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  1. Truckin’
    Evan Funke’s Porchetta Truck Pulling Into Santa Monica TodayLast week, the chef sold 120 sandwiches in under two hours.
  2. Openings
    Hummus Bar Express Now Open on Third Street PromenadeSo far, the offshoot of Tarzana’s acclaimed Israeli restaurant is being labeled one of the best quick options in the neighborhood.
  3. Openings
    Santa Monica Burger Update: Hole-in-the-Wall Burger Joint Reopens on Colorado,One is committed to grass-fed Angus on locally made rolls. The other swears it never used pink slime.
  4. Openings
    Santa Monica’s New Pulse Cafe Debuts ‘Hot Smoothies’Did the small new place just one-up Ferran Adria?
  5. Closings
    U-Sushi Closes in Beverly Hills; Naresh’s on Main Shutters in Santa MonicaSo far, the Subway approach applied to sushi is not too impressive.
  6. Closings
    Fraiche Finally Folds in Santa MonicaThe restaurant had a slow but steady demise after initial raves when Jason Travi was in the kitchen.
  7. Freebies
    Free Sangria Today at Bar PintxoJoe Miller’s tapas bar is celebrating its birthday.
  8. Chef Shuffle
    Chris Crary Cheffing at Members-Only Beach Club; Gertler Pops Up Againex-Top Chef Contestant Chris Crary Finally Finds His Own Restaurant; Michael Gertler Still Has Not.
  9. Trimmings
    Santa Monica’s Babalu Washing Old Look Right Out Of Its HairOverseeing the facelift, owner Eddie Silkatis was a set-designer on Ghostbusters. ‘Nuff said!
  10. Menus
    Restaurant Reinvention: Gordon Ramsay at The London and Catch at Casa del MarOne seeks a more California feel, the other to become The Westside’s premiere seafood destination.
  11. Relocations
    West L.A.’s Hole-in-the-Wall Burger Joint Relocating to Santa MonicaThe previously rumored Third Street Promenade move is not in the plans.
  12. Menus
    A Look at Valentino’s 40-Dish Anniversary Dinner Menu, Wednesday November 14Guest chefs include Celestino Drago and Sotto’s Steve Samson.
  13. Empire Building
    Is Santa Monica on The Verge of a Cold (Cut) War?Jersey Mike’s Subs is encroaching on Bay Cities’ turf.
  14. Quote of the Day
    Josie LeBalch Gets GroundedThe chef recounts her professional turning point at her dad’s cooking school and restaurant.
  15. Menus
    The Charleston Hires Chef de Cuisine, Launches New MenuIt appears Honey Boo Boo may also have had some input on the new dishes.
  16. Loco for Locavores
    Localicious Returns To Santa Monica This SundayThe event pairs Southern California farms with some of L.A.’s best market-driven chefs.
  17. Menus
    Take a Look at Michael’s Brand-New Menu, Launching TodayThe new menu is a seasonal sprawl making room for vegans, pescetarians, carnivores, and pizza and pasta-lovers.
  18. The Name Game
    Madame Chou Chou Becomes Cafe NoirThe concept is going from “upscale dining” to neighborhood “bistro,” under the same chef that earned it a steady following.
  19. Empire Building
    Chiptole’s ShopHouse Coming to Santa Monica in 2013Steve Ells’ Southeast Asian-inspired concept offers similarly customizable, sustainable menus as its Mexican-inspired fast food chain.
  20. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Chris Crary Returns From Thailand, Will Hold Two Thai DinnersViceroy Santa Monica to present Thai diners October 21st and 28th.
  21. Endangered
    Chez Jay is Now Officially LegendaryThere’s now one more reason to drink at Chez Jay.
  22. Let’s Do Brunch
    Stella Rossa Introduces Brunch. No One Should Eat Hangover Cold Pizza AgainJeff Mahin serves up pizzas during weekend brunch at Stella Rossa
  23. Foodievents
    Whist Brews Up An Oktoberfest PartyBreak out the Lagerfeld lederhosen, Santa Monica is embracing some German good times.
  24. Beer Me
    BAM Fest Brings 30 Breweries to Santa MonicaThat stands for six hours of beer, art, and music.
  25. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Happy Hour Starts Tuesday at ShorebarDrink deals by the sea from 7:00-10:00 P.M.
