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Bugis Street Brasserie at Biltmore, Food TV Panel at Border Grill

DOWNTOWN— Sai Sai Noodle Bar at the Millennium Biltmore has been replaced with a new concept called Bugis Street Brasserie, which features Singaporean cuisine. Dishes might include salt & pepper squid, Singapore laksa, and sweet & sour chicken. This is the first U.S. location for a chain that has four outlets in the U.K. at other Millennium Hotels. Soft opening was two weeks ago and grand opening is scheduled for October 15. [Eaterwire]

KOREATOWN— Gary Menes is planning to open Le Comptoir inside the newly renovated Hotel Normandie. The tiny 500 square foot space will house only 8 diners, with an opening slated for April 2014. [LAT]

HOLLYWOOD— Something related to the recent closure and resurrection of Tom Bergin's is that Michael O'Dwyer, the lifer bartender, was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. Friends of O'Dwyer is hosting a fundraiser to provide for the financial needs of treatment. On October 9 at Lillian Theater from 6:30-10:30 p.m., there are bites from Molly Malone's, Big Wang's & More, a roast of O'Dwyer by old friends, and a live auction. 1076 Lillian Way. [Eaterwire]

DOWNTOWN— On October 7 at 7 p.m., Michael Voltaggio, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Bruce Seidel (Food Network), and Karen Katz (Emeril Live) are doing a Food TV Panel at Border Grill Downtown to celebrate the publication of From Scratch: Inside the Food Network. The event is free for all guests. [Eaterwire]
[Photo: Bugis Street Brasserie, UK]

Tom Bergin's

840 South Fairfax Avenue, , CA 90036 (323) 936-7151 Visit Website

Bugis Street Brasserie

501 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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