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  1. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Happy Hour Hits Take a Bao Studio CityNo bite goes above four bucks for two hours each weekday.
  2. Videofeeds
    Watch a Song Parody Tribute to Eating in The SGVSample lyric: “Tell the health department to stop hatin’/Cuz a B Rating just stands for better tastin’.”
  3. Openings
    More Yunnan in the City, With Tribeca’s Lotus BlueNo more schlepping to Yu Nan Flavor Snack in Sunset Park, though it is killer.
  4. Mediavore
    Goat Getting Its Moment in U.S.; Shooting at Hawthorne’s The DenChefs are falling hard for the international staple.
  5. The Other Critics
    Gold Blown Away by Shanghai No. 1 Seafood; Patric Kuh Reflects on Red MedicineThe L.A. Weekly critic calls it, “the most ambitious Chinese restaurant to open in Los Angeles in a decade — maybe ever…”
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Kitchen 24 Opens Second Location This Monday; Library Alehouse Joins Pliny theThe second location of the Hollywood restaurant is twice as big, with new dishes and a patio.
  7. Mediavore
    Rihanna Helicopters Junk Food to Hawaiian Villa; Ludo Lefebvre Attacks New YorkThe French chef thinks his East Coast counterparts are “too stuffy.”
  8. Mediavore
    Heavy Coffee Drinking May Reduce Diabetes Risk; Michael Mina Throws a DinnerThe San Francisco chef helps you host eighteen of your closest friends at dinner.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Mario Batali Signing at Mozza2Go; Moon Juice Opening in VeniceThe red-headed chef will put his pen to your copy of Molto Mario next week.
  10. Deals
    Bao Dim Sum House Puts Pork Dumplings on DiscountOrders are only $2.12 through next month.
  11. Users Guide
    Where to Eat and Drink on Christmas Eve and DayThere’s more than just Chinese available.
  12. Mediavore
    San Diego Owner Fined for Hiring Undocumented Workers; Brian Malarkey OpeningMichel Malecot, of The French Gourmet, must pay $396,575 and serve five years probation after his conviction.
  13. Openings
    First Look at Dong Chun Hong, Bringing Seoul-Based Korean-Chinese to K-TownRSVP for a chance to attend the grand opening party.
  14. Trend Alert
    Kutsher’s Is the Latest Non-Chinese Restaurant to Offer a Chinese SpecialThree officially makes a trend, people.
  15. Menus
    Eva Combines Chinese Take-Out with Funny Girl on Christmas EveThe chef plans war wonton soup with matzoh balls, among other specials.
  16. Tea Time
    It’s Time For Tea in The SGVGet them before they disappear into “the Bermuda Triangle of Taiwanese tea shops.”
  17. Openings
    Chi Dynasty Opens at Americana at Brand in GlendaleJonathan Chi’s chef’s specials were praised by Bon Apetit.
  18. Blehtacular
    Tasty Garden Slings Peanut Butter PizzaOr more accurately, “peanut butter báobǐng.”
  19. Empire Building
    Hokkaido is Coming Soon to West L.A., Prepare to Live LargeThe all-you-can-eat seafood buffet is about to be revealed in a more central L.A. location.
  20. Mediavore
    Anaheim Attacked by Fruit Flies; Smithfield Farms Gets Less EvilPaula Deen should be happy her favorite farm is more eco-friendly this year.
  21. Mediavore
    Tacos Clarita Comes Back to Life; Taste of Soul Returns To Crenshaw on SaturdayFormer Spanish language TV star Clarita Trujillo resuscitates her Mexico City-style restaurant in El Sereno.
  22. Dishes Duke It Out
    Tay Do Quan Hy Serves the Dark Horse of Hainan Chicken RiceIt beats out Spice Table’s twelve dollar version in taste, prep, and cost.
  23. Openings
    Vanessa’s Dumpling House Williamsburg Slated for Late OctoberYet another cheap-eats specialist expands to the ‘burg.
  24. Mediavore
    Drought Ravages Texas Cattle Ranches; Sam Sifton Named National Editor of TheThe New York critic will leave his post for a major promotion.
  25. The Gold Watch
    The Brothers Gold Go Hunting for Shark Fin (On the Menu)Mark Gold opposes a provision that would allow for so-called sustainable shark fins to be sold.
