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LAPD Arrests Driver Found Hiding Meth Inside Burritos

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Plus Historic Filipinotown in flux, and coffee in Culver City

Breakfast Burrito with eggs and bacon in paper wrap on a white plate at Lucky Boy.
Please don’t put meth inside delicious burritos
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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.

Burritos, not drugs

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested a man on Saturday for suspicion of trafficking narcotics, after they discovered 14 packages of methamphetamine disguised to look like tinfoil-wrapped burritos inside his car. The hefty packages were rolled up tight, but according to SCPR a nervous driver tipped them off that something may be amiss. In total the haul came in at over 25 pounds, as well as cash and at least one gun. Check out the LAPD’s photo from the bust here.

What’s to come?

Curbed LA has a great new feature on all things Historic Filipinotown, from its underlying cultural backbone to its suddenly white-hot real estate future. It’s a fascinating read on one of the most buzzed-about neighborhoods for incoming restaurants anywhere in Los Angeles.

Kato grows

Here’s a look at a new inbound menu for Kato, the West LA Taiwanese hit operating out of a strip mall.

see you guys wednesday!

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Ice cream updates on La Brea

Republique is now cooking up housemade waffle cones for its ice cream takeaway window. The best part? No waiting in line.

The barfly deal in Santa Monica

The Misfit’s popular Barfly daytime deal is back, offering steep weekday discounts to the tune of $5 burgers and $6 cocktail from opening until 4 p.m.

Valerie does coffee with chocolates

Valerie Confections on 1st Street is expanding into the coffee and tea game, launching with Verve pourovers this Friday. Expect pastries, petit fours, and more, with hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Culver City’s new warehouse coffee bar

Redondo Beach favorite The Boy & The Bear has officially expanded to Culver City, landing a warehouse-y new location on W. Washington Blvd. Check out a shot of their opening look below.

Sneak peak’n. 1 day. 12712 W. Washington Blvd. 90066 #thegraystore

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