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EaterWire: Potato Chips Open, Beard Updates, MORE!

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MID-CITY—As noted by Daily Candy and B+S, Steven Arroyo's Potato Chips is open today. Arroyo decided to change the Bicentennial 13 wine shop to a sandwich shop back in November, and the name derives from an antique sign that he happened to like (pictured here via Blackburn + Sweetzer). 7613 Beverly Boulevard; (323) 931-4995 [DC/BS]

WEHO—The Dish reports that a pair of fast casual eateries are coming to a new mixed-use development on Sunset: a Japanese restaurant by the name of SanSai and "soup/sandwich/salad emporium" Fresh Bites." Both are slated for the second half of 2009. [DD]

BEARDWIRE—The James Beard Awards are in full swing, and right this moment, Eater NY is liveblogging the entire ceremony. So far, notable winners for this year's edition of the Food Oscars include NorCal's Douglas Keane for Best Chef: Pacific and Paul Bartolotta of Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Vegas, who took the Southwest regional prize. Follow the show at Eater NY; full recap here tomorrow. [BeardWire]

Potato Chips

7613 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (323) 931-0911

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