  26. Mediavore
    Where to Get Cicada Ice Cream; L.A. County Fair Opens SaturdayOr, if you prefer, you could always opt for a simple bowl of ice cream ramen.
  27. Openings
    First Look at RedFarm, Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng’s Upcoming Chinese SpotUpscale food in a casual setting, rolling out in the next couple of weeks.
  28. Menus
    Yujean Kang’s Celebrates With Five Courses of Tofu (And Plenty of Meat)Fortunately, tofu doesn’t always foreshadow a vegetarian meal.
  29. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Backs Ban on Shark Fin“We either stop eating it because we choose to preserve the species, or we stop eating it because soon there will be none left to eat.”
  30. Closings
    Ding Dong! Ching Chong Ling Long is Dead!The associated Palace restaurant couldn’t take the heat any longer and is calling it quits.
  31. Beef
    Is Ching Chong Ling Long Wrong?Is Assemblyman Mike Eng missing the point? Or are these UCLA students just being scandalous?
  32. Quote of the Day
    There’s No Such Thing As ‘Chinese’ FoodIt’s all about regional cooking, you philistines.
  33. Mediavore
    Sean Bean Stabbed At London Bar; Flavored Milk Banned at LAUSDThe Game of Thrones actor shakes it off, orders another beer.
  34. Menus
    WP24 Has a New Menu for the Rest of UsWolfgang Puck’s luxe Chinese has suddenly become a lot more accessible with a $24 evening pre-fixe.
  35. Sub-cuisines
    Henan On FireElmhurst newcomer Uncle Zhou is another source for spicy big-tray chicken.
  36. Sam’s Club
    Nazarian Considers Hooking Hollywood Up With HakkasanThe SBE CEO seems to be bringing every restaurant he’s ever enjoyed into L.A. Can someone get him a ticket to Copenhagen?
  37. Openings
    Xi’an Famous Foods Opens in ‘Old Chinatown’ SaturdayWith 40 seats!
  38. Mediavore
    Food Prices Could Spread Extreme Poverty in Asia; Britney Spears Abstains FromRising costs continue to put world economies at risk, while the singer contractually limits the possibility of temptation.
  39. Edible Issues
    Los Angeles Celebrates Chinese FoodPatric Kuh picks his top ten dishes, while Jeffrey Ross expounds on the Jewish-Chinese connection.
  40. Openings
    Henan Feng Wei Spinoff He Nan Flavor Now Serving Noodle Soups and Dumplings inRegional-Chinese-food nerds no longer have to board the 7 train to sample Henanese cuisine.
  41. Mediavore
    Chinese Eatery Owners Rally For Shark Fin; Bring on The SnickersLocal owners band together at Alhambra’s Gourmet Island to stand up for a so-called delicacy that is coming under fire.
  42. The Other Critics
    Vibrila Raves About The Royce; Jonathan Gold Humors The ArgentinesDavid Feau’s cooking pries a third star from the tight fists of S. Irene Virbila, while Mr. Gold gets called out for his saltenas story.
  43. Rebounds
    Eastern Alley’s Sean Scotese Plans a Downtown Chinese RestaurantAnd for now he’s cooking Wednesday dinners at DessertTruck Works.
  44. Endangered
    California State Assembly Pushes A Ban on Shark FinsAn opponent calls the proposed bill insensitive to Asian culture.
  45. Openings
    San Gab’s New Home for Table-Side DuckNew Beijing Duck House has more seafood and Shandong dishes than those from beijing.
  46. Trends
    Chinese-Dumpling Man Gets With the Kimchee-Taco TrendThe Krave BBQ truck gets some competition in Jersey City.
  47. Openings
    London’s ‘Haute Chinese Exemplar,’ Hakkasan, Is Coming toThe Michelin-starred London and Miami “haute Chinois” chain will land here in November.
  48. Lists
    Chinatown’s Top DishesRobert Sietsema files another Chinese-centric top ten list.
  49. Accolades
    Take That New York and San Francisco: America’s Best Chinese Is RightTurns out Philly’s mainline has something over New York and San Francisco’s Chinatowns.
  50. Foodievents
    Seats Still Remain Available For Zahav’s ‘Very JewishSolomonov will riff on Chinese food using Israeli ingredients.
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