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Westside Favorite Baby Blues BBQ Opens Up Wide in Echo Park

Plus celebrity wine tasting, and Filipino bar snacks

Baby Blues BBQ in Echo Park
Baby Blues BBQ

The meat

Baby Blue BBQ has opened up in Echo Park, taking over the former Costa Alegre space right along Sunset Boulevard. The local barbecue company took up residence in the corner space back in December of last year, quietly overhauling the former Mexican restaurant into a lunch-through-dinner spot for ribs, corn bread, and more. Hours run 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at 1901 Sunset Blvd. The opening menu is here.

Which wines

The Hollywood Reporter wants to know which celebrity wines are worth the price. Naturally they picked well-known sommelier Taylor Parsons to help suss out the good from the bad between names like Jay-Z and Drew Barrymore.

The Snout returns

Former Koreatown Filipino restaurant Belly & Snout is about ready to reopen inside Haven City Market. In the meantime, the Rancho Cucamonga food hall continues to staff up with new tenants as well.

Happy Monday, Stout Snouts! did you check out this amazing promo vid from our friends at @havencitymarket ? We’re getting close! Stay tuned for official opening day information! #bellynsnout #Repost @havencitymarket with @get_repost ・・・ Casting call for Haven City Market. What is your favorite Pizza, Fried Chicken or Sandwich spot? Tag us, we want to hear from you! #havencitymarket #hcmthenewmainstreet #ranchocucamonga #inlandempire #goodeats #comingsoon #staytuned #foodies

Posted by Belly & Snout on Monday, September 10, 2018

Long Beach grows

The Long Beach Post has news on The 908, a newcomer to the east Long Beach scene. The restaurant lands at LBX, with big plans to anchor the neighborhood.

Genever for the neighborhood

It’s Filipino American History Month, and to celebrate new bar Genever is doing different programming over the next few weeks. Every Tuesday this month the bar will give that night’s proceeds to different Filipino-focused charities, on Wednesdays there will be live music, and Thursdays will feature complimentary Filipino snacks from restaurants within the Historic Filipinotown neighborhood.

Talk the talk

USC’s Pacific Museum is hosting a conversation on food this coming Thursday. The chat will focus on food found along the famous Silk Road, and will include Mason’s Dumpling Shop owner Ker Zhu as a panelist. Yes, there will be food.

Lasa love

Check out this Tastemade Facebook video showing off Lasa, the Filipino favorite found at Far East Plaza in Chinatown. The Valencia brothers break down their take on arroz caldo.

Arroz Caldo | LASA

Filipino-American brothers Chad and Chase Valencia introduce Filipino food to the LA-area at their restaurant, LASA.

Posted by Tastemade on Friday, September 7, 2018

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