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One of Koreatown’s Oldest 24-Hour Restaurants Has Quietly Closed

Plus Free Play’s opening date, and APL at Tabula Rasa Bar

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Pipers in Koreatown
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.

Another one down

It looks like Pipers has closed in Koreatown. The popular 24-hour restaurant lasted for more than half a century as a casual home for diner basics, late-night food, and cheap beer. Sadly it seems the once-popular stop on Western shuttered sometime in late summer, with little to no notice given. All that’s left is a Yelp page identifying the closure, and a locked front door.

The next bar

6th & La Brea is expanding its footprint, opening up its long-awaited side bar called Brandon’s on Friday, October 26. The small, funky space doubles as a private dining room, but will also have reservable public nights complete with its own cocktail menu.

Rib room

Adam Perry Lang and the APL team will be making a special appearance at Tabula Rasa Bar in East Hollywood next week. The collaboration night means fans can get ahold of APL’s popular short ribs, plus lots of wine from wine director Eva Goresh. More details are below.

The time has come

Tim Hollingsworth’s Free Play has landed an opening date: Friday, October 26. The second-floor game-focused bar and restaurant lands above The Fields, the sprawling food hall attached to LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium.

Pizza deals

Slice pizza in Laguna Beach is turning one today, and to celebrate they’re doing $6 build-your-own pizzas all day long. Just show up to enjoy.

Ride for wine

The Central Coast Garagiste Wine Festival is entering its 8th year in Paso Robles. The event runs from November 9 to 11 and will feature more than four dozen small-production wineries at its grand tasting at the fairgrounds. Tickets are available now.

Pick and choose

Torrance star Miyabi Uni has a new prix fixe dinner to know about next week. Diners can feast on six courses for just $80, including drink pairings.