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  1. The Other Critics
    Gold Executes a ‘Best of’ Mexican Restaurants List; Rodell Gives Vegetarians theJonathan Gold still loves Mexican food in LA; Brad A Johnson finally finds a 3-star worthy restaurant in Orange County.
  2. Grub Guide
    Six Hip Places to Drink Colorful Margaritas While Remaining Respectable on CincoOne tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor? Here are way more than four specials for Cinco de Mayo in LA.
  3. The Feeding Tube
    LA’s Most Anticipated Food Reality Show Reveals CastKat Odell, Brenda Urban, and Jessica Miller to be Part of Bravo’s Eat, Drink, Love’s Cast.
  4. Leftovers
    Noodle Whore Takes LA On a Soupy Tour; $24.5 Million Mansion With Sushi Bar isEat Drink Be Merry shares his favorite noodle soups in greater LA.
  5. Caffeinated Combat
    Cafe Demitasse Santa Monica Soft Opens TomorrowDemitasse Brings Super Pour-Over Coffee Machine to Santa Monica.
  6. Openings
    Tangerine Soft Opens in Little Tokyo with Discounts on SGV Teahouse FareAuthentic Chinese Cuisine is Now Available in Little Tokyo
  7. Video Feed
    Watch Chef Greenspan Sling Seafood Grilled Cheese SandwichChef Greenspan Makes a Neptune’s Nest Inspired Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  8. Foodievents
    Chinese New Year Celebrations Continue in Chinatown and Alhambra This WeekendLunar New Year Festivals to bring food truck night market in Chinatown and Asian street eats galore in Alhambra.
  9. Openings
    King Hot Dog Opens in Former Location of Puppy MillAfter rebuilding a pet shop into a restaurant for a year, Hot Dog King begins serving in Koreatown.
  10. Rants
    Bon Appetit Names Animal as Part of America’s Most Important Restaurants,L.A. just wants somebody to love its restaurants.
  11. Foodievents
    Planned Parenthood’s Food Fare Kicks of 2013 Festival SeasonAttend Planned Parenthood’s 34th annual Food Fare to taste over 90 LA-area restaurants.
  12. Grub Guide
    Last Minute Valentine’s Day Round-Up of Things That Don’t SuckGreen tea truffles, crawfish, sashimi, bonbons, uni linguine, and poolside cabanas are all available to Angelenos on Valentine’s Day.
  13. Freebies
    Propose at Fazoli’s and Eat Free Spaghetti for a YearThe best place for pasta-lovers is be engaged on Valentine’s Day may be Fazoli’s
  14. Openings
    P Gators Southern Grill Opens in North HollywoodP Gator Southern Grills wants to be the best-tasting soul food restaurant in North Hollywood.
  15. Openings
    O.C. Receives Another Injection of Slater’s 50/50Orange County just can’t get enough of Slater’s 50/50 as new branch opens in Lake Forest
  16. The Gold Watch
    Fresh And Easy Is Imploding; Win a Lunch Date With Jonathan GoldSanta Monica may not get a Fresh & Easy after all.
  17. The Chain Gain
    Chipotle Raising Prices Soon; Chains Profits From Skinny MenuChipotle will get more expensive this year.
  18. Endangered
    Tinga Reboots Renee’s Sooner Than ExpectedTinga will probably have a working ice machine at the old Renee’s Courtyard Cafe space
  19. The Other Critics
    Jewish Journal Bemoans LA’s Lack of Haute DelisLA is definitely ready for a Mile End pastrami.
  20. Openings
    Blvd Coffeehouse Cafe Opens in Woodland HillsBlvd Coffeehouse in Woodland Hills offers a cure to Starbucks.
  21. Foodievents
    Vietnamese New Year Celebration Comes to O.C.
  22. Crime Scenes
    Ex-LAPD Cop and Alleged Triple Murderer Enjoys Chick-Fil-A, Loves BourdainWhistleblower and Ex-LAPD Cop Chris Dorners most likely frequented Chick-Fil-A in Cerritos
  23. Openings
    Cognoscenti Coffee Culver City Passes Inspection, Opens Tomorrow.Cognoscenti’s Coffees Will Open Its Culver City Doors December 12.
  24. Video Feed
    More Chefs Lend a Hand in the Easy-Bake Oven for Boys CampaignChefs Nationwide Gather in One Video to Support a Petition for Changing Hasbor’s Easy-Bake Oven Design.
  25. Empire Building
    Matthew Kaner Working to Open Bar Covell in New YorkHollywood’s quirky, list-free wine bar is headed east.
