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Cleo Closes in Hollywood For Extended Space and Menu Revamp

Plus free doughnuts in Santa Monica and $5 tacos everywhere

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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.

Slowing down

There are changes afoot at Cleo in Hollywood. The SBE brand’s first Cleo location is set to go under the knife to better fall in line with the company’s expanded look and menu feel, meaning the restaurant will be offline for almost half a year.

Reps for Cleo say that the Hollywood location will shut down on February 15 (conveniently the day after Valentine’s Day), and should reopen sometime this fall. Not that diners have to go far for their Cleo fix; There are existing locations along West Third Street and in Downtown at L.A. Live.

Love the $5 taco

LA Taco puts out a passionate defense for the art of paying more for a taco in this new piece from writer Javier Cabral. It’s all about ingredients, people, and perspective.

Now on the weekends

Santa Monica coffee shop Goodboybob is now open on the weekends, with a big parking lot up front for the locals to use. And this weekend they’re kicking off the 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. party with free doughnuts.

A call for entries

The American Institute of Architects is looking for submissions for its 2018 restaurant design awards, which means anyone willing to drop a helpful word about their favorite gorgeous place has until February 16 to submit.

The Cracker Barrel effect

Ever wonder what it’s like to eat at a Cracker Barrel? TimeOut sent native Angeleno Jordan Okun out to Victorville to seek answers in big, fluffy piles of biscuits and plates of grits.

No ramen, no life

Die-hard ramen fans would do well to check out the new film Ramen Heads, which follows some of Japan’s top ramen-makers for more than a year. And good news: The film is screening at the Nuart starting on March 16, says Food Talk Central.

Almost time for Tactile

It’s almost time for Tactile Coffee’s first brick and mortar shop. The former coffee truck is fine tuning the final details at its Rampart Village location, and could be open by the end of the month.