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  1. Downtown
    ICE Moving Campus to Brookfield Place in 2014 [Updated]There will be no shortage of places to eat around campus.
  2. Guest Stars
    Micah Wexler Bringing Dead Chefs To Dinner at UmamicatessenMasterchef competitor Sharone Hakman will also offer an exploration of global barbecue at the Downtown restaurant.
  3. Chef Shuffles
    David Feau Replaces Remi Lauvand As The New Executive Chef at Le KaOne respected French chef is followed to this Downtown restaurant by another.
  4. Relocations
    BEP Vietnamese Kitchen Moving to Daily Dose on May 19Connie Tran will stay Downtown through summer.
  5. Grocery Wars
    Urban Radish Opening May 29 in DowntownThe new market is getting a jump on Whole Foods and its natural competitors.
  6. Beef
    Cedd Moses’ Planned Arts District Brewpub Takes Heat From The Neighbors“They want to put a massive brewery pub right smack in the middle of four apartment buildings that will bring 1,000 idiots to the neighborhood.”
  7. Reopenings
    Roy Choi’s Chego Reopens in New Chinatown HomeThe chef hints that he may bring in Pekin Duck, while also offering grass-fed burgers and freestyle remixes.
  8. Chef Shuffles
    NOLA’s Now Serving Executive Chef Farid Zadi’s MenuThe French-Algerian chef will add harissa to his BBQ sauce and cook his jambalaya in a paella pan.
  9. Beer Me
    Angel City’s Heritage Festival and Vegan Beer Fest Both Brewing on May 4thWith the discount for designated drivers, you can technically do ‘em both.
  10. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Alex Reznik Tackling Offal at The One-Eyed GypsyThe chef plans a salad with something so obscure he simply calls it “funky stuff.”
  11. Art Bites
    Estevan Oriol Storming Pizzanista, May 4 in DowntownThe photographer will offer a specialty pizza with a box featuring his iconic “L.A. Hands” image.
  12. Foodievents
    Taste of Mexico Going Bigger and Better at La Plaza De Culturas Y ArtesThe cultural outreach organization is opening the books to allow in more restaurants.
  13. Loco For Locavores
    How Does Daily Dose’s Garden Grow?The edible arrangement of vegetables and herbs was planted by one of the cafe’s own customers.
  14. Foodievents
    The Grilled Cheese Invitational Returns For 11th Year This SaturdayThe seven hour event includes vendors, demos, cooking, eating, and cheese-calling competitions.
  15. Coming Soon
    Farid Zadi Expands on His Forthcoming Creole ConceptThe chef is working on a menu of New Orleans classics and a buffet of Southern comfort food.
  16. Foodievents
    Taco Madness Kicks Off This Saturday at Downtown’s Grand ParkA lineup of stellar taqueros includes Mexicali, Yuca’s, Tacos Leo, Guerilla Tacos, Tacos Punta Cabra, and Mariscos Jalisco.
  17. Coming Soon
    Farid Zadi Sets Sights on New Creole and Southern Concept in DowntownThe French chef says the “interesting thing is that Creole can be more old school French, than the French.”
  18. Imports
    Texas Takeovers: Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Considering Expansion ToThe movie theater serves food and drink in the same style as The Arclight.
  19. Empire Building
    Sushi Zo Due Downtown in JuneKeizo Seki’s celebrated strip mall omakase favorite is taking space in the Medallion development this summer.
  20. Caffeinated Combat
    Handsome Coffee Roasters Offering Seven-Week Subscription For ColombianCo-founder Chris Owens will offer 50 customers access to seven weeks of great mud.
  21. Coming Soon
    Coastal Luxury Management Take Over Towne SpaceDavid Bernahl and Rob Weakley already run 1886 restaurant in Monterey.
  22. Endangered
    After Al Fresco Dining Is Dashed, St. Vincent’s Court Resembles a ‘Ghost Town’Councilman Jose Huizar thinks both sides will benefit from a little compromise.
  23. Grub Guide
    What’s New To Eat Before, During, And After a Dodgers GameLocal craft beer and tacos invade Chavez Ravine, while new additions to the neighborhood will have you full of haggis sliders, carne asada, and oysters.
  24. Coming Soon
    Horse Thief BBQ Coming to Grand Central MarketThe Texas-inspired meat-men are lead by chef Russell Malixi.
  25. Coming Soon
    Ebanos Crossing Puts a Southwestern Twist on Downtown’s Prohibition TrendEbanos Crossing could give this tired trend a Southwestern shot in the arm.
