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Smashburger to LA, Gavin Kaysen Cooks in SD, More!

THE VALLEY—Smashburger, purvey of the smashed "better burger," opens its first LA location on July 11 in Thousand Oaks. In addition to the basic nationwide menu, this location adds a signature Los Angeles Smashburger (wontons, a fried egg, cilantro, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, ginger dressing); Fresh Mex Black Bean burger; Spinach and Goat Cheese chicken sandwich; and The Harvest salad (mixed greens with chicken, balsamic tomatoes, raisins, cranberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, blue cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette). [EaterWire]

CENTURY CITY— Inside the Westfield Century City Mall, Fuddruckers has shuttered, to be replaced by "Exciting New Retailer Coming Soon," notes Toddrickallen. [Toddrickallen]

SAN DIEGO— Gavin Kaysen of NYC's Café Boulud will return to San Diego’s El Bizcocho inside the Rancho Bernardo Inn on June 7. Kaysen joins chef Tom Dowling of JC Resorts and current executive chef Nicolas Bour to kick off a farewell dinner series before the restaurant shutters for a $2 million remodel in September. Both Kaysen and Dowling are El Bizcocho alumni. The five-course fete is priced at $225 ($275 with wine parings) and proceeds benefit the Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. A series of estate wine and tribute dinners are also scheduled prior to the refresh. [EaterWire] — DM


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