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Did You Leave $8,000 at a Denny's in Westchester, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus Carl's Jr. is leaving California, and Evan Kleiman wins woman of the year

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The Rose, Venice
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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.

Carl's Jr. ditches California

Southern California is the home of the fast food hamburger, yet it seems that one such giant — Carl's Jr. parent company CKE — feels like flying the coop. Per the OC Register, there are plans for CKE to abandon their Central Coast headquarters for Nashville, where the company still enjoys a collection of company-owned stores. The rest are mostly franchises now, which means CKE gets to skip town, save on taxes, and shed some of their corporate weight while staying close to their most important restaurant locations.

Did you leave $8,000 at a Denny's?

If so, the police would like to speak with you. Maybe it's just to give back your money? Who knows. But as CBS LA shows, you might just fit the photograph of the man in question who accidentally left behind nearly $10,000 while dining at a Westchester-area Denny's. If so, now's the time to come forward.

Take Jason Neroni home with you

Or his food, at least. The Rose in Venice is now doing takeaway sales of some of chef Neroni's most popular dishes, like his smoked bucatini carbonara.

you can take it with you. chef @jasonneroni OG smoked bucatini #carbonara 2 portions for 16$ RTG with sauce

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Yael Vengroff is a mogul

The always-impressive Yael Vengroff certainly keeps busy, working around some of the best bars in town. Here she talks to Mogul about what it's like to be so young and so successful, and her plans for the future (hint: it includes a trip to Spain).

LA's big food media moment

The International Association of Culinary Professionals is coming to Los Angeles April 1 - 3, hosting a weekend of panelists and discussion groups from around the food world. That includes Eater’s own Helen Rosner, as well as longtime media types like Dana Bowen and Amy Scattergood from the LA TimesTickets are steep for non-members, though, so be forewarned.

Evan Kleiman is Woman of the Year

She got a certificate and everything. The honor, bestowed up in Sacramento by Assemblyman Mike Gatto and the California legislative women's caucus, recognizes Kleiman for her work in the restaurant scene of Los Angeles, as well as her radio show, cookbooks, and restaurant background.

Maru launches happy hour

Westside multi-concept spot Maru is starting a Tuesday through Friday happy hour for commuters needing a reason to pull over. Running 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the offerings include $6 steak nachos, $6 cocktails, and half off draft beer. The full menu is below.

Maru Happy Hour