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Ruth Reichl's Favorite Breakfast, Tower Bar's Celebrity Secrets, and More A.M. News

Plus food halls, Fairfax restaurant closures, and a craft beer master class.

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Ruth Reichl loves Cofax

Who doesn't, really? The longtime food writer waxes poetic, as always, about the sweets at Cofax — particularly the delicious coffee doughnut made by Nicole Rucker. She also name drops Jon & Vinny's along the way, because Fairfax can apparently never have enough breakfast.

An oral history of Tower Bar

The chic Sunset Strip bar known as Tower Bar is something of a celebrity haunt, with The Hollywood Reporter chatting up some of the larger than life regulars about the past ten years inside. There's lots of Oscars talk, gossipy details, and all sorts of wonderful behind-the-scenes tidbits to savor.

Break Room 86 does ice cream

Launched last night, Koreatown's Break Room 86 is officially getting into the heat wave with a fully built-out ice cream truck tucked into the back patio. They're serving snacks and, you guessed it, actual ice cream during bar hours now.

Check out Shao Kao BBQ

One of Los Angeles' most ambitious food trucks, Shao Kao has been killing the streets lately. They've even gone so far as to reduce their prices, putting out this lil' video to keep people excited.

Four Cafe closed on Fairfax

The healthy-eating Four Cafe seems to have shuttered on Fairfax, though the Eagle Rock outlet remains up and running. It's a quiet end for the once-popular spot, which is now papered over entirely.

The rise of the food hall

Here are five quality choices for great L.A.-area food halls (don't like, two are in Orange County), as presented by KCET. Of course there are lots more options on the way (out by LAX, in Koreatown, and near the Arts District), so expect this list to need some updating come this time next  year.

Take a craft beer class

Interested in learning more about the rise of craft beer in America (and beyond)? UCLA Extension's got you covered, says FoodGPS. No, this isn't a learn-how-to-brew class, it's more of a thinkin' man's session on the who, what, and where behind the craft beer revolution in America. You can sign up now if you'd like.

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