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Your Favorite Chef's Hidden History, San Pedro's Restaurant Boom, and More A.M. Intel

Plus Dog Haus comes to North Hollywood, Ted Hopson makes short ribs, and more.

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Esters Wine Shop, Santa Monica
Esters Wine Shop, Santa Monica
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LA's chef family tree

Here's an awesome breakdown from Zagat about the insular nature of LA's restaurant kitchen scene, with helpful breakdowns on key players and those who followed in their footsteps. Broken down by key restaurant, the seven slides show a lot of the city's restaurant history, and how far it's all come.

Here comes San Pedro's restaurant renaissance

After years of back and forth on a plan to redevelop the waterfront near the port of L.A., San Pedro is moving ahead with some pretty ambitious plans. The Daily Breeze takes a look at the new San Pedro Public Market, which has plans to install restaurants, bars, a market or two, and more into the waterfront area. If all goes well, you could see the rise of those plans by 2020, if not before.

Dog Haus to North Hollywood

You know Dog Haus, the quickly-franchising hot dog chain originally from Pasadena. Well it turns out they're landing in North Hollywood, right on Lankershim Boulevard, with plans to open by the end of the month selling their signature dogs and more. 4929 N. Lankershim, North Hollywood.

Westbound and down

Things are coming together at Westbound in the Arts District, as evidenced by these sneak interior shots on Instagram.

Progress for the day: ceiling is being installed. #construction #comingsoon #artsdistrict #dtla

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Dive bar scenes and taco dreams

LAist profiles artist Keebs, who spends his time sketching the shadier food underbelly of Los Angeles. From Koreatown dive bars (that look strikingly like Dan Sung Sa) to the ubiquitous taco trucks, these are our food habits as told through a particular lens.

Ted Hopson make short ribs

Here's The Bellwether chef/owner Ted Hopson whipping up a version of his new short rib dish from the restaurant, but for TV — Home & Family, to be specific. The key? A Mongolian sauce that's laced with fermented chiles.

$25 wine tastings at Esters in Santa Monica

Running every Sunday this month (with the exclusion of Easter), Esters Wine Shop & Bar is running two-hour tasting flight sessions for a variety of wines, from old world classics to summery bottles. Drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (no reservation needed) to grab a flight and learn more.

Simbal's three course weeknight special

Ever wanted to sneak into Simbal in Little Tokyo without breaking the bank? Now you can (well, you could have before too, the place ain't pricey), thanks to this three-course $39 set menu feature they're rolling out on weeknights. The full men is below, and you can wine pairings for $27 a pop.

3 Course Menu - Spring 2016

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