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  1. Empire Building
    The Butcher’s Daughter Is the Latest Juice Bar to Go BigIt’s expanding to Los Angeles and the West Village.
  2. Expansions
    Joe and Lidia Bastianich Open Orsone in ItalyRegional Italian food, but also a cheeky PB&J dessert, just an hour and fifteen minutes outside of Venice.
  3. Mixocalypse
    Moix and Livigni Address The Westside Drinking DeficitThe Harvard & Stone owners have new projects planned in Venice and Santa Monica.
  4. R.I.P.
    Robert Brown, The ‘World’s Greatest Wino,’ Dies at 73The street performer who joked that he tried to drink Napa Valley into a desert was actually sober for the last thirteen years.
  5. Coming Soon
    Superba Food & Bread Approved On LincolnPaul Hibler’s bakery will take space on Lincoln and may include home delivery.
  6. Juice: How Far Will You Go To Get It?
    Juice Wars Heat Up on Abbot Kinney; Jin Patisserie Lands in Culver CityWhile Kristy Choo reopens, Kreation and BluePrint plan to battle it out in Venice for juice-head dollars.
  7. Truckin’
    Food Trucks Foiled By New Abbot Kinney Parking RulesTrucks over six feet tall are being pushed away from the street’s intersections.
  8. Let’s Do Brunch
    Brunch Returns to Sunny Spot, Saturdays and Sundays in VeniceThe festival bread and bacalao brandade have been replaced by jerk chicken and bottomless Bloody Marys.
  9. Dinner
    Feed Body and Soul Hatches New Dinner MenuThe restaurant listens to its customers, building on its evening selection with new entrees.
  10. Let’s Do Lunch
    Superba Snack Bar Adds Thursday Lunch MenuJason Neroni is offering his house-made pastas, along with sandwiches and plant-based small plates.
  11. Coming Soon
    Dude Food and Coke Freestyle Coming to Abbot Kinney’s Belly UpPrepare for more pork belly as Taste on Melrose chef Paul Mojica is leading the Southern-slanted kitchen here.
  12. Empire Building
    Komodo Expanding To Venice This SummerThe new restaurant will have more dishes, wine and beer, and outside seating.
  13. Openings
    What to Eat at Govind Armstrong’s Willie Jane, Now Open on Abbot KinneyThe Southern restaurant brings a slice of Post & Beam to the Westside.
  14. Coming Soon
    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Closes To Make Room For Post & Beam Team’s Willie JaneGovind Armstrong and Brad Johnson are bringing a slice of The South to Venice.
  15. Trimmings
    Wurstkuche Venice Recovering From Car Crash; Baby Blues Refreshes ExteriorUp until today, we were never really feeling the German sense of humor.
  16. Coming Soon
    Belly Up Sandwich Shop Replacing Glencrest BBQThe new barbecue joint will sell pork belly and fried pickles to the changing face of Abbot Kinney.
  17. Closings
    Abbot Kinney Annihilation: Glencrest BBQ Farewell Party Today; Jin PatisserieThe so-called “coolest street in America” may be losing the same places that made it cool.
  18. Coming Soon
    Red Bread Going Brick-and-Mortar in Culver CityRose Lawrence’s left-leaning organic bakery will take over a Campo’s on Washington.
  19. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Derrick de Jesus Moving MSG Pop-Up To VeniceThe chef is making ramen for a main course.
  20. Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
    Rose Avenue Making Space For New Restaurant; Wabi-Sabi RenovatingThe old Ace Trophy Company is being split up to accommodate a new “farm-to-table” concept.
  21. Closings
    Code Closed in VeniceThe restaurant may have suffered from a spate of questionable names.
  22. The Other Critics
    Patric Kuh Praises Gorge in West Hollywood; Gold Soaks In Venice’s HostariaThe Los Angeles Magazine critic calls Elia Aboumrad’s French restaurant on the Sunset Strip “seductive.”
  23. Crime Scenes
    LAPD Pursuit Ends In Crash at Wurstkuche VeniceThe driver hit a cyclist and injured two customers.
  24. Empire Building
    Gjelina Owner Starts Construction on New Abbot Kinney RestaurantFran Camaj may have to dig up fourteen parking spaces if he doesn’t want a repeat of his squabbles with the neighbors.