  26. Noise Complaints
    Santa Monica City Council Tells Main Street To Shut UpSome voices within City Hall have suggested an all-out ban on speaking outdoors at night.
  27. Cosmetic Surgery
    Michael McCarty Kinda Sorta Rebranding Michael’sThe chef, dishes, garden, and pricey artwork will remain as the restaurant converts into a “moderately-priced” brasserie.
  28. Taco Town
    Blue Plate Opens Tony Taqueria, Sunday in Santa MonicaExpect boozy aguas frescas and salmon belly chilaquiles.
  29. Mixocalypse
    Bartenders Blending With Beer at ‘The Beauty of The Barrel", Sunday at TheFour bartenders will use barrel-aged spirits with barrel-aged beers, while ten breweries and four distilleries will also offer pours of their aged output.
  30. The New Kid
    Rodell Rallies ‘Round Tar & RosesThe restaurant is doing the same old small plates and market-stalking, but with more honesty than most of the others, she concludes.
  31. Coming Soon
    Hostaria del Piccolo Developing Ciboteca ConceptThe Italians are sticking to their code of omerta on what we can only guess is a neighboring sandwich concept.
  32. Openings
    Perfect Blend Opens in Santa Monica, Treats Soon to Come on Ocean ParkWestside businesses are banking on the sustained popularity of fro-yo and shaved ice.
  33. Freebies
    Free Beer and Bacon Popcorn at Next Door by JosieThe restaurant is credited with bringing the city its first taste of many to come.
  34. Caffeinated Combat
    Spazio Caffe Coming to Main Street Santa MonicaThe Italian import will have to tangle with Espresso Cielo just up the street.
  35. The Name Game
    Two Locations of Abbot’s Pizza Co. Turn Into Grey Block; Alejo’s Becomes Eddie’sWestside restaurants are changing their names, but not a lot else.
  36. I Will Survive
    Rusty’s Surf Ranch Will Survive Through 2024The local institution was almost swept away by a tempting offer attached to Antonia Lofaso.
  37. Trimmings
    Santa Monica Pier Considers Rooftop DiningThe owners of Al Mare are pushing a new proposal to combine dining and coastal views.
  38. Grub Guide
    Fourteen Sharp Spots to Find Food-on-a-Stick in Los AngelesIn L.A., your options include frozen beer, cupcake, lamb offal, chicken skin, and even pig’s blood set on a skewer.
  39. Truckin’
    Santa Monica Food Truck Lot Returns Today“The Hump Day Lot” will serve days and evenings in a return of the endeavor after more than two years’ shutter.
  40. Quote of the Day
    More Musings From Michael McCartyThe Michael’s owner discusses his favorite part of running a restaurant.
  41. Coming Soon
    Fresh Brothers Replacing Freshii in BrentwoodThe chain will follow with a Santa Monica opening in October.
  42. Openings
    Dogtown Coffee Opens in Santa MonicaThe cafe is a tribute to the bygone seventies era of Pacific Ocean Park.
  43. Foodievents
    Locanda del Lago: Where the Buffalo RoamsChef Gianfranco Minuz will cook four dishes with bison as part of his “Morso del Bestia” series.
  44. Openings
    Native Foods Expands to Santa Monica Sans Founding ChefKendall Huff has replaced Tanya Petrovna as the chain’s corporate chef, with rumors flying.
  45. Reopenings
    From Ashes Rising: Dakota Lounge Re-Opening June 30The popular Santa Monica venue burned to a crisp almost two years ago.
  46. Oeno-File
    Say Hello to Bodega Wine Bar’s Little FriendsThe wine bar’s “boxed wine” comes in decommissioned Army ammunition cases that fit four bottles each.
  47. Booze News
    St. Felix Brands Its Own Bacon-Infused Vodka: Swine 99You can actually see the fat bobbling around in this one.
  48. Empire Building
    A Newly Flush Fresh Brothers Opening in Santa Monica and BrentwoodThe budding pizza chain plans 100 stores now that the president of Skechers has ponied up some cash.
  49. We All Scream
    Coolhaus Introduces Santa Monica Ice Cream CartThe ice cream sandwich phenoms are going beach-side for summer.
  50. Douchetinations
    Fairmont Hotel Opening The Bungalow in JulyThis contrived surf shack for private parties will feature a menu from the hotel’s standout restaurant, Fig.
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