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Chego! Chinatown Serves, Corkbar's New Chef, More!

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

CHINATOWN— Roy Choi's relocated Chego! opened this weekend in a spacious Chinatown Far East Plaza, with a lovely courtyard, bench seating, and essentially the same menu as the Westside original. Hours run 11 a.m to 11 p.m., a departure from the original staggered hours. [Grub Street]

SOUTH PARK—Looks like Downtown's South Park's neighborhood wine spot Corkbar is getting a menu revamp after new chef Fernando Darin moved in a few weeks ago. The chef is changing up the vegetarian-friendly menu and completely re-concepting the dishes, with offerings like a kushi oyster topped with a strawberry gazpacho foam and pork cheeks with white beans and quinoa. There are more changes coming with an official menu due out next week. [Eaterwire]

ORANGE COUNTY— Coffee Bean is opening its first drive-through location in the city of Brea. They celebrated by offering $1 drinks from 2-6 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the CCC Foundation in Sri Lanka. [Eaterwire]

CULVER CITY— Bigfoot West is celebrating the 80's on May 9 starting at 9 p.m., which means full 80's costumes will be in order. There's $100 credits to the bar for winners in categories like "Best 80's Rock Star" or "Best Overall 80's Look." [Eaterwire]


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