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  1. temporary closings
    Gjelina’s Owners Insist Their New York Restaurant Will ReopenA fire shut down the dining room after a month in business.
  2. first taste
    Gjelina Is Already Manhattan’s Hottest LunchSeven years after it was first announced, the Venice Beach import is finally open.
  3. Coming Soon
    The Gjelina Team Is Opening a New York RestaurantOn Bond Street, with Ken Friedman.
  4. Closings
    Abbot Kinney Annihilation: Glencrest BBQ Farewell Party Today; Jin PatisserieThe so-called “coolest street in America” may be losing the same places that made it cool.
  5. Celebrity Settings
    Jay-Z and Beyonce at Gjelina; Britney Spears Dates New Dude at BanzaiKelly Rowland reportedly broke into tears on Abbot-Kinney following yet another stint as the singer’s third-wheel.
  6. Empire Building
    Gjelina Owner Starts Construction on New Abbot Kinney RestaurantFran Camaj may have to dig up fourteen parking spaces if he doesn’t want a repeat of his squabbles with the neighbors.
  7. Celebrity Settings
    Prince Harry Lets It All Hang Out at Gjelina; Tom Cruise Leaves Madeo InThe royal rebel had his pants on, but that doesn’t stop one local blog from imaging another scenario with help from Photoshop.
  8. Celebrity Settings
    Rihanna Shoots the Bird at Baldi; Diane Keaton Toasts at ToscanovaIf the singer doesn’t want to be bothered, maybe she should consider a differtent restaurant every once and awhile.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Tebow Takes Taylor Swift to Toscanova; Bret McKenzie Passes Oscar AroundWas it a date, business, or just a little flirtation between the two young stars?
  10. Mediavore
    J Restaurant and Lounge Closing in Downtown; Where to Get Feet Wet in KoreatownMatt Kang offers a primer on eating in the eatery-dense sub-city.
  11. Celebrity Settings
    Taylor Swift Spends New Year’s at Kate Mantilini; Benji Madden Goes to GjelinaWith a week to go until The Golden Globes, the stars are already aligning.
  12. Beef
    Gjelina Faces Public Resistance from VenetiansOne local claims, “My neighborhood has been ruined by this restaurant.”
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Warren Beatty Toasts Son at Il Covo; Jenni Rivera Spotted at Lola’sThe legendary actor raises a glass to Stephen, who was formerly his daughter, Kathlyn.
  14. Celebrity Settings
    Tim Robbins Hits Gjelina Takeaway; Ludacris Drinks at Delphine as Spike Lee SitsIcing on the cake? Forest Whitaker was also eating there at the same time.
  15. Video Feed
    Watch Gjelina Chef Travis Lett Talk Kitchen PhilosophyToo bad the often elusive chef is so terribly out-of-focus.
  16. Health Concerns
    Gjelina Makes The GradeFollowing its recent downgrade by the health department, Venice’s trendiest restaurant is again sporting an ‘A.’
  17. Mediavore
    Gjelina Scores a ‘C’ Rating From Health Department; What Did Catherine De MediciThe Italian noblewoman dined on a stew of testicles and coxcombs.
  18. Interviews
    Q&A: Mad Hungry’s Lucinda Scala Quinn Tells Us How She Eats in L.A.“There’s something about eating a burger in Southern California that makes me feel like I’m in Happy Days in the fifties or something.”
  19. Celebrity Settings
    Taylor Lautner Dates Diana Agron at Gjelina; Suge Knight Sups at FreshEastIs their love potentially our worst nightmare?
  20. The Other Critics
    Linda Burum Finds Got Sushi? in King’s Burgers; Gold Mocks Venice at GjelinaThe restaurant inside of a restaurant finds Katana alum Jun Y. Cha making inspired sushi and nigiri.
  21. Contests
    Win Two Tickets to Taste of Abbot KinneyJust tell us what you’re most looking forward to in order to enter.
  22. Openings
    The Strand House Opening in Mid-August with Spit-Roasted Meats and Cube-ShapedTop Chef: Just Desserts vet Seth Caro is adding his sweet touch to the already heavyweight team.
  23. Funnies
    When Hiring, Gjelina Seeks ‘New York Attitude’That explains a lot about the restaurant’s customer service.
  24. Trimmings
    A Double Fail(e) Strikes GjelinaAfter the restaurant covers its pretty new take-out spot in street art, a street crime goes down.
  25. Beef
    Gjelina Gets Put In Its Place by Venice Stakeholders AssociationWe have to wonder if treating the neighbors a little nicer might have resulted in a different decision.
