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Ownership Switch at Far Niente; Price Change for Chang/Choi/Puck Dinner

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GLENDALE— Changes underway at Brand Boulevard's ancient Italian fixture, Far Niente. New owners Kevin Berresford and Erwan Ehanno (GM of Kendall's Brasserie) are in escrow to take over operations. More to come. [EaterWire]

BURBANK— A branch of Claim Jumper is moving into the previous home to McCormick & Schmick's on W Olive Avenue in Burbank. [EaterWire]

BEVERLY HILLS— For those up in arms over the $190 cost for five courses by chefs David Chang, Roy Choi, and Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, good news. Event organizers have decided to modify costs. New price still TBA. [ELA]

HERMOSA BEACH— Hermosa Restaurant Group, those behind ROK Sushi Kitchen, are buying Hibachi Sushi just around the corner at 117 Pier Avenue. [EaterWire]

OUT AND ABOUT—Here is an excellent infographic from Wired revealing the many steps to determining the answer to an important question: Should I Trust This Yelp Review? Spoiler alert, in nearly every scenario the answer is no. Tip-offs include numerous references to Michelin stars, a "prologue longer than a Star Wars opening crawl," and Yelpers who "fancy themselves a writer." [Wired via -EN-]

Far Niente

204 1/2 N Brand Blvd Glendale, CA 91203