How to get into your favorite restaurant without a reservation
Here's one from Thrillist to print out and keep in your back pocket: a field guide on getting into LA's best restaurants without a reservation. Mostly it's a chronicle of table seating and walk-in bar options, but that's always nice to know about when you're hungry and didn't plan ahead.
Unlimited pizza... and a beer
Prova Pizza in West Hollywood is celebrating its first birthday on February 6, and they're inviting you along to enjoy as many slices as humanly possible. Put on in collaboration with the LA Pizza Society, the Saturday event costs $23 and includes a beer, and runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Better get your tickets now.
And even more pizza roaming the streets
Here's a new food truck: Made in Brooklyn Pizza. They're already kitted out and have been hitting the streets for a little while now, doing big, foldable NYC slices.
Aestus lands a new executive chef
Alex Ageneau was the opening chef at aestus in Santa Monica, but left for Petrossian back in November. Now comes word that Andrew Betita is at the helm of the restaurant, after stints most recently at Fishing With Dynamite. Pryor to that, Betita was at places like Alma and The Bazaar.
Transplants Brewing in Palmdale
Not an area typically known for its nightlife, Lancaster and neighboring Palmdale are instead coming to rely on options like craft beer breweries. Lancaster has award-winning Kinetic, and now Palmdale has Transplants Brewing, says FoodGPS. The new spot opened quietly over the holidays, and is ramping up production into the new year.
Eduardo Ruiz drinks some ChefNog
YouTube talk show Talks on the Rocks catches up with Eddie Ruiz of Corazon y Miel in Bell, making him a special concoction known as the ChefNog before chatting about everything from working in a bank to his favorite foods growing up, and why opening a restaurant is the best, craziest thing you can do.
The return of Uncle Darrow's
If you're missing your Westside po' boys from Uncle Darrow's — their former Marina del Rey site is turning into a rice bowl spot — then you'll have to get to Carson, where the longtime Louisiana restaurant has relocated. They soft opened this week, and they've rejiggered the name to just be Darrow's New Orleans Grill. 21720 Avalon Blvd., Carson.