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Wexler's Deli Caters, Restaurant Standoff in Downey, and More A.M. Intel

Plus, free chicken sandwiches for active service military and first responders.

A modern Jewish deli inside of a food hall, with white tile and lots of signage.
Wexler's Deli at Grand Central Market
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.

A chicken sandwich deal today

Major Dave's Chicken in Pasadena is, yes, really run by a former major in the Marine Corp. So naturally, the military-minded man is giving back today, offering buy-one-get-one deals on fried chicken sandwiches or any service member or first responder who swings through.

Yes, you can eat Wexler's Deli whenever (and wherever) you want now

All you've got to do is order it for catering. That's good news for anyone looking to nosh during football Sundays, or for Westsiders who just can't wait for the Santa Monica location to turn the lights on. There are a variety of package options — or you could just order your lox by the pound.

Newcomer Viviane won't take long to show up

It looks like menu R&D is already well underway for Viviane, the upcoming Michael Hung and Stephane Bombet power-team restaurant situated inside the Avalon Hotel. Current opening target: October.

A standoff at Chris & Pitts

Scary stuff out of Downey as a carjacking suspect fled into Chris & Pitts restaurant, causing a hostage situation. Ultimately, the suspect was killed, though no other patrons inside were hurt.

Guest chef dinners at Maison Giraud

Longtimer Joe Miller, he of Joe's Restaurant in Venice, is joining hands with the Maison Giraud team for a guest chef dinner on September 24. Feel like joining the party? You can get a reservation over at OpenTable.

Go golfing with King Harbor Brewing

Here's a change of pace: instead of paying $140 for a sit-down craft beer-paired meal, take half that money and play a round of golf for charity. All while drinking, of course.