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Busy Downtown Food Party Smorgasburg Will Be Closed This Weekend

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Plus low-key Mongolian food, and love for Yuca’s

A crowd gathers and waits to order food at Smorgasburg in Downtown Los Angeles.
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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.

Smorg Closed

Downtown Sunday food bazaar Smorgasburg is taking a little vacation this weekend. Well, in reality they’re working on some necessary improvements and doing some maintenance on the property overall, but that means no vendors for this coming Sunday whatsoever. Expect resumed service on October 14, when the team launches its Octoberfest celebration.

Mongolian delight

L.A. Taco has the details on Golden Mongolian Restaurant, an unassuming spot in Koreatown that may well be the only place in the city doing really authentic Mongolian lamb. The meat is cooked in a heated stone pot and best eaten with the hands, a far cry from the oversized noodle dishes typically considered “Mongolian” in America.

No more grease

The Greasy Wiener, one of LA’s longer-running food trucks, is moving on. The team has plans to open up again somewhere along the Central Coast, but will be popping back into town on occasion for one-off events like the upcoming Sherman Oaks street fair on October 21.

Caribbean consciousness

LAist knows there’s good Caribbean food to be hard in Los Angeles, for those willing to dig a little deeper. Check out their collection worthwhile spots, from Karuba’s in Inglewood on down.

Brunch moves

Luigi al Teatro in Santa Monica is now doing brunch, so expect lots of weekend eggs and Italian specialities served inside a 100-year-old former playhouse.

No more Evo

It looks like Evo Kitchen has closed along Sunset Boulevard. That’s per Toddrickallen, who says the nine-year-old restaurant is officially gone for good.

Yuca’s remains

NBC Los Angeles takes a look at Yuca’s, the longstanding Los Feliz Mexican food institution with a James Beard Foundation Award under its belt.