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Bourdain Grabs an Unlikely Dinner, Riviera Closes in Calabasas, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus Patton Oswalt eats out with his brand new Emmy

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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.

No more Riviera in Calabasas

Looks like fan favorite dining option Riviera has closed in Calabasas. The popular local stop-off went dark inexplicably last week, and calls to the restaurant confirm that they’ve moved on as of September 12. It’s certainly a loss for the neighborhood.

Bourdain dines well

Looks like Anthony Bourdain managed to fuel up well yesterday, despite, you know, being busy with going to the Emmys and all. Here he is dining with MMA champs Nick and Nate Diaz at what looks to be Mariscos Chente. They also just might be filming a little something for later as well, it seems.

Saturday Night in #LA @natediaz209 @gilbertmelendez and @nickdiaz209

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Great Maple stretches to Pasadena

There’s another outlet of Great Maple coming to Southern California, this one landing at the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena. The popular all-day option has a knack for landing at big shopping centers, with existing locations at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, the Del Amo in Torrance, and elsewhere. The company says their latest location won’t come online until next year.

The Bruery x Surly Goat

The Goat Group (Surly Goat, Blind Donkey, Verdugo Bar) is partnering up with Orange County’s The Bruery for a one-off barrel-aged beer to be tapped across the city on October 7. Apparently that day is Barrel-Aged Beer Day (who knew?) but most importantly you’ll be able to get their collaborative effort in Los Angeles for one day only.

Patton Oswalt's night with roast beef

Despite winning an Emmy, comedian Patton Oswalt couldn't find a nice place to enjoy a late dinner it seems. Instead, the trophy-holding funny man made his way to the Hollywood Arby's for a late night party of one.

Jack Benchakul’s routine

Endorffeine owner Jack Benchakul has had a unique route to coffee, to say the least. The Chinatown business owner talks with Tiny People about his path to success, his background, and what it takes to make his shop one of the best in the city, every single day.

Bottomless rosé rises again

Looks like more bottomless rosé parties happening this week in Los Angeles, as Herringbone in Santa Monica grabs the last few rays of summer with a party on Wednesday. For $25, guests will get bottomless glasses of the stuff starting at lunch and running through happy hour and dinner.

While 1212 launches happy hour

Nearby, 1212 on the Third Street Promenade has launched happy hour just in time for the NFL season. Starting today and running weekdays (plus Sundays for football), the 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. promotion runs at both the upstairs lounge and downstairs bar areas. The full menu is below.