Inglewood is already a great place to eat
The LA Times tackles the quickly-changing landscape of Inglewood, what with the NFL stadium on its way down there. Thankfully they've already rounded up a list of the best existing places to eat in the area, all of which will hopefully get a boost in business once the Rams come into the neighborhood.
Street food legalization efforts continue
The ongoing battle between the city of Los Angeles and our myriad street vendors continues to heat up, reports the Los Feliz Ledger. Attempts to legalize vending at various levels have ultimately had little success, resulting in on-the-ground efforts by vendors to organize for rights — often while the police attempt to push them off the block they're standing on.
Congrats to Jon & Vinny
Last night was big for Los Angeles (finally) at the James Beard Awards in Chicago, with one of the biggest wins going to Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Here are the guys themselves, celebrating in style.
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The lure of the pho taco
Munchies takes a look at Rakken Tacos in Commerce, a strip mall restaurant pushing out pho-style Vietnamese flavors from inside a tortilla. It's a concept that some have yet to wrap their head around, but with familiar ingredients and LA's put-anything-in-a-taco lifestyle these days, it seems only a matter of time before the idea takes off.
Eat your veggies
That's veggie burgers, more specifically. Discover LA wraps their fingers around lots of options to enjoy, from Burgerlords in Chinatown to Mud Hen Tavern on Highland.
Smog City's time to shine
LA Times talks more about Smog City, the South Bay brewery with big plans. Not only are they expanding into Long Beach with a taproom, they're also increasing production and have plans to get stronger in the sour beer arena. It's a good time to be Smog City.
Greenleaf does an all-May happy hour
Venice newcomer Greenleaf is already up and running, and to show their appreciate for their new 'hood they've decided to do an all-day, all May long happy hour promotion. That means cheap deals on certain beers, wines, and cocktails (plus their bar menu) for the entire month at the company's Abbot Kinney location. Not bad.