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Roy Choi Defends Ktown, Dry River Brewing Gets Going, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus, kimchi nachos.

Komodo Venice
Komodo 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.

Dodgers-Mets gets sandwich-serious

The cross-country baseball rivalry is heating up, with both the LAPD and NYPD scuffling over sandwiches. That's right, the loser of the playoff series has to buy lunch for the winner at their famed local pastrami spot: Katzs in New York, Langer's in Los Angeles.

The Blackhouse empire

Foodable takes a look at Blackhouse Hospitality Group, the Tin Vuong-led restaurant brand responsible for Little Sister, Abigail, Steak and Whisky, and many others. It’s an interesting breakdown on the who’s, whats, and wheres of a quiet South Bay restaurant giant.

Dry River Brewing arrives

it’s full steam ahead for Dry River Brewing, which now operates in Boyle Heights. Though there’s no taproom in place just get, permitting for the brewery is done, which means you’ll start seeing bottles around town very soon.

Komodo Venice gets into the Sunday football spirit

Fusion taco-maker Komodo is launching Sunday specials for their Venice location, which is kitted out with a trio of flatscreen TVs for prime NFL watching. There are avocado egg rolls, cheeseburger sliders, kimchi nachos, and buckets of beer on offer all day long.

Of you can help the Special Olympics

Football not your thing? Grab tickets to Pier del Sol instead, the family-friendly games and brunch event at Pacific Park. This year they’re offering $150 VIP tickets for access to daytime dishes from the likes of Angelini Osteria, Connie & Ted’s, Providence, and more. Proceeds, of course, go to benefit the Special Olympics of Southern California.

Are tacos that aren't tacos the new tacos?

LA Mag thinks so, rounding up four great options for not-quite-tacos around the city, including the (mini) explosion of Guatemalan garnachas.

Roy Choi doesn't want you talking about Koreatown

Unless you're an expert, which you're probably not. In this post-directed-to-no-one, Papi Chulo goes off on publications he sees taking up the Koreatown mantle, but who aren't really doing the legwork to understand the larger community.