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Full Liquor for Pips, Dean McDermott Cooks at Abigaile, More!

MID-CITY—Pips on La Brea, the "fine dining and entertainment" American-Italian place near Pico, is upping its beer and wine bar to a full 47 liquor. [EaterWire]

HERMOSA BEACH— Tori Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott, is really into food, so says his website. He's also participating in the next Kitchen Takeover at Abigaile. He along with chefs Jet Tila (The Charleston), Jorge Valines (Code Venice), Tony DiSalvo (Whist), Tin Vuong (Abigaile), and Emily Collisson (Montage BH) will together cook a six course dinner on January 28. Dinner costs $65 and part of the proceeds go to Ride for Autism. [Dean McDermott]

PASADENA— It so appears that Top Chef Masters is shooting in Los Angeles. A shopper at Whole Foods in Pasadena tweeted the following: "Spotted! Top chef masters secretly filming at whole foods arroyo...@bryanvoltaggio...swoon" More tips? Drop us a line. [Eater National]

ECHO PARK—With regard to City Sip's impending shutter and Derrick de Jesus' MSG pop-up, the chef says that nonetheless he will continue to use the space and may increate dates as well. [EaterWire]

SANTA MONICA— Jersey Mike's by the new Starbucks and Fresh Brothers pizza on Broadway and Lincoln opens January 30. [EaterWire]


1301 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310) 798-8227

Pips on La Brea

1356 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90019