  25. Openings
    El Huarique Brings Anticuchos and Ceviche Back to The BeachOne of the two chef-owners used to oversee Inka Deli before its demise.
  26. Letter Grades
    Local 1205 Slips Back To ‘B’ Rating on A.K.The market space is cited for violations on a street where appearances really matter.
  27. Guest Stars
    What Brendan Collins Is Cooking With Jason Fullilove at Larry’s, January 28 inDishes include banana-dulce de leche trifle and uni with lapsang souchong gelee.
  28. Openings
    Barnyard Finally Opening on February 1Jesse Barber is the venture’s new ace-in-the-hole, following the exit of Jeremy Fox.
  29. Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
    B1 Breadshop Hands Reigns Over to PichetThe pop-up is converting into a wine bar with a bakery and bistro appetizers.
  30. Openings
    Hostaria del Piccolo Now Open in VeniceThe menu remains the same as the Santa Monica original, but in a breezier, more open room.
  31. Freebies
    Free Bubbly at Primitivo TodayFormer Umami Burger chef Adam Bussell will also be back at the restaurant for the occasion.
  32. Openings
    TOMS Shoes Opens Coffee-Fueled Hangout in VeniceBlake Mycoskie extends his “What the World Needs Now” philosophy to a new flagship for locals.
  33. Openings
    Matthew Dickson Will ‘Feed Body and Soul’ Come Mid-JanuaryFEED Hopes to Attract Venice With a Health Conscious Menu Paired With Great Cocktails
  34. Chef Shuffles
    A Happy Ending in the BarnyardJesse Barber, Previous of Tasting Kitchen Venice, Finds a New job at Barnyard
  35. truckin’
    Two New Food Trucks Rolling in Los Angeles This WeekEvan Funke and Nutella Both Have Food Trucks in Los Angeles, but Not Together.
  36. Reservations
    Superba Snack Bar Now Taking ReservationsBookings are limited to one hour every day.
  37. Empire Building
    David Reiss Opening Little Fork in Hollywood, Seafood-Driven Abbot KinneyDaniels was formerly the executive sous at Manhattan’s Perry Street.
  38. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Jason Travi Joins Brendan Collins For a Night at at Larry’sThe evening kicks off the Venice restaurant’s guest-chef series.
  39. Empire Building
    Moon Juice To Wax, Not Wane, in 2013New stores and a line of organic snacks is in the works.
  40. Taco Town
    C.A.V.E. Gallery Presents ‘Restitution Taco,’ Saturday in VeniceArtist Ryan Graeff pays tribute to the city’s most legendary taquerias, Mexican restaurants, and taco trucks.
  41. Openings
    Venice’s Red Garter Reopens as RG ClubLive music and craft cocktails mark the snazzier revamp.
  42. Mixocalypse
    Bartender Matt Biancaniello Mulls Westside PlansIdeally, the mixologist would like to set up in Venice.
  43. Chef Shuffles
    Management Team Bails Barnyard, Jeremy Fox Working on New ProjectFormer general manager Helena Brown tells us the ownership “wasn’t a good fit.”
  44. Endangered
    24-Year-Old Glencrest Bar-B-Que Threatened With Closure on Abbot KinneyThe building sold for $2.2 million, and survival odds don’t “look good.”
  45. Truckin’
    Are Food Trucks Hoarding Parking Before Abbot Kinney’s ‘First Fridays?’U-Haul trucks and other vehicles are increasingly taking valuable spaces away from businesses, one business owner tells us.
  46. The Name Game
    Dry Tour Becomes ‘Code’Co-owner Aaron Turnbull is stepping down from his FOH position.
  47. Look Who’s Popping Up
    What Portland’s Jason French Is Cooking at Superba Snack Bar, November 5The chef-owner of Ned Ludd in Portland is collaborating on dishes like cockscomb terrine and squid-ink citrus for one night.
  48. Relocations
    Chocovivo Taking Temp Space Next to Tasting KitchenFrom Novemer 1 through December, Patricia Tsai’s bean-to-bar chocolate shop will change Abbot Kinney addresses.
  49. Empire Building
    House of Pies Looking To Expand To VeniceThe proposed restaurant would include a full bar and pizza oven, if approved.
  50. Leftovers
    Chuan Ma Is a Hit; Britney Hits McDonald’sLA now has Slow Hand organic whiskey to pair with spicy beef noodle soup from Chuan Ma.
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