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  1. news you can booze
    Obama Gives Americans Permission to Haul Infinite Quantities of Cuban Rum HomeThe $100 import limit has officially been removed.
  2. The Chain Gang
    Vegetarian Fast-Food Chain Just Falafel Opens First U.S. LocationThe vegetarian chain was founded in Abu Dhabi in 2007.
  3. Imports
    Big Deal London-Based Burger and Lobster Chainlet Opening in FlatironLobster rolls and hamburgers, together at last.
  4. Imports
    Canada-Based Big Smoke Burger Signs First NYC LeaseNever mind the burgers — they have poutine.
  5. Closings
    Brian Malarkey Taking Gingham Off The Rack, Bringing Searsucker To L.A.Someone tell all the other Top Chefs to dust off the welcome mat.
  6. Imports
    Cardiff Giant Opening Downtown Restaurant With Eleven Madison Park AlumDavid Nayfeld will also cook a collaborative dinner with Michael Voltaggio on June 4.
  7. Imports
    Does Coney Dog’s Sale Really Say Anything About L.A.’s Appetite?Owner Mike Binder thinks Angelenos have no room for a chili dog.
  8. Burger Time
    Eureka Burger Opens First L.A. Store Next Week…In The Hawthorne AirportThe NorCal-imported sustainable burger chain is debuting a new Taste Kitchen concept.
  9. Coming Soon
    3rd Ward in NoLibs to Get an Offshoot of Park Slope’s Stone Park CafeGet ready for some hangtown fry.
  10. Burger Time
    Israel’s Burgerim Brings Mini-Burgers To W. HollywoodThe tiny kosher sandwiches, available in lamb, beef, and ahi, have a span of just three inches.
  11. Coming Soon
    Luke’s Lobster to Bring Real-Deal Lobster Rolls to Center CityThe new joint will serve lobster rolls with just lobster, and no filling.
  12. Imports
    Din Tai Fung Due in Glendale This FallWhich everyone is way more excited about than Bourbon Steak.
  13. Coming Soon
    Brooklyn Flea Launching Philly Version in JuneThe Brooklyn-based market takes its show on the road to Philly this summer with a location at the Piazza.
  14. Imports
    Texas Takeovers: Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Considering Expansion ToThe movie theater serves food and drink in the same style as The Arclight.
  15. Imports
    Murray’s Cheese Shop Heading to L.A.The Greenwich Village legend will train and maintain staff in Ralph’s supermarket.
  16. Imports
    Del Frisco’s Grille Opening in Santa Monica This JulyThe creative comfort eats concept won a “Hot New Concept” award from Nation’s Restaurant News in 2012.
  17. Imports
    Rita’s Ice Comes To Redondo Beach From PhiladelphiaThe Philly import brings water ice and frozen custard to the South Bay shore.
  18. Imports
    Barton G. Opening in L.A. This JuneThe restaurant already has its menu of tired references set for the new location.
  19. Empire Building
    Schlotzsky’s Spreading Across So. Cal; Venice Ale House Heading to AustinWe’re getting an Austin sandwich chain in exchange for a craft beer bar.
  20. Imports
    Ike’s Place Reluctantly May Have a Few Dodgers Sandwiches When It Comes to L.A.Ike Shehadeh is pretty sure Jackie Robinson and Vin Scully will get their’s when he comes to the city.
  21. Openings
    A Look Into Don’t Tell Mama, Opening Tomorrow in West HollywoodThe opening will find some of New York’s performers here while an L.A. cast gets assembled.
  22. Sam’s Club
    Papaya King Abdicates Its Throne In HollywoodThe imported restaurant will be replaced by an expanded version of Sayer’s Club.
  23. Imports
    300 Hopefuls Line Up To Audition at Don’t Tell MamaThis morning’s open-call for waiter and bartender jobs was conducted with all the ceremony of an episode of So You Think You Can Dance?
  24. Rants
    Dunkin’ Donuts Expanding to California Even Though California Already Has BetterThe brand is seeking multi-unit franchisees for 150 new locations throughout the region.
