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EaterWire: Towne Changing Concepts, Kane Gets Tipsy

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2009_02_ivank.jpgMANHATTAN BEACH—According to new liquor licenses, oceanside venue Towne will be experiencing some changes soon. Owner Kevin Barry is staying at the helm, but the concept and name will change from Towne to Memphis Cafe. [EaterWire]

HOLLYWOOD—They say booze is recession-proof and it looks like Ivan Kane’s Café Wa s is going to try to capitalize on that train of thought with two promos. First, they are launching Wino Wednesdays, wherein a selection of bottles are 50% off every Wednesday; also, they are offering $15 bottomless brunch beverages every weekend from 10am-3pm. [EaterWire]

TELEVISION—As boring as Chopped may be, Food Network approves: "Food Network has ordered a full season of Chopped. 26 episodes, slated to air during the summer. That's a big leap of faith after the initial run of five episodes. Suck it Bravo!" [EMD via ENY]

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