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Decoding the Health Department, All You Can Eat Ribs, and More A.M. Intel

Plus restaurant racism and booze for sale on Melrose.

Joe's Restaurant, Venice
Joe's Restaurant, Venice
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Talking to the Health Department

Angelo Bellomo is the director of environmental health with the LA County public health department, and this interview with him by Josh Lurie is a doozy. For restaurant owners it's a look at the macro-level process that goes into keeping their restaurants open, and for consumers it's a peek behind those little grade letters that can mean so much.

Tackling restaurant racism

Here's a piece that's been gaining quite a bit of steam of late: How Not to Be A Restaurant Racist. The frank look at food writing (and dining out) tackles the word 'ethnic', skewed health code perceptions, and more.

Domaine LA now sells booze

Well, almost. This Instagram posts shows they’ve been approved, but the whole thing takes time so don’t expect to be buying your Popov Vodka there tomorrow.

Your next three-course lunch

The resurgent Joe’s Restaurant on Abbot Kinney is doing lunch, by way of a three-course $23 option that includes heartier, fancier fare like duck leg in pumpkin risotto. The full fall lunch menu is here.

Dry River Brewing's Release party is going down at OSSO

Situated along the LA River (of course), OSSO will be the site of upstart brewery Dry River's beer release party. It's also a Halloween shindig, so dress appropriately. You can get your tickets now.

Go for the whole pig at Charcoal Silver Lake

For just $19 measly dollars, this Tuesday (and every Tuesday thereafter) you'll be able to eat unlimited amounts of ribs from Silver Lake barbecue newcomer Charcoal. How good of a deal that is depends on your willingness to eat ribs for hours, but there's no denying that this is one of the cheaper meat deals you'll find.