— That Pizza Buona space, which occupies a prime corner on Sunset and Alvarado in Echo Park, is now renting on Loopnet for $6,500 a month, which comes out to about $2.60 per square foot, which doesn't seem too steep despite the neighborhood. The rent hike does mean that the 56 year old Pizza Buona is on the way out, so if you have any nostalgic memories from the place, best hit it up in the next few weeks. [The Eastsider]
— A report from a Los Angeles news group prompted the county to look into changing the 17 year old health grading system thank rates food business from A to C. By reviewing the grading process with a full report, LA County Health Department interim director Cynthia Harding says that the system allows too many businesses to operate despite major violations. Do you think the system needs to change? Perhaps it'll be better off with a pass-fail rating instead of an elementary-school style grading system. [Daily Breeze]
— Nancy's Raw Juice is a new juice and milk tea spot open in Marina del Rey, according to roving Westside reporter Toddrickallen. Based on the design and logo, it looks decidedly unlike the super hip cold-pressed spots Clover and Juice Served Here. [Toddrickallen]
— Do you like to party with tacos? Then hit up the sort-of underground Taco Tuesdays, happening at an unnamed banquet hall that's gathering some of the best African-American taco vendors on Tuesday evenings. Vendors include All Flavor No Grease, an Instagram sensation that's known for its fusion American-Mexican quesadillas. [LA Mag]
— Watch out ramen, because it looks like spicy Korean-Chinese seafood soup known as jjampong might be taking your thunder. Lee Mangu Kyodong Jjampong, a chain from Korea, has opened an outlet inside Ktown's City Center on the second floor food court, according to the L.A. Times. While the jjampong is the star, writer Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee says the black bean noodles are also quite good. This noodle one-two punch is arguably one of the most popular snacks/meals in Korea and delivers really nicely. Can we make this the next (deliverable) ramen? Throw in some pan-fried dumplings and you have a stoner's/late night gamer's dream come true. [Daily Dish]
— The Old Fisherman's Grotto in Monterey, CA has banned loud and unruly children in the main dining room. It has also banned strollers. Are strollers the bane of a nice restaurant's existence? [E]
— Terrine is bringing on two Michelin-star chef Dominique Crenn (who once cooked inSanta Monica before decamping to the Bay Area—come on L.A., we needed to keep around a talent like that!) for a one night stand on Bastille Day, July 14. For $65, get a French-infused seven course dinner that includes things like rabbit galantine, salmon en croute, duck magret, and tarte tatin for dessert. Book a table here.
— Pressed Juicery is popping up at the Shinola Store in Silver Lake starting this Saturday with a grand opening party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone that comes gets free juice (yay?) and the first 50 people that come by get a $25 gift card. Pressed Juicery will supposedly hold down the fort at Shinola with a perma-pop-up kiosk, so juice-crazed Silver Lakers can get their fix while ogling nice American-made watches.