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Boiling Crab to Burbank, Josef Centeno Is Demolition Man, More A.M. Intel

Plus: Is Los Angeles really the best food city in the world right now?

The Boiling Crab is coming to Burbank
The Boiling Crab is coming to Burbank
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.

Boiling Crab heads to Burbank

Looks like a big new seafood name is coming to Burbank, as Boiling Crab makes its way to the AMC Burbank 16 complex. According to a tipster who also sent along the above photo, the seafood stop will situate itself right near Buffalo Wild Wings and PizzaRev off San Fernando Boulevard. The restaurant’s website confirms the expansion as well.

LA is the world’s best food city

Seems like everyone is jumping onboard the LA hype train, as chef after chef in thisvery enthusiastic LA Weekly piece calls (among other things) Los Angeles one of the best food cities in the world. The chefs were gathered at LA Food & Wine, so the timing of the praise is a natural fit, but frankly they’re probably on to something.

Luke will let you inside a Tesla

Feel like getting inside a Tesla and driving it around for 15 minutes for free? All you have to do is sign up for brunch at Luke Restaurant in Woodland Hills on September 10. Their so-called "Demo & Dine" event costs $39 and includes food and drink, plus the time spent in the Tesla. Note: It’s unclear if you actually get to drive the darn thing yourself, or if you’re just sitting shotgun and playing with the stereo. Either way…

John Sparr Tavern is coming along

Montrose's very own John Sparr Tavern is shaping up, with new signage and one seriously cool window already figured out. Soon, says the pub, they'll be up and running with food and drink for all.

Patrick Rue is a 40 Under 40 Tastemaker

The Bruery’s Patrick Rue is earning some acclaim, thanks to his latest position as a 40 Under 40 designee with Wine Enthusiast. The publication calls out Rue as a master Cicerone and leading voice in the craft beer community. The publication also calls out Adam Vourvoulis and Maxwell Leer of WineRave LA fame, alongside Kathryn Coker of Esters in Santa Monica.

No Name’s new plant-based dinner

You know No Name on Fairfax? It’s that sorta-hidden bar spot that’s been doing fried chicken and playing music for about three years now. Well, turns out chef Jared Simons wants to switch things up with an all-plant dinner landing monthly. The first in the series hits September 11 and runs $55 across four courses of BLTs (eggplant bacon) and summer corn risotto. You’ve got to make reservations though, so email

Here’s looking at Here’s Looking at You

Gastronomy Blog takes a gander at Here’s Looking at You, the Koreatown dinnertime hotspot that’s taking the city by storm. Check out the cocktail (photos), work through a few main dish (photos), and then get yourself over to enjoy a meal yourself.

Josef Centeno is in demo mode

Here’s a raw look at what will eventually become Josef Centeno’s downtown Culver City spot The Bäcoshop. It’s rough going at the moment, but boy oh boy is this a concept the neighborhood could use right now.

@thebacoshop here we come!

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