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Smorgasburg Expands to Santa Anita Park With All New Dumpling Day

Plus Paramount Coffee Project updates, and a look back at Angeli Caffe

Lucious Dumpling
Get ready for dumplings
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.

Smorg for all

Downtown food market Smorgasburg is jumping to Santa Anita Park next month with their first-ever Dumpling Day. The February 3 party promises to bring out dumplings from a number of already-popular retailers, while expanding the call for new names from around the San Gabriel Valley.

Dumpling Day already has confirmation from places like Workaholic and Brothecary, but that list should grow in the coming weeks. What’s more, Santa Anita Park will be live that day, meaning horse races, betting, and beer. Tickets are on sale now.

Thinking back

Beyond being KCRW’s long-running food host, Evan Kleiman used to run the popular Angeli Caffe. Those days ended in 2011 unfortunately, but it seems Kleiman still has a few quality shots of the place on hand.

Six years ago I said goodbye

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Go below for donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is opening up a new Downtown location says Brigham Yen, and this one comes with a pretty unique backstory. The East Coast company will land inside a small space that’s actually part of the 7th/Metro subway stop, making it the only below-ground restaurant retailer operating as part of the metro system anywhere in Los Angeles.

One more time for L’Ami

Something is up at the former L’Ami space in Santa Monica, reports Toddrickallen. The place has a brand new ABC license in the window, but no business name to know of so far.

Buttermilk knows

Upstart local food publication Buttermilk sat down to talk with Kwang Uh of Baroo about fermentation, his start in the business, and his monastic eating habits.

The future is almost here

ROW DTLA’s Paramount Coffee Project is coming along nicely. Opening chef Ria Dolly Barbosa shows off just what’s going on inside the space now, while she’s in test kitchen phase formalizing a menu.