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Astros Pitcher Justin Verlander Doesn’t Know Where to Eat in Los Angeles

Plus $5 Kogi burritos, and one killer dessert in Beverly Hills

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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.

There are better options out there

The Astros have been in town for a few days now, in preparation for tonight’s opening game of the World Series at Chavez Ravine. That means athletes taking in the nightlife and soaking up blazing-hot the culinary scene, including opening game Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who had all the choices in the world and ended up dining at ... Delilah?

Not that there’s anything wrong with Delilah, Justin. The place is fine for a bite and some people-watching, but it’s better with a few drinks and no curfew. Unfortunately, as TMZ Sports reports, Verlander and some pals left the place early and didn’t appear to have taken in any alcohol. At that right, why not try any one of the dozens and dozens of amazing restaurants around town instead. Bestia, perhaps? It’s closer to the stadium at least.

Kogi gets it right

Roy Choi is giving back to LA today and tomorrow thanks to the Dodgers, offering $5 Kogi burritos and $6 Chego burritos to anyone who comes by on game day. Diners can find them at Kogi Taqueria, Chego, or on the trucks — which are trying to park on Sunset and Riverside near both main stadium entrances — from 3:30 p.m. on.

Welcome back

One of the Valley’s better kebab shops has returned, as Food GPS highlights the comeback story that is Kashcool Kitchen.

Indonesian fare for all

Pasadena’s Bone Kettle is hosting a pop-up with Boston’s Kaki Lima team in November. The seven-course affair runs November 21 and 22, costs $70, and will span the gamut of Indonesian street foods.

Whiskey in the woods

Saddle Peak Lodge is doubling down on its charming, rustic vibes by introducing a new whiskey-soaked upstairs bar. It’s called The Double Barrel, and will include a variety of rare vintages for sipping the night away deep in the Malibu hills.

Beautiful Beverly Wilshire

Looking for a mesmerizing Halloween treat to enjoy? Try this flourless devil’s food skull cake from the Beverly Wilshire — or just watch it being made in all of it’s dark and dreamy glory.