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Ladurée Earns an Opening Date, Keeping Line Cooks, and More A.M. Intel

Plus a switcheroo in Century City and a coffee comeback in Los Feliz

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Maru Coffee, Los Feliz
Maru Coffee
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.

Alain Gayot has died

Longtime food and travel publication owner Alain Gayot has died. The globally-recognized Gayot guidebooks began in France decades ago as an alternative option to the Michelin Guides and others, but for many years now has been a robust digital-only publication based in Los Angeles.

Ladurée arrives in November

New site Uncover LA is all over the Ladurée-to-the-Grove news, locking in word from a trusted source that the impossibly famous macaron makers will open their shop sometime in November, but before Thanksgiving.

Maru Coffee is back

After a bit of stop-and-go, it seems that Maru Coffee has indeed returned to Los Feliz. The Hillhurst location across from The Alcove returned to life after taking more than the entire summer off, and is back in soft opening mode.

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How to keep a good line cook

With kitchen employee shortages across Los Angeles right now, it’s more important than ever to retain quality staff. Just how to do that? It starts with respect, argues chef Mario Christerna of The Briks in Downtown in this new piece for Munchies.

Half off pizza at Barone's

To celebrate the company's Woodland Hills location, famous Valley pizza joint Barone's is doing half-off pies all day tomorrow. The square pie spot has been doing great work for years, and now all you've got to do in order to gain access to tomorrow's deal is show up.

Resident’s new brunch offerings

Last spring, Resident in the Arts District decided to bring KTCHN DTLA on-board to manage their in-house food offerings. Now they’re going heavy with the brunch, running Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The full menu is below.

Pelican at Pine & Crane

Pop-up option Pelican returns to Silver Lake’s Pine & Crane tomorrow, working a menu of modern Taiwanese dishes that includes peanut sticky rice, sesame cucumbers, and more. Taiwanese beer is complimentary, and tickets are $45 a head.

Smith & Cohen in Century City

The former SmithHouse on Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City is flipping to Smith & Cohen, a similar concept that more fully adds in the bar and grill’s recent penchant for Jewish deli fare. There’s a new website up and everything for the place, but the hours and address remain the same.

Watch the debates while you eat

Want to eat well while watching tonight's debates? You can do just that at Spread Mediterranean Kitchen in Downtown, with some great $3 deals for anyone who stops in. Check out the perfectly-themed menu below.