Chinatown's health department woes
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune takes a look at some health department violation stats, revealing Chinatown as the worst neighborhood-wide offender in L.A. County. Citing cultural differences and aging infrastructure, the piece says that new tenants and more awareness could help resolve the issue.
They put palm trees in the Arts District
Condé Nast Traveler showcases a day spent Downtown, complete with a cute little illustration pointing to Alma, Grand Central Market, B.S. Taqueria and even The Springs in the Arts District. All worthwhile options, buy why in the artwork did they make the Arts District look like a beachy palm tree oasis?!
Terrine all-you-can-eats their way into your Labor Day plans
In what’s becoming a tradition for the Beverly Boulevard brasserie, look for Terrine to pop off an all-you-can-eat brunch on Labor Day (that’s Monday, September 7). It’s cheap too, considering: $35 (no tax, tip, or booze), and guests can work between fried chicken, beef brisket, hot links, pork ribs, and more from chef/owner Kris Morningstar. Reservations recommended.
Now you know where Broken Spanish is!
Chef Ray Garcia is pretty exited about his new sign.
Take Friday off to drink
It’s (officially) a party at San Fernando Brewing Co., the northeast Valley craft beer operation that’s been quietly serving along for a little while now. This Friday, owners will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their space, and have yard games and cheap beers on tap from noon until 10 p.m.
MasterChef takes over Chaya
Fox's hit show MasterChef drops into Chaya Downtown tonight, Gordon Ramsay and all, where they'll be recreating some of the restaurant's signature dishes. To celebrate, Chaya itself is hosting a cheap-as-hell viewing party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (show starts at 8 p.m.) that includes $5 cocktails.
No brunch bottoms here
The lovely folks at dineLA aren't just content to give you cheap meals at high-end restaurants a few times a year; they're also partnering with the FXX channel for a one-day only brunch bonanza this Sunday. At half-a-dozen places (A-Frame, Love & Salt, etc.), you'll be able to snag a $25 entree and side/dessert, plus bottomless drink — including booze! Sunday only.
Moruno gets busy
Bowing to increased demand, new Original Farmers Market darling Moruno is expanding their hours. Starting today, look for noon to 4 p.m. hours Wednesday through Saturday.