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  1. Foodievents
    Why (626) Night Market Sorta Sounds Cooler Than CoachellaWell, Dr. Dre won’t be there, but you can catch oyster and intestine mien xian.
  2. L.A. Diet
    Walking Dead Producer Gale Anne Hurd Eats Truffle-Topped Sashimi,“Last year, we had dinner around the same time and no one recognized us. This time, at least five different groups walked up to say how much they loved the show.”
  3. Mediavore
    Pasadena Police Shoot Taco Truck Thief; Paul Krekorian Loves Henry’s TacosA second suspect was arrested in yet another crime against taco town.
  4. Beer Me
    Haven Gastropub Releasing Its First Brews This WeekendBrewmaster David Larsen will introduce his double IPA and pale ale, with plans to follow with an imperial stout and rye IPA.
  5. Art Bites
    David Feau Lunches With Monet at The RoyceThe Royce chef plans a series of meals inspired by and dedicated to French artists.
  6. Foodies With Benefits
    Haven Gastropub Welcomes Five Guest-Chefs to ‘Fight For Foie’ ThisAlex Reznik will make a foie soup with chicken skin, while Greg Daniels plans blood biscuits and duck bacon.
  7. The Other Critics
    Gold Offers 60 Korean Dishes Every Angeleno Should Know; Burum Finds Nirvana atThe critic pens a swan song for L.A. Weekly on the city’s densest, arguably greatest dining district.
  8. Drinking Games
    How to Play The Oscars Drinking Game at Bodega Wine BarPrepare to get loaded, as you’ll drain your glass every time an actor “claims that they haven’t even prepared a speech.”
  9. Beer Me
    Is Pliny the Younger Worth the Wait?Six tipsy strangers at Pasadena’s Haven Gastropub weigh in on the coveted beer’s hype and offer their opinion on the final results.
  10. Beer Me
    Another Pliny the Younger Alert: Haven Gastropub Serving Stash on MondayOver 200 people will get their chance to taste the coveted triple IPA this Monday.
  11. Loco for Locavores
    The Market on Holly Brings Pasadena Its First CSASilver Lake Farms will provide the produce, while the Market will add a few products.
  12. The Other Critics
    Gold Blown Away by Shanghai No. 1 Seafood; Patric Kuh Reflects on Red MedicineThe L.A. Weekly critic calls it, “the most ambitious Chinese restaurant to open in Los Angeles in a decade — maybe ever…”
  13. The Other Critics
    J. Gold Pours One Out for Angeli Caffe; Virbila Lists Her Five FavoriteElsewhere, The L.A. Weekly critic uncovers tarte flambe and the best sushi in Pasadena.
  14. Mediavore
    Restaurants Had Central Role in Civil Rights Movement; The Rise of MoscatoA 1960 sit-in at a North Carolina diner may have started an avalanche of civil rights protest.
  15. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver’s Latest Book Criticized by Health Pros; Panda Express StartsThe Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is targeting television’s most outspoken food revolutionary.
  16. Chef Shuffles
    Steven Lona Named Exec Chef at Bistro 45The chef comes from such notable restaurants as Marche Moderne and Studio at Montage.
  17. Burger Time
    Pasadena Flips for CheeseburgersOver 20 restaurants, including Middle Eastern and Sushi spots, will come up with special recipes of their own.
  18. Openings
    Sam Goldman Opens The StillRoom in PasadenaThe former member of Tony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential crew is picking up his knives after a ten year hiatus.
  19. Mixocalypse
    Drinking Meets Smoking On 1886 Bar at The Raymond’s Winter Cocktail MenuDrinks employ edible ash and even an edible cigarette to bring back a different kind of holiday memory.
  20. Foodievents
    Artisanal L.A. Pop-Up Shop Returns to Help You Holiday Shop for FoodiesFive dollar buys access to over 50 hand-crafting vendors, cooking demos, samples, and the resurfacing of the Altadena Farmers Market.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Umami Burger Hits Hermosa This Week; Casey Lane Talks Heritage in VeniceThe Tasting Kitchen chef reveals what he’s looking to bring into his Venice restaurant.
  22. Openings
    Vol. 94 Pairs Wine with McSweetbreads, Now Soft-Open in PasadenaPhil Lee oversees an eclectic menu of global small plates in a room that looks like someone shrunk Bottega Louie.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Erbe Matte Grand-Opens Today in Beverly Hills; Wolfgang Puck at The Bel-AirLouis Kim’s crazy-herbs Korean-Italian hybrid is now serving the 90210.
  24. Happy Birthday
    Win Free Pizza for a Year from Luggage RoomThe restaurant celebrates its first year with deals and a contest.
  25. Foodievents
    Desserts and Dishing at Maison AkiraA two-hour Q&A session will be buoyed by a dessert buffet.
