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Buddha's Belly Adds Buddha's Lounge; Barnyard Lunches

WEHO/SM— In January, chef Kevin Luzande (Playa) took control of food at Buddha's Belly on Beverly and in Santa Monica, and last month he finally released a new pan-Asian menu. Also, as of yesterday, the Beverly location morphed its private dining room into Buddha's Lounge, a cocktail bar and place for late night snacks. [EaterWire]

SANTA MONICA— Stout on Santa Monica Boulevard is finishing up final approvals and should open in the next month or so. [EaterWire]

VENICE—There aren't a whole lot of great restaurants that deliver food, but Barnyard on Pacific kicked off lunch service last week and soon will deliver a burger or farro salad via eco-friendly golf cart to Venetians and beyond. For the next few weeks lunch is only offered Wednesday to Friday, but service will expand to five days soon. [EaterWire]

PASADENA— Tea party at The Langham hotel. Fêting the 148th birthday of The Langham in London, Langham properties will celebrate with 15-cent afternoon tea service on June 10 at noon. Sign up is required, although guests will be chosen at random after May 31. [EaterWire]

SHERMAN OAKS—Panera Bread is grand opening a new cafe on May 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 14708 Ventura Blvd. and the first 100 guests will receive a certificate for free loaves of bread for one year. [EaterWire]

Buddha's Belly

7475 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036