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Brie Larson Wins the Burger Award, Jonathan Gold Does Tokyo TV, and More A.M. Intel

Plus great LA barbecue, Bashan's reopening deal, and more.

Scratch Bar, Encino
Scratch Bar, Encino
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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.

Bashan reopening with 10% off deal

Glendale fine dining favorite Bashan has been closed for the better part of two weeks as some repairs go down with the roof inside. But good news: they’ll be back this week, relaunching on Thursday for dinner service. Better still, the restaurant is offering 10% off for the next two weeks as a way of saying thank you to folks who stuck with them while they were closed.

Scratch Bar launches lunch

It’s a daytime feast at Scratch Bar in Encino, with the increasingly popular meat-focused restaurant turning on the weekday flavors. Running Tuesday through Friday and starting today, lunch at Scratch Bar will include simpler options like a cheeseburger, BLTA, seasonally rotating veggie sandwich and more. Each comes in between $9 and $13, with Scratch Bar keeping a fast casual service model (order at the counter, then sit) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brie Larson should shill for In-N-Out

The Academy Award winning Brie Larson stepped out post-awards show in her dirty high top Converse, showing off some skills as she juggled both her new statue and a big In-N-Out burger at the Vanity Fair party. It’s a great look, and one she should consider getting paid for by the burger company.

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L.A. Beer Week is coming

Though it technically won’t arrive until June 18, L.A. Beer Week is kicking into high gear starting on Friday with the beginning of presale tickets. Early bird tickets for the kickoff event cost $40 for general admission (VIP runs $60), and nets access to 75 craft breweries spread across the expansive Los Angeles Center studios. There will also be food trucks, live entertainment, and the like, so grab ‘em now.

Sausal x El Segundo Brewing

Two South Bay stalwarts — Sausal and El Segundo Brewing — are teaming up for a beer-focused dinner tomorrow night. The three-course meal also includes dessert and costs $45; you can make reservations through the restaurant.

Great L.A. barbecue

Blog We Like L.A. rounds up their 11 favorite places for barbecue, ticking off the usual suspects (Bludso's, Holy Cow, Maple Block) in the process, alongside longtime options like Gus' BBQ in South Pasadena.

Watch Jonathan Gold on a Tokyo TV show

Want to spend a weird, surrealist 30 minutes? Check out this below video from a Tokyo-based television show, which focuses on a few L.A. notables (including Jonathan Gold) chowing down and giving their opinion on a variety of foods. Also included is Christina Xenos from WhereLA and Joshua Lurie of FoodGPS.