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A Whole Lot More Ramen Could Be Headed to Los Feliz Very Soon

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Plus Kismet gets more love, and the Valley’s help in getting LA healthy

Saito’s Sushi, Los Feliz
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.

Saito’s Sushi takeover

Neighborhood favorite Saito’s Sushi seems to have closed in Los Feliz. The strip mall storefront next to Garage Pizza is all papered over, and there’s an ABC notice hanging in the window for a transfer of ownership.

Just who might the new party be? Someone named Gen Tamaru, who’s reportedly bringing a concept called Bangaichi to bear. Not much is known officially about Bangaichi at the moment, but some internet sniffing does possibly point to Asahikawa Ramen Bangaichi, a Manila-area ramen shop with ties to Tokyo. Eater reached out to confirm the connection but hasn’t heard back.

The start of getting healthy

LA Weekly has a fun look up regarding Follow Your Heart Cafe, a health-conscious space from the Valley that helped kickstart the entire clean-eating industry in America. Opened in the 1970s, the place shepherded in things like fresh-pressed juices and much of the holistic packaged goods industry that now earns so much annual cash.

What to get from Belle’s

There’s a new menu up for the Belle’s Bagels team, and it’s all kinds of gorgeous. Take a look at the options for hand-rolled bagels below, and enjoy the fruits of the winding-up bagel wars that are coming to Los Angeles.

Happy hour in Santa Monica

There’s a new happy hour in time, this one at Vito’s in Santa Monica. The recently opened pizza spot rocks $2 slices, $4 beers, and $5 wine pours and $5 cocktails from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Kismet’s moves

The love just keeps coming for Kismet in Los Feliz, as Bon Appetit piles on with big smiles for the restaurant’s new signature plate: the Turkish-ish breakfast. It’s not quite all the way healthy, but pretty darn close.

Inexpensive eats in Hermosa Beach

There’s a tasty new discount happening at Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach on Saturday, as the long-running restaurant celebrates 64 years in business with a deal to sell cheese pizza slices for fifty cents, sauce sandwiches for a quarter, and other great options for under a buck. The deal is only good from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. though, so act accordingly.

Get a job

Feel like working with some of the best folks in the business? Consider submitting for a spot at Friends & Family, the soon-to-come Thai Town all-day option under the guidance of Roxana Jullapat and Daniel Mattern. The place is opening soon, so hurry up.

Join the best crew in town! #comingsoon

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