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Pasadena Gets a Fleming's, Fruit Cart Crackdowns, and More A.M. Intel

And more poké.

Poppy + Rose, Downtown
Poppy + Rose, Downtown
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

More poké for the masses

Yes, more poké. But this time it’s heading for Long Beach, as current Sunset Strip favorite Poké Bar takes over a small former deli space down that way, according to sources.

Fruiting is not a crime

The San Bernardino PD managed to send out a particularly tone-deaf tweet yesterday, showing a pushcart full of fresh fruit being hauled away by cops (in 100 degree heat, no less) as a smug sign of justice at work.

Pasadena adds a Fleming’s

Looks like Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is getting its very own Fleming’s, per this Conditional Use Permit filed with the city. The plans call for a full 6,800 square feet of space and a full bar, though the timing of its arrival is likely a ways out. Steak, it's what's for dinner in Pasadena.

The return of Nibble Bit Brewery?

Is one of Downtown’s fledgeling breweries coming back to life? Predating even Golden Road, Nibble Bit was a micro-microbrewing operation, doing about 600 gallons a month according to LA Weekly (when they were profiling their demise in 2011). Now it seems the place could be ready to return to glory as the Arts District brewing scene explodes — at least according to this new Twitter account.

A secret fried chicken sandwich

Fried chicken sandwiches are in right now, and Poppy + Rose in Downtown has a swell off-menu version just this week courtesy of FoodGPS. This one rocks buttermilk fried chicken, house pickles, and a plush biscuit baked in house. $12, and available until August 23.

Baja beer arrives

Beer lover Sarah Bennett goes in on the Mexican craft beer revolution, detailing for LA Weekly the best places to source Mexicali-, Tijuana-, and Ensenada-based brews.