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Baroo Is a Bon Appetit Best New Restaurant, and More A.M. News

Plus a barbecue situation at Smorgasburg that's worth getting to

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Kwang Uh at Baroo
Kwang Uh at Baroo
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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.

Baroo is the best

Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant list is out today, and lo and behold look who makes it at #5: Baroo, the strip mall legend that could. There's a nice interview with owner Kwang Uh about his time spent in the kitchen at the restaurant, and what serving his unique dishes means to himself as much as anyone else.

Going barbecue big at Smorgasburg

Downtown's Smorgasburg is doing rather well despite the heat, turning out thousands of customers from the many food options inside the Downtown marketplace. This weekend they're even adding a slew of barbecue options, from Barrel & Ashes to Bludso's to newer names like Ol' Skool and Stoked, the latter being a Santa Maria tri tip option that's apparently very awesome.

Salazar serves Good Food

The fine folks at KCRW's Good Food talk all things Salazar with Jonathan Gold. You'll even hear from chef Esdras Ochoa on the popularity of his place in Frogtown, and the makings of a stellar taco.

Blue Window launches at LAX

Highland Avenue takeout destination Blue Window has launched their own space inside Terminal 3 at LAX. The walk-up spot only just opened yesterday working a menu of burritos, sandwiches, and salads mostly, but should make for a great local option for travelers passing through.

A small-time shooter at Argyle Club

Bewildered club-goers at Hollywood's Argyle Club were treated to a volley of BB gun pellets the other night, says NBC LA. An unidentified person reportedly started shooting folks in line (no one was seriously hurt), and police for a time closed down the street while looking for the culprit behind the nuisance.

Feastly's new brunch pop-up

Hayden and Harlow is Feastly's new brunch pop-up. The Downtown (mostly) dinner incubator is moving into the late-morning world with a menu from chef David Bowles that runs $40 this Sunday, includes a cocktail, and offers some global brunch favorites like loco moco and chicken & waffles.

Eagle Rock's new Filipino heavy hitter

LA Times puts in a good word for Eagle Rock Kitchen, a newish Filipino spot in, you guessed it, Eagle Rock. The place serves a casual slew of Pinoy favorites, but the star of the show are some massive bone-on beef ribs that look incredible.

The Stocking Frame's new breakfast

In need of an easy takeaway option for morning breakfast Downtown? Look no further than The Stocking Frame on Hill Street, which is doing a set of inexpensive sandwiches, coffees, and other fare for the grab-and-go set. The full weekday morning menu is below.

The Stocking Frame Breakfast