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Plus one South Bay pizza place might be coming back to life

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Mercado Olympic, Downtown
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It’s the future of dining

Tonight at Cross Campus in Downtown Los Angeles, a group of industry professionals are getting together to talk about the future of dining in all its forms. For $10, guests can listen to speakers like Eater Young Gun Andrea Borgen and folks from EveryTable, Last Word Hospitality, and elsewhere, with each giving their assessment of what the future holds. The Fare Trade and Food + Tech Connect will host.

LA’s best hotel lobbies

Ever just want to relax somewhere comfortable, grab a drink, and enjoy some views? That’s the idea with the hotel lobby, a place for waiting travelers — and anyone sneaking in off the street — to enjoy a bit of respite, and LA Mag has decided to chronicle them all. Well, the best ones anyway, include The Chateau Marmont, Casa Del Mar, and The Line Hotel in Koreatown.

Is Pavich’s Pizza making a comeback?

Look at this signage sent along by the folks at Food GPS showing an inbound Pavich’s Pizza landing across from Santa Monica College at Pico and 17th. A former Pavich’s lasted for years in San Pedro but has since been renamed Burattino Brick Oven Pizza, leading to some obvious speculation that this could be a new location for the company, though it’s unconfirmed as of now.

Pavich's Pizza sign
Pavich’s Pizza, Santa Monica
Food GPS

Oktoberfest goes down at Wursthaus

Another year, another reason to enjoy big beers and sausages at Wursthaus in Santa Ana. Beginning September 17 and running through October 3, the beer hall will be doing $10 stein specials and flights, $6 sausages, and more, particularly on Saturdays.

Club Tengo Hambre in LA

Notable Mexico food tour group Club Tengo Hambre is in Los Angeles doing tours, and they’ve got some upcoming dates you might want to check out. The company is known for going off the beaten path with street food crawls that are second to none.

A whole pig roast at Tender Greens

Though known primarily for their salads, it’s about to get seriously meaty at Tender Greens in Hollywood. This Sunday, the Sunset Boulevard location is doing a $45 ticketed whole pig roast by chefs Oliver Plust and Jason Prendergast out on the patio. Expect pig, salad, sides, and dessert, plus drinks from Strand Brewing Co.

The Park’s Finest lights it up

One of the city’s best modern barbecue restaurants is getting into the glow thanks to a new sign out front. Formerly the long-running Historic Filipinotown spot only had some vinyl signage hung, so this bright new addition is a welcome one.

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