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  1. Burger Time
    USC’s The Daily Trojan Savages The Counter’s New Burger ConceptThe place is short on atmosphere and the prices add up a little too quickly for one University alum.
  2. Burger Time
    The Counter Launching Its Own Fast-Casual Concept: Built Custom BurgerThe new concept follows other recent shrink-jobs like Oleego by Park’s BBQ and Umami’s U-Mini.
  3. Burger Time
    Dog Haus Dominates Pasadena Cheeseburger ChallengeThe Counter and new Slater’s are also big winners, stealing the sunshine of Umami and iconic Pie ‘n Burger.
  4. Leftovers
    New Menu at Spice Table; Open House at FarmShop on SundayChef Bryant Ng’s new roster of dishes was inspired by a recent trip to Southeast Asia.
  5. User’s Guide
    Where to O.D. on Corned Beef Sliders, Green Drinks, and Street Parties on SaintWhich local restaurants and bars are vying for your green this Saturday?
  6. Celebrity Settings
    Betty White Flips Off Shocked Driver at Bristol Farms; Tim Tebow Hits TheApparently, the whole dirty senior act is not just for the cameras.
  7. Burger Time
    The Counter Rolls Out At Home Burger Bar, Bets On The Super BowlYou could get your burgers free if the second half kick-off goes off in a certain way.
  8. L.A. Diet
    Actress Melora Hardin Eats Burgers with Brian Austin Green, Cooks Bacon for Her“I had a little bit of jambalaya, but it was too spicy. I have a wimpy mouth.”
  9. L.A. Diet
    Writer Joel Stein Eats Asian Sloppy Joes, Makes David Chang’s Brussels“I don’t particularly like fries, which makes me a freak. I’m not grossed out by them, I just don’t appreciate them the other way people do.”
  10. Openings
    Freddy Smalls Bar and Kitchen Opens Tonight at 5:30 P.M. in West L.A.The neighborhood gets its first peek at former Ubuntu chef Jeremy Fox’s SoCal menu tonight.
  11. Other Cities
    L.A. Is Getting a Major Injection of S.F. TalentJeremy Fox is just consulting for now, and will be headed back north soon.
  12. Coming Soon
    San Francisco’s Jeremy Fox and Charlie Parker Helping to Open Freddy Smalls inThe Counter’s founder snags two NorCal chefs for his casual watering hole.
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Justin Bieber Takes Selena Gomez to Hooter’s; Oliver Stone Brings Cast toThe pint-sized pop-singer is clearly a hopeless romantic.
  14. Deals
    Score Free Fries Today at The Counter and Epic BurgerHere’s a guide to eating free French fries all day long.
  15. Marketing Gimmicks
    If An Impending Financial Crisis Won’t Move You, Maybe Free Fries Will?The Counter will give you free fries, as long as Congress “figures this thing” out by August 2nd.
  16. Mediavore
    Horse Semen Hits Restaurants; Seven Grand Coming to LAXAn unusual delicacy is all the rage in New Zealand.
  17. Mediavore
    Yoplait Yanks Yogurt Ad; Where To Get Deep-Fried Kool-Aid BallsConcerned that its latest commercial encourages eating disorders, activists force the yogurt giant’s hand.
  18. L.A. Diet
    Superior Donuts Actor Gary Cole Eats at Chain Restaurants, Is a“Once in a while, I may go back and do a little more cereal again when I get home. I’m a cereal junkie. When in doubt, eat cereal.”
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Post-Marathon Madness at Shangri-LA; Green Beer and Free Shakes at The CounterIn other news, Dakota Weiss starts cooking at The W Westwood and Olio PIzzeria is back in business.
  20. Slideshow
    A Look into Umami Burger’s Studio City Space and Beer Selection, Open TodayThe new Umami strives for the long-gone glamor of Hollywood past and surprisingly shares the street with The Counter.
  21. Openings
    Daily Fresh Deli Opens on Ocean ParkQuick-service Vienna hot dogs rule this new neighbor to The Counter.
  22. Openings
    The Counter Opens on Miracle Mile, Now With Umami-Like Craft BeerThis marks the burger chain’s ninth local location, giving the colossal food truck convoy a serious brick-and-mortar foe to contend with.
  23. Openings
    A ‘Hamburger You Must Eat Before You Die’ Comes to Times SquareThe Counter is the latest gourmet burger chain to invade New York.
  24. Openings
    The Counter Opens, Bringing 300,000 Burger Combinations to San Mateo
  25. Celebrity Settings
    Where Will President Obama Eat Today?Will The U.S. President go to Red O out of loyalty or do the right thing and stay Downtown for Rivera?
  26. Celebrity Settings
    Miley Cyrus Hits Valet’s Car and Runs; Sandra Bullock Spotted at Red OThe young pop singer might have dodged criminal charges by bailing the scene.
  27. The Other Critics
    Gold Going Out With Langer’s Pastrami, But Probably Not Going Back To The YardThe L.A. Weekly critic makes some premature preparations for his funeral, which definitely won’t include C.J. Jacobson’s pulled pork sliders.
