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Barcito Turns One, Life & Thyme Looks at the Migrant Kitchen, More A.M. Intel

Plus a new Century City coffee spot, and bottomless rosé today only.

Barcito, Downtown
Barcito, Downtown
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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.

Santa Monica’s new Panini Cafe

Toddrickallen shares some paperwork on an incoming Panini Cafe, which is landing soon at 312 Wilshire Boulevard, right in Downtown Santa Monica. The space is currently under construction and ABC license stuff is pending, so this one could be here soon.

Rosé all dang day

It’s a big day at Baldoria, as the Little Tokyo spot plans to do an end-of-summer bash that includes $10 unlimited rosé all day long. Like, pay $10 once, and get so much rosé you can’t imagine it. All you’ve got to do is show up to earn a variety of easy-drinking rosés, as picked by Alan Gary from Domain LA.

Duck into Breakroom Coffee Co.

Have you had the chance to check out Breakroom Coffee yet? It's a newer shop in Century City doing a full run of espresso drinks, drip coffees, and sandwiches. Open weekdays Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. That area could always use more quality coffee.

Life & Thyme x KCET

In a new multi-part series, Life & Thyme is partnering with KCET on The Migrant Kitchen, which will tackle the inner workings of the restaurant industry from a variety of cultural angles. Take a look at the trailer below.

Where Vartan Abgaryan eats

Inside Hook talks with 71Above chef Vartan Abgaryan about where he eats when he’s not necessarily at work (which, right now, is almost never). When the former Cliff’s Edge lead does find the time to sneak away, he tends to lunch at places like Pine & Crane, or enjoy dinner at Broken Spanish.

Natasha Phan is a star

You may not know Natasha Phan right away, but there’s a good chance she’s affected the way you eat in this city. That’s all part of her job as brand strategist and communications lead for Roy Choi and his slate of restaurants. She’s also a part owner in Commissary at the Line Hotel, and does PR and marketing for LocoL, which means (as the Daily Bruin points out) she’s doing a lot to keep Angelenos engaged wit the genre-defining food of Choi himself.

Barcito turns one

Awesome South Park Argentinian spot Barcito is turning one, and Andrea Borgen wants to celebrate with everyone. The Eater Young Guns winner will be behind the bar herself next Thursday night, mixing free fernecocos to anyone who stops in and generally keeping the place lively. You can also order from the full, regular food and drink menu, plus the party lasts until well into the night.