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Saving The Smell, Daikokuya’s New Digs, and More A.M. Intel

Plus ten years in at The Oinkster, and a new mobile barbecue option

Inside Daikokuya, West Hollywood
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.

Daikokuya Sunset has arrived

As promised, the next iteration of Daikokuya in Los Angeles has arrived. The ramen institution is now up and running at 8873 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, and by all appearances they seem to be doing well.

Jessica Koslow’s cookbook review

The New York Times can’t get enough of Jessica Koslow’s first Sqirl cookbook, Everything I Want to Eat. Calling her a chef who "defies easy categorization," the review goes on toe applaud Koslow for her vibrant new California cooking. Just a word of warning: there is a paywall.

Holy Cow BBQ hits the streets

The Holy Cow BBQ team, with a couple of locations in the city, is planning to launch a mobile meat operation soon enough. Soon enough, the truck will be available for private parties, large events, and food truck nights around town.

Even more noodles at Feastly

The Arts District pop-up incubator Feastly is back at it again, this time rocking a new dinner on Thursday night titled We Have Noodles. The concept comes from Darren Sayphraraj who runs the namesake stand at Smorgasburg on Sundays, but hopes to branch out with a five-course $45 event. Tickets are up now.

10 years of The Oinkster

Eagle Rock mainstay The Oinkster is celebrating 10 years in the game, which means guests this weekend will be celebrating with giveaways, free champagne and cake (on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.), beer from Cismontane Brewing, and $10 burger and sandwich combos all weekend long.

Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake time

Ever wondered how they get those little brands on top of the pillow-soft cheesecakes at Uncle Tetsu inside the Westfield Santa Anita? Wonder no more.

There's nothing quite like a freshly baked (and branded) Japanese Cheesecake! #uncletetsu

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Pay by app at Cousins Maine Lobster

Want a lobster roll but don’t feel like waiting in line or actually talking to someone on the phone? There’s an app for that, thanks to Cousins Maine Lobster crew. Now you can skip lines and grab your meal as quickly as possible.

Save The Smell

LA Taco offers a stark look at The Smell, a Downtown DIY punk rock venue that has been a hallmark in the music scene in Los Angeles for years. There have been some murky plans to possibly demolish the entire block to make way for new development, which could make for a troubling end to the long-running venue’s tenure in the city.