SANTA MONICA— Yesterday afternoon Eater spotted Andrew Kirschner posting preliminary signage for Tar & Roses, his forthcoming eatery on Santa Monica and 6th. [EaterWire] HOLLYWOOD— Since Eater's first report, Papaya King, too, has posted signage in Hollywood. Peeking inside, the venue's interior is still almost completely gutted. [EaterWire]
ATWATER VILLAGE— Phew. Viet Noodle Bar was only temporarily shuttered, not gone for good. The restaurant is now back in biz. [LAW]
DOWNTOWN— Angel City Brewing opens its first Downtown brewery on March 17. However, before the grand launch, owner Michael Bowe plans to transform an empty lot across the street into a mini beer festival where he will sell his own beer plus other craft brews by bottle on March 4-6, 11-15; Friday, 5PM-1AM, Sat-Sun, 12PM-1AM. [EaterWire]
HOLLYWOOD— This weekend Hollywood Blvd newcomer Maui and Sons will broadcast the Academy Awards across its 10 flat screens. Also, in the Egyptian Theatre courtyard, come by for bbq and volleyball games. Guests' $5 donation benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.