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Hollywood’s Noir Wine Bar Goes Back To Shabu Shabu; Susan Feniger Cooks at Snyder Diamond

Shabu Shabu comes back to the closed Noir Wine Bar
Shabu Shabu comes back to the closed Noir Wine Bar Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Burbank: Mo’s is celebrating fifteen years with a party this Wednesday evening, October 27th, featuring musician Gaby Moreno, magician Lou Serrano, and performers Fire Groove. [Grub Street]
Culver City: Royal/T is screening the Japanese classic Tampopo as part of its new “Nighttime” Series this Wednesday night. A menu of ramen dishes will begin the night at 6:00 P.M., followed by a discussion titled “Food, Sex, and Satire” in modern Japan, then the movie plays at 7:30 P.M. [Grub Street]
Downtown: Artisanal L.A. showcased an eclectic assemblage of independent food crafts-people, with such novel eats as mango-habanero chocolates from Medina Chocolatier, coconut clouds from Bakelab, and Halloween cupcakes aplenty. [Eastside Foodbites]
Eagle Rock: Four Café has a new autumn menu with small bites, soups like a kabocha squash red curry, a warm fall salad with candied pecans, goat cheese, spinach, arugula, and pomegranate vinaigrette, and a new chicken Panini with crimini mushrooms and Fontina cheese. [Feast]

Hollywood: That was quick! After a short-lived attempt to shift from Shabu Shabu Ya to Noir Wine Bar, Shabu Shabu is re-opening in the same space on LaBrea. [Eater]
Despite an initial PR announcement that Sean MacPherson’s company would be taking over Ye Coach & Horses on November 1st, a rep tells Grub Street it was “premature” and MacPherson will not yet be taking over there pending coming announcements about the property. [Grub Street]
Kosher Corridor: Elina Shatkin recommends eschewing Schnitzly’s “mediocre” schnitzel for their deep fried piping hot potato chips. [Squid Ink]
Mar Vista: Earl’s Gourmet Grub will celebrate Ocktoberfest this Friday with a patio biergarten from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. on October 29th. $12.95 buys one bratwurst and one weisswurst, along with traditional sides. “Beer tickets” and brew will be provided by nearby cafe The Wood, but only 150 tickets are being sold. [Grub Street]
Pasadena: The owners behind La Grande Orange opened The Luggage Room, a wood-burning oven, sour-dough crust pizza place with just eight pizza options, as well as signature starters and salads like pan-fried chicken livers, in an the baggage storage room of the old Santa Fe train station. [Feast]
A Nutella-obsessed crepe restaurant called CREPEstudio opened on East Union, serving ice-blended coffee drinks and tuna, Baja chicken, and chicken Caesar salad crepes, in addition to the aforementioned sweet variety. [ via Eater]
Santa Monica: Susan Feniger will cook live with Street’s Kajsa Alger at Snyder Diamond this Wednesday night at 6:30 P.M. The $40 reservation buys food and wine, sponsored by Angeleno. [Grub Street]
Silver Lake: Mother-and-son collaboration Food + Lab opened their third store in two years, this one serving Sunset Blvd. the same menu as the one in West Hollywood, with products from Dean & DeLuca, plus the coming additions of dinner and CakeMonkey treats. [Eater]
Torrance: A man was critically wounded at a Chuck E. Cheese’s in the 16900 block of Prairie Avenue on Saturday after eight to ten men got in an argument outside. [Daily Breeze]
Venice: Japanese-inspired vegan restaurant J’s Kitchen is closed. Eater teases us with the “unconfirmed” rumor that a location of Mozza2Go could replace it someday. [Eater]
West Hollywood: Valerie Confections is collaborating with Commune Design on a new collection of chocolates with a Byzantine pattern, with a somewhat limited supply of 1,000 boxes sold until they run out. [Mondette]

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