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Bake Sale Deep Cuts, LA’s Best Bean & Cheese Burrito, More A.M. News

Plus a new dinner reservation to make, and a street food situation in Inglewood

Maple, Descanso Gardens
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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.

Dinner service starts at Maple

Descanso Gardens brunch dominator Maple is kicking off their holiday dinner service on November 25, which lines up perfectly with the park’s Enchanted: Forest of Light display that runs through January 8. Expect dishes like a winter squash salad, orecchiette pasta, and herb-crusted salmon, to start. You can start making your reservations now.

Saturday’s musical bake sale

There’s a big bake sale happening in Silver Lake on Saturday at Dangerbird Records, called Frosting on the Beater. The Sunset Boulevard party runs noon to 3 p.m. and includes sweets from Hello Sweetie Pies, Salt & Straw, Milk Jar, and more, each one inspired by great musicians from Arctic Monkeys to Frank Ocean. Proceeds benefit the Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund.

The best Middle Eastern food you can get

Afar magazine takes a look at the upward trend of modern Middle Eastern food in Los Angeles right now, calling out places like Spread Mediterranean Kitchen and FIG in Santa Monica in particular, plus even more casual options like Madcapra at Grand Central Market.

The community of coffee

Tyler Wells sits down with Mark Dundon of Paramount Coffee Project in this latest series on coffee. Together the two chat about the differences between Australian and American coffee, while agreeing great stuff will always win out no matter where it’s presented.

The bean and cheese burrito you’ve been missing

Have you had the bean and cheese burrito from Trois Familia yet? If not, let this below video from Mind of a Chef get you very excited.

Finally, a real taco emoji

As L.A. Taco points out, America is soon to be in line for a real taco emoji with the latest Apple release of iOS 10.2. Apparently the company was looking to upgrade all of its emoji images, and the new taco option, complete with diced white onion and cilantro, looks a far sight better than the awful original. Long live the taco emoji.

Live, local seafood is where its at

KCET digs into the Chinese restaurant scene to find that live, local seafood is still very much being served inside restaurants across the city. In fact, while plenty of other places continue to fly their fish in from who knows where, many Chinese restaurants are thinking of new ways to make sure their seafood is not only sustainable, but well-sourced and local.

An urban gastronomy experience

Want some of the best street food around? Get to 234 W. Manchester Blvd. in Inglewood tomorrow for a lineup that will include All Flavor No Grease, Mr. Fries Man, Taco Mell, and a ton of other great options along the way.