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Free Fried Chicken for Veterans, South-Central Food History, and More A.M. Intel

Plus Brewyard Beer Co. opens with a bang today.

Le Petit Paris restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles
Le Petit Paris, Downtown
Wonho Frank Lee

Free fried chicken for Veterans Day

Veteran-owned Major Dave’s Chicken in Pasadena is extending a hand out to all the other active duty military personnel and veterans today, by giving out free chicken sandwiches. A former Marine, owner Dave Caldwell will be personally handing out fried chicken sandwiches all day, and 10% of all proceeds today overall go to the EOD Warrior Foundation.

The food of Historic South Central

KCET dives into the longstanding past of one of South L.A.’s most iconic neighborhoods, offering details on everything from Louisiana Fried Chicken and Taco to Azia Vegan Ethiopian inside the Mercado Paloma, and even Tire Shop Taqueria.

Brewyard Beer Co. already has their taproom open

Upstart Glendale brewery Brewyard Beer Co. is open for business today, showing off their taproom on Instagram. Hours run Wednesday through Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Veterans today get their first two tasters free.

Union does ‘Friendsgiving’ in Pasadena

This Sunday, Bruce Kalman and team will be doing a big blow-out family style dinner to raise money for local organizations like Food Forward, Hollywood Orchard, Muir Ranch, and more. Dubbed Friendsgiving, the $225 evening includes drinks and a live auction to boot, and kicks off Sunday at 4 p.m.

Le Petit Paris gets jazzy

Running next Thursday, Downtown’s new stunner Le Petit Paris is turning up the jazz. The early evening performance runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes deals on drinks and small plates. No reservation necessary.

More free food at Langer's

Show a valid military ID (active duty and veterans) and nab a free meal at Langer's Deli today. The deal runs through normal service hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why one chef isn't hiring any servers for his new restaurant

Phillip Frankland Lee goes in deep on his five main reasons for not hiring any servers at Scratch Bar, and they mostly have to do with paying fair wages, honoring the relationship with the kitchen, and bettering the service for the customer.

Tangata reopens at The Bower’s Museum in OC

The Patina Restaurant-backed Tangata is now open once again in Santa Ana, after turning down for an overhaul of its menu and interior. Working mostly lunch hours, the upscale, seasonal restaurant is now led by chef Donald Harris, and offers diners the chance to sit inside the reformatted dining room or out on the large mission-style patio. Hours run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

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