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Police Use Taser on Man Outside West Hollywood Hotspot Catch

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Plus an update on Nicole Rucker’s restaurant, and the history of Pine & Crane

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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.

Scary stuff in WeHo

One of the city’s most popular restaurants right now, Catch, was the site of a scary scene involving police on Saturday night. While the rooftop option was jumping upstairs, out in the street a man police believed to be potentially carrying a gun was brought down with a Taser in the middle of the intersection.

TMZ caught word of the incident, and even managed to get their hands on some rough footage of the confrontation. Thankfully the man was brought down and taken into custody without a real shot fired, but it was certainly a frightening encounter for all involved.

Nicole Rucker is here for it

Nicole Rucker doesn’t take guff lightly, which makes her a perfect interview for this Food & Wine chat about her upcoming restaurant. There are lots of details to be gleaned about the upcoming eatery, including the fact that it’s a three square meals kinda place with pastries as well as bread.

A new ice cream player

Get ready for some ice cream, Torrance, because a newcomer called Dahlicious Creamery is coming along nicely. Opening along the Pacific Coast Highway soon.

The Tere’s lowdown

Ventura Blvd. Magazine has details on the arrival of Tere’s Mexican Grill to Studio City, including a shot of the quiet 45-seat interior. It’s nice to see the longtime Melrose option jump into a new part of the city, while maintaining the same menu as before.

The amazing Pine & Crane

The deeper you go into the story of Silver Lake’s Pine & Crane, the more interesting the place gets. With deep farm and family roots, KCET takes a look at one of the better Taiwanese restaurants west of Downtown — or anywhere in Los Angeles, for that matter.

What’s to become of LA Magazine?

Looks like another defection for LA Magazine, as the recently-purchased magazine watches longtime food editor Lesley Bargar Suter walk out the door. There’s been nothing but turmoil regarding the publication of late, but the loss of James Beard Foundation Award-winning Suter certainly can’t help their prospects any. As LA Weekly notes, Suter is a beloved part of the food media landscape in Los Angeles, and a vital voice in the greater community. She has a book project in the works now, but no other details on what’s next just yet.

It’s pizza time

There’s a new lunch special at AR Cucina in Culver City: pizza. The Akasha Richmond restaurant has been firing up their big back oven to make pies on the down low for a couple of weeks now, but will officially debut their finished product to customers starting today. Check out the full lunch menu below, and know that pizzas (for now) are only available during daylight hours.