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  1. Juice: How Far Will You Go To Get It?
    Nekter Juice Bar Setting Up Shop in WestwoodThis will be the fast-branching O.C. brands’ third L.A. location.
  2. Chocoholism
    Madame Chocolat Sports Chocolate iPhones; Vosges Popping-up at The WBecause nothing says “I love you” better than a twelve-dollar chocolate bar given at the last conceivable minute.
  3. Coming Soon
    Junior’s To Be Replaced By Less Famous Lenny’sThe deli already has a so-so reputation for trying to replace another iconic delicatessen in The Palisades.
  4. Closings
    Junior’s Deli Closing on December 31Sour rent negotiations are chasing away the 53-year-old classic.
  5. Chicken Wars
    Will Bruins Bear a Chick-Fil-A in Westwood?The chain is taking over UCLA’s Burger King.
  6. Openings
    U-Mini Opening Wednesday in WestwoodThe smaller branch will focus on to-go and pre-orders.
  7. Openings
    The Lime Truck Opens TLT Food, Now Serving WestwoodThe restaurant’s menu includes carnitas nachos, charred bok choy, and pork belly BLTs.
  8. Openings
    Ammo Opens At The Hammer MuseumAmy Sweeney’s esteemed farm-to-fork restaurant is now available to art lovers and office drones in Westwood.
  9. Leftovers
    Lou Leaving Lou For Lou Two; Coen Brothers Cocktails at Show at BarreOwner Lou Amdur will hand over the keys to his Hollywood wine bar next Wednesday.
  10. Ubiquitous Umami
    Umami Burger Imposing High-Tech U-Mini on WestwoodThe Bruins are getting a smaller version of the burger chain, without servers, just apps and tablets.
  11. Chef Shuffles
    San Francisco’s Richard Hodge Named New Chef at Westwood’s Blvd 16The new chef comes from San Francisco’s rather touristy Puccini & Pinetti.
  12. Let’s Do Brunch
    What to Eat for Brunch at Fundamental LA, Starting SaturdaySaturday brings sous-vide eggs and house-smoked bacon to the table.
  13. Pet-Friendly
    Westwood’s W Hotel Has a New Lamb Burger…For Your DogIt sounds so gourmet, we’d even eat the stuff!
  14. Openings
    New Anatolia Mediterranean Replaces Canary Sandwich Shop in WestwoodIt doesn’t take long to replace the memories, either.
  15. Openings
    800 Degrees Fired Up in WestwoodThe Umami-fied pizza joint opens in Westwood.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    M.B. Post Does Brunch (Finally!); Delicieuse to Stop ScoopingCasa Azul officially open, Erewhon hoping to head points east.
  17. Empire Building
    Adam Fleischman’s 800 Degrees Opening in JanuaryThe Umami don plans customizable pies that cook in only one minute.
  18. Openings
    More Frida-Inspired Dining Comes to Casa Azul, Now Soft-Open in WestwoodVicente del Rio plans to merge the casual feel of his taquerias with the art-obsessed sophistication of his upscale Frida.
  19. Menus
    Whole Pigs, Goats, and Sheep Planned for Dinner at Napa Valley GrilleWho better than a farm boy like chef Joseph Gillard to do this?
  20. Deals
    Palomino Takes Half Off Your Vino Every WednesdayTime to upgrade to a Tuscan red.
  21. The Other Critics
    The Times Finds Persian Pizza in Westwood; Gold Touts TonkatsuJonathan Gold finds Japanese fried pork cutlets in Koreatown (of course), and the Times goes wild for pizza covered in ketchup and ranch dressing.
  22. Menus
    What Westwood Neighborhood Councilman Joseph Gillard is Cooking at Napa ValleyThe chef’s dedication shows up on both his resume and his frequently updated menus.
  23. Foodies With Benefits
    Wally’s Gives You a Taste of The Central Coast This SundayThe event started to commemorate deceased Spago sommelier and engaging winemaker Michael Bonaccorsi.
  24. Deals
    Where to Eat (For Less) Tonight at Westwood LiveFive dollar short rib sliders and PBR will infiltrate the neighborhood’s locavore stronghold.
  25. Empire Building
    Soleil Is Adding P’tit Soleil For Tapas, Cocktails, and a Poutine MenuThe restaurant wants to highlight French small plates and Quebecois tapas.
