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EaterWire: East LA Meets Napa, Testing Vegan Restaurants, Tommy Pastrami Opens Downtown, MORE

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DOWNTOWN— It's just about time for AltaMed Health Services' Fourth Annual East LA Meets Napa par-tay, which will showcase local Latin cuisine plus vino from Latin-owned wineries in Napa. On July 10 Union Station shall serve at the backdrop for over 40 food and wine purveyors like Frida Restaurant, Palate Food & Wine (?), and Rivera, to display their wares. Tix are $125, best to reserve in advance. [EaterWire]

OUT AND ABOUT— How vegan is your vegan? Quarrygirl tested some of LA's notable vegan restaurants for traces of eggs, casein (a component of milk), and shellfish to see if their bark matched their bite. And, shocker, many did not pass the test! [quarrygirl]

DOWNTOWN— Pastrami fans, get excited. Per blogdowntown, Tommy Pastrami recently opened a 3,000 square-foot eatery on 6th street, serving up the New York-style sandwich plus other deli fare. Yes, it is a chain... [blogdowntown]

SANTA MONICACopa D'Oro is switching things up a bit, and as of last weekend the fresh-fruit-driven bar is now open on Sundays. [EaterWire]

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