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Overnight Crash Leaves Car Inside One of Koreatown’s Best Soup Spots

Plus big new MacArthur Park plans, and Forage brunch is officially here

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Buil Samgye Tang, Koreatown
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.

The ride inside

Tough luck for Buil Samgye Tang in Koreatown, as a tipster writes in to say that a car crash earlier this week left a white sedan sitting right inside the dining area. The busy restaurant is regarded as among Koreatown’s best stops for soup, but thankfully no one is reported to have been injured inside during the incident. The restaurant itself, however, will likely be down for some time.

Of course this is far from the first time a car has ended up somewhere it shouldn’t be. Earlier this year a van took out several diners at a Mid-City restaurant patio, and even places like Mozza and Cindy’s Diner in Eagle Rock have over the years succumbed to surprising and often scary car crashes outside.

The MacArthur Park plan

Curbed is on the case of a giant new mixed-use development that is being talked about near MacArthur Park. The giant property would overlook the water and include a hotel with more than two hundred rooms, as well as a residential tower, a restaurant, cafe space, and more.

Brunch has begun

Looks like it’s time to launch brunch at Forage in Silver Lake. The popular Sunset Boulevard restaurant just added star chef Ria Dolly Barbosa, and she’s been hard work bringing a ton of new dishes to the forefront — including tons of stuff with an egg on top. The whole thing kicks off Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Cooking with Choi

Mama Choi (yes, Roy Choi’s mother) is cooking up a feast again at, well, Feastly. The ongoing Arts District pop-up dinner series features Choi’s own line of sauces as part of a $45 multi-course BYOB night.

Gelato-Go gets going

Looks like more gelato is coming to the Westside soon, as Toddrickallen reports that a Miami outfit known as Gelato-Go is taking up residence in the former DiDio space on Montana Avenue.

Maude’s meals

Maude is winding down its one-ingredient-per-month menu run, and turning to a new kind of dinner format. Before that though, the restaurant will be running a “best of” highlight of menu items from across the years, and LA Weekly caught an early glimpse of what to expect.

Verlaine does brunch

There’s a new brunch situation happening at Verlaine now. The modern Mexican restaurant from chef Diego Hernandez is opening up the playbook on the food and cocktail front, from a half-pound burger to some redone huevos rancheros. The full brunch menu is below.