moles de Los Dioses, Opening Today in TarzanaL.A. high priestess of moles returns with old favorites, a few new dishes, and a more polished atmosphere accentuating her interests in pre-Cortez MesoAmerican cooking.
  7. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Circa Blows The Whistle For Happy HourThe Manhattan Beach restaurant is issuing early-birds a time-card for bar menu deals.
  8. Relocations
    BEP Vietnamese Kitchen Moving to Daily Dose on May 19Connie Tran will stay Downtown through summer.
  9. Burger Time
    Eureka Burger Opens First L.A. Store Next Week…In The Hawthorne AirportThe NorCal-imported sustainable burger chain is debuting a new Taste Kitchen concept.
  10. Pizza Wars
    How To Distinguish The Two Opposing Sides In L.A.’s Quick-Serve Pizza WarBlaze Pizza secures funding to spread franchise across the country, while Umami’s shogun will likely have a more patient approach.
  11. Sam's Club
    Abbey Owner David Cooley’s New Restaurant Plans Get Boystown GabbingThe owner may ease concerns by announcing his plans to “add something new and exciting to the heart of Boystown.”
  12. Truckin'
    Ricky’s Fish Tacos Going Trucking?Following his forced removal, Ricky Piña is serving on weekends in Chinatown, but may soon hit the city at large.
  13. Empire Building
    Abigaile Team Conceiving A New Restaurant In Manhattan BeachTin Vuong plans to tackle the collusion of colonial techniques with Southeast Asian flavors.
  14. Slideshow
    What’s Cooking at Santa Monica’s New TingaNew menu additions and a cocktail selection add a gut-busting factor to the family.
  15. Foodievents
    Nic’s Takes A Tasting Tour of 30 Rare Vodkas And Osetra Burgers TonightThere will also be a Vodka beauty contest and lavender-infused duck tacos.
  16. Grocery Wars
    Urban Radish Opening May 29 in DowntownThe new market is getting a jump on Whole Foods and its natural competitors.
  17. Blechtacular
    Now Green Burrito Is Wrapping Asada Fries In a Flour TortillaThe chain is doing it for San Diego.
  18. Closings
    Legendary Palms Bar Gets Licked in West HollywoodOwners are looking to relocate.
  19. Video Feed
    Watch Burnt Lumpia’s Marvin Gapultos Break Down His New Adobo RoadThe collection includes 99 recipes for Filipino street food and home-cooking.
  20. The Food Police
    California Considers Junk Food Ban On State Property Vending MachinesNaturally, alarmists are moaning about “nanny state tactics.”
  21. Health Concerns
    105-Year-Old Texas Woman Credits Her Longevity to BaconHopefully this works outside of Texas, too.
  22. Leftovers
    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Serving At Rock & Brews Tomorrow; Adam TihanyThe KISS stars will wait on wounded warriors and veterans in Torrance.
  23. Deals
    Dollar Oysters and Five-Buck Beers At MessHallStarting tonight and recurring every Tuesday.
  24. Taco Town
    Salt’s Cure And Bludso’s Both Staging ‘Taco Nights’2013 is truly shaping up to be “the year of the taco.”
  25. Mixocalypse
    Moix and Livigni Address The Westside Drinking DeficitThe Harvard & Stone owners have new projects planned in Venice and Santa Monica.
  26. Empire Building
    Valerie Confections’ Echo Park Plans Elicit Both Cheers and SuspicionThe new location will be a tea-focused collaboration with a Beverly Hills shop.
  27. Video Feeds
    Check Out a Clip Of Viva Mezcal, Screening at Guelaguteza Alongside ChefThe Oaxacan chef behind El Origen will prepare antojitos for the crowd.
  28. Slideshow
    First Look Into Stella Barra, Grand-Opening Tomorrow in HollywoodJeff Mahin strikes again, this time with an expanded menu featuring handmade pastas and house-baked bread.
  29. Fire Damage
    Compton’s El Infierno Turns Into A HellscapeIn a tragic disaster full of irony, the charred restaurant’s name means “Hell.”
  30. Guest Stars
    David Chang And Roy Choi Cooking at Wolfgang Puck at Bel-Air!!The trio of hugely famous chefs will prepare a $190 per-person five-course menu.
  31. Nightlife
    Bigfoot West Going Back To The EightiesBreak out your Izods and jelly bracelets!
  32. Slideshow
    First Look Into Badmaash, Soft-Open in DowntownThe engaging new Indian concept bucks tradition as often as it pays tribute.
  33. Beef
    Cedd Moses’ Planned Arts District Brewpub Takes Heat From The Neighbors“They want to put a massive brewery pub right smack in the middle of four apartment buildings that will bring 1,000 idiots to the neighborhood.”
  34. Taco Town
    Jonathan Gold Takes On Thirteen TacosInteresting under-the-radar inclusions help extend one’s adventures through Taco Town.
  35. Slideshow
    A Look Back at Cochon 555 Los Angeles, AKA ‘Cinco De Puerco’Fig chef Ray Garcia won the pork cooking competition, while hiding his identity under a Mexican wrestler mask.
  36. Reopenings
    Roy Choi’s Chego Reopens in New Chinatown HomeThe chef hints that he may bring in Pekin Duck, while also offering grass-fed burgers and freestyle remixes.
  37. Coming Soon
    Check Out a Menu For Scratch Bar, Now Starting Previews Before June DebutPhillip Frankland Lee will offer a la carte and tasting menus, with plentiful options for vegans.
  38. Chef Shuffles
    David Codney Named New Exec Chef at The PeninsulaMeanwhile, James Overbaugh is stepping into a management role.
  39. Burger Time
    Burger Lounge Spreading Free Love and Burgers Through SoCal in MayBring a friend, get a free burger!
  40. Trends
    BLD’s Mariah Swan Shares A Recipe For Southern BiscuitsThe pastry chef recreates White Lily flour for a true taste of The South.
  41. Openings
    Pa Ord Opens Second Hollywood StoreThe new location has a slightly different menu, but still serves crispy pork and boat noodles.
  42. Video Feed
    Watch Vice Stuff Lucha VaVoom With BurgersEli and Max Sussman try to lure some wrestlers out of the Mayan.
  43. The Other Critics
    Besha Bestows Bludso’s Bar & Que With Three StarsThe critic is reluctant to appreciate good barbecue in Hollywood, but the restaurant overcomes her prejudice.
  44. Contests
    We Have A Winner For Two Tickets To The Cochon 555 After-PartyOur winner wants to see a chef recreate a classic from literature.
  45. Shattered
    Spago Skylight Shatters on Bierbeisl’s ChefBernhard Mairinger says he and his girlfriend were “totally fine” despite a few cuts and shirt full of glass.
  46. Empire Building
    9021Pho Franchising, Expects Four More Locations in L.A. This YearKimmy Tang is branching out across the country with her healthy-leaning Vietnamese concept.
  47. Mixocalypse
    Summit Bar’s Greg Seider Mixing Up Drink Menu For Malibu’s NikitaThe Manhattan mixology destination was called New York Magazine’s “Best Cocktail Bar” of 2010
  48. Grease Is The Word
    Grease Bandits Foiled at Burbank Carl’s Jr.The crime typically yields three dollars per gallon of grease.
  49. Look Who's Popping Up
    Masterchef’s Adrien Nieto Cooking Baja Cuisine at This Is Not A Pop-Up,Sea scallop ceviche and saffron crab tostadas win over stale chips and watery salsa any day.
  50. Ramen Brahmins
    Tsujita Dreams Of Ramen JiroRather than alleviate demand, L.A.’s favorite ramen restaurant imports a controversial style of Japanese noodles.
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