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Grand Central Market’s Mexican Seafood Gem Expands to Venice Next Week

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Plus a giant paella festival, and a new pasta palace for South LA

La Tostaderia, Downtown

Mexican seafood heads west

Grand Central Market option La Tostaderia expands next week, opening up its second location in Venice. La Tostaderia takes over for the former 3 Square Cafe space on Abbot Kinney, which was forced out earlier this year due to rising rents.

At the new La Tostaderia, expect a lot of Baja-based flavors spread across everything from fish tacos to ceviches to tostadas and more. Hours for next week’s opening appear to be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, with an extension to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Left Coast Brewery gets bigger

Orange County’s Left Coast Brewery is expanding, with plans to open an Irvine-based taproom and restaurant later this year. That means craft beer made on-site, a menu filled with Kansas City-style barbecue, and a distillery to go along with the large indoor/outdoor dining area. Expect 25 taps, 5,300 square feet of space for over 100 diners at a clip, and an opening sometime in December.

More pasta, more pasta

LA Weekly has some bigger details on the upcoming Barilla restaurant slated to land at USC Village in a few months. After a big anti-LGBTQ dust-up a few years ago, the company has gone on a PR blitz to get back its name, including the opening of some physical locations in Southern California.

Oktoberfest in Long Beach

Popular Long Beach option The Social List is heading into Oktoberfest as of today. The 4th Street mainstay’s annual party runs now through the end of October proper, with a $15 beer club that offers prizes (and a take home stein) to anyone who joins. There will, of course, also be plenty of imported German beer.

Love for Cailan

Anthony Cailan is making a name for himself in the Los Angeles wine world these days, says Asian Journal. The Filipino-American brother of Eggslut’s Alvin Cailan now runs the wine at Culver City’s Hayden restaurant, but has for years been helping the fantastic LA wine scene progress.

Brunch in the Valley

Valley dinnertime beauty SOCA has launched brunch. The Sherman Oaks eatery includes the usual toasts and yogurts on its menu, but also finds room for a chilaquiles breakfast burrito, American wagyu burger, and some fish tacos. The full menu is below.

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