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Glendale Jazz Legend Jax Closes, LA's New Poke Burrito, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus a look inside The Springs in the Arts District

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Jax Bar & Grill in Glendale has closed

No official word as to why, but it seems that Jax Bar & Grill in Glendale is no more. A tipster writes in to say the space is indeed shuttered, with their OpenTable and Yelp pages now confirming as well. The restaurant/nightclub was a longtime jazz destination for many in Glendale.

ZenBunni's Biodynamic Chocolate lands new Santa Monica outpost

Surprise, surprise: ZenBunni, the odd little chocolate shop on Abbot Kinney that sells their creations from what is presumably an old tree trunk, is expanding. Their newest 'Rabbit Hole' outpost is inside the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica, and features a strong collection of drinking chocolates, bars, and more. The space is a bit more cleaned up than the Venice option, but still kitschy and fun.

The SGV's unsung noodles

LA Weekly dives into the lesser-known noodles of the San Gabriel Valley, highlighting options like mung bean and buckwheat, which can be found at places like Shanxi Noodle House as great places to experience the little-seen options.

Breakfast pizza at Pie Life in Pasadena

Though it doesn't look as though they're running the special every day, it's now clear that walk-up slice window Pie Life Pizza in Pasadena is starting to experiment with breakfast pizza. Not a bad way to start your day, with Jones Coffee right next door.

Successful test of the Breakfast Pie. Serving it up tomorrow morning from 7-10am.

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Launching Long Beach restaurant week

Dine LBC is nearly here, doing special meals across 70 area restaurants at price points that range from $20 to $50. Popular names like Open Sesame, Simmzy's, Michael's Pizzeria, and Chianina are all participating, with the party running April 23 to May 1.

Ohana Poke Co. debuts the poke-burrito mashup the world needed

Is it a sushi burrito? Sorta but not quite. Instead, chef Eric Park has decided to launch the pokerito at his Silver Lake outpost of Ohana Poke Co. Not that poke bowls were any less grab-and-go, but there is something awfully tempting about marinated fish and sushi-grade rice wrapped in a cilantro jalapeño tortilla.

Explore The Springs

LA Downtowner takes a look at The Springs, the health and wellness Arts District destination. It's a colorful peek inside a popular new-ish Downtown spot, meant to be an urban oasis for the veg-loving crowds.

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