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  1. Deals
    $3 Ramen Deal at Downtown’s Shin Sen GumiThe deal is good for two days to celebrate its first birthday.
  2. Booze News
    Ramirez Central Looking to Liquor Up DowntownThe massive “mom and pop” version of BevMo will feature a cigar humidor and tasting room.
  3. Chef Shuffles
    Perfecto Rocher Leaves Lazy Ox For Solo ProjectThe chef is no longer attached to Michael Cardenas’ empire, signifying the duo’s paella-based project could be scrapped too.
  4. The Gold Watch
    Gold Alights Again on Starry KitchenDubs the chili crab a “cult dish” at its new Tiara Cafe location.
  5. Leftovers
    Chuan Ma Is a Hit; Britney Hits McDonald’sLA now has Slow Hand organic whiskey to pair with spicy beef noodle soup from Chuan Ma.
  6. Empire Building
    Spice Table’s Banh Mi Stoppage Induces SeizuresBryant Ng slowly builds his empire.
  7. Empire Building
    Guisados Expanding to Downtown and Echo ParkThere will soon be more locations to find LA’s best tacos.
  8. Temporary Closings
    The Spice Table Closed For RepairsBryant Ng is hoping for a reopening on Saturday.
  9. Chef Shuffle
    Blue Cow Seeking New Exec ChefNo word yet on the whereabouts of Joshua Smith.
  10. Reopenings
    Aburiya Toranoku Anounces ‘Re-Grand Opening’ Tonight, With Free Eats and SakeThe restaurant will also display new works from artist Sean D’Anconia.
  11. Foodievents
    Feria de Moles Returns For 5th YearOver thirteen different moles will be on hand.
  12. Gone Green
    Brite Spot Catering to Echo Park’s Meatless Masses, Peddler’s Creamery Sets UpChef Darby Aldaco is ditching the frozen veggie burgers to make his own.
  13. El Charro De Mexico
    Teresita’s Owner Furthers The Legend of ‘El Charro de Mexico’Teresa Campos Castaneda came up with the idea to honor ranchera and Mexican film giant Antonio Aguilar with a thirteen-foot statue.
  14. Superlatives
    Peking Tavern Promises Downtown Some SGV-Caliber ChineseOwner Andrew Chiu says it may even be “better” than L.A.’s Chinese capital, and SinoSoul chimes in.
  15. Openings
    Santos Uy Takes on Sausages, Sundays at MignonAnother day, another wiener at the Papilles owner’s Knackig.
  16. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Is ‘Happy Enough’ at The ParishHe calls chef Casey Lane the dark prince of ‘No Substitutions, No Modifications.”
  17. Empire Building
    ¡A Huevo! Josef Centeno’s Bar Amá Looking to December 15 OpeningThe Baco Mercat chef plans a Tex-Mex-inspired menu, featuring fire-roasted salsas and grilled meats.
  18. Burger Time
    Josiah Citrin Scouts Downtown For Sure Thing BurgerThe Michelin-starred Santa Monica chef quietly brought Maui a grass-fed burger last winter, with plans to hatch it in L.A.
  19. Coming Soon
    The Gastropub Boom Meets The Chinese Food Craze and Street Food Fever inPeking Tavern strives to bring a bar scene together with authentic Beijing street cooking.
  20. Beer Me
    Twenty-Something Beer-Fanatics Readying Ohana Brewing Co.The brewery’s owner, Andrew Luthi, might just be the youngest one on record.
  21. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Boris Portnoy’s Satellite Republic Popping Up For Georgian Feast, Friday inThe San Francisco pastry chef is bringing his edible exploration of former Soviet Republics to a Los Angeles gallery.
  22. Coming Soon
    Cardiff Giant Overtakes The Voyeur Space in HollywoodThe new company comes from principals at the popular Hudson and The Churchill.
  23. Booze News
    Skid Row Weighs Liquor License For Great Balls on Tire’s DowntownThe neighborhood isn’t so sure a recovery housing complex and late-night restaurant selling hooch should share space.
  24. Reopenings
    Starry Kitchen Strikes Back, Re-Open Tonight at Tiara CafeThe Southeast Asian restaurant, sprung from a former speakeasy of sorts, is sharing space in a permanent collaboration with Fred Eric.
  25. Loco For Locavores
    Patina Provides Summer Farmers Market Menus For LessChef de cuisine Charles Olalia is making Downtown’s famous “last bastion of fine-dining” more accessible while highlighting the season and the region.
