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David Chang Refuses to Eat at L.A.'s 'White People Restaurants', and More A.M. News

Plus, Union's new chef de cuisine, Falafel Arax might be franchising, and more.

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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.

David Chang doesn't eat 'white people food' anymore in LA

Chang’s been on a bit of a tear around Los Angeles lately, even going so far as to guest on the Great Debates Podcast to talk about why there’s no need to eat at so-called "white people restaurants" in L.A. Chang and co-guest Alan Yang (Master of None) go on to mention a few of their favorite restaurants as well, including — of course — In-N-Out.

Falafel Arax’s new Glendale location is a slick one

Take a look inside the new Falafel Arax in Glendale, where the branding is strong. Colorful touches and a hanging LA Weekly piece set the tone for the place, which enjoys a rabid following at their original location. Though nothing is for certain, this piece definitely hints at a possibility of franchising sometime very soon.

Large Marge x Lou Wine Shop for Valentine's weekend

Large Marge is popping up at Lou Wine Shop in Los Feliz next Saturday, rocking a ticketed $25 event for lovebirds everywhere. The plan is to lovingly play Beatles songs only for four hours while the team makes sandwiches and pours wine, all in a room that’s been decked out with doilies, valentines, and more. You can get tickets for the lovefest here.

The Container Yard is throwing a party

The Arts District's Container Yard (where Shreebs Coffee has landed) is hosting a party this Saturday with Sticky Rice, oyster pop-up Shuck It!, and more.

Charles Olalia signs up for Unit 120

The next up in what’s becoming a pretty stellar lineup of talent at the Unit 120 restaurant incubator in Chinatown is Charles Olalia, the former Patina chef who’s been crafting Filipino rice bowls downtown at Ricebar for some time now. Olalia will take over the space on February 17 for a three-course meal that starts at $39, with cocktails available for purchase as well.

Dan Rebelo in as Union's new chef de cuisine

With Bruce Kalman busy pouring over pastas at Knead & Co. at Grand Central Market these days, there was a void to be filled back at Union. Enter chef Dan Rebelo, who's been with Union for a year now. The East Coast transplant talks produce and kitchen life in this quick post from the restaurant.

Osso adds new menu items

It’s a changing of the seasons at Osso in Downtown, with new dishes moving onto the menu. Hearty up and comers include a beef tongue terrine, oxtail with spaetzle, squid and citrus salad, and bavette steak.

What's up with Chicken N Chips on Fletcher?

Anybody else noticed the signage that's gone up for Chicken N Chips in Atwater Village? The Fletcher Drive address is ostensibly trying to clean up and turn into a fried chicken and french fries joint, though real info on the place remains scarce.