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Halal Guys Madness in Long Beach, $1 Specialty Coffee Deals, and More A.M. News

Plus ice cream in Atwater Village, and a Lemmy send-off at the Rainbow Bar & Grill.

The Halal Guys, Long Beach line
The Halal Guys, Long Beach line

The Halal Guys don't mess around

Apparently that idea for the Halal Guys to franchise was a good one, judging by the massive line that overtook their new Long Beach location over the weekend. People just can't get enough of that street cart chicken and rice! New daily hours are now in action: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Finally, Free Range

The L.A. Times has finally gotten around to trying the Free Range truck, that mobile purveyor of morning egg options and one of the city's best fried chicken sandwiches. Turns out they love it.

$1 specialty coffee for your morning commute

Here's a humdinger of an A.M. deal: Otus Thai Kitchen on La Brea is toying with a new morning coffee happy hour that will run weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. For a buck apiece, you can get a cup of coffee from within their multi-roaster rotation, and if you'd rather do espresso drinks those are 50% off.

Rainbow Bar & Grill gives Lemmy a well-deserved send off

Motörhead rocker Lemmy Kilmister passed away recently, and seeing as one of his favorite haunts was the longtime celebrity hangout Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip, they'll be holding their own remembrance services from 2 p.m. to last call on Saturday, January 9, says LAist.

Ozu East Kitchen adding ice cream

Some foggy lettering is up for what appears to be an ice cream extension to newcomer Ozu East Kitchen in Atwater Village. Though details are still slim (and currently there's no door to the outside, which means you'd have to walk through the restaurant to get your fix), apparently there are plans to offer a variety of soft serve and sorbet options, including a few done with some of unique Asian ingredients.

Roy Choi hosts a pop-up

It’s going down on January 13, with Roy Choi hosting a pop-up dinner with Charles Smith (of his namesake wine label) and chef Zoi Antonitsas. The latter is a Food & Wine best new chef, and the former is a former Wine Enthusiast winemaker of the year, apparently, which makes the whole five-course prix fixe affair one to book  up now. There are two seatings (6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.), and you can book here.

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