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David Chang Talks Restaurant Closures and More With KCRW’s Evan Kleiman

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Plus a new morning option in Koreatown, and a gameday deal at Barrel & Ashes

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Two voices

David Chang sat down with KCRW Good Food host Evan Kleiman for the latest episode of his podcast, The Dave Chang Show, over on The Ringer. Normally Kleiman is the one doing the interviewing, but here Kleiman is the one answering questions about her past in Los Angeles, her time running a popular Italian restaurant on Melrose, and a whole lot more.

Shack arrivals

Crack Shack’s standalone Pasadena location has earned an opening date of November 12. That’s when the Green Street spot, complete with its warehouse-style bow truss ceilings, will start serving signature fried chicken sandwiches to the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.

Eggs for days

Check out this new egg-centric pop-up going down inside Milk Tavern on Western in Koreatown. It’s called Egg Tuck, and it runs a menu of simple egg scramble sandwiches on brioche buns from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Barrel deals

Barrel & Ashes has a new football game day deal to know about, available any time a college or NFL game is showing inside the restaurant. Step through between kickoff and the final whistle for $1 wings, $6 cocktails, and more.

All hail Hayat

Good news for Hollywood locals, as it seems that Valley Lebanese staple Hayat’s Kitchen has opened a second location along the Cahuenga Pass. The former Buff Buffalo has been completely renovated, with a reader sending along an interior shot of the space below. 3315 Cahuenga Boulevard.

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Fries galore

Umami Burger is helping out any Dodger fans that feel like coming through for a meal before or after the game. Just stop in to any Umami location in Los Angeles, order a burger, and receive a free half-order of fries.

Sunday pasta deal

Nerano in Beverly Hills is doing a Sunday night spaghetti special for two, and it comes complete with lots of wine. What’s more, the restaurant has a separate ongoing Sunday-only promotion where kids eat free, making this whole thing a real bargain for neighborhood families.

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