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Stefans at Lantana; 12-Year-Old Cooks at Chez Melange

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SANTA MONICA—Top Cheffer round two Stefan Richter drops Eater a note to say that he has changed the name of his Olympic Boulevard restaurant from Stefan's at L.A. Farm to Stefans at Lantana. The eatery sports a newly remodeled covered outdoor patio with fire pits and comfy seating. [EaterWire]

REDONDO BEACH—Hey Flynn McGarry, watch out. Jack Witherspoon, a 12-year-old cancer survivor and author of this cookbook, is preparing a four-course comfort food dinner at Chez Melange on February 24. On the $45 menu are Caesar lettuce wraps, eggplant Parmesan, pot roast with mac and cheese, and a baked apple. Proceeds go to Jack's endowment and the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— Tom N Toms Coffee opened a month ago within the Little Tokyo Shopping Center. There's free wifi and service daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. [Brigham Yen]

VEGAS, BABY—Pizza Lounge, a "gourmet" pizza experience located in Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach, is headed to Vegas. Owners Ken Henderson and Gary Decker plan to open in March at Tivoli Village. [Eater Vegas]

LOS FELIZ— Mustard Seed Cafe on Hillhurst was out of comish for the past several weeks, but reopened on January 10. [EaterWire]

Chez Melange

1611 S Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 540-1222

Stefans at Lantana

3000 West Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

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