  26. foodievents
    All Your Burritos Belong To Someone; Japan Film Fest Shows Free Food AnimeL.A. Gets a Meme Based Burrito Tumblr, L.A. Also Gets Free Showing of Wondrous Japanese Foodie Anime
  27. Leftovers
    Corner Door Starts ‘From Cali Soil’ Menu; Berlin Currywurst Hollywood OpensKCET Walks Down the Other Kosher Corridor While Thinking About Susan Feniger’s Latkes.
  28. Chef Shuffle
    Chris Crary Cheffing at Members-Only Beach Club; Gertler Pops Up Againex-Top Chef Contestant Chris Crary Finally Finds His Own Restaurant; Michael Gertler Still Has Not.
  29. Deals
    Inca Gourmet Offers a Ceviche AlternativeLawndale’s Inca Gourmet Has an affordable Peruvian Ceviche Bar Buffet
  30. Openings
    Tokyo Beat Offers a Venue for Show Tunes and Whiskey in Little TokyoThe Opening of Tokyo Beat Means no More Buffets at Oiwake Before Singing “We Are The World”.
  31. Delays
    Cognoscenti Coffee Culver Is Still Not OpenOne more day until Cognoscenti Coffee Culver Serves the Public. Maybe.
  32. Openings
    Matthew Dickson Will ‘Feed Body and Soul’ Come Mid-JanuaryFEED Hopes to Attract Venice With a Health Conscious Menu Paired With Great Cocktails
  33. reopening
    Allston Yacht Club Finally Ditching Name; Muddy Leek Soft Opening Next Week inMiles Thompson Takes Over Allston Yacht Club; Muddy Leek Opening in Batch Space.
  34. Happy Birthday!
    Maison Giraud, Papilles and Sushi Roku Celebrate BirthdaysFree bubbly at Maison Giraud, $19 Prix Fixe at Papilles, Half off Sushi at Sushi Roku Pasadena
  35. Relocations
    AOC Announces Final Day at Original Location; Henry’s Tacos GonersHenry’s Tacos will Close, AOC is Just Moving.
  36. Chain Gang
    More to Come From LYFE After Culver CityTarzana and West Hollywood Both Get LYFE in 2013
  37. Chef Shuffle
    Adam Horton Cuts Out From Raphael; Jameson’s OpensAdam Horton No Longer Cooking at Raphael Studio City, Jameson’s Now Serving Jameson and Guinness.
  38. Taco Town
    Echo Park Guisados Opens January; Dorados Lies in Death BedWith One De La Torre to Open in Echo Park, the Other Sits in Monterey Park Under Death Watch
  39. Delays and Distractions
    Cognescenti Coffee Culver City is Not Open This MorningKalita to Demonstrate Wave Dripper At Cognoscenti Coffee December 10 7:00 P.M.
  40. Chain Gang
    Fatburger To Devour Manhattan by Next SpringBabyfat at 1:00 A.M. will finally be a reality in New York City
  41. Slideshow
    A Look At P.S.310’s Menu, Starting December 10Public School 310 Serves Slight Twists on Familiar Comfort Food Along with an Interesting Beer List Curated By Ex-Stone Rep.
  42. Chef Shuffles
    A Happy Ending in the BarnyardJesse Barber, Previous of Tasting Kitchen Venice, Finds a New job at Barnyard
  43. Bourdain Thinks A-Frame is Also Korean FoodAnthony Bourdain Visits Los Angeles and eat only Roy Choi establishments.
  44. The Other Critics
    Alma Wins Gold; M.A.K.E. Made Besha RawJonathan Gold Really Loved Alma; Besha Rodell Really Got Raw at M.A.K.E. Time Out LA finds food fantasy at The Hart and The Hunter
  45. The Chain Gang
    Clubby Del Taco, Panda Express, and Burger King Punish L.A.Major U.S. Fast Food Chains Finding More Ways to Attract and Annoy Diners
  46. Reopenings
    Pizza Buona Slated to Reopen TodayA Car Crash into Pizza Buona Will Not Stop It From Operating
  47. TV Land
    Anthony Bourdain’s The Taste Featuring L.A. ChefsTony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson’s new cooking competition to feature Stella Rossa chef.
  48. Openings
    Sushi Kingz Spitting Out SK Lounge Next YearSushi Kingz should fix its sushi first before opening a lounge.
  49. Other Critics
    Snyder Visits Darabar Secret Thai at MidnightDarabar Secret Thai is an alcoholic Thai food lover’s best friend.
  50. Closings
    Magnolia Downtown Died and No One NoticedMagnolia downtown was never able to win the hearts of business neighbors.
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