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Animal Prepares to Redefine Brunch, Pasadena's Famous Italian Sandwich, More A.M. Intel

Plus, more on Mikkeller, while the Arts District gains a grocery store.

More on that Mikkeller move

Brigham Yen has some more intel on the upcoming Mikkeller Bar coming into Downtown, sharing news about the space itself — a former Discount Tire Center — and the menu, which will apparently feature burgers, sausages, and maybe even barbecue. That’s in addition to the 50 craft beer taps, of course.

Here’s your next sandwich stop

LA Weekly chats up the owner of Roma Market in Pasadena, which has suddenly become a go-to spot for food bloggers and Instagrammers after all these years. Their namesake Roma sandwich is available on the fly, and when it’s made by a charming old man that’s always a boost.

One Santa Fe gets its grocery store

GROW, the fast casual grocery store and deli option actually inside One Santa Fe, is almost alive. Beginning October 24, the market will keep daily hours for the locals, selling everything from produce to craft  beer to made-to-order sandwiches and salads. Good news for a neighborhood that still needs more grocery options.

Alibi Room is feelin’ the pudding

Howlin’ Rays and newcomer Little Spoon frozen pudding are teaming up for a party at the Alibi Room on Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rays is doing their unstoppable fried chicken sandwich, and the Little Spoon team is dishing out their frozen treats (and apparently are also using them to make beer floats). Buy the spiciest level of fried chicken from the truck, and your pudding is free!

Animal begins brunching

Out of nowhere, the Fairfax eatery that launched a thousand meaty imitators is now stepping into the brunch arena. You can make reservations by calling the restaurant, or walk in. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While The Church Key starts lunching

Elsewhere, The Church Key will commence its lunch program next week, running weekdays only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect a skirt steak rice bowl, fish tacos, a burger, that sort of thing. Full menu below (word puzzle included).

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