  26. Lists
    Bäco Mercat Makes Bon App’s ‘Hot Ten’ New RestaurantsJosef Centeno explains how he’s going to make one-million dollars more than he initally projected this year.
  27. Foodievents
    The L.A. Epicurean Festival Returns August 26Celebrity judges for The Epicurean Cup include Michael Richard, Josie LeBalch, and Bradley Ogden.
  28. The Other Critics
    Gold Shouts Out Shunji; Rodell Revels in L&E Oyster BarIncreasingly, the Matsuhisa veteran is being praised for his produce more than his sashimi.
  29. Grub Guide
    Fourteen Sharp Spots to Find Food-on-a-Stick in Los AngelesIn L.A., your options include frozen beer, cupcake, lamb offal, chicken skin, and even pig’s blood set on a skewer.
  30. Beer Me
    4th Anniversary Party at Blue Palms This Sunday; 213’s Craft Beer Crawl NextHere’s your chance to drink in the beers of nearly 100 breweries for a reasonable cost.
  31. Pizza Pizza
    The Hundreds and Pizzanista! Collaborate on Persian PieDoes this make food the new street wear?
  32. Deals
    Takami’s Birthday Yields Five-Dollar RollsThe items are normally priced in the double digits, but are now available for cheaper and without limit.
  33. Openings
    Yoshinoya’s Asiana Grill Opens Next To USCWhich raises the odds that UCLA could be next to get the brand’s new create-it-yourself grilling concept.
  34. Empire Building
    Mendocino Farms Plans Its Third And Largest Downtown Store, Opening in FallThe next location will occupy space in the $40 million reopening of the Figat7th shopping complex.
  35. Happy Birthday!
    Katsuya at L.A. Live Offers $33 Anniversary Pre-FixeNo spicy tuna on crispy rice and no Kim Kardashian.
  36. Caffeinated Combat
    Starbucks Snitching on Cafe Dulce?The pop-up, planned for a six month run, was shut down not long after a manager at the chain came by to say hello.
  37. Chef Shuffles
    Remi Lauvand Out of Cafe Pierre, In At Downtown’s New LekaThe French chef will oversee a menu of steaks, seafood, and tapas.
  38. Openings
    What to Eat at Casey Lane’s The Parish, Opening FridayThe menu at this Southern-slanted British gastro-pub appears to be more eccentric than the chef’s straight-forward perfect cooking at Tasting Kitchen.
  39. The Other Critics
    Gold Beholds Ricardo Zarate’s New Stage at Mo-ChicaThe L.A. Times critic notes the same great food, new dis-enchantingly trendy space.
  40. Openings
    B1 Breadshop Opening Monday East of Downtown, Followed By Venice StorefrontThe budding business plans oall-natural, daily-made French pastries and baguettes using organic flour.
  41. Mixocalypse
    WP24 Serving New $24 CocktailIt’s very much like a normal cocktail, but with some gold flakes and a whopping price tag.
  42. Endangered
    Downtown’s Senor Fish Could Be Your’s For One-DollarOh, and millions of dollars in relocation fees.
  43. Loco for Locavores
    The Santa Monica Farmers Market Blooms at Handsome Coffee RoastersEvery Wednesday evening, the Produce Project is bringing the coveted wares of SaMo vendors to Downtown residents.
  44. Openings
    What to Eat at Soleto, Now Open in DowntownSascha Lyon’s focus is on straight-forward servings of authentic Italian, plus one signature bacon burger.
  45. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Spice Table Starts Happy HourFive-dollars drinks and satays outta make you very happy.
  46. The New Kid
    Besha Rodell Tickled by IndustrielThe critic is confused by the concept and not impressed by the food.
  47. Let’s Do Lunch
    It’s Lunch Time at TowneNew items include a salmon cubano sandwich and house-made Twinkies for dessert.
  48. Foodies With Benefits
    Union Station Welcomes Back ‘East L.A. Meets Napa,’ This FridayLatin-owned wineries will pair with some of the city’s best Latin restaurants and chefs.
  49. Marketing Gimmicks
    Alex Reznik’s FigOly Now Taking Reservations…Via Twitter!Following the place could earn you a sneak peek.
  50. Foodievents
    Birthday at Bru Haus, Bastille Day at Industriel and 3rd Street StationWhere to get free absinthe, discount drinks, and Alsatian beer this weekend.
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