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Culver City's Big, Bad Restaurant Problem, And More A.M. Intel

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Restoration Kitchen & Wine, Torrance
Restoration Kitchen & Wine, Torrance
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Belcampo’s 100 day dry-aged burger

Belcampo’s got a dry-aged burger you should know about (if you didn’t already), and from now until August 21 they’re doing a deal with said burger that includes fries and a drink for just $15. That’s pretty killer.

Restoration Kitchen opens in Torrance

Now about a month into its soft-opening phase, Restoration Kitchen & Wine in Torrance is ready for its close-up. The Marcelina Avenue restaurant is run by chef Camden Hershberger and works a pub menu of simple favorites like shishito peppers, braised pork belly, and lots of craft beer. Evening hours only, from 5 p.m. onward.

What's happening to Culver City?

LA Mag takes a hard look at downtown Culver City, which has been plagued by high rents and shuttering restaurants for a while now. With the latest loss of Sambar, it seems the area (at least according to the magazine) could be in some ways a precursor to a coming restaurant lull across the city.

Inside Dongpo Kitchen

Take a walk through Dongpo Kitchen at Universal CityWalk, which opened just a week or so ago and is already building a reputation as one of the better dining options along the touristy

It's almost Eastside Food Fest time

Lineups are being announced and tickets are going on sale for the annual Eastside Food Fest, which takes place in October. Expect a slew of eastern-area vendors, from Buttonmash to Homestate to Same Same Thai and more, plus the usual music and fun stuff for the kids. Tickets start at $55.

A Studio City hot stone option

Ventura Blvd. Magazine shares news about a new hot stone option in Studio City that works a Korean menu of simple favorites. The concept is equally easy: ingredients are tossed in a hot-as-heck stone bowl to be mixed up by the guest and eaten straight. It's a warm, tasty spot apparently, and should do well once the weather turns chilly.

Herringbone's new lunch menu

Take a gander at the new lunch menu from the team at Herringbone in Santa Monica. It's as oceanic-leaning as you'd expect, but does offer some other surprising highlights like a $15 burger and daily oyster hours.

Lunch Menu - Summer 2016

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