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  1. Chef Shuffles
    Vartan Abgaryan Vacates Public Kitchen For Cliff’s Edge; Chris Hewes Steps Up ToNo word on the chef’s replacement yet, nor on the plans of Benjamin Bailly.
  2. Look Who’s Popping Up
    ‘Bloody Bill’ Bringing Ostrich Carpaccio and Lamb Kindeys on Toast to ColonialThe pop-up chef once worked for Quentin Tarantino and Keifer Sutherland.
  3. Taco Town
    House of Tacos Opens in Hollywood, Offers Two-For-One to NewbiesThe opening comes at the loss of L.A.’s only Transylvanian destination.
  4. Openings
    Sweet! Brings Wonka To The Walk of FameYes, there are Oompa-Loompas.
  5. Empire Building
    Vim Thai-Chinese Expands to Melrose LocationThis is the 32-year-old chain’s fourth restaurant.
  6. Coming Soon
    Solo Tapas Coming To The W HollywoodThe ambitious new shop plans to serve Spanish sandwiches in the form of montados and bocadillos.
  7. Mixocalypse
    Sadie Swears Its New Cocktail Is ‘Not a Pipe’The elaborate glass port pipe on the Hollywood restaurant’s new drink menu bears a layered libation.
  8. Imports
    It Looks Like Rao’s Really Will Open a Hollywood LocationThe location veers away from the city’s tourist epicenter, but should appeal to L.A.’s more label-conscious elite.
  9. Openings
    What to Eat at Urban Garden, Now Serving Homemade Mediterranean on FairfaxMight this new George Abou-Daoud enterprise be the Mediterranean cousin to Bibigo or California Monster Salads?
  10. Imports
    San Francisco’s The Melt Joining L.A.’s Comfort Dish-Specific InvasionThe menu comes from Michael Mina, even if it’s just a bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches.
  11. TV Land
    Where to Audition For Masterchef in L.A.The show is casting confident home-cooks again for its next season.
  12. Beer Me
    Blue Palms Brings Back ‘Pumpkin Palooza’This Sunday, the Hollywood brew bar taps pumpkin-brewed beers and serves pumpkin dishes.
  13. Menus
    Kyle Schutte Offering Tasting Menu at 54Twenty, November 5-10The chef’s new Hollywood restaurant is garnering repeated five-star Yelp reviews.
  14. Fever for Lefebvre
    Loose Talk Turns Ludo Into The Next Colonel SandersA widely regurgitated report leads to rampant speculation.
  15. Chef Shuffles
    Gavin Mills Leaving Wood & Vine, Moving on To New ProjectThe chef will be replaced by his current sous, Eric Buss.
  16. Deals
    City Sip and Sassafras Seduce Revelers with Spinning SpecialsCity Sip and Sassafras offer gambling for boozey discounts.
  17. Menus
    Colonial Wine Bar Launches Wine-Pairing, Flavor-Tripping Omakase TonightSommelier David Haskell summons Japanese aspects out of European ingredients just by choosing the right wine and beer.
  18. Burger Time
    Singer Mayer Hawthorne Gets His Own Signature Umami BurgerIt goes heavy on the cognac.
  19. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Marcona Welcoming Modernists Sergio Perera and Steve MonnierThe two seriously experienced chefs will cook eight courses of local product using tricky techniques.
  20. We All Scream
    Drunken Udder Hits Fat DogBoth locations of the gastropub now have boozy ice cream.
  21. Celebrity Settings
    Sofia Vergara Pans The Parlor HollywoodThe actress calls it “the worst sports bar in Hollywood.”
  22. Endangered
    Campanile May Very Well Become Walter Manzke’s RepubliqueA deal to sell the business to Bill Chait could go through as early as December.
  23. Closings
    Dar Maghreb Ends 39-Year Reign in HollywoodSigns point to a possible take-over by director Roland Emmerich.
  24. Openings
    What You’re Fixin’ To Find at Sassafras, Opening Friday in Hollywood1933 Group’s new Hollywood bar looks like the Haunted Mansion, if it came from Savannah soil instead of Disneyland’s.
  25. Booze News
    Public’s Burger and Library Bar’s Cocktails All Go To The LobbyGood news if you need to step out of the bar without losing your drink.
