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  1. the feeding tube
    Hollywood Is Giving Wolfgang Puck a Star on the Walk of FameHe’ll be the second chef ever, after Bobby Flay.
  2. Tough Tables
    Penetrating Rao’s: 13 Customers Reveal How They Scored Tables“Some people go to the Harvard Club or the Yale Club or whatever. I go to Rao’s.”
  3. Good To Go
    Bludso’s Open On Memorial DayThe restaurant is offering to-go orders of most of its meats and all of its sides.
  4. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Fatty Cue’s Robbie Richter Previewing Roadhouse L.A., Next Week In HollywoodDishes include Jamaican jerk cupcake chicken and “Tejas” tempura sausage.
  5. The Name Game
    Stella Rossa Now Also Called Stella BarraJeff Mahin names his old restaurant after his new one.
  6. Coming Soon
    Check Out a Menu For Scratch Bar, Now Starting Previews Before June DebutPhillip Frankland Lee will offer a la carte and tasting menus, with plentiful options for vegans.
  7. Openings
    Pa Ord Opens Second Hollywood StoreThe new location has a slightly different menu, but still serves crispy pork and boat noodles.
  8. The Other Critics
    Besha Bestows Bludso’s Bar & Que With Three StarsThe critic is reluctant to appreciate good barbecue in Hollywood, but the restaurant overcomes her prejudice.
  9. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Masterchef’s Adrien Nieto Cooking Baja Cuisine at This Is Not A Pop-Up,Sea scallop ceviche and saffron crab tostadas win over stale chips and watery salsa any day.
  10. Nightlife
    The Spare Room Partying Down at Fraggle Rock, Wednesday Night in HollywoodThe Jim Henson Company celebrates the series 30th anniversary with a free public party.
  11. Coming Soon
    Jeff Mahin Confronts Stella Barra’s Lack of a Wood-Fired GrillThe Stella Rossa chef says he’s spent 80% of his time trying to replicate his signature burrata with grilled grapes dish at the forthcoming sister restaurant.
  12. Crime Scenes
    Hooters Bomb Scare Shutters Stretch of Hollywood BoulevardOnce in police custody, the suspect claimed he was “just joking.”
  13. Openings
    Ludo Lefebvre Opens Trois Mec This Thursday With Non-Refundable, Pre-SaleThe restaurant will be L.A.’s first to ensure parties arrive at the risk of not getting their money back.
  14. Menus
    Early Dish Details Leak Out of Ludo Lefebvre’s Trois MecA preview menu finds dishes being served like buckwheat popcorn and potato pulp with milk skin and bonito.
  15. Chef Shuffles
    Phillip Frankland Lee Departs D’Cache To Open Scratch Bar in HollywoodThe new dinner-only full service restaurant will take over the night shift at Tiago Espresso Bar.
  16. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Hollywood Pop-Ups: Foraged Wild Food at Tiago This Weekend; BEP VietnamesePascal Baudard and Mia Wasilevic will present five courses based on what they pick in nature.
  17. Fever For Lefebvre
    What To Expect at Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo’s Trois MecThe French chef foresees a $70 set menu based on the Parisian bistronomie movement.
  18. Hot Stuff
    Spice Alley Launching at Hollywood Farmers Market, April 7Organizers alluringly compare their vision to a Moroccan bazaar.
  19. Let’s Do Brunch
    Brunch Begins This Saturday at littlefork, Check Out The MenuJason Travi’s new menu features a morning burger served on pancakes, Bloody Larrys, and even more uses for maple syrup.
  20. Jitlada
    My Last Bite Conquers Jitlada’s 300 Item-Strong MenuJo Stougaard recommends the secret burger and catfish salad at this top-notch Thai restaurant.
  21. Guest Stars
    Mark Peel Reviving Campanile’s Grilled Cheese Nights at 3Twenty, March 14-AprilThe shuttered 23 year-old restaurant’s most popular night will be offered for three more weeks.
  22. Foodievents
    David Lentz Preparing Baltimore Pit Beef at Hungry CatThe chef-owner is paying tribute to his hometown with regional specialties.
  23. Closings
    But It’s All Over Now: Rolling Stone Restaurant Folds in HollywoodInevitably, customers didn’t really rally for a “high-end” restaurant based on a $4.99 magazine.
