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  1. Reopenings
    Mignon Reopens With Bistro MenuTim Carey, chef at the owner’s Papilles, is overseeing dishes like pork shoulder garbure and baked eggs en cocotte.
  2. The Bird Is The Word
    Southern Comfort Meets Southeast Asian Twist at Starry Kitchen’s Fried ChickenOwner Nguyen Tran calls his wife’s take on chicken and waffles “a tasty bastard child of the things we love.”
  3. Coming Soon
    Lola Gaspar Owner Opening Stocking Frame in DowntownJerry Aschoff plans eclectic menus in a 94-year-old former textiles factory.
  4. Foodievents
    Chris Cosentino Cooking Pig Parts at Pigg!The chef plans on cooking salt-cured pork liver and pig’s blood soup, among other dishes.
  5. Let’s Do Lunch
    Starry Kitchen Looking To Start Lunchin’Nguyen Tran confirms, “It’s time to return back to our lunch roots.”
  6. Crime Scenes
    Sunday Stabbing Outside of Church & StateA chef was taking out the trash when he was assaulted by three suspects.
  7. Coming Soon
    Casa Nostra Expanding to DowntownThe 120-seat restaurant is taking over the former Magnolia space.
  8. Chef Shuffles
    Michael Aguilar Replacing Sally Camacho at WP24Meanwhile, the Top Chef: Just Desserts competitor is working at The Jonathan Club.
  9. Burger Time
    Downtown’s Getting Its First FatburgerThe 1,700-square-foot space is due in about two weeks.
  10. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Kail Dining Moves Downtown For Three-Week StintKevin Meehan will serve his improvised menus over three weeks adjacent to Pershing Square.
  11. Let’s Do Brunch
    Spice Table Brings Scallop Congee, Lamb Bacon Gravy, and Kaya Doughnuts to NewBryant Ng’s Downtown restaurant will also offer bottomless mimosas and Handsome Roasters coffee.
  12. Booze News
    Boba 7 Serving Spiked Boba Tea at Downtown’s Soi 7Elton Keung’s flavors include a green tea Heineken and of course, the “Linsanitea.”
  13. Freebies
    PETA Giving Away Free Lunch Today in DowntownWe like these guys much better when they’re giving food away instead of banning it.
  14. Openings
    Paul Shoemaker’s Juicy Lucy Now Serving Nitro-Injected Cheese Burgers andThe former Savory chef takes a step into fast casual concepts with his grass-fed take on regional burgers.
  15. The Other Critics
    Besha Basks in Bestia; O.C. Weekly Tears Into Fast Food MavenElsewhere, Jonathan Gold looks at his favorite dishes of the past year.
  16. Let’s Do Lunch
    Lunch is Served at Bar AmáYou’ll find Josef Centeno’s menu served in the middle of the day now.
  17. Facelifts
    Downtown’s Grand Central Market Getting YuppifiedJonathan Gold is ready to kill if his favorite vendor gets touched.
  18. Taste Taste
    A Look Into Josef Centeno’s Menu at Bar AmáFive days in and Josef Centeno’s tribute to Tex-Mex home-cooking is slammed.
  19. Openings
    The Melt Opens Saturday, Buys Its Friends With Free Grilled CheeseGratis Michael Mina-engineered grilled cheese sandwiches are offered with a secret password.
  20. Coming Soon
    Urban Radish Market Now Under Construction in Arts DistrictFarm-raised produce and hand-crafted products for Downtowners who seethe green with Whole Foods envy.
  21. Openings
    Susan Sarandon Opens SPiN at Downtown’s The StandardIf you can’t pay $500 a year in dues, you can always wait for the actresses’ ping pong movie (yes, seriously).
  22. Openings
    Fermented Fruit, Frito Pie, Fajitas, and Roast Goat at Josef Centeno’s Bar Amá,The Baco Mercat chef takes on the comfort cooking of his Southwesten childhood.
  23. Relocations
    Urbano Pizza Bar Moving To New Grounds After December 22The current address will play home to the owners’ Sixth Street Tavern.
  24. Leftovers
    Corner Door Starts ‘From Cali Soil’ Menu; Berlin Currywurst Hollywood OpensKCET Walks Down the Other Kosher Corridor While Thinking About Susan Feniger’s Latkes.
