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Burbank’s Cascabel Taco Shop Pulls Up Stakes Just Six Months In

Plus more burger love, and true wagyu beef in Downtown

Jakob Layman

Cascabel no more

Valley Mexican outfit Cascabel is down one location, after the unceremonious shutter of the company’s mostly-takeaway Burbank location. That storefront only fell onto the radar in April, which means it had only just crested over the six month mark. Not all is lost though, as chef Alex Eusebio is maintaining daytime hours at the original Toluca Lake shop, and will be opening up other restaurants around town in the near future, according to reps.

Help the dragonfruit

Feeling helpful? Love dragonfruit and bright, Instagrammable colors? Consider donating to a new Kickstarter page that’s aiming to raise $30,000 to fund a bright shop that serves all things dragonfruit (well, mostly just smoothies and avocado toast and stuff).

Real deal wagyu

Shibumi is keeping up the wagyu love, showing off a big new hunk of the stuff while detailing a red meat flight option available at the Downtown Japanese hit.

Unemployed eats for all

The Unemployed Eater is counting down his annual list of best bites from the year 2017. It’s a discount-filled itinerary of where to eat on the cheap, and doesn’t skip on LA’s great restaurant names.

Best dishes

David Kuo knows how to eat. The Little Fatty chef loves to venture beyond his Mar Vista enirons for meals, says LA Magazine, stopping off for bites at places like Cassell’s in Koreatown.

Another burger stop

Famed burger historian George Motz has been rolling around Los Angeles of late, cooking up burgers at places like Smorgasburg. He did find time to swing through Capitol Burger on Pico (one of LA’s true burger institutions), and comes away as impressed as ever.

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