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This Sunday Is Last Call at The Oinkster in Hollywood

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A craft beer group is taking over the Vine address

A tall meaty burger with cheese and lettuce and pastrami and chili, in hands.
The Oinkster
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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.

There’s less than one week left to enjoy The Oinkster in Hollywood, as the large Vine Street restaurant is set to close its doors on Sunday night. The sophomore location enjoyed a four-year run, while the original location in Eagle Rock remains alive and well.

Chef/owner Andre Guerrero tells Eater that Sunday would indeed be the curtain call for the restaurant, which had become something of a neighborhood staple and catering outlet for nearby studios, but never quite retained the cult status of the first Oinkster on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. The focus for the company will now shift back over there, with the upcoming annual Burger Week moving ahead as planned.

As for what’s next at the property, greater Santa Barbara-based craft beer brewery M. Special is moving in. The company confirmed its expansion to Eater over the weekend, but have so far declined to discuss specifics on beer or, more importantly, food. Some well-known names could potentially link up with the project, but so far there’s no confirmation.

In the meantime, the final night of Oinkster Hollywood service will be Sunday, with M. Special stepping in for an opening likely to come by the end of the year. As for Guerrero, he will continue to operate The Oinkster in Eagle Rock, as well as Italian restaurant Maximiliano on York in Highland Park, but says he’s happy to be slowing down and taking some more time for himself.

The Oinkster Hollywood
776 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA