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Plus, Bouchon adds a kids menu.

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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.

Skid Row Thriving

Munchies gets into it with Jesse Gomez of Yxta Cocina, who talks pretty frankly about what it's like to open up a restaurant in Skid Row during some of the worst economic times in America. It's a pretty thoughtful read about what it means to tackle poverty and personal success in the restaurant world.

The best of them all

Los Angeles Magazine has unleashed their annual list of the city's best, from phosphates and lobster rolls to food Instagram accounts and acai bowls. Take a gander.

Holy Cow, the deals

Now that Holy Cow Culver City has had time to settle in, the team there (and at their Brentwood original) have begun tinkering a bit, adding a daily happy hour (3 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekends) and officially moving their massive beef ribs onto the main menu — though only on weekends.

The Ol’ Zep

Look at this awesome photo of a zeppelin-shaped diner car from 1931 in Downtown!

Hatchet Hall is looking for the next Daniel Day-Lewis

Are you the method actor that Hatchet Hall is looking for? Apparently the part you were born to play is waiting at this new (and very well-received) Culver City spot; as for the role, it's at least somewhat tongue-in-cheek — it has something to do with wine — but expect to familiarize yourself with everything from Kanye West to James Joyce, per the ad.

Top Secret Lasagna

This week's secret off-menu dish collaboration from the FoodGPS team is a lasagna Bolognese from Sotto in West LA, which looks pretty awesome. Plus, asking for (and actually receiving) something cool that's not on the menu is always a good look if you on a date or just want to impress your friends.

Bouchon Bistro gets small

No, not the Steve Martin album; we’re talking about a kids menu at Bouchon Bistro, offering small-scale bites for anxious Beverly Hills tykes. The new mini-menu is full of all sorts of mini-favorites like … a $19 sautéed salmon with spinach… or a $7 plate of seasonal vegetables…

Bouchon Menu