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Alma's Future as a Pop-Up, Vegan Dinners at Cofax, and More A.M. Intel

Plus the city's best carnitas and a big brewery expansion.

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 carnitas you’ve been looking for

The newly redesigned L.A. Taco is doubling down on its food coverage lately, and the results look promising. Case in point: this list of the top five carnitas options in Los Angeles, from the heralded Momo to Los Güichos to B.S. Taqueria.

A love letter to Alma

Well, of sorts. The LA Times posts an ode to the restaurant that will soon cease to exist, reveling in its food while decrying its too-famous-too-fast trajectory and lawsuit issues. In talking with chef Ari Taymor, it doesn't sound like Alma will disappear forever, though; there's likely some more pop-up restaurant action in the works.

Cofax starts doing vegan dinners

Perhaps as a way to atone for Nicole Rucker's delicious baked goods and that decidedly unvegan breakfast burrito, Cofax is doing a few dinnertime nods to all things vegetable next week.

Baker CakeMaker is a star in the making

FoodGPS files one on Baker CakeMaker in East Hollywood, the new international bakeshop that only opened a couple of weeks ago. Of note is chef Aris Rodriguez’s Filipino-inspired options like the sweet, cream-filled ensaymada.

Terrine begins weekday lunch

Starting next Monday, Terrine is venturing into the lunch game all week long. It's likely a smart move now that the heatwave summer is (nearly) over, and that patio can be put to good daytime use. It helps of course that their lunch burger has been winning accolades all across town as well.

The LA County Health Department wants to hear from you

We’ve known for some time that the LA County’s health department ratings were in desperate need of an overhaul, and it finally seems as though consumers will be able to see some meaningful change soon. Per the SGV Tribune, the county is hoping to get some customer input on just how they should go about upgrading those ubiquitous letters — including what information to include on any reworked signs, and how customers use and interpret the information as it stands now. Want to help? Answer this five question survey.

Bravery Brewing gets bigger

Lancaster’s Bravery Brewing is expanding, which should help to bring their casual line of craft brews deeper into Los Angeles. First launched in 2011, Bravery has done much to keep their name alive even as the competition from more localized breweries in L.A. proper and the South Bay has made the market more competitive.

Just got the keys to our additional warehouse. Big things just around the corner, until then we have an oversized garage for the Bravery van.Cheers!

Posted by Bravery Brewing on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Alma at the Standard

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