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Little Tokyo

  1. Imports
    Japan Bringing MaiDreamin’ Maid Cafe to Little TokyoFinally, the island nation addresses L.A.’s cos-play cafe deficit.
  2. Openings
    Tokyo Beat Offers a Venue for Show Tunes and Whiskey in Little TokyoThe Opening of Tokyo Beat Means no More Buffets at Oiwake Before Singing “We Are The World”.
  3. 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
  4. R.I.P.
    Little Tokyo’s Frances Hashimoto, Inventor of Mochi Ice Cream, Dies at 69A champion of Japanese culture in L.A, she lead the family store in a period of growth.
  5. Deals
    $3 Ramen Deal at Downtown’s Shin Sen GumiThe deal is good for two days to celebrate its first birthday.
  6. Empire Building
    Alhambra’s OZERO Expanding to Downtown in JanuaryBrother and sister team Joey and Vicky Wang plan to bring their slammed Taiwanese tea spot aside The Flying Pig Cafe.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Slaw Dogs Brings Rippers to the Valley; New Hipster Pizza in Little TokyoL.A. Craft Beer Crawl, Rosa Mexicano Ice Cream Social, L.A.’s first Mexican-Kosher restaurant, and more in the Neighborhood Watch.
  8. The Other Critics
    The Times Finds Persian Pizza in Westwood; Gold Touts TonkatsuJonathan Gold finds Japanese fried pork cutlets in Koreatown (of course), and the Times goes wild for pizza covered in ketchup and ranch dressing.
  9. Crime Scenes
    Shooting Kills One, Wounds Another at Vault XXIPolice are looking for a man who fled the scene in a fedora and ski mask.
  10. Empire Building
    Daikokuya Owners Opening Yakiniku Restaurant in DowntownThe Japanese grilling concept plans an opening this fall in Little Tokyo.
  11. Openings
    The Flying Pig Cafe Opens July 16th; Flying Pink Pig Sequel Coming SoonFinally, we get to see what Joe Kim has cooked up for Little Tokyo AND have our un
  12. Caffeine Combat
    Demitasse Cafe Bringing Direct-Trade Coffee to Little TokyoDemitasse plans to worship farm-sourced coffee and chocolate once open in Downtown.
  13. 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.
  14. Openings
    Vault XXI Breaks The Bank in Little TokyoWith $5,000 reservations for an “elite-VIP” room, $50,000 scotch, dry-aged steaks, and sashimi-grade seafood, clearly these guys care not for the trend towards down-scaling.
  15. Happy Birthday
    Little Tokyo’s Mikawaya Turns 100The old mochi maker learns new tricks by putting gelato in its newest creations.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Skratch becomes Choppe Choppe; Scallions Shutters in WestwoodCulver City has a new sandwich shop and a 25-year old restaurant closes near UCLA.
  17. Temporary Closings
    Shabu Shabu Ya Closed ‘Until Further Notice’Could K-Town’s coming Shabu-Ya be causing an identity crisis?
  18. Truckin’
    Downtown Food Truck Lot Shifting Location to Little TokyoParking areas for food trucks are having trouble gaining initial momentum.
  19. Openings
    The Blue Whale Jazz Bar Beaches in Little TokyoA menu of Korean bar food is as artful as the architecture.
  20. Empire Building
    Cardenas Plans a Japanese Grill Next to Lazy OxAn owner returns to his roots with Little Tokyo plans.
  21. Openings
    Downtown To Lose and Gain Restaurant VeteransLazy Ox Canteen comes to Downtown as Pacific Grille makes an exit.
  22. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver’s Sauces Overdose on Salt; Coffee Bean Offers Free Drinks TodayThe Naked Chef gets criticized and Coffee Bean is having an open house.
  23. Foodievents
    Tomoharu Nakamura Defends His SushiMasters Title and WinsCalifornia’s sushi champ goes national.
  24. Foodievents
    Who Will Become 2009’s Sushi Master This Weekend in Little Tokyo?Four regional sushi champions will go at it in Little Tokyo this weekend and we predict the winner.
  25. Truckin’
    Kogi in Little Tokyo, Mid-Wilshire, and West L.A.; India Jones Hits U.S.C.Kogi still pounding the pavements between three neighborhoods and India Jones is parked at U.S.C.
  26. Blehtacular
    Chestnut Crowned Gyoza Eating Champ Again in Little TokyoCompetitive eating comes to Little Tokyo with the same winner as last year.