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Pasadena Busboy Clears Out The Reyn Diner After Showing Up to Work With a Gun

Plus new pizza in Culver City, menu changes at Rice Bar, and more

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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 troubling scene at a 626 diner

A troubled busboy at popular Pasadena diner The Reyn caused a scare yesterday when he showed up to work brandishing a gun. Workers told the Pasadena Star-News that the man appeared to be having a mental health issue. After the restaurant was cleared out, police swept the property to determine that he was no longer inside, although he was within the vicinity a short while later.

No more primal eating in Culver City

Healthy-eating Primal Kitchen has closed already in Culver City. The unannounced shutter marks yet another closure for the Downtown Culver stretch, which has for years struggled to hold onto restaurant tenants.

Restaurant closure for a small Central Coast community

Bell Street Farm is closing in Los Alamos, the tiny Central Coast town with a big dining reputation. The popular destination lasted seven years. From Instagram:

The XO look on Beverly Blvd

Chef Michael Hung is over at Huffington Post talking about his new multi-use project called XO on Beverly. It combines a marketplace with grab-and-go items, plus a patio and sit-down dining room for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

East Coast expats La Morra in Culver City

East Coast pizza expats La Morra are bringing their handmade wood-fired oven to Hayden tonight and every Tuesday evening for the foreseeable future. They’re taking over where Roberta’s left off while they look for their own permanent LA space:

Downtown’s daytime hit Rice Bar has a menu

There’s a new menu at Downtown daytime hit Rice Bar, and it expands on chef Charles Olalia’s original simple Filipino rice bowl vision. Take a look.