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  1. Beer Me
    Smog City Opens 20-Tap Torrance Tasting RoomOwner John Porter moves to a new facility to increase his production and expand into the retail market.
  2. Deals
    Five-Dollar Ramen at HayatemaruIn honor of its anniversary, white miso and Hokkaido ramen will both be offered on discount.
  3. Openings
    Ramen Hayatemaru Arrives In West L.A.The imported chain specializes in miso-based Hokkaido ramen.
  4. Empire Building
    Rock & Brews Expanding to Torrance And BeyondThe Gene Simmons-approved brewpub is also heading to Maui and Los Cabos.
  5. Crime Scenes
    Cops Arrest ‘Tastes Like Hate’ Chick-fil-A Graffiti GuyThey can take away his freedom, but they’ll never take away his promotion boost.
  6. 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.
  7. Crime Scenes
    Will Chick-fil-A Turn the Other Cheek on Manny Castro?The artist is naively hoping to be let off if he pays for the wall to be repainted.
  8. Crime Scenes
    Hollywood Artist Claims Responsibility for ‘Tastes Like Hate’ GraffitiPolice are currently probing Manny Castro’s claims that he painted the side of a Chick-fil-A in protest.
  9. Crime Scenes
    ‘Tastes Like Hate:’ Torrance Chick-fil-A Hit With Activist GraffitiPolice are bulking up their presence at The South Bay’s three locations on “Same Sex Kiss Day.”
  10. Foodievents
    Evening Under the Stars: 28 Restaurants, 80 Wines, and The One and Only Kenny G.The South Bay food and wine event has a special guest planned.
  11. Foodievents
    Mitsuwa Torrance Offering Four-Day Gourmet Food Fair, Today Through SundaySpecialists from Japan have flown in to prepare their signatures.
  12. Chocoholism
    King’s Hawaiian Goes All Chocolate-yThe Torrance-based bakery has started its own line of single-origin chocolates and is adding chocolate-covered breakfast and baked goods to its roster.
  13. Empire Building
    Kula Sushi Expanding to TorranceThe South Bay location will be the raw fish biz’s fifth store’s, after opening Downtown last month.
  14. Openings
    Capriotti’s Bringing Thanksgiving Sandwiches to Torrance, Open MondayThe franchised Delaware chain thrives on the reputation of its house-roasted turkey.
  15. Mediavore
    L.A. Leads U.S. Counties In Hunger; MOD Tackling L.A.’s Food DesertsOver 1.7 million Angelenos faced hunger issues in 2009, more than any other county in the country.
  16. Bookshelf
    A Church Cookbook Roy Choi Could LoveHallelujah, Let’s Eat strives to show the diversity of its Torrance flock with over 400 international recipes.
  17. Empire Building
    Veggie Grill Expanding To Torrance and The Farmer’s MarketThe meatless mini-empire is on the war-path.
  18. 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.
  19. Mediavore
    Food Network Chef Pleads Guilty to Solicitation of Murder; Duarte El Pollo LocoJuan Carlos Cruz faces nine years in prison, while this location of the chicken chain experiences its fourth robbery, this time with a Point Break-style twist.
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Hollywood’s Noir Wine Bar Goes Back To Shabu Shabu; Susan Feniger Cooks atA wine bar doesn’t work on LaBrea, so owners go back to the original barely-working concept, while Susan Feniger’s Street team holds a demo and tasting in Santa Monica.
  21. 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.
  22. Lawsuits
    RA Sushi Torrance and Benihana Sued by WidowerThe restaurant allegedly sold alcohol to a drunk minor who killed a woman while driving.
  23. The Other Critics
    Lazy Ox Scoops Up Virbila’s Best Burger Nod; Gold Would Suffer Street Food FestL.A. Weekly overlooks flaws at a failed food event and L.A. Times boosts Downtown’s latest hot spot.
  24. The Other Critics
    The Gorbals Grabs Virbila’s Heart; Gold Shoots Down Foodie ‘Snuff’Ilan Hall’s cooking gets more rave reviews, and Jonathan Gold looks at edible unmentionables.
  25. The Other Critics
    Brad A. Johnson Busts Bouchon’s No-Show Chef, Thomas KellerIs salt to blame or the lack of Thomas Keller?
  26. User’s Guide
    What’s New at dineLA Restaurant WeekA chance to try the city’s latest arrives again at a discount.
  27. Openings
    A ‘More Traditional’ Gonpachi Expands to Torrance, Open FridayA Japanese restaurant becomes more Japanese with its next location.
  28. User’s Guide
    How to Eat Better Than the Dead for Dia de los MuertosWhere to eat during Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Gardens on Glendon Is Gone; Adam Goldberg Disses L.A. EatsSilver Lake restaurants are slammed by an actor, and Gardens on Glendon closes.
  30. The Other Critics
    J. Gold Teaches East L.A. Burritos 101; Virbila Is Smitten by StefanJonathan Gold tells L.A. what a burrito is, while L.A. Times finds Stefan Richter is brilliant by staying safe.
  31. Oenophile
    BevMo Lets You Sample $6,000 Cognac This SaturdayBevMo invites you and 90 wine, spirit, and beer makers to celebrate their 100th store in Torrance.
  32. Truckin’
    Marked5 Spends an Afternoon in Venice; Kogi Parks in Ladera HeightsFishlips sits the day out, while Kogi has three trucks on the prowl for diners.
  33. Beef
    Angel City Brewery is Left Out of Alpine Village’s OktoberfestAlpine Village is causing an Oktoberfest controversy by excluding a favorite guest.