  26. Criminal Lohantics
    Chateau Marmont Shuts Out Lindsay Lohan Over Unpaid Hotel and Mini-Bar BillsAfter booting the actress, Hollywood’s famous celebrity getaway wants its money.
  27. Menus
    Wood & Vine Gets ‘Latter-Day Night Fever’The Hollywood restaurant is celebrating Book of Mormon with a menu meant for Mitts and giggles.
  28. Foodievents
    David Arquette Presents ‘The Bootsy Bellows Dinner Theater Extravaganza’The goofball actor will pair a three-course dinner with seven variety show acts at his new club.
  29. My Favorite Things
    SuChin Pak Picks Her Four Favorite L.A. Food VendorsOn the eve of Hollywood’s final Hester Street Fair, its famous founder tells us which L.A. edibles she can’t live without.
  30. Freebies
    Chipotle Taking Good Old War to Market This WeekThe chain is out to show you just how crunchy it can be.
  31. Coming Soon
    Cardiff Giant Overtakes The Voyeur Space in HollywoodThe new company comes from principals at the popular Hudson and The Churchill.
  32. Breakfast
    What to Eat For Breakfast at Sycamore Kitchen, Starting TodayPastry chef Karen Hatfield expands her bakery selection with quinoa muffins and salted caramel pecan babkas.
  33. 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.
  34. Openings
    Kyle Schutte Opens 54Twenty in Hollywood For Duck Reubens and Coffee-SpikedThe chef is downplaying some of his more experimental impulses for an all-day brunch menu focused on sustainability and approachability.
  35. The Chain Gang
    Cops Called To Disperse Media at Hollywood Chick-fil-AThe place was swarmed by reporters, making it difficult to operate.
  36. Nightlife
    Hollywood’s Arcane L Bar Fading Away After the WeekendThe very things that make it cool are most likely now making it close.
  37. Burger Time
    Go Burger Gets Olympic FeverVariations include a poutine burger for Canucks and a tempura-fried Samurai burger with Japan in mind.
  38. Coming Soon
    Co-Oishi Japanese Restaurant Coming to Hollywood and HighlandShabu shabu, sushi, and teppanyaki will all be found in this 5,600-square foot Spacecraft-designed restaurant.
  39. Chick-Fil-A
    Chick-fil-A Opening Marred by Youth Protests in Laguna HillsMeanwhile, the owner of the Hollywood branch, a friend of CEO Dan Cathy’s, is trying to stem the controversy form hitting his front door.
  40. Empire Building
    The Oinkster’s Headed to Hollywood!The second location of Andre Guerrero’s “slow fast food” stop will occupy a more contemporary space on Vine.
  41. Oeno-File
    Bacon and European Wines Share a Table at Vintage EnotecaDishes include bacon-wrapped corn dogs and s’mores, with European reds.
  42. Foodies with Benefits
    Extravaganza for The Senses Returns to Sunset Gower Studios This SaturdayOver 40 restaurants and 60 wineries will raise funds for Saban Free Clinic.
  43. Let’s Do Brunch
    Los Balcones de Peru Begins Sunday Ceviche BrunchA ceviche bar will rally fresh seafood for several types of ceviche and tiraditos.
  44. Empire Building
    George Abou-Daoud Opening Urban Garden in HollywoodThe small eatery will serve fresh, organic Mediterranean food.
  45. Chef Shuffles
    Pippa Calland Takes Alex Ageneau’s Place at The Colonial Wine BarThe former La Madri chef left Villetta just seven months after opening the Brentwood Italian.
  46. Coming Soon
    Red Car Nostalgia Continues With Gardner Junction, Due for HollywoodThe design of this farm-to-table project will fall under the Thor-like hammer of Kristofer Keith’s Spacecraft.
  47. Empire Building
    Following Sassafrass, 1933 Group to Open a North Hollywood RestaurantCalled Idle Hour, the project involves the restoration of a 1940’s original.
  48. Mixocalypse
    Brooklyn’s Ivy Mix Offers Tiki-Flavored Tippling at Spare Room TonightMix was a nominee for “bartender of the year.”
  49. Let’s Do Lunch
    What to Eat For Brunch and Lunch at The PikeySo far the offerings at the reworked Coach & Horses outshine the pub grub at a similarly reworked Tom Bergin’s.
  50. Booze News
    St. Felix Brands Its Own Bacon-Infused Vodka: Swine 99You can actually see the fat bobbling around in this one.
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