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Beard Papa's Shutters in Palms, Salazar Already Hiring, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus, some top 10 Taiwanese, and a new Chinatown coffee shop gets ready.

The now-closed Beard Papa's in Palms
The now-closed Beard Papa's in Palms
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A list for the Taiwanese-curious

Noted Chinese food writer Clarissa Wei filed a Top 10 list on Taiwanese restaurants for the Weekly, dishing on favorites like Pine & Crane, Sin Bala, and more. It's certainly a strong showing for the regional cuisine.

Caffeinated Chinatown

Jack Benchakul’s Endorffeine coffee shop could be here as early as this weekend, according to his Instagram account. The Far East Plaza location is all built out, so a Friday midday or evening arrival is likely.

UberEATS your way to an Italian cold cut combo

Fresh off his new restaurant announcement, Steve Samson of Sotto is partnering up with UberEATS today to deliver you an Italian combo sandwich that looks like a knockout. Seems like the Paninoteca concept — lunchtime Italian favorites delivered citywide by UberEATS — might be catching on.

The rise of soft serve

With trucks like CVT and even the Animal guys getting into soft serve at Jon & Vinny’s, there’s been a definite renaissance in that world. Now, just in time for the end of summer, Fosselman’s announces that they too are going soft serve, dishing out cones and milkshakes in a deal with Dog Haus that will see them expand with the brand nationwide. On Labor Day, you can even get a free cone at any Dog Haus location to celebrate.

Beard Papa's shutters in Palms

The Palms outpost of Beard Papa's, once considered to be their L.A. flagship, has shuttered. Signage on the window indicated a slowdown last week, with a notation directing customers to the existing Sawtelle version. That does leave a prime restaurant slot along a bustling intersection.

Salazar hires up now that their CUP is confirmed

Co-owner Billy Silverman is looking to start staffing up at Salazar, the incoming Mexican grill space in Frog Town. What's more, their Conditional Use Permit has been approved, which means once build-out is done the booze can start flowing.

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