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OC's Best Places to Eat, The Fiscal Agent's New Barman, and More A.M. Intel

Plus Cento Pasta Bar adds Saturday service

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The Fiscal Agent
The Fiscal Agent
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Orange County’s 75 best places to eat

OC Register critic Brad A. Johnson has put together his list of best restaurants in Orange County, with Taco Maria of course taking the top spot. Favorites like Vaca and Marché Moderne also make the cut, alongside spots as varied as the old school Sapori Ristorante and the omakase hotspot Sushi Noguchi.

Chris Amirault steps in at The Fiscal Agent

Though Julian Cox is no longer living in Los Angeles, his cocktail spot The Fiscal Agent continues on. Now it looks as though Chris Amirault is stepping in to help out as the new program director for the bar, effective immediately. Amirault previously helped to open Harlowe before moving to Clifton's, and most recently was working shifts at The Corner Door.

Cento Pasta Bar now works the Saturday shift

Downtown pasta pop-up Cento has been taking over Mignon on weekdays for lunch, but now Avner Lavi and Santos Uy are teaming up for a Saturday shift as well. That's great news for anyone looking to eat on the cheap (or who felt bad about adding that glass of wine on a recent Tuesday).

A wild game pop-up in the heart of Hollywood

Chef Debbie Michail and butcher Alex Jermasek are teaming up for a one-night-only wild game roast at The Lombardi House in Hollywood. The $120 feast runs under the name LogmehLA will focus on squab, ducks, and cornish hens, and will be served with wine and champagne to boot. Tickets for the March 31 event are here.

Urban Garden adds booze

Urban Garden on Beverly has added cocktails to its lineup, making the place more than just a destination for Lebanese food. Of course you were already going there for the housemade za’atar bread, but now you’ve got even more reason to stay.

Ox & Son launches Sunday suppers

Santa Monica hotspot Ox & Son is doing a new series of Sunday (and Monday) suppers where, for $35 a pop, guests will get a three-course meal and half off a bottle of wine. The menu changes weekly and begins both nights at 5 p.m.

Spear signs up for breakfast

Downtown surf and turf spot Spear is getting into the breakfast game, joining a suddenly crowded morning field in the neighborhood. Hours run 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily, and the full menu is below.

Spear Breakfast Menu

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