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L.A.P.D. Targets Tailgaters in Elysian Park; Clockwork Orange Cocktails Debut Downtown

A Dodger fan fights authority
A Dodger fan fights authority Photo: Mil8 via Flickr

Anaheim: Legendary Chris and Pitt’s might close. [Fast Food Maven]
Downtown: Spring Street soft-opens for deli sandwiches and tap beer. [Blog Downtown]
Drago Centro debuts a new spring cocktail list today with a Clockwork Orange (Sombra Mezcal, Red Bell Pepper, Cilantro, Agave Nectar, Lime Juice, Smoked Salt) and a Little Dracula (Distillery No. 209 Gin, Dimmi Liquore, Harry’s Strawberries, Basil, Lemon Juice) [Drago Centro]
Elysian Park: Police descended in heavy numbers, letting tailgaters know that booze was not going to be tolerated at The Dodger’s home-opener, fearing a repeat of mistakes made in 2009. [Eastsider L.A.]

Redondo Beach: Hudson House is partnering with New Belgium Brewing Company for a $45 four-course dinner that pairs dishes like a Fat Tire Amber ale-braised lamb with Ranger IPA and 1554 Enlightened Black Ale. [Hudson House]
Santa Monica: Pourtal has a series of Earth Day events that will showcase “green” wines and their producers. [Pourtal]
ChaCha Chicken is now delivering to Venice. [Yo Venice]
Venice: Intelligentsia stopped using a Clover to pour its coffee, instead switching to “the Hario V60 pourover method.” A store rep echoes something long said at Ground Works about not needing an $11,000 piece of equipment to brew a cup of good mud. [Feast]
Ventura: Zoey’s Lounge will move into a new, bigger space with an expanded kitchen. [Ventura County Star]
West Hollywood: Ortolan has a new spring tasting menu for $40 from Wednesday-Friday with lobster ravioli with beef jus and white asparagus cream, plus marinated salmon with lemongrass sorbet. [Los Angeles Times]

L.A.P.D. Targets Tailgaters in Elysian Park; Clockwork Orange Cocktails Debut