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Runaway Car Destroys Ameci Pizza in Simi Valley, and More A.M. Intel

Plus Nyesha Arrington's best new dish, win Tender Greens for a year, and more

Leona, Venice
Leona, Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

$1 poke bowls on Melrose

The only recently opened Poke Shack on Melrose is debuting $1 bowls this coming Sunday for anyone who follows them on social media, as a way of welcoming their flavors into the neighborhood. For reference, you can find the entire DIY bowl menu here.

Stephanie Danler cooks with Feastly

New York transplant Stephanie Danler has a new book out called Sweetbitter, about her years as a front of house restaurant worker. She’s also doing a bit of cooking these days, most recently with Feastly in Downtown on Thursday. The $75 pop-up runs four courses plus  dessert and a drink.

Soul Sunday block party at Cape Seafood

Newcomer Cape Seafood on Fairfax is turning up the party to 11 on Sunday with an ocean-focused block party, complete with DJs, mini lobster rolls and more. The Fat Dog, Pithier, and Coffee Commissary will get in on the action too, making it a real building-wide party for all. Hours run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pizza pick up goes wrong

Two were injured last week in Simi Valley when a Ford Explorer jumped a curb and ran through the front of an Ameci Pizza. The strip mall storefront accident sent a driver and one employee to the hospital with minor injuries, with the SUV needing to be physically towed from inside the restaurant.

A Tender Greens scavenger hunt

Want to win a year of free Tender Greens? If so, you’ve got some work to do. Running Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, Tender Greens will partner with KCRW for a photo-focused scavenger hunt that runs from Santa Barbara to Orange County to Palm Springs. It's all to celebrate the restaurant's 10 year anniversary, and the idea is explorers will have to download an event, find hidden pieces of info or hit certain locations over that weekend, all while earning points. The team with the most points at the end wins a slew of prizes, including some yearlong Tender Greens action.

The Fiscal Agent expands its appeal

LA Mag does a piece about Chris Amirault and the Fiscal Agent team. The plan, now that Julian Cox is gone, is to make the place approachable. Amirault, as the new bar program director, is intent on making the place less about being a world-class bar with a stuffy reputation, and more about feeding the neighborhood some fun, funky drinks.

Nyesha Arrington’s best new dish

Chef/owner Nyesha Arrington of Leona in Venice has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. The chef worked an Outstanding in the Field event at Coachella and has been traveling up and down the coast doing food events for big names like Sunset Magazine. Just a week or so ago, her hibiscus-cured hamachi with pomegranate seeds was named one of GQ’favorite new dishes of 2016, and even earns top photo billing in the piece. Not bad.

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