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  1. Neighborhood Watch
    Wine Kitchen Ready to Open on Divis; Dishman Leaves Viognier in San MateoAlso, District in Oakland is adding a lunch operation called District Carriage House.
  2. Previews
    District in Oakland Set to Open Next Friday, April 27Old Oakland gets an SF wine bar, with whiskey.
  3. Previews
    District Opening This Spring in Old OaklandThey’re aiming for late March or early April.
  4. Quote of the Day
    Why District Had to DieOwner George Abou-Daoud doesn’t want the hearts of critics, just the hearts of men.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Wo Hing Aiming for Late October; Fluffy Snow Arrives in the Sunset; NojoAlso, Steins opens in the Richmond.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    District Shutters in Hollywood; Lee’s Raises Dough for Tsunami ReliefMeanwhile, Javier Cabral goes on tour with the Delirians, providing the perfect excuse to do some good regional eating.
  7. Openings
    George Abou-Daoud Opening Rosewood Tavern Next Week on FairfaxThe Hollywood heavy has even found the energy to decorate his seventh project.
  8. Mixocalypse
    Where to Have Your Oysters and Drink Them TooDistrict chef Kevin Napier unveils a secret shooter with a Mexican twist.
  9. L.A. Diet
    Comedian John Henson Waters Down His OJ, Loves Spam Sliders“There are certain things that you just can’t go wrong with and I’m a big believer that adding bacon to anything improves it.”
  10. Chef Shuffles
    Patina Names Kris Morningstar Exec Chef at Ray’s and Stark’sThe chef is preparing a menu with Joachim Splichal.
  11. Menus
    A Look at District’s New MenuEven vegetarians have a huge selection at this former ode to offal.
  12. Raw Bars
    District Adds Oyster Bar, Won’t Stop Until It Has EverythingA trend is building where restaurants are more than just restaurants, adding butchers, bakers, and bivalves.
  13. Chef Shuffles
    Kris Morningstar Leaves District and Mercantile, Plus Two Ideas For His Next GigThe chef’s right-hand man, Kevin Napier, will take over the kitchens at George Abou-Daoud’s co-joined Hollywood Blvd. restaurants.
  14. Closings
    Gone Is The Glow Of Blue Velvet In DowntownThough some residents complained, it’s hard to imagine they’ll see the likes of Kris Morningstar anytime soon.
  15. Slideshow
    What You Missed at Taste of Beverly HillsFour days of chef sightings, cooking demos, and wine and cuisine appreciation left a nice taste in the mouths of 90210 residents and guests.
  16. The Other Critics
    Virbila Deems District Gutsy And Delicious; Chego Kicks Los Angeles InThe L.A. Times warms to pig’s heart confit while Roy Choi’s second coming is as successful as his first, according to Los Angeles.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Laurent Quenioux Cooking at Le Saint Amour; SimonLA Celebrates Fete de laBistro LQ joins a chef exchange program and Sofitel goes Gallic, with the music to prove it.
  18. The Other Critics
    S. Irene Virbila and Mick Jagger Get Satisfaction at Ammo; Gold Gets You BoozyDaniel Mattern is keeping Ammo on target and Mariscos Chente has the best Mex in Lennox, and beer too.
  19. The Other Critics
    Chego’s Got Soul, Sings Gold; The Lobster’s Overcooked Eats Underwhelm VirbilaRoy Choi’s creations obliterate Yoshinoya’s and a Santa Monica seafood tourist trap still sucks.
  20. The Other Critics
    Everybody Reviews Delphine This Week and Really Likes ItChef Sascha Lyon scores with three critics this week.
  21. Slideshow
    A Look at District, Open Wednesday in HollywoodGeorge Abou-Daoud opens his rustic restaurant attachment to Mercantile.
  22. Openings
    The Mercantile Opens Next Monday, Previews ThursdayIt’s finally time to see George Abou-Daoud’s new place.
  23. Empire Building
    What to Eat at George Abou-Daoud’s New Restaurants, Coming in FallThe onwer of The Bowery and The Delancey is back with two new NYC-centric eateries.