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Roberta’s Pizza Comes to LA, the Business of Monkey Bar, and More Intel

Plus a shooting at King Taco in Lincoln Heights

A double cheeseburger from Burgerlords
A double cheeseburger from Burgerlords, Chinatown
Matthew Kang
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.

Roberta’s Pizza to LA

Looks like a big-time pop-up is coming to Sqirl tomorrow night, with Roberta’s from New York City pulling up with a mobile pizza oven. The $20 event lands you a full pie, some snacks, beer, and more, with everything kicking off at 9 p.m.

The business of Monkey Bar

LA Weekly talks all things Monkey Bar, the once-popular 90’s-era Hollywood hotspot. Opened in 1992 by Jack Nicholson’s best friend Alan Finkelstein, the place was a hit with celebrities for years, and even became the site of some pretty raucous late nights. Now you can recount the whole sordid history of the place yourself, right this way.

Tragedy at King Taco

The Eastsider offers mention of a shooting in front of King Taco in Lincoln Heights that left one dead. The terrible killing took place Monday afternoon with a gunman shooting from a black Mustang, with victim Danny Chea in another vehicle that eventually struck the side of King Taco. Police are actively looking for the gunman.

Franklin & Co. does happy hour

There’s a new Hollywood happy hour contender, this time in the form of Franklin & Co. in Franklin Village. The weekday option runs 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and includes $3 bites, $4 beers, and $6 cocktails.

All hail the tlayuda

The LA Times talks all things tlayudas, offering up a few key places to grab the Oaxacan specialty. Along the way they also shout out some relative newcomers like the colorful Tlayuda LA on Santa Monica Blvd., because c’mon, who doesn’t like a good tlayuda?

A Guisados clone

LA Mag has a bit about Guisados and their apparent knockoff, a place in the Philippines that’s also called … Guisados. Rocking roughly similar menus and looks, the dueling places can be easy to misidentify upon first glance, but hopefully folks aren’t getting too confused.

What it’s like at Burgerlords

Still haven’t been to Burgerlords in Chinatown? Well here’s a new video to give you an idea of what an evening at the Chinatown hotspot looks like. You’ll also notice chef Timothy Hollingsworth kicking around: he did a one-month collaboration with the Burgerlords team for a special Burger Merger, with another chef coming in for November.