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The Dish: Rockenwagner Bakery and Xooro in Santa Monica, Panini Cafe and Suede Downtown

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SANTA MONICA: The new Rockenwagner bakery a tipster spotted near the Promenade a few months ago finally opened today. It's kind of a cross between Three Square on Abott Kinney and the Rockenwagner bakery on Lincoln. There are tables to dine in, but the soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches are all pre-made for grab and go, plus the obligatory pretzel rolls, twists, tarts and other baked goods we've come to know and love. Hours are 8am-9pm daily. (311 Arizona Ave., 310.394.4267)

SANTA MONICA: In similar bakery news, we solved the Xooro mystery a few months ago, and now the Spanish fritter shop is officially open. Xooro specializes in what's really a glorified churro covered in different flavored icings and toppings like dulce de leche, chocolate coconut, macadamia, etc. Unfortunately, there's already some serious Yelp hate a-flowin'. (125 Broadway, 310.260.2919)

DOWNTOWN: South Park downtownizens finally have their Panini Cafe, which opened last week. Per Angelenic, the locals flocked even though construction isn't finshed yet. The restaurant serves breakfast late on the weekends, a bonus. This of course is the first in a string of new Panini Cafes planned for LA. (600 W. 9th St, 213.489.4200)

DOWNTOWN: Metromix takes a look inside the new Suede Bar & Lounge in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and finds that it's exactly what downtown needs: Not the celebrity hangout the owners claimed it was before the doors even opened, but now an upscale "ultra-lounge for professionals and loft dwellers." Whether they really tweaked the theme or just the wording, the lounge is all soft furniture, sexy cocktail waitresses, DJs and happy hours with $4 drinks. (404 S. Figueroa St, 213.489.3590)

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