  26. Openings
    Hand-Made Udon Invades Little Tokyo at Monzo and TsurumaruAnd yes, they both carry bukkake noodles.
  27. Openings
    Downtown Debuts: Sticky Rice Soft-Open At Grand Central Market; Mendocino FarmsThe Thai concept is helmed by Rivera and Flying Pig chef Johnny Lee, with backing from Soi 7’s David Tewasart.
  28. Deals
    One-Eyed Gypsy Kicks-Off ‘Brewlesque’ and ‘Locals Special’ Deals TonightIf you can prove you live Downtown, you can gain entry to the bar’s secret beer stash.
  29. Foodievents
    Angel City Brewery Offering Food Truck Haven This SaturdayA twelve-hour day finds new beers and several caterers collaborating in Downtown.
  30. Reopenings
    Bahooka’s Baubles To Help Revive Clifton’s Pacific Seas CafeteriaAs one local Tiki legend passes, another rises from the grave.
  31. Openings
    Black Sheep Gastropub Opens in DowntownThe new Cole’s neighbor serves burgers, sausages, and draft beer.
  32. Guides
    New Restaurant Guides Seek to Clear Paths Through Downtown and KoreatownThe guide to Korean restaurants in L.A. is more representative than comprehensive, eschewing more of KTown for a regional overview.
  33. Let’s Do Lunch
    Mr. Baguette Serving Banh Mi and Pho To DowntownThe Rosemead favorite is only open for lunch and breakfast during the weekdays.
  34. Booze News
    Liquor License Denied For Great Balls on Tires’ Brick and MortarPlans are soundly dashed to bring booze into a building that shelters and treats former Skid Row residents.
  35. Art Bites
    Notorious Chick-Fil-A Vandal Turns His Eye Towards Giant DoughnutsThe Hollywood artist will show off a sweet new installation at Downtown’s Art Walk this week.
  36. Closings
    Towne Goes Down After Eight MonthsArmen Shrivanian’s four-million project will reopen in a couple months as a new concept with a new owner.
  37. Crime Scenes
    Two Lose Legs at Topless BarA grisly fight at Sam’s Hofbraus ended when a man slammed his car into two patrons.
  38. Foodievents
    Javier Plascencia and Aquiles Chavez Adding Carne Asada Feast to ‘Hola México’Five chefs in total will create steak dishes to compliment the eight day film series.
  39. Openings
    Sprinkles Opens at Downtown’s Figat7th TomorrowTen winners will find golden tickets inside of their desserts, while everyone else better still chew carefully.
  40. Guest Stars
    Micah Wexler Returns: Launching Umamicatessen’s New Guest Chef Concept ThisThe Residency will host national guest chefs over dinner once a week, starting with the former Mezze owner and chef.
  41. Openings
    Fatburger Expanding To Downtown TomorrowIt really makes sense for Southern California’s less famous burger to serve the In-N-Out deprived parts of the city.
  42. Freebies
    Free Il Fico Pizza on Oscar Sunday; Gratis Mud on Monday at Handsome CoffeeAfter the carb-crash comes the pick-me-up.
  43. Freebies
    Free Boozy Punch at The Varnish on SundayThe Downtown haunt won “Best American Cocktail Bar” last summer.
  44. Deals
    Five-Dollar Ramen at DaikokuyaAnd you thought the line was already an endurance test!
  45. Chef Shuffles
    Patina Searching For New Pastry ChefKasra Ajdari’s departure leaves a hole in this fine-diner’s dessert department, as one reader noted on Valentine’s Day.
  46. Rumors
    Is Chego Charging Into Chinatown?The move could offer the neighborhood’s comatose nights a much needed shot in the arm.
  47. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Sergio Perera and Greg Bernhardt Team Up For WineBar@CoffeeBarThe chefs’ respective pedigrees more than make up for the lame name.
  48. The Great Outdoors
    Downtown’s St. Vincent Court Cleared of Outdoor Dining, Restaurateurs Fear ForThe enchanting alleyway has been at the center of a fight between its cafe-owners and the family behind The Los Angeles Theatre.
  49. Coming Soon
    Dr. J’s Vibrant Cafe Resurfacing In Downtown, Still Has Nothing To Do WithThe vegan, longevity-focused restaurant comes from Dr. Juliet Tien.
  50. Oeno-File
    What’s On Alma’s Wine List Now That It’s Approved For BoozeThe offerings come from a global mash-up of progressive, natural wine-makers.
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