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Loco'l Looks For A Chef, Pok Pok LA Turns on the Sign Out Front, and More AM Intel

Plus Wes Avila heads to Taco Maria in Orange County.

Clifton's Cafeteria, Downtown
Clifton's Cafeteria, 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 on that Miracle Mile food truck lottery situation

KCET scored an interview with the one guy who's entirely responsible for controlling the food truck flow in the Miracle Mile. In the piece, Patrick Lennon talks about how he's bringing order to a chaotic (and dangerous) parking situation, while — of course — taking in 8% to 10% profit from the permits himself.

Checking in on Petty Cash Arts District

The Weekly offers a look at Petty Cash's newish Arts District location, wondering aloud whether the big space with the pricey plates is a fit for the surrounding community. Longtime legend La Reyna is nearby, they argue, and cheffy tacos are already a hit elsewhere Downtown at places like B.S. Taqueria. The ultimate verdict: only time (and expanding to daylight hours) will tell.

Are you the commissary chef Loco'l is looking for?

The Watts location is hiring up for a new high-volume chef to help bring the fast food genre-busting option into reality. Maybe that's you?

Wes Avila is doing dinner in Orange County soon

Orange County's most exciting modern Mexican option is partnering up with L.A.'s favorite new taquero Wes Avila. The pair are doing a collab dinner on October 20 that will span a few different prix fixe courses. Tix go on sale two weeks before the event.

Signage is up for Pok Pok

The much-anticipated Los Angeles debut of Andy Ricker's Pok Pok is surely now just days away, as signage has officially gone up for the Chinatown space.

Clifton's opened to the media yesterday

And it was crowded, by the looks of things. Mostly, media folks seemed to be jockeying for plates of food from chef Jason Fullilove and angling for photos with the woodsy interior, but there was one particularly poignant shot from the day, showing just how far the beautiful old space has come: