Tragedy in the City of Industry
A worker at a Golden Corral was shot dead in the city of Industry Monday night. Police say the female employee was outside of the restaurant after closing, but never made it to her car. Instead, according to CBS Los Angeles, she was struck in the torso with a bullet, and her car was left riddled with holes. The murder does not appear to be a robbery, police say, but rather a personal dispute turned ugly.
The night market craze
Marketplace is on the still-rising trend of Asian night markets across Southern California. Events like Koreatown Night Market and 626 Night Market are among the largest, but even smaller iterations continue to thrive, serving food and selling wares to interested locals and tourists alike.
A new show called A Seat at the Table is offering a 360-degree view of what it’s like to spend a day inside bustling La Brea restaurant Republique. From the early morning bread bake to the busy lunch rush, it’s an interactive way to catch all the action in just under six minutes total.
A Lancaster warning
The LA County Department of Public Health is warning eaters that a street cart fruit vendor in Lancaster could be responsible for spreading Hepatitis A. They note that the vendor had been traditionally working the corner of West Avenue L at 20th Street West between August 15 and 22, and that anyone who feels they may have come in contact with the vendor should see a doctor as a precaution.
$5 ramen on Melrose
Melrose’s EAK Ramen is doing $5 bowls all weekend long, from Friday through Sunday. That means a scaled-back menu otherwise (as in, they’ll only serve ramen and beer) but honestly that doesn’t sound so bad.
An Evening on the Beach returns
One of the year’s most gorgeous food events goes down on September 14 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. It’s called, appropriately, An Evening on the Beach, and the $185 ticket includes bites from places like CUT, Angelini Osteria, and Salt’s Cure — with proceeds going to help St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.
Koreatown sports bar hits
There’s a new sports bar in Koreatown, just in time for the NFL season: Buffalo Wild Wings. While obviously a well-known national chain, this local location at 3150 Wilshire Blvd. is unique in that it seats a full 282 diners in a giant new stadium-style layout, which means more TVs and viewing angles for all to enjoy.