— LA Weekly has a lengthy look at Craig Thornton's new Sharksteeth, which takes place in a house that's rebuilt for tasting menus. The seafood-centric menu has Thornton thinking more about what the diner wants from a dish: "After talking to people, you realize that what is more important to them is really actually enjoying the taste of a dish more than enjoying the idea."
— Sugarfish's Hollywood spot at Sunset & Gower looks like it's going to open imminently, with a recently activated beer & wine license. Very soon Hollywood denizens won't have to schlep over to La Brea for pristine fish.
— Fair Oaks Pharmacy gets a nifty feature in CBS News as one of the last remaining old-time ice cream parlors in town. Load up with a massive banana split. Or pick up a scoop from one other these other ice cream shops in town.
— Fellow Food Network mates Alton Brown and Simon Majumdar dropped by Terrine for dinner last night. They both look stuffed to the gills with Kris Morningstar's food.
— Loteria Grill is doing an homage to the taco villamelon style from Mexico City at all their locations for Taco Tuesdays. It's a mix of cecina (beef jerky), pork rinds, and grilled onions with a salsa of chile morita, plus some hand-made tortillas on the side.
— Lucky Rice hits LA again this Thursday, this time inside Create nightclub in Hollywood. Pok Pok's Andy Ricker presents the evening, with tickets available here.
— ShopHouse is giving away free bowls on August 2 to help kick off Sundance NEXT FEST at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Tickets cost $14 to watch Cop Car, but the spicy Southeast Asian bowls come gratis.