Tacos tu Madre does $1 breakfast burritos
For tomorrow only — and exclusively at the Los Feliz location — Tacos tu Madre is going to be doling out $1 breakfast burritos. They're only available one per person, but you can choose between chorizo, bacon, veggie, pastrami, or bean and cheese. You might want to line up now.
A Jitlada offshoot in Long Beach
LA Weekly shares news that you can now find some Jitlada family recipes at Spicy Sugar in Long Beach. The East Broadway shop is run by Sugar Sungkamee, whose father Tui is one half of the operation up at Jitlada. And, with his blessing, you'll find some of Tui's family recipes on display down in Long Beach now. The menu isn't quite as extensive, but still — it's a lot shorter of a drive for plenty of folks.
Burger Parlor expands to Orange
One of Orange County's best casual restaurants, Burger Parlor, has officially completed its expansion into the nearby city of Orange. The Fullerton original has been repeatedly considered one of the best dining options in the area, though chef/owner Joseph Mahon has been reluctant to expand so far. The new location officially opened on Monday.
Cinco de Mayo at El Chavo
Still haven't made plans for tomorrow's Cinco de Mayo festivities? There's always El Chavo, the long-running Los Feliz Mexican haunt rendered reliable once again thanks to a handful of industry vets. Plus, there's going to be tacos and margaritas.
Yogurtland is changing their service model
Yogurtland, the place where you, y'know, go and get yourself some yogurt, is apparently experimenting with a new model throughout Southern California. Per the OC Register, the company quixotically is moving into the new territory as an 'express' (think much smaller footprint, for places like ballparks), wherein customers have a limited range of flavors and toppings to choose from — and someone else does all the preparation. The idea is to move lines in and out even faster, and likely to ensure less waste overall.
Papa Cristo's does cooking classes
Greek dining legend Papa Cristo's has been around a very long time, and their Pico Boulevard shop shows no signs of slowing down. Neither does patriarch Chris S. Chris, who continues to shake hands and kiss babies at every opportunity. Want some of that charm to rub off in your own home kitchen? You can get a dose yourself with a new series of on-site cooking classes at Papa Cristo's proper, reports the LA Times.
Oto-Oto Express lands at Union Station
There's something fun happening inside Union Station right now, with the recent arrival of Oto-Oto Express. An offshoot of the Japan-based Ramla (the country's third-largest restaurant group), Oto-Oto Express seeks to bring takeaway bento boxes, onigiri, and more to the transit corridor. The kiosk only opened officially yesterday, but is already fully operational with a strong lineup of grab and go meals.
Maneet Chauhan on chef training
Chef Maneet Chauhan, whose dishes will soon be available on American Airlines in-flight dining, sits down with Eater to discuss Indian food at her Nashville restaurant at the set of Man vs. Child. The chef also talks culinary training for the young cooks, who take on adult chefs on the FYI show, which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m.