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  1. Chef Shuffles
    David Feau Replaces Remi Lauvand As The New Executive Chef at Le KaOne respected French chef is followed to this Downtown restaurant by another.
  2. Leftovers
    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Serving At Rock & Brews Tomorrow; Adam TihanyThe KISS stars will wait on wounded warriors and veterans in Torrance.
  3. The O.C.
    Patina Invades Irvine Food CourtPark Plaza includes an express version of Nick + Stef’s and the company’s East Coast outlets like Cucina & Co.
  4. Chef Shuffles
    Charles Olalia Promoted to Exec Chef Position at PatinaThe 29-year-old chef traces his roots back to Guy Savoy and French Laundry.
  5. Chef Shuffles
    Patina Searching For New Pastry ChefKasra Ajdari’s departure leaves a hole in this fine-diner’s dessert department, as one reader noted on Valentine’s Day.
  6. Leftovers
    Marcus Samuelsson Cooking at Post & Beam; Umami Burger Closing Original LocationThe chef will make Ethiopian tacos with injera bread on a $140 menu coming from Govind Armstrong’s kitchen.
  7. Coming Soon
    Empire State Building Will Get a New Restaurant Next YearIt’s going to be on the ground floor, though.
  8. Foodievents
    Patina Teams With Teatro Zinzanni in Costa MesaThe off-beat revue from San Francisco includes a five-course dinner from Joachim Splichal’s outfit.
  9. Book of Kells
    Thomas Keller Fantasizes About Lunch at In-N-OutHe hasn’t one since 1990.
  10. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Kevin Meehan Brings Kali Dining to Sazon Latin FusionThe former Pinot Bistro chef promises green tomato gazpacho with yellow pepper sorbet in his month-long run in Culver City.
  11. Openings
    Patina’s C+M Opens Today at LACMACentral to the new cafe will be milkshakes and milk sorbets made with Strauss Family dairy, with the option to go boozy.
  12. User’s Guide
    Four Performance-Ready Picnics Packed To-GoBecause doing stuff yourself is hard.
  13. Chef Shuffles
    Tony Esnault Exits Patina, Charles Olalia Steps Up to The PlateThe Ducasse veteran is off to pursue new opportunities, joining the hallowed halls of the fine-dining restaurant’s alumni.
  14. Disneyland Dining
    Downtown Disney Sippin’ on Uva, Re-Open by Patina on June 7The menu at this Spanish-style bar already sounds better than Disney’s creepy $25,000 members-only supper club.
  15. Foodies With Benefits
    23 L.A. and Bay Area Chefs Uniting in May For Foie Gras Tasting Menu FightOn May 14, chefs like Michael Voltaggio, Ludo Lefebvre, and Doug Kean will each join with restaurants like Melisse and Animal to whip up competing foie gras dishes.
  16. Foodies With Benefits
    Cheech Marin and Joachim Splichal Unite at In The Art of The City, Next ThursdayA strong lineup of chefs is out of most of our price ranges, but there is an after-party.
  17. Chef Shuffles
    Cafe des Artistes Owner Jean Pierre Bosc Joins Kendall’s BrasserieThe chef worked under Paul Bocuse and is a veteran of Jean Paul Lacombe’s Leon de Lyon.
  18. Closings
    Pinot Bistro Closing After 20 Years, But First Manzke and Becerra Will GuestThe restaurant has come to the end of its lease after 20 years f service in Studio City.
  19. Closings
    Bier Beisl Replacing Bottega Marino in Beverly Hills; Grindhaus Closes inIt’s tit-for-tat in the wild world of wurst this week.
  20. Openings
    What’s Cooking at Ra Pour, Open Today in Rancho CucamongaChef Greg Stillman isn’t afraid to veer from paella to zatar-crusted game hen to miso-marinated black cod on an international menu of modernity.
  21. Celebrity Settings
    Mila Kunis Drinks and Dines at SmithHouse; Hasselhoff Shows Off at Maggiano’sMeanwhile, we find out where Manny Pacquiao goes for Thai food in Hollywood.
  22. Contests
    We Have A Winner for Two Tickets to Tonight’s Patina After-PartyA limerick that pays tribute to the other white meat is declared the victor.
  23. Contests
    Win Two Tickets to Patina’s Oysters, Pig, and Pinot After-PartyTell us which is more kick-ass: the swine, the vine, or the brine, for your chance to win.
  24. Happy Birthday
    Patina Celebrates 22 Years With All-Star Alumni DinnerChefs like Walter Manzke and David Feau will each contribute a different flavor to a nine-course menu at Joachim Splichal’s surviving fine-dining restaurant.
  25. Foodievents
    Three Guest-Spots To Scope This Week: Duckhorn at Raphael, Harry’s Berries atTwo winemaker menus and a farmers market star will spice up dinner this week at a few prominent restaurants.
  26. Closings
    Patina Shutters Downtown’s ZuccaAfter ten years, the Downtown pioneer will no more live to see the neighborhood’s renaissance.
  27. Chef Shuffles
    Former Red O Chef Michael Brown Comes Back to CaliThough he earned accolades from The New York Times, the chef is fleeing Alma in Dallas to come home.
  28. Mediavore
    Schools Debate on Flavored Milk; Kiwis Object to KFC’s Double DownJamie Oliver will probably take most of the credit for this one.
  29. Mediavore
    Dodger Stadium Reviews Beer Policies; Woman Driven To Eat SofasAfter a Giants fan is beaten into a coma, The Dodgers consider whether we really deserve half-off beers.
  30. Celebrity Settings
    Stevie Wonder Finds a Place in the Sun at Gladstone’s; Katherine Heigl EatsAnd in other not-so-surprising news, underage Miley Cyrus appears to have gotten plastered again.
  31. Mediavore
    Japan’s Grocery Shelves Stripped Bare; Patina Embraces High School StudentsFearful of radiation spreading from a Northern power plant, Japan’s stores have been stripped of food.
  32. The Critics
    The Restaurant RevolutionS. Irene Virbila’s year in review–sort of.