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Plus Esquire talks about LA’s Asian food revolution

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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.

Vegetable poutine at The Springs

The folks behind Thug Kitchen have a new cookbook out, and to keep the party going they’re partnering up with Jasmine Shimoda of The Springs in the Arts District for a November-only all-vegan poutine for $13. Better still, 10% of proceeds go to LA on Cloud 9, which helps local homeless.

Horrifying kitchen tales to keep you up at night

It being Halloween and all, LA Weekly went ahead and compiled some of the spookiest, most cringe-worthy kitchen stories from a handful of LA chefs. From burned hair to missing digits, this one’s worth a read.

A closer look at Lao Tao

Far East Plaza newcomer Lao Tao is up to some pretty great things, working a Taiwanese street food menu that’s second to note. The folks at LA Weekly take a gander at the offerings, and come away rather impressed.

Try all the sparkles at Fundamental

Feel like tasting some champagne without breaking the bank? How about a five-flight champagne taster with snacks for $35? You’re in luck on both fronts, because that’s exactly what’s happening at Fundamental LA on November 8. Get tickets ahead of time if you’re into it.

Tunde Wey comes to Revolutionario

Nigerian pop-up chef Tunde Wey is bringing his Blackness in America series to Revolutionario on Jefferson Boulevard in November, with a one night only engagement going down November 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the multi-course dinner can be found here.

Catch is undoubtedly LA’s coolest restaurant

The Daily Beast, of all places, has a profile on the elusive new Catch in West Hollywood. Calling it L.A.’s coolest new celebrity restaurant, the piece looks at the place itself, the process of actually getting in the door, and just who might be dining around you should you decide to head there for a night.

LA’s Asian food revolution

Esquire talks up the so-called Asian food revolution happening in Los Angeles right now. Far from being fusion or simply out-of-the-way cuisine specialties most Westerners just weren’t aware of before, the piece makes the argument that there’s a new kind of cooking altogether going on at places like E.P. & L.P., Simbal, and more.

The dreaded bachelor/bachelorette party

The fine folks at Playboy asked around for bartenders willing to dish on their least favorite kind of party: bachelor parties, or bachelorette parties? With answers from Karen Grill of Sassafras, Ryan Wainwright of Terrine, Dan Sabo at the Ace, and Yael Vengroff from Spare Room, it’s a pretty good lineup of talent from LA — with worthwhile answers to match.