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Vegan Beer Fest Mania, Salazar's First Commercial, and More A.M. Intel

Plus Lemonade's big new investment, and some Valley strip mall finds

Salazar, Frogtown
Salazar, Frogtown
Wonho Frank Lee

Lemonade is rich right now

Healthy casual chain Lemonade is flush with cash all of a sudden, following an investment from LA-based equity firm Butterfly. The influx of cash should help the brand push further into the Bay Area, with a northern California expansion happening right now in the shells of several former La Boulange spaces, says Nation's Restaurant News.

Broken Spanish bar bites for happy hour

Feel like sticking around Downtown and avoiding the crush home after work? You're not alone, and to help you out in the matter Broken Spanish is adding some key new bar bites as of Wednesday, June 15 to go along with Mike Lay's new summer cocktail list. Snacks include rabbit albondigas, fried chicken necks, and other really cool stuff.

Salazar, up close and personal

Take a little trip through the kitchen (and over the grill) of Salazar, Frogtown's new Sonoran-style carne asada specialist. From grilling meats to housemade tacos, this is a punchy little pseudo-commercial for the newcomer.

Persian favorites from a Reseda strip mall

According to Our Ventura Blvd., there’s some exciting stuff happening in a corner of a Reseda strip mall. A new restaurant called Dizin Persian Cuisine has moved in, bringing grandma’s recipes to the masses. It’s a small but mighty space, turning out platters of chicken, koobideh, and more.

Club Tengo Hambre hits LA, officially

It's been teased for a while now, but it seems that finally in just a few short weeks the Club Tengo Hambre team, a roving band of dining and drinking guides based (until now) in Mexico, will be coming to LA. The company tweeted earlier that they'll soon be taking sign-ups for their very first outing on July 9, adding to their existing repertoire of Mexico City and Tijuana/Baja. Want in? You can sign up soon.

Exploring the eats at Winsome

Echo Park's newer Winsome has been getting lots of buzz for its weekend breakfast, with waits usually running most of the day. To get a look at what to expect on the morning menu, take a look at Gastronomy Blog's recent foray into the offerings.

Gear up for America's best vegan food and beer festival

The Vegan Beer and Food Festival lands on June 18 at the Rose Bowl. Featuring a ridiculous lineup of beer and restaurant vendors, it just might be the best collection of vegan food in the country for one single day. Highlights include Plant Food, Little Pine, Sage, and Ramen Hood while notable breweries include Cascade, Lost Abbey, and Allagash. Get tickets here.

Vegan Beer Fest 2016

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