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Cam Newton's New LA Restaurant Gig Is a Surprising One, and More A.M. News

Plus a Sherman Oaks restaurant sale, $2 gelato, and more

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Marlin & Ono hits the market

Looking for some room to grow in the ever-so-hot Valley? Consider the shuttered Marlin & Ono, which just hit the market for a cool $12,500 per month lease, Type 47 license that runs until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and $450,000 price tag. With the former tenant only lasting about six months (and the restaurant reportedly coming fully furnished), it’s not a bad option.

$2 scoops at Uli Downtown today

Gelateria Uli is partying it up today to celebrate their two year anniversary, doling out $2 scoops to anyone who happens by. It’s supposed to be another warm one, so why not swing through the Spring Arcade and, for a couple bucks, give the place a shot?

Behold Baldoria's new bar program

LA Weekly takes a deep dive into the cocktail side of Little Tokyo's upcoming Baldoria, including news that every drink they serve will be batch-prepared beforehand. It's an increasing trend in the industry, and, as former Mozza somm David King says, will keep them from spending "15 to 20 minutes" making your drink otherwise.

Cam Newton works at Blue Window now

As you can clearly see, NFL star Cam Newton apparently works at Blue Window now, the walk-up Highland option serving $7 global fare. Something tells us he's got to be making more than minimum wage.

Necco gets into the springtime spirit

Westwood’s Necco is rocking a one-off menu to celebrate the spring cherry blossom bloom. In short, chef Kenji Koyama is doing a new $30 bento box option that includes wagyu beef, grilled cod, lotus root croquettes, and more.

Baran’s 2239 brings life to Hermosa Beach

Chef Tyler Gugliotta (Tasting Kitchen, Bagatelle) has officially opened Baran’s 2239 in Hermosa Beach as of yesterday. The slightly upscaled spot serves options like hamachi crudo, smoke fried chicken, and a citrus carpaccio, right on Pacific Coast Highway. Evening hours only, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. most nights, to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dining out near the Dodgers

Can't decide between ballpark peanuts and parking lot street dogs during Dodger season? There's more out there to enjoy says Discover LA, which lists a number of great eating options near the stadium. Top among them are Chego, Button Mash, and Winsome.

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