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Prime Venice Beachfront Spot Flips From Italian to Ramen This Month

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Plus cheap drinking in West Hollywood, and fries in Glendale

Osteria Venice West
Osteria Venice West at night
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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.

Noodle swap

One Venice noodle restaurant is closing to make way for another. Osteria Venice West, chef Luigi Fineo’s nearly three-year-old takeover of the former Piccolo space on Dudley Avenue, is closing as of Saturday, October 13. That’s per Fineo himself, who made the announcement on Instagram. In its place will come Ramen Go Venice, a largely unknown new noodle soup shop run by the same hospitality group, but without Fineo operating in a day-to-day capacity. Just don’t confuse Ramen Go Venice with the popular Venice Ramen, which is over on Washington Boulevard.

More ramen

Speaking of ramen, it looks like Silverlake Ramen is ready to open along the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The quickly-franchising company is doing limited daytime hours to start, with an expansion to come this weekend.

Drinking developments

Both Norah and attached sister bar La Fete have new happy hour deals to know about starting today. Norah’s runs 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays with half-off cocktails and $2 oysters, while La Fete’s runs late night (10 p.m. or later every evening) and involves $10 cocktails.

Orange County fish

Circle Hook is now open at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. The seafood-focused lunch and dinner restaurant comes by way of some familiar restaurateurs: the team behind Bear Flag tacos. 3432 Via Oporto, Newport Beach.

Standing up

The Standard is doing another round of its Chefs Stand Up dining series, with proceeds benefitting the ACLU. The next one comes to LA on October 24, with a meal made by Alissa Wagner of NYC’s Dimes.

Fries surprise

A small new fries-only shop has opened up inside the Glendale Galleria. It’s called Salt & Fries, and the menu includes a variety of styles as well as dipping sauces, seasoning, and sides options.