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Sweetgreen Collabs With Jon & Vinny's, Changes at Superba Snack Bar, More A.M. Intel

Plus a look at Otium's kitchen and 50% off coffee all day!

Superba Snack Bar, Venice
Superba Snack Bar, Venice
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.

Those sweetgreen folks know how to keep LA interested

Recent Los Angeles addition sweetgreen has been welcomed with open arms by greens-lovers citywide, but they’ve also been playing their cards right by cozying up to some of the city’s most popular chefs. Case in point: their newest menu item is a $10 collaboration with the ultra-hot Jon & Vinny’s team. It’s a chopped romaine salad laced with a sumac dressing and a side of za’atar pita chips — possibly the hippest current ingredients going — and gives off the air of being so absolutely of-the-moment it almost hurts. Still, $10 ain’t bad.

Big changes at Superba Snack Bar?

That's the word from Toddrickallen, who overheard some kitchen gossip a while back relating to new hire Sydney Hunter III. Apparently the menu is in for a serious overhaul, from breakfast through dinner, with a possible focus on seafood and vegetables. Of course, that's all just post-shift talk so far.

Otium's kitchen is almost ready

Just about everyone's getting excited for Otium, the new Broad Museum-adjacent spot from chef Timothy Hollingsworth. Already there's been movie trailersaspirational videos, and lots of construction sightings, but now things seem to really be firming up. Just look at this photo of the massive new kitchen, which is still under wraps but looks pretty formalized for a place that was just construction cranes and steel beams a few months ago.

Excited to get into the kitchen #launchingsoon #buildingotium #otiumla

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The Southland gets great at GABF

Denver’s annual Great American Beer Fest (GABF, for short) wrapped up over the weekend, and yesterday LA Weekly took a look at all the big winners. Los Angeles proper got a little lost in the shuffle, but the greater LA area — including TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Orange County, which won Mid-Size Brewpub of the Year — held up nicely, bringing home plenty of medals in various categories.

Dave's Chillin' keeps on Grillin'

Eagle Rock highlight Dave's Chillin'-n-Grillin' is in the midst of celebrating their 10 year anniversary, but they aren't letting all the partying slow them down. Instead, as LA Mag learns, there are future plans for a food truck, sports bar add-on, and possibly even an expansion of the existing eatery to new locations. Sounds like a busy next decade.

Half-off coffee at La Brea's all-day Thai spot

The former Kinaree Thai Bistro got caught up in a fire but returned as Otus Thai Kitchen, with a focus on all-day fare and redone Thai classics. And now today here they are, celebrating what is apparently National Coffee Day with 50% off any coffee drink

Go shopping with Ari Taymor

Or, rather, watch Alma’s Ari Taymor and Ashleigh Parsons go shopping at the Santa Monica farmers market, per this new video from Westwood Westwood.