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Plus Butchers & Barbers has a change of heart

The Bellwether, Studio City
The Bellwether, Studio City
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Butchers & Barbers decides to remain open after all

After confirming with Eater that their Hollywood restaurant Butchers & Barbers would close for a reconcepting, it seems now that the Houston brothers have had a change of heart. Instead they'll work to change the menu, format, and possibly the name in real time, without closing down after all. Brian Maynard is still at the helm, and the hospitality team offered the following statement: "Butchers & Barbers will remain open indefinitely. Expect changes over the coming months at Butchers and a new concept that will pair with the upcoming downstairs venue."

Luna Grill arrives in La Cañada

The expansion of fast casual Mediterranean dining options continues unabated today, with news that Southern California mainstay Luna Grill has expanded into the hillside community of La Cañada Flintridge. Situated inside the Town Center on Foothill Boulevard, Luna Grill works a menu of wraps, plates, and salads, all within a quick service format (and price point). Now open at 965 Foothill Blvd.

Gordon Ramsay loved The Bellwether

He nearly said as much himself in this Instagram post, thanking Ted Hopson's team for a fantastic dinner at the Studio City hotspot.

Delicious roasted Okinawa Sweet Potato from dinner last night at @thebellwether_la. Great dinner guys Gx

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Lucky Peach crawls for tacos in L.A.

Much like their dumpling crawl from a while back, New York-based Lucky Peach decided to head out in search of one crawl to rule them all. This time? Tacos, the mainstay of any good Angeleno's diet. Notable stops include Tito's on the Westside, Guerrilla Tacos, and Taqueria Los Anaya in West Adams.

Experience The Bonanza in Long Beach

Ever wonder what goes on inside the old Bonanza Cafe on Willow Street in Long Beach? OC Weekly got to the bottom of it, showcasing the place's penchant for classic diner staples like scrambled eggs and bacon, alongside more straight-up Mexican fare like molcajetes and tons of mariscos.

The best bar in America

LA Mag profiles incoming bar manager Aaron Polsky at Harvard & Stone to find out how exactly the Thai Town-based cocktail laboratory plans to win a coveted Spirited Award at the annual Tales of the Cocktail. The secret? Teamwork, Instagram, and making some damn good drinks.

Grill Em All debuts the Down-N-Out

Known for their massive burgers and hard rock theme, Alhambra's Grill Em All has also rotated in this new monthly special: the Down-N-Out, a take on the iconic In-N-Out double double, but with a bit more ... heft. It's 10 ounces of beef, and runs all month long.


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