Watch the opening ceremony at Paley
Hollywood’s own Paley plans to project the opening Olympics game onto a wall inside their courtyard from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight, serving up $10 caipirinhas from barman Ben Ferguson along the way. Not a bad way to kick off the weeks-long Olympic Games.
$1 oysters all day
Today is, apparently, National Oyster Day. What does that mean for you? $1 oysters at both Knuckle & Claw locations, all day long. As if you needed another reason to celebrate a made up food holiday.
The best burgers around
UrbanDaddy has collected a list of great burgers from around the city, including more than few newcomers at places like Citizen, or the pop-up option only found during happy hour at Hinoki + The Bird.
East Los Musubi brings the fire
Ever feel like branching out from your usual musubi-eating ways? Get to the new pop-up East Los Musubi, which is apparently doing Cheeto-crusted Spam musubi that's all the rage right now. Munchies has details on the dish and the team, which has been popping up at random spots on the Eastside for a bit now.
CPK's big new breakfast plans
Looks like California Pizza Kitchen is getting into the breakfast game, as evidenced by this new outlet inside LAX. Because of the all-day nature of the place, guests in Terminal 1 will be able to grab options like bacon and potato pizza, breakfast sandwiches, and more beginning at 5 a.m. daily.
This Granada Hills chop shop might not be what you think it is
No, this isn't some place deep in the Valley that's perfect for stripping stolen cars into impossible-to-trace parts. As Ventura Blvd. Magazine says, it's instead a kebab spot and on-site butcher shop that opened in June on Balboa Boulevard, doing takeout service (and take-home meats to cook later) for the area.
Sunset and Dine returns September 1
Hollywood food and culture event Sunset and Dine returns September 1 with a full lineup of dining options, from newcomer The Pie Hole to Paley, Smoke's Poutinerie, and more. Tickets are on sale now for $30, with the event just a few weeks away.
Alfred Coffee's tea game is strong
Sprudge dips its toes into the tea game to find out more about Alfred's latest endeavor over on Melrose place. The pink-hued tea shop from the #ButFirstCoffee team sure is getting a lot of media (and celebrity) attention lately, and for good reason: it's delicious and awesome.
L'Isola becomes Bianconi
Looks like a name flip is underway at L'Isola on West Third St., and the place hasn't even opened yet. The long-awaited restaurant is still deep in construction phases but will likely come to life late September under the banner Bianconi, though with much the same look and a slightly updated menu.