  25. Taco Town
    Echo Park Guisados Opens January; Dorados Lies in Death BedWith One De La Torre to Open in Echo Park, the Other Sits in Monterey Park Under Death Watch
  26. Closings
    Magnolia Downtown Died and No One NoticedMagnolia downtown was never able to win the hearts of business neighbors.
  27. Mixocalypse
    Matt Biancaniello Peeks In on Mo-Chica’s Ceviche NightMiss Matt’s Cocktails at the Library Bar? Find him at Mo-Chica on Sunday December 9.
  28. Empire Building
    Gyoro Gyoro Goes for Giant Expansion PlansEncino, Palm Springs and Downtown Will Get Gyoro Gyoro Izakayas
  29. Freebies
    Lazy Ox Hosts a Night of Free Dinners to Welcome New ChefChef Travis Chase of Lazy Ox Canteen Will Cook Many Meals During an Evening Hosted By Lincoln Cars
  30. Closings
    Last Call at The King Eddy Saloon, Closing December 16Until the final day, owner Dustin Croik is holding a “Drink Eddy’s Dry” event.
  31. Foodievents
    What You Missed at Beefsteak 2012As expected, Hollywood lacked an appetite for self-destruction.
  32. Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
    Papilles-Like Prix-Fix Coming to MignonThe bistronomics options are spreading to Santos Uy’s Downtown wine bar.
  33. Closings
    Fat Spoon Closing in Downtown; Lazy Ox Taps Octavio BecerraChange is a constant in Michael Cardenas’ Downtown empire these days.
  34. Openings
    Coco Laurent Sashays Into DowntownFrench standards are being prepared by Paris chef Guillaume Jouvet.
  35. Fever for Lefebvre
    Ludo Lefebvre Announces LudoBites X: The Final Chapter?The pop-up king returns to Downtown’s Gram & Papa’s for a “Greatest Hits” revue.
  36. Openings
    What to Expect at Bestia, Opening November 23 in DowntownDowntown sizable L.A.’s new Italian wants to be known for chef Ori Menashe’s house-cured salumi, wood-roasted Neapolitan, and hand-made pasta.
  37. Foodievents
    Who’s Coming to Taste of Mexico, Friday November 30 in DowntownThe event is growing bigger this year with the addition of several new restaurants.
  38. Let’s Do Brunch
    What to Eat For Sunday Brunch at Mo-Chica, Starting November 18Morning mash-ups of Peruvian and North American flavors.
  39. Coming Soon
    Badmaash Indian Gastropub Opening in DowntownDishes include traditional Bombay street food and maash-ups with U.S. bar eats.
  40. Contests
    We Have Three Winners for Tickets to Saturday’s Wine Riot!The final tally is in.
  41. Downtown
    Here Are 100 More Reasons to Eat and Drink DowntownFrom Nom Wah to Calliope, and beyond.
  42. Contests
    We’re Giving Away Three Tickets to Saturday’s ‘Wine Riot’The Downtown event features 56 wineries and over 250 wines.
  43. Downtown
    Times Critic Loves DowntownWhen you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go … downtown.
  44. Crime Scenes
    Cee-Lo Accused of Slipping Assault Victim Ecstasy at Downtown Sushi RestaurantRumors fly that the singer has been caught on tape apologizing and referencing the drug.
  45. Ramen Brahmins
    Tsurumaru Exploring Udon in Little TokyoSignage also hints there’s a tempura specialty on the way.
  46. Crime Scenes
    Downtown Restaurant Investigated in Cee-Lo Green Assault AccusationsLAPD won’t release the new of the place, but the singer denies being there for several months.
  47. Breastaurants
    Spearmint Rhino Breaks Into The Bar & Grill BusinessIt’s new Downtown venture allows the curious to tell co-workers, “I only go to that topless club for the food.”
  48. Look Who’s Popping Up
    What Neal Fraser and Sang Yoon Are Cooking Together at Test Kitchen, Saturday inThe experimental guest-chef concept has a solid lineup this week.
  49. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Mo-Chica Offers 30 Minute Happy Hour Through NovemberAll food and drink will be 30% off, as long as you’re watching the clock.
  50. Mixocalypse
    213 Nightlife Does The Monster Mash“I see drunk people…”
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