  28. Empire Building
    Menchie’s Headed to Ocean Park CourtyardThe self-serve fro-yo chain is expanding rapidly.
  29. Celebrity Settings
    Waitress Bends Beckham’s Ear; Jack Osbourne Mocks Mel at VoyeurLet’s hope the soccer star stays close to Snoop Dogg’s side and doesn’t follow the lead of buddy Tom Cruise.
  30. Empire Building
    The Counter’s Coming to Miracle MileThe Santa Monica-born burger chain will replace Koo Koo Roo.
  31. Empire Building
    The Counter Brings Its 300,000 Burger Combos to TorranceHaving just received best burger nods up North and announcing a New York location, the build-your-own-burger shop looks to the South Bay.
  32. Lists
    BayList Best Burger Winner Is in Palo Alto?The Counter in Palo Alto takes the prize, and so do a few others we don’t agree with.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    A Six-Course Austrian Dinner at Seasonal; the Counter Comes to ManhattanPlus: an Erbaluce wine dinner at I Trulli in Gramercy, and the Highlands team takes over the old Allen & Delancey on the Lower East Side, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  34. Empire Building
    West Hollywood Gets The Counter this MondayAn L.A. burger chain reveals a sixth location.
  35. Reopenings
    Radhika’s Reincarnated in South PasadenaA traditional Indian restaurant will become a “Modern Indian Bistro.”
  36. Empire Building
    The Counter Tries to Conquer the WorldThe budding build-your-own burger chain has its origins in Santa Monica.
  37. Celebrity Settings
    Justin Timberlake Eats Counter Burgers with Biel; Raekwon Recommends More FishJustin Timberlake had a date at the Counter and a Wu Tang rapper loves Penguin in Mid-City.
  38. Mediavore
    The Counter Flops in Utah; Hunger Rises GloballyThe Counter’s Utah store is closing after just a year, and worldwide hunger has grown.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Akasha Lounges on the Weekends; Bar Marmont’s Menu Feels Fall InspirationBar Marmont adds fall menu dishes and Akasha starts a new lounge in its bakery.
  40. Neighborhood Watch
    Empire Opens on Cahuenga Corridor; La Cachette Bistro Finally Open in SantaSteve Marlton starts his Empire nightclub on the Cahuenga Corridor, while La Cachette Bistro is done with delays and opens in Santa Monica.
  41. User’s Guide
    Where to Celebrate the French (or Not)Have a drink for Bastille Day.
  42. Mediavore
    Luxury Wine Market Plummets; Whitney Aycock in at CounterPlus: butchers as sex symbols, and Joe Jr. up for rent, all in our morning news roundup.
  43. What to Eat
    It’s That Time of Year Again: Booze on a StickIntroducing cocktail popsicles!
  44. Bar Snacks
    Counter OfferCounter is now giving away free appetizers at the bar Sunday through Thursday.
  45. Foodievents
    Buddhist Delight?Does enlightenment lie in turnip soup and soybean jelly?
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Quality Meats Testing Its Own Ice-Cream Brand; Wild Bill Clinton Eats at HillArtisanal now serves serious steak and Oceana will have a raw bar when it moves, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  47. NewsFeed
    What’s the City’s Greenest Restaurant™?Self-described “vegetarian bistro” Counter, home of the iridium martini, has become a Certified Green Restaurant™ (we’re required to put a ™ after that, or they’ll force us to drink iridium). Becoming a truly green restaurant in the eyes of the Green Restaurant Association doesn’t happen overnight, but Counter has taken the initial steps by using nontoxic chemicals, energy-efficient lighting, recycling used fryer oil, and using occupancy-sensing lights. Not all green restaurants seek the GRA’s blessing (take what might be the greenest of them all, Birdbath), but for good measure we broke the certified restaurants down according to their current ratings.
  48. NewsFeed
    Reality Check: Counter’s $665 Organic Iridium Martini (Yes, $665)How does one celebrate the purchase of a $330,000 truffle? How about with the “World’s Most Expensive Organic Martini,” preposterously priced at $665 (because $666 would be evil). It’s now on the menu at vegetarian hangout Counter, and the ingredient of note is iridium, an element that the menu tells us is “believed to have powered the Ark of the Covenant” (and also “may cause irritation of the digestive tract”!) Actually, it only contains a couple of drops of the stuff, for shits and giggles (you can’t taste it; we tried). So why, then, is the drink so damned expensive?
  49. Mediavore
    Chef Cliques Revealed; More T-Day Dining OptionsFrank Bruni tries to put the chef network together and finds that Jimmy Bradley hangs out with Joey Campanaro of little owl and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. David Chang opts to stick with the “WD-50 gang.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Theater-district restaurants, including Barbetta and Kyotofu , are offering 15 percent off their menus this week (except on Thanksgiving) in light of the Broadway-strike breakdown. [NYC Visit via Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Related: Theater Strike Could Drop Curtain on Midtown Restaurants Masa may be one of the most expensive restaurants in New York, but it’s almost chump change in the rest of the world, considering Tokyo’s Aragawa “an eight-ounce piece of Kobe steak from a sake-fed Wagyu cow” for $400. [Forbes]