— The Braiser wonders which celebrity restaurant was the biggest fail, including Flavor Flav's fried chicken joint or Steven Spielberg's "Beverly Hills" themed Dive, which shuttered in 1999. Hey, Planet Hollywood still has a spot in Times Square so it hasn't completely washed out.
— LAist runs down the full experience that is Bulletproof Coffee, which officially opened last week in Santa Monica. 21 grams of saturated fat with morning coffee, anyone?
— Starry Kitchen is doing another UberEATS "pop-up" this Tuesday evening beginning at 5 p.m., whereupon diners can order plates of Malaysian chicken curry with Okinawan street potatoes and a side of crispy tofu balls for $12.99 (plus fees). Will this fuel their eventual brick & mortar comeback?
(CORRECTION: I'm a dummy, it's Tues, 7/28!! ) So ROLLING BY HAND 2400+ #tofuballs yesterday = SK x #cockandballs are BACK on #UberEats din-dins tomorrow AND we're making twice as much food since a LOT of y'all couldn't get through last time (sorry!! ) Thanks so much to all y'all for the support+love last time, and let's keep this shiz GOOOOOOING #hopeitwasntafluke #weaintdeadyet #pleasepleaseplease
— Did you know that Lucky Strikes Downtown at LA Live is an official competition venue for the Special Olympics? Downtown News has a rundown on how they had to change the lighting situation to better accommodate the competition. There's now a full bleachers section that seats up to 500 people. Pretty cool.
— Do you love leftovers? LA Mag highlights the "scrappy hour" at WildCraft, whereupon the kitchen's scraps and leftovers eventually become parts of cocktails at the bar. Not sure if that's genius or kind of weird, but the Riptide drink uses muddled Fresno chile tops that were discarded from the kitchen.
— If you're craving Osaka's favorite comfort food, okonomiyaki, there's a secret pop-up happening Thursday night in Little Tokyo for $40 (plus an Eventbrite fee) that includes three courses, dessert, and two sangrias.
— Kabob fanatics will love this new find by FoodGPS, a place called Kashcool Kitchen in Woodland Hills that has a pretty epic looking set of koobideh kabobs.