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LA Is America's Best Food City, Starbucks Has Coffee Concerns, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus some new breakfast tacos to enjoy.

Hopdoddy El Segundo
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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.

The Washington Post comes to town

And they're hungry, unveiling a full package of recommended eats for the City of Angels. Sqirl, Cassia, and some others get a particular love (at least in video form) but the list also includes options like Chengdu Taste and Asanebo.

Starbucks is worried about your coffee

Or, more specifically, your coffee plants. Thanks to a blight known as coffee rust, much of the world's supply of growable coffee plants is in a sort of constant state of danger of dying off. Intense stuff, and an issue the coffee megabrand obviously has an interest in.

Firestone Walker is looking good

The massive Venice construction project is still targeting the end of the year, but given this latest slew of photos that could end up being a bit aggressive.

Exterior & interior shot of #FWVenice, no signs of slowing down. We promise we'll have beers flowing in a few short months!

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Hopdoddy hits Newport Beach

The advancing burger chain from Texas is quickly expanding across SoCal, with the arrival of their third outlet in Newport Beach at Fashion Island. The space will open next to the Nike store on November 3.

Dia de los Muertos at Yxta Cocina

Celebrate the day of the dead on Sunday, November 1 at Yxta Cocina Downtown, where $8 margaritas, $6 carnitas tacos, and more deals will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

HomeState plays the band

Los Feliz's beloved breakfast taco shop is going to start introducing rotating monthly specials as inspired by some of their favorite bands. First up: Spoon, which is (obviously) based in America's breakfast taco capital of Austin, Texas.