  26. Openings
    Fundamental LA Opens Monday on Westwood Blvd. For Gourmet SandwichesAn upscale sandwich shop with a former Melisse staffer in the kitchen, there may also be foie gras and peach pizza.
  27. Strip Search
    Strip Search: The 1700 Block of Westwood Blvd.Where to get kebab in Indonesian, Persian, and Lebanese flavors on Westwood Blvd.
  28. Openings
    Ambala Dhaba Transforms Into Healthy Chicken CafeA change is made to compete for student cash. Will the “naan-a-rito” be enough to keep the business afloat?
  29. Coming Soon
    Bice Bringing Skylight Gardens to GlendonWe predict another glammy Italian like Fig & Olive.
  30. Empire Building
    The Six Is Soon To Have a SecondThe gastropub is set to expand to another Westside location.
  31. Empire Building
    Extreme Pizza Growing to Westwood and The South BayThe owner of Ocean Tava Indian Bistro is bringing a location next door in Redondo Beach by the end of May.
  32. Let’s Do Brunch
    Snag Free Brunch Items at The GlendonThe Westwood restaurant rolls out weekend brunch and everyone gets a free drink.
  33. Menus
    A Look at Dakota Weiss’ New Menu at NineThirtyThe restaurant at The W Hotel scored a major coup bringing this French-trained farmer’s market devotee on-board.
  34. Chef Shuffles
    Dakota Weiss Shanghaied from Shangri-LASounds like a major coup for The W Hotel Westwood.
  35. Mediavore
    Taco Truck Extortion Scheme Exposed; Westwood McDonald’s Burger Carries GrossTwo gang members were charging taco truck operators weekly fees to run their businesses, while worms invaded the famous chain’s burgers.
  36. TV Land
    Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Off to a Rough Start in L.A.Stymied by the school system, Jamie starts a community kitchen in Westwood, where we’re not sure it’s really needed.
  37. Health Concerns
    Jerry’s Deli May Have Served a Side of Sickness With Its SandwichesWe also thought it was the late-night customers posing the biggest health threats here, not the food.
  38. Empire Building
    French Fry-Topped Persian Stew and Salmon Kebabs Come To Attari ExtensionThe Persian sandwich and kebab mainstay introduces a more upscale concept.
  39. Taco Town
    Auntie’s Fry Bread Introduces L.A. To Native American TacosThe tacos use a 20-year-old recipe passed down from Montana’s Koyama family.
  40. Openings
    Bibigo Hot Stone Opens in WestwoodThe chain will roll out 199 more restaurants in the U.S. in an attempt to be the “McDonalds of Korean food.”
  41. Empire Building
    Adam Fleischman Plans His Own Pizza PlaceThe Umami shogun will open a funky new place in Westwood where the pizza cooks in 45 seconds
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    Dante’s Fried Chicken Hits The Road; Asakuma and Bossa Nova CloseTrans-Atlantic African cuisine is delivered from a former nightlife promoter and L.A. loses a Japanese stalwart and one link in a Brazilian chain.
  43. Empire Building
    Fresh Corn Grill Expanding to West HollywoodHeart-healthy, lunch-friendly restaurants like this are suddenly flooding the neighborhood.
  44. Loco for Locavores
    Napa Valley Grille Chef Enters Westwood PoliticsJoseph Gillard announces his candidacy for the neighborhood council.
  45. Lunch
    What to Eat at BLVD 16’s New LunchClassic sandwiches with carefully sourced ingredients make for a new a fast option in Westwood.
  46. Fro-Yo Blow-By-Blow
    Pinkberry Closing on Abbot-Kinney; Frost Coming to WestwoodVenice activists rejoice that a fro-yo chain is departing, while a new contender enters the icy arena.
  47. Neighborhood Watch
    Zip Fusion Fam Opens K-Town BBQ Downtown; FuXion Truck Finds a Home in Mid-CityJason Ha opens an all-you-can-eat joint and a food truck parks it.
  48. Empire Building
    Barney’s Beanery Expands to WestwoodA fifth location is coming, though overdue, in college country.
  49. Rants
    New Yorker Ivy Stark Attacks L.A.’s Mexican FoodFive years at UCLA showed Dos Caminos’ chef the limits of L.A.’s Mexican cuisine.
  50. Openings
    The Glendon Bar and Kitchen Opens Tomorrow Night in WestwoodLunch service follows in a few weeks.
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