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The dining room at Bourbon Steak in Glendale.
Bourbon Steak, Glendale
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Gourmet tacos in Lynwood

Looks like Lynwood’s taco situation is on the rise, as relative newcomer Balam Mexican Kitchen earns some praise from LA Weekly for their unique taco offerings. Guadalajaran chef Manuel Bañuelos is behind the venture, which serves everything from Korean bulgogi tacos to simple barbecue.

Bourbon Steak’s bougie burger

Feel like going big for your next burger? Bourbon Steak in Glendale has you covered with a $34 monster that is made of ground wagyu and comes topped with foie gras, truffle aioli, and actual gold leaf. Do you need such a thing in your life? Absolutely not, but you only live once. The burger is only available through the end of May.

$20 All you can eat pizza

Join the next LA Pizza Society party at Pizza Romana on La Brea for $20 all you can eat pizza and a beer. The June 11 party is going down from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with proceeds benefitting Hillsides, an at-risk youth charity.

Fat Dog North Hollywood is partying

It’s the one year anniversary of the Fat Dog outlet in North Hollywood, which also means its party time. To kick things off on Sunday, there will be DJs running from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., oysters, cheap drinks ($3 pints), and more. Apparently thereafter the party will kick up again every Sunday, with the same deals. So, if you can’t make this one, just know there’s another party just a week away.

Memorial day with LASA

Feel like eating meat on Memorial Day but don't want to cook? You can let the LASA team do it for you at Unit 120 in Chinatown, where they'll be doing ribs and more from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night.

Luke Reyes at Gadarene Swine

Oh Man Ramen previews are happening now, as chef Luke Reyes is taking to The Gadarene Swine in Studio City for a night of pop-up bowls. They’ll be doing a vegetable ramen only, which runs $16, alongside options like tempura broccoli and a pear salad with togarashi. Sunday only, 5 p.m. to close.

Jar turns 15 on Beverly

The iconic Jar on Beverly has hit the 15 year mark. That means a wine dinner with Mark Neal and food from Suzanne Tracht. Tickets are $140 per person for the Tuesday event, which goes off around 7:30 p.m.

New eats at San Manuel

If you feel like traveling for the weekend, consider a trip to San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, where they’ve just redone the Pines steakhouse inside. The ritzy dinner option is debuting a whole new look next week, with extended high-end fare and lots of wine to spend your new winnings on.

New York's weirdest trend comes west

Looks like Raindrop Cake is coming to Smorgasburg, per the below Instagram shot sent out last week. The weird as heck dessert (??) offering has been making New Yorkers go nuts, so here's to finding out how it will play on the left coast.

(Get ready, because @raindropcake is coming to L.A.)

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