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Jay-Z/Beyonce Hit Cafe Gratitude; Crossings Opens Dec 9

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VENICE—Incase those Mexican blanket aren't warm enough, Superba Snack Bar has added insulation around its outdoor patio. All the more reason to dine warmly outside this winter. [EaterWire]

LARCHMONT— Cafe Gratitude attracts vegans and ... Jay-Z and Beyonce. The couple hit CG's original LA outlet today to celebrate Jay's 44th birthday and kick off a 22-day plant-based diet. [TMZ]

PASADENA— Crossings, that imminent classic American restaurant in Pasadena for which Danielle Keene is providing dessert, will debut to the public on December 9. [EaterWire]

VENICE— As of December 9, Pork Belly's on Abbot Kinney is adding salads to its meat-centric sandwich menu. Basically, any sandwich will also come in (kale) salad form. [EaterWire]

RIP—Writer Michael Ruhlman offers his tribute to the late Zuni Cafe chef Judy Rodgers with a touching list of "what I loved about Judy." (Among the bullet points: "She roasted more than a thousand legs of lamb and remembered every one.") Ruhlman also republishes a 2004 conversation he had with Rodgers, who reflects on America's culinary habits and celebrating food during the holiday season. [Ruhlman via -EN-]

Superba Snack Bar

533 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 310-399-6400 Visit Website

Café Gratitude

300 South Santa Fe Avenue, , CA 90012 (213) 929-5580 Visit Website

Superba Snack Bar

533 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291