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$1 PBR Party, Sugarfina Expands to the Americana, and More A.M. Intel

Plus a food truck run by a Street Fighter champion

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A public market teems with customers and neon signs at daytime.
Grand Central Market, Downtown
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.

Dog Haus turns five

The unstoppable Dog Haus, which just inked a massive nationwide franchise deal, turns a youthful five years old this coming Friday, and to celebrate they’re doing a slew of $5 deals. All day on Friday you’ll be able to get (at their Pasadena Biergarten location only) Haus dogs, sausages, and burgers for $5, plus $5 beers and $5 well drinks. Happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. brings $1 sliders and $1 PBR.

Sugarfina comes to The Americana

Candy boutique Sugarfina is landing in Glendale at The Americana, with plans for a late fall arrival. The Beverly Hills-born shop lets customers experience higher-end candies and chocolates, all in nice, luxurious digs.

Persona Wood-Fired Pizza to Los Angeles

Yet another quick-fire, quick-service pizza concept is descending on Los Angeles, with the arrival Downtown of Persona next year. The company has locations across the country (including Santa Barbara) but will drop their first at 300 S. Grand Avenue by spring.

Cheese and wine time at GCM

Grand Central Market’s party calendar is filling up fast, with this next shindig going down between Bar Moruno and DTLA Cheese. The pair are partnering up for a couple of wine and cheese sessions that run $25 a pop and will focus on pairing specific beverages with particular types of cheese: goat, cow, and sheep, to be specific. The first event runs Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with others to follow in November.

Boneyard Bistro gets to boiling again

It’s time for another Louisiana-style seafood boil at Boneyard Bistro in the Valley, with a family-style meal on Wednesday, October 26 that includes everything from oysters to crawfish, to Alaskan king crab, and Maine lobster tails.

More on Clark Street Bread’s Echo Park option

Things are coming along for Clark Street Bread’s new fully kitted-out space off Glendale Boulevard, so much so that owner Zack Hall has started making the rounds to talk about it. In this interview with Highbrow, Hall chats about his plans for the building, the enduring appeal of bread (even in Los Angeles), and even manages to dish on his secret favorite beauty product.

All about Okamoto Kitchen

Munchies talks adoringly about newer food truck Okamoto Kitchen in this new piece, calling the mobile rig "one of the most successful newer food trucks" in town. The hook, beyond the Japanese menu, comes from owner Gerald Abraham, who is apparently a top 20 U.S. Street Fighter 2 player. He uses the gaming angle to create leaderboards of top customers and other fun incentives that are driving people to come back again and again.

Badmaash's braised beef short rib

There's a lot to love about the strong, satisfying flavors found at Badmaash, as the Playboy team finds out in this video covering their coveted braised beef short rib.