  26. Pizza Pizza
    Today in Pizza: Deep-Dish Hits Manhattan Beach, Napoli-Approved Pies inThe news could be very upsetting for Marina del Rey’s Antica Pizzeria.
  27. Mediavore
    SoCal Grocery Strike Averted; The Most Caffeinated City in the U.S.A last minute deal is reached to save both sides from a losing battle.
  28. Mediavore
    Ruth Reichl Speaks Out on Farm Labor; Who Is Protecting Our Food Supply?The author pinpoints the next big topic in food politics.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Voltaggio Widens His Sandwiches; Plato Azul Coming to Santa Monica’s Shore HotelCould the Shore Hotel’s restaurant be coming from the crew at Blue Plate?
  30. Menus
    Yujean Kang’s Celebrates With Five Courses of Tofu (And Plenty of Meat)Fortunately, tofu doesn’t always foreshadow a vegetarian meal.
  31. Closings
    Is Root Beer Joe’s Fizzling Out?An employee confirms the sale, then takes it back through a series of stumbles.
  32. Openings
    Tender Greens Brings Bottle-less Location to Pasadena, Open TomorrowA seventh location will now go up in the former home of Santa Monica’s Lighthouse restaurant.
  33. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at Root Beer Joe’s, Serving ‘GarlickyOwner Joe Wong explores his passion for vintage soda, while introducing SoCal to the “garlicky sandwiches” his family loves in Frisco.
  34. Openings
    Roxolana: Pasadena’s Pick for Pampushki and PierogiThe restaurant, from a father and son team, strives to be the comprehensive, if not the sole, Ukrainian experience in Southern California.
  35. Truckin’
    Pie ‘N Burger Plans To Hit The RoadAnd with the classic burger shop’s news, the food truck’s latest trend of seeking brick-and-mortar shelter appears to have switched directions.
  36. Mixocalypse
    A Look at Marcos Tello’s New Spring Menu at The 1886 Bar at the RaymondEvery drink tells a story!
  37. Neighborhood Watch
    La Grande Orange Changes Names; Rama Rumored ClosedReservations are met with closed doors and disconnected phones at West Hollywood’s glamorous Thai restaurant.
  38. Mediavore
    Ice Cube Shilling for Coors; Harry & David Try to Get Their Groove BackThe rapper will do a commercial for “The Silver Bullet,” while the mail-order fruit giant files for chapter eleven.
  39. Foodievents
    How to Cook for The Living DeadLauren Quenioux is cooking a five-course menu of bites to celebrate the DVD release of The Walking Dead, which is produced by the owner of Vertical Wine Bistro.
  40. Neighborhood Watch
    Lydia Bastianich Comes to Town; Cafe Gratitude Lands in Larchmont TomorrowSan Francisco’s hippie-dippy, “cult” classic opens its first L.A. store.
  41. Menus
    Another French Chef Tackles Fried Chicken in L.A.Laurent Quenioux plans a weekly all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner with Southern influences from both France and the U.S.
  42. Empire Building
    Pasadena’s Marston’s Is Growing to The NorthwestThe restaurant earned a nod for its breakfast from Food Network Magazine and is now looking to expand.
  43. Reopenings
    Pasadena’s Manny’s Pizzeria Reopening in BrentwoodClosed after serving Old Town for 20 years, the pizza and pasta restaurant has a tiny new home.
  44. The Other Critics
    Brad A. Praises David Feau, Slams The Service at The RoyceThe chef might have received five stars if not for the waiter who may have been “plucked from a pizza parlor or IHOP.”
  45. The Other Critics
    Gaon Flavor-Bombs Gold’s Suburbs; Virbila Checks Out Chaya’s New ChefL.A. Weekly doubles down on Korean food, while L.A. Times approves of the work being done by Harutaka Kishi.
  46. The Other Critics
    Gold Crowns a New BBQ King; Patrick Kuh Picks 2010’s Best New RestaurantsLos Angeles magazine puts Lazy Ox Canteen at the top of its list, while Capo vets do brisket and beef ribs just right in Van Nuys.
  47. Closings
    Leonidas Slain in Santa Monica and Pasadena; Barefoot Busts in Mid-CityJamba Juice will take over the Belgian chocolate maker’s Third Street Promenade-adjacent store.
  48. Openings
    Here Comes Carmela, Open Monday for Small Batch Ice CreamAn old-school ice cream truck is following on the heels of its debut.
  49. Neighborhood Watch
    Fatty’s Closing in Eagle Rock; San Gabriel Valley DebutsFatty’s & Co. closes in Eagle Rock and more neighborhood happenings.
  50. Closings
    No Room For TexasAnother closure for Pasadena: Barn Burner is no more.
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