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Burritos de Birria, The Olive Garden's Food Truck, Sāmbār's New Lunch, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus, another outlet says Filipino food is having a moment.

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Inside Sambar
Matthew Kang
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.

— Is Filipino food finally having its moment? Food Republic thinks so, with pop-ups like LASA in LA as an example. But perhaps the newly opened Rice Bar is a better example of Filipino cuisine hitting the mainstream. Hopefully these concepts launch dishes like sisig, pancit, and adobo into limelight.

— Jonathan Gold discusses the burrito de birria in El Monte's Burritos La Palma, which "might" not be a taco at a all. Actually, a burrito is a taco, and they're called burritos de harina in Mexico. Either way, they're really great (winning traditional taco of the year at Tacolandia), so you'll want to head east to try them.

— Is there anything worse than an Olive Garden food truck? Hey, at least there's free breadstick sandwiches.

—LA Weekly takes a longer look at Osso, which adds a tasty new component to the Arts District's offerings. Writer Lina Lecaro loves the fried chicken, as well as the drinks by Darwin Manahan, whose Hola Chingon! mixes blueberry cordial, tequila, and sparkling wine.

— Akaska Richmond launched lunch service at her new Sāmbār yesterday in Culver City, which should work out great for Sony and Culver Studios employees, plus anyone who lives/works nearby Downtown CC.

— Seems like everyone in the blogosphere (or Instagram-sphere) is checking out Luv2Eat Thai Bistro, which was first discovered (in a sense) by LA Weekly's Garrett Snyder but opened back in September 2014. Is this the new Pa Ord?

Slowly working my way through the menu at this place. Today: stewed pork leg.

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— Looking for the perfect sweet treat to cool off this week? Check out FoodGPS's sweet list of ice cream treats around LA.

— Just a reminder that Bierbeisl Imbiss opens officially tomorrow, with a nightly closure at 2 a.m., making it one of the best new late night options in Downtown.

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419 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014