  24. Guest Stars
    This Is Not a Pop-Up Moving To Tiago, Teasing Us With Foie GrasThe banned delicacy “may or may not” be given away this week at Tiago Espresso Bar.
  25. Happy Birthday!
    Golden State Turning Four TomorrowDiscount burgers and rare beers will both be on offer.
  26. Empire Building
    Fat Sal’s Deli Expanding to HollywoodThe Italian deli, co-owned by Entourage’s Turtle, isn’t afraid to throw East Coast stereotypes in our faces.
  27. Openings
    Bludso’s Bar-&-Que Arrives in HollywoodThe center city debut of this Compton favorite finds cocktails, craft beer, and Scoops ice cream added to a more easily understood menu.
  28. Guest Stars
    Mark Peel Making Suckling Pig Liver Ramen at This Is Not a Pop-Up, FebruaryThe chef will offer a $50 five-course menu using offal and an arrangement of classic ingredients served in new ways.
  29. Openings
    Chi Spacca Opens Tonight at Mozza; Bludso’s Serves Friends and Family on LaBreaHollywood suddenly finds itself in the midst of a meat frenzy.
  30. Sam’s Club
    Papaya King Abdicates Its Throne In HollywoodThe imported restaurant will be replaced by an expanded version of Sayer’s Club.
  31. Openings
    Tinhorn Flats Herds Cowboy Food Into HollywoodOkay maybe real cowboys never actually ate panko-crusted calamari and ahi salad, but this is still Tinseltown, after all.
  32. Lawsuits
    L’Scorpion Stung By Actor-Activated LawsuitKristen Bell is named as one of five plaintiffs suing the Hollywood tequila bar for not sharing its profits.
  33. Openings
    What to Expect at Mozza’s Chi Spacca, Opening February 4$311 steaks, veal and bone marrow pie, and Chad Colby’s prized salumi will be among the highlights.
  34. Beer Me
    Blue Palms: The Brewery?The leatherneck owner is working on it, and also expanding across the country.
  35. Mixocalypse
    Matt Biancaniello Teaching Trippy Cocktail Tradecraft at K&L Wines, MayGood luck finding the components to his complicated drinks on your own.
  36. Closings
    Maui & Sons Bar & Grill Wipes Out in HollywoodA more timely ramen restaurant is coming in its place.
  37. Openings
    Slate Serving Wine and Panini at The Hudson TheatresThe pop-up comes from actors Michael Della Femina and Josh Weinstein.
  38. Sam’s Club
    SBE Finally Tapping The Speakeasy Trend at The Emerson Theatre, OpeningThe name, no less the idea, even sounds a little like The Edison.
  39. The Name Game
    Vine Street Stretch Seeking ‘Peru Village’ DesignationThe stretch is rich with four Peruvian restaurants including Mario’s and Balcones del Peru.
  40. Fire Damage
    Burning Popcorn Leads to ArcLight’s EvacuationOne brave customer vanquished the flames.
  41. Trimmings
    Osteria La Buca Launches Private AYCE Dinner Parties$30 per person buys your brood rights to the space, with unlimited food and wine, all night in its brand-new “Pasta Room.”
  42. Openings
    The Melt Opens Saturday, Buys Its Friends With Free Grilled CheeseGratis Michael Mina-engineered grilled cheese sandwiches are offered with a secret password.
  43. 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.
  44. Other Critics
    Snyder Visits Darabar Secret Thai at MidnightDarabar Secret Thai is an alcoholic Thai food lover’s best friend.
  45. Openings
    Moment Hotel and Bar To Open on Guitar Row Next FebruaryThe Moment Hotel Sure Beats the Saharan Motor Lodge
  46. Empire Building
    David Reiss Opening Little Fork in Hollywood, Seafood-Driven Abbot KinneyDaniels was formerly the executive sous at Manhattan’s Perry Street.
  47. Deals
    Cube Offering Deep Discounts at Holiday Sale, December 240-70% off of food and housewares, with free treats thrown in from the pastry chef.
  48. Let’s Do Lunch
    Hollywood’s Great Lunch DebateDaily decisions about what to eat often last all-day and seldom leave everybody satisfied.
  49. Openings
    Berlin Currywurst Opening Cahuenga Location Next WeekThis is the second location for Hardeep and Lena Manak’s authentic German street sausage shop.
  50. Coming Soon
    Jameson’s Irish Pub Coming to HollywoodThe whiskey-fueled sports bar carries big screens and a food menu.
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