  25. Imports
    El Segundo Getting a Slice of Brooklyn at Grimaldi’s, Opening Late SpringThe planned first of six potential locations will introduce L.A. to coal-fired pizza.
  26. Imports
    Japanese Curry Chain Opening Store in BrentwoodCurry House CoCo Ichibanya has over 1200 locations back home, with its third mainland U.S. store expected in the next month.
  27. Openings
    U2 Korean Barbecue Replacing Manna on Olympic, With or Without YouThe restaurant comes from owners of Ginseng and Kimchi on the Vegas Strip.
  28. Coming Soon
    Beard Papa Overtaking Palms’ Guelaguetza SpaceNot exactly the ideal booby prize for anyone still hoping for Mitla’s opening, but better than another 7-11.
  29. Empire Building
    Cafe Gratitude Bringing Organic, Vegan Mexican to Melrose“Gracias Madre” features heirloom corn tortillas, cashew-nut cheese, and other things that fly in the face of taco truck cuisine.
  30. Imports
    Japan Bringing MaiDreamin’ Maid Cafe to Little TokyoFinally, the island nation addresses L.A.’s cos-play cafe deficit.
  31. Imports
    Japanese Katsu Specialist Due For Culver City in JanuaryKimukatsu offers a 25-layered, slow-cooked pork cutlet across the Land of the Rising Sun.
  32. Imports
    JapaDog Coming to L.A.!The chain is looking to set up food stands in local malls.
  33. Imports
    Empire of the Burning Tongue: How Mission Chinese Food Perfectly EncapsulatesAnd what’s next for Danny Bowien, the world’s most unlikely celebrity chef, who now has his sights set on Paris, Oklahoma City, and burritos.
  34. Imports
    Brighton Beach’s Cafe Glechik Considering L.A. OutpostThe Little Odessa staple still draws lines for its dumplings and nuanced stews.
  35. Openings
    Slater’s 50/50 Saturates Pasadena in Bacon, This FridayThe San Diego burger chain crams bacon into every conceivable crevice.
  36. Openings
    Coco Fresh Tea and Juice Expands The Options on on SawtelleThe Taiwanese import offers adjustable sugar levels in its hot and cold drinks.
  37. Imports
    Miami’s Barton G. Rolling Onto La CienegaIf you thought The Bazaar was over-the-top, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Coming Soon
    Sin City’s Bachi Burger Opening on Sawtelle This FallThe Asian-influenced burger joint comes from a former Roy’s chef and has been repeatedly praised by Vegas critics.
  41. We All Scream
    Big Gay Pop-Up Bound For L.A.The New York ice cream sensation might team up with chefs from Animal and Kogi while visiting town in October.
  42. Imports
    Graham Elliot Reveals West Coast Expansion PlansThe chef cites the state’s product and his Masterchef shooting schedule as prime motivators.
  43. Imports
    Toronto’s Big Smoke Burger Opening Manhattan Flagship This YearMany more to follow.
  44. Imports
    Third Street’s Breadbar Space Taken by NYC’s Lady M ConfectionsThe “dessert salon” is famous for its 20-layer mille crepe.
  45. Foodievents
    L.A. Locals Join NYC Imports For Hester Street Fair, Saturday June 2 inDavid Reiss’ company will be running the inaugural event’s beer garden.
  46. Imports
    Curtis Stone Nearly Ready to Roll on L.A. Restaurant LeaseThe TV chef says he’s yet to sign a lease, but “getting very close.”
  47. Imports
    Mission Chinese Food Opens NYC Outpost TuesdayGet ready, New York.
  48. Foodievents
    Hester Street Fair Setting Up in HollywoodThe four event-strong import will begin with a “Bite Size Food and Craft Festival.”
  49. Imports
    Hannosuke Spruces Up Mitsuwa, Weeks Away From OpeningThe new restaurant’s look gives the mall a touch of class and contemporary design to savor.
  50. Imports
    The Blind Barber: A Shave and a Cocktail, Two BitsNew York’s odd hybrid of cocktail lounge and barber shop is opening soon in Culver City.
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