  26. Coming Soon
    The Strand House to Sow Seeds of Change in The South BayA sudden rush of well-regarded chefs to the area includes Neal Fraser’s next project.
  27. Backpedals
    Gjelina Take Away Already Acting Kinder Than The OriginalThe restaurant’s little sister is now accepting omissions, though substitutions are still verboten.
  28. Ballad of El Gordo
    Is Gordon Ramsay Right to Be Angry at Gjelina?Is the Venice restaurant now acting even posher than Posh?
  29. Ballad of El Gordo
    Gjelina Goes On Gordo’s Hit-ListThe chef famous for yelling at people says, “You have to show a touch of sensitivity.”
  30. Celebrity Settings
    With Extra Time on His Hands, Pau Gasol Graces GjelinaThe purple and gold foodie proves he’s a veritable giant and very European while attempting to sneak into the restaurant.
  31. Celebrity Settings
    Justin Timberlake Parties at Trousdale; Lindsay Lohan Is Guilty of Going toReality TV is now using our restaurants against us to make Angelenos look stupider.
  32. Openings
    Gjelina Take Away Opens on Abbot Kinney…SortaThe restaurant is offering some samples on the low-down, and teases of an opening next week.
  33. Mediavore
    In-N-Out Causes Tears in Texas; One-Third of Food Produced Goes To WasteBurgers make a young girl cry, while rich countries continue to waste ever precious resources.
  34. Beef
    Gjelina Challenged to Hold Its Horses on That 40-Seat ExpansionThe Venice Stakeholders Association is threatening to sue the city if it doesn’t abide by its own rules in regard to approving the restaurant’s planned growth.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Gjelina Adding Take-Out Depot; Mezze Opening in Late-MarchIs Gjelina without all eyes on your $700 yoga pants still going to be in-demand?
  36. Truckin’
    Dogs To Start Eating At, Not Chasing, TrucksPretty fancy for a beast that would be just as happy to eat dirt, bones, and discarded diapers.
  37. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Names His Favorite Dishes of 2010; Virbila Champions Salt’s CureL.A. Weekly talks about Tasting Kitchen, bacon-wrapped bacon, and duck carnitas one more time before 2011 arrives.
  38. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver Tops The Charts; Home Bars Are Huge AgainThe chef’s recipe book is the fastest selling non-fiction book is history, while drinkers set-up their own safe-havens back at home.
  39. Crime Scenes
    Which Venice Kitchen Might Be Responsible For The Mad Chef?We’d love to blame some yuppie that exploded in rage after waiting too long for a brunch table at Gjelina.
  40. Mediavore
    Bimbo Buys Sara Lee; Calling Out The Twinkie DietThe Mexican food giant buys a big baker from the U.S., while a Kansas nutrition professor claims the Hostess snack helped him lose 27 pounds.
  41. Nieghborhood Watch
    Michael Cardenas Plans Toranoko in Little Tokyo; Gjelina Opening Take-Out PizzaMeanwhile, Native Foods will replace Culver City’s M cafe de Chaya.
  42. Foodies With Benefits
    Taste of Abbot Kinney Returns, Now With LudoTruck and FriendsEntry is free, but tastings at Joe’s, Jin Patisserie, N’Ice Cream, and others will cost you.
  43. The Other Critics
    Gold Gets Flashbacks From Fries at Daglas And Trumpets The Six BurgerPlus, where to catch S. Irene Virbila over lunch.
  44. Celebrity Settings
    Lindsay ‘Lynwood’ Lohan Claims She Was Sucker-Punched At VoyeurThe fallen star’s bad week ends with her Dad teasing her from the heinous halls of Saddle Ranch.
  45. Awards
    Char No. 4, Gjelina Among Best-Looking New RestaurantsThe American Institutes of Architects/Los Angeles announces this year’s finalists in their annual restaurant-design awards.
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Rivera Coming to Grace Space; A Gjelina Brasserie?Downtown’s modern Mexican might come west while Travis Lett is rumored to be considering a new direction.
  47. Lists
    How to Enjoy Virbila’s Favorite Meals and Lie to Mozza’s FaceThe Times critic recalls her best dining experiences with some useful inside info.
  48. Celebrity Settings
    Robert Pattinson Breathes the Same Air as Katy Perry at Dimple’s, Rumors FlyThe Twilight stars have dinner at Gjelina after nasty rumors.
  49. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Interview: Top Chef’s CJ Loves Pork and Gjelina, Dislikes Tequila andTop Chef’s CJ gives us the skinny on his new menu and predictions for this season.
  50. Foodievents
    Who Will Be At Abbot Kinney’s First Food Festival, October 11thVenice’s trendiest street gets its first food festival.
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