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All Flavor No Grease Makes Good With New Food Truck Rolling Through South LA

Plus a new Westfield Century City tenant and a big party at Union

Keith Garrett of All Flavor No Grease
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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.

A food truck for the people

Look who went and did it. After more than two years of saving up and honing skills, Keith Garrett — the impossibly charming man behind South LA street food legend All Flavor No Grease — has finally gotten his food truck, just months after getting shut down by the police on his block. And with the rise of not only his personal presence on the food scene but the whole street food movement across South LA, it’s a fair bet to say that Garrett might not be done with just one rig.

In fact, he told Steve Harvey as much back in February when he went on Harvey’s show and took home a cool $10,000 for his troubles. You can spot Garrett in his new rig over on Instagram, though he hasn’t posted any particular post-up spots just yet for the ride. Until he does, you might want to spend your time dropping into the new brick and mortar location of nearby Mr. Fries Man down in Gardena instead.

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Westfield Century City gears up

There’s lots of incoming talent landing soon at the Westfield Century City mall, after a protracted construction timeline that saw many restaurants bite the dust. Wexler’s Deli is coming of course, but so is another new outlet of California Pizza Kitchen — which means barbecue chicken pizzas for everyone in sight. The new CPK lands April 6.

Torrance gets more seafood

Looks like even more oceanic delights for Torrance, as a second outlet of Ocean Market Grill (the first is in Long Beach) will open later this spring. The outlet at 21209 Hawthorne Blvd. takes over for a former outlet of The Counter.

Party at Union

Pasadena’s Union restaurant has hit the three year mark, and to celebrate chef Bruce Kalman and partner Marie Petulla are getting into a wild night with chefs Duff Goldman, Michael Voltaggio, Brooke Williamson, and Nick Shipp. The three-course collaboration dinner goes down Monday, April 10, so make your reservations now.

PYT’s lunch plans

One of LA’s best new(er) vegetable-centric restaurants is PYT, which is not surprising considering chef Josef Centeno’s prodigious work with produce at his other places. Now the Downtown spot is opening for lunch as of April 3, keeping hours from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You’ll find a chef’s salad on the menu, plus that delicious potato chapati bread, plenty of roasted vegetables, and a decadent-looking grilled cheese sandwich with emmenthaler cheese.

It’s pouring

There’s a rad-sounding new craft beer option in Glendale called We’re Pouring, says FoodGPS. The spot on Glenoaks Boulevard is owned by John Sullivan and comes with a variety of craft beer options as well as food.

Sweetfin is Chef’s Table

There’s another new Chef’s Table parody out there now, this one from the folks at Food Steez in collaboration with poke option Sweetfin. Enjoy the tongue-in-cheek video, #saltbae shoutout and all.