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Eel Burgers, Vintage Pizzas, Chad Colby's Incredible Staff Meal at Maude, More A.M. News

Plus how ketchup leather isn't a big deal.

Plan Check, Fairfax
Plan Check, Fairfax
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Ketchup not a thing

Plan Check's ketchup leather seems to be making waves in the tech world for some reason. But it's not a new innovation per se because chef Ernesto Uchimura has been making the stuff for years. Anyway, the Atlantic has an interesting take on how not everything needs "fixing," like burgers.

Don't you wish THIS was your family meal?

Chad Colby's porchetta family meal at Maude looks on point. The 12-hour roast could be a preview of what to expect at Colby's upcoming partnership with Curtis Stone in Hollywood.

12 hour roasted #porcetta for #staffmeal @mauderestaurant

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Vintage pizzas circa 1971

LA Mag finds a magazine spread from 1971 on the three best pizzas from...1971 in Los Angeles. Remarkably, one of the places is still open in the Valley, and that's Mazzarino's, located in Sherman Oaks.

Have you had eel burgers?

LA Weekly discovers a Shanghai-style restaurant called Bamboo Creek in Monterey Park that has everything from chicken thigh with egg yolks to eel "burgers," essentially the kind of buns that you build when you order Peking Duck, but with stir-fried eel. The whole grilled fish is the perfect thing to share in a big group.

Guisados goes out into the night

In another installment of Chef's Night Out, Munchies goes around with Armando de la Torre Sr. and Jr. to places like Bestia, El Tepayac, and Eastside Luv.

Taco Bell's first shack is now in Irvine

Last night, Taco Bell moved its first-ever shack from Downey over to Irvine. Here's the stand on mounts ready to make the move.

Taco Bell on Mounts


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