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Downtown's Disappearing Burgers, Sunnin Lebanese to Santa Monica, and More

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Sunnin Lebanese Cafe, Santa Monica
Sunnin Lebanese Cafe, Santa Monica
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.

Sunnin Cafe arrives in Santa Monica

It’s long been known that Westwood’s Sunnin Leanese Cafe would be making its way to Santa Monica, but now comes word from tipsters that it’s actually arrived. The new address, right next to Philz Coffee, soft-opened a few days ago, but has plans for a grand opening this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Downtown's disappearing burgers

The Guardian returns again with another strong story on the changing nature of Downtown, and the restaurants that are getting left behind. This one's all about the roadside burger stands of yore, and there's lots of interesting old timey tidbits to dig into.

Your reminder that Howlin' Rays is coming back soon

Missing the Nashville hot chicken truck? Here's something to tide you over.

H R come soon.

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The Daily Grill in Studio City has closed

Sometime earlier this month, it looks like Daily Grill in Studio City called it quits. The Ventura Blvd. location’s demise had been rumored for a while, but only as of a couple weeks ago did the place officially go down for the count. Another location in Downtown flipped last year to become another Public School brewpub outlet.

Martin Starr loves Hole in the Wall, Jitlada, and Philly West

The easygoing comedian shares some of his favorite food spots with Vice as part of their terribly misguided Guide to Los Angeles. Along the way he reps a few spots he loves to dine at, but won't share his secret for the best sushi in the city.

Connie & Ted’s adds brunch

It’s about time that West Hollywood’s beloved upscale seafood shack start doing brunch, as dishes like crab cakes are made to be eaten on late-morning weekend days. The full menu for the new additions is below, with brunch running Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.