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Get Some of LA’s Best Ramen at a Steep Discount By Wearing a Costume Today

Plus grandma in the kitchen at Night + Market, and an update on McDowell’s

Signage at EAK Ramen
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.

EAK for cheap

Melrose option EAK Ramen is widely considered to be among the best bowls available in town, perfect for a drizzly, overcast day like today. What’s better is the restaurant’s steep discount for anyone who shows up today in a costume (this being Halloween and all).

All diners have to do is look the spooky part, and EAK is doing 31% off the final bill. They’ll also be handing out Japanese dagashi to trick-or-treaters who happen to be passing by. Plus, the deal is good all day long.

Grandma comes to cook

Kris Yenbamroong’s grandmother Vilai is coming to cook with him at Night + Market in West Hollywood on Friday, December 1. The one-off evening is meant to celebrate Yenbamroong’s cookbook as well as the 7th anniversary of the restaurant, but mostly it’s going to be a party because grandma’s there.

The McDowell’s look

Hollywood’s Fat Sal’s flip into a reinterpretation of the classic movie restaurant McDowell’s from Coming to America is almost complete, with the restaurant dropping in some appropriate signage over the weekend. Take a look.

The loss of a legend

Southern California’s wine scene is mourning the death of Seth Kunin this week. The longtime Central Coast winemaker passed away several days ago, but was for decades a staple of the Santa Barbara and greater LA wine world. He will be missed.

Valley block parties

The Front Yard restaurant at The Garland hotel is doing a big fall block party on Sunday, November 5. The shindig goes down from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and will include throwback activities like face painting and live music, as well as food, beer, wine, and more. Tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door, and proceeds go to 2 Hands 2 Cans, a non-profit that puts at-risk Angelenos to work through education and employment centers.

Petrossian’s new look

West Hollywood caviar spot Petrossian has hired a new chef: Carlos Cabrera. Cabrera comes from Le Cirque in NYC and Las Vegas, and will continue to hone in on classic French flavors now that he’s landed in Los Angeles.

Some closures to know

A few different Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo properties are closed today for Halloween, including Animal, Son of a Gun, and Trois Mec. That also means Kismet is closed, but the party continues elsewhere for the team.