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LA’s Budweiser Brewery Will Allow Tours for First Time in 40 Years

Plus Charles Olalia cooks, and a Chengdu legend considers Los Angeles

Post Malone Performs For Bud Light's Dive Bar Tour At The Exit/In In Nashville
Bud Light in the air at a concert recently
Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Bud Light
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.

Walkthrough tours

The San Fernando Valley’s longstanding Budweiser brewery will once again offer occasional public walking tours of its facility, says NBCLA. The Van Nuys operation is among the largest breweries in greater Southern California, but hasn’t allowed public tours for some 40 years. At one time, the property even housed an adjacent Busch Gardens theme park. Now that’s gone but the brewery remains, with curious drinkers able to catch the production and bottling process live in action after signing up online for one of multiple summer events running June through September.

Hummus update

The recently-announced expansion of East Coast chain Hummus & Pita Co. is going well, as the company has already found its first Southern California location. Expect a late-summer opening at 353 N. Pass Ave., Ste. A, in Toluca Lake.

Food on the make

Charles Olalia is in the kitchen of his upcoming Silver Lake restaurant Ma’am Sir, and a few sneak peek dish shots are starting to arrive.

In the kitchen with @charlesolalia at the upcoming @maamsirla. #

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Nancy Silverton story

LA Magazine has a great interview out with Nancy Silverton. It’s a long, wandering discussion of her past with bread baking, her time in some of America’s best kitchens, and what the future looks like.

More on Montresor

Montresor along Ventura Boulevard has earned a tidy little write-up over at Table Conversation. The post points out the busy weekend nights, and calls the place “a treasure for Valley residents.”

Yu Bo looks

The LA Times takes a look at Chengdu chef Yu Bo and his masterful banquet style of cooking. According to writer Fuchsia Dunlop he’s considering making a restaurant move to Los Angeles sometime soon, but in the meantime will be cooking as part of the Food Bowl on May 4.

Another one goes

Looks like a trio of restaurants are available right along Cahuenga in Hollywood. A new real estate listing shows the shuttered Emoji Donuts, the closed Ball & Chain next door, and the never-quite-opened G’s Barbecue just up the street are all for sale, and come with Type 41 alcohol licenses and long-term available leases. Beware the Cahuenga Curse though, which just took out Smoke’s Poutinerie about a block away.