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$1 Gyros, Plan Check’s Next Location Is Dubai, and More A.M. Intel

Plus a whole new look for Guerrilla Tacos, and Ari Taymor throws a doughnut party

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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.

$1 gyro party at Good Greek Grill

To celebrate their first anniversary on November 1 at their Los Feliz location, Good Greek Grill is doing a $1 gyro party at both that outpost on Vermont as well as their new one in Hollywood. The deal is only for the first 300 people in line and has a limit of 2 per person, but is a pretty strong option for anyone in the area with some time to kill.

Plan Check goes global

As predicted, it looks like Plan Check is going international. The company has long been eyeing a big expansion, and now founder Terry Heller has inked a deal with Brands Advisors to drop a first non-U.S. location in Dubai. Expect more to come on this front down the line.

Smog City’s new head brewer

With Smog City’s ongoing expansion, it’s no wonder the team has decided to bring on new head brewer Tim Harbage. Formerly a head brewery at Golden Road Brewing, Harbage will be jumping onboard at a great time for Smog City, with the company expanding into Long Beach digs in another couple of months.

Tim Harbage, Smog City
Smog City

Halloween at Baldoria

This Monday, guests will be able to enjoy happy hour all night long at Baldoria in Little Tokyo. The plan is to do a full 20% off all drinks, plus $8 pizzas to pass around. Come in a full costume (like, full costume) and you’ll get a free small charcuterie plate too.

Ari Taymor’s doughnut party

Alma’s run at The Standard has included a new brunch direction wherein chef Ari Taymor debuts a rotation of  new doughnuts. Now starting on November 1, he’ll be partnering up with chefs for a two-week doughut collaboration, wherein Taymor and guest chefs like Kwang Uh from Baroo, Jon & Vinny, the Madcapra team, and Jessica Koslow will be diving in t help. The first to come onboard is Uh, who will be helping with a coconut kabocha squash glazed doughnut, filled with banana and topped with fried mochi. The first in the series starts November 1.

LA’s juice magnate

The NY Times offers an extended profile on Khalil Rafati, the owner of SunLife Organics, and his past as a drug addict who spent time in prison. It’s a redemption story with a ton of twists and turns, but suffice it to say things are going well these days.

The new-look Guerrilla rig

Take a gander at the new paint job on the new Guerrilla Tacos truck. Formerly a brand spankin’ new all-white catering rig, now the thing is back to looking a little more settled in and colorful.