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EaterWire: Mendocino Farms Expansion Plans, More Cole's Celebrations, OpenTable iPhone Apps and MORE!

DOWNTOWN: Mendocino Farms---which has "the best sandwich Downtown, if not everywhere"---told us they were planning a second location and Angelenic has the deets on where (sort of): 5th and Flower in the Financial District in a space that's currently occupied, which is why owner Mario Del Pero won't say exactly where yet. Marking calendars for more pork belly banh mi: Summer 2009. [Angelenic]

DOWNTOWN: In addition to Cole's "100-cent" sandwiches on December 6, they're hosting an event for the Los Angeles Conservancy on December 4. On tap: DJs, live jazz, and of course French dip sandwiches. Tickets are $50 per person and go on sale this Thursday (via LAC website; it will be $25 at the door after 9:30pm). [Eater Inbox]

BREAKTHROUGHS: OpenTable now has an iPhone app. Per the release, it "allows diners to check the real-time availability of multiple restaurants in the area, get the restaurants’ location, make free, confirmed reservations, and then follow directions to the restaurant." [Eater Inbox]

MEDIA: The New Yorker's annual food issue hit newsstands today. Inside: Calvin Trillin on Texas BBQ, a financial page look at the food crisis, Dunlop on localism in China, Sheraton on brodetto, as well as pieces on beer, cookbooks authors, and knifemakers. [New Yorker via Eater NY]


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