— One redditor is looking for the pretentious restaurant in Los Angeles, with plans to review it after visiting. Some suggestions including The Bazaar, Wolvesmouth, Cafe Gratitude (for those oddly named dishes), uber-expensive Urasawa, Barton G, and finally Ray's & Stark Bar, if only to try the water tasting menu there.
— A-Frame posted a full Craiglist posting for a new executive chef, which comes after former lead Johnny Yoo, who was instrumental in installing the Hawaiian menu,
left the job last week plans to leave the gig next week. Do you have what it takes to lead the kitchen at A-Frame?
— Umami Burger's new location across the street from its Fred Segal location in Santa Monica has posted its liquor license and it's a full 47, which means they'll be serving everything from cocktails to beer & wine.
— Time Out has a tidy roundup of the best dim sum restaurants in L.A., including Elite, Sea Harbour, and Pingtung on Melrose, if you're loath to venture out to SGV for some har gow and shu mai.
— The Wallace commences daily lunch service on August 3 in Culver City, adding one more day time component to the downtown area. Menu highlights include a fried chicken sandwich with chow chow, pork belly banh mi, and little gem caesar salad. A bit...predictable, but still a helpful add-on for the area.
— For an interesting (and extremely thorough) legal breakdown on the Alma vs. Michael Price lawsuit, which if you haven't heard, is threatening to close down Ari Taymor's Downtown restaurant, check out this thread on Chowhound.