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Redondo Beach’s Ridiculous Restaurant Patio War Keeps Escalating

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Plus sandwiches in West Adams, sake in Echo Park, and hot chicken in South LA

The deck at Rebel Republic
Rebel Republic Social House

Deck sagas

Rebel Republic in Redondo Beach is doubling down on its deck. The South Bay restaurant has been under pressure from the city to shutter the seating area, which was built as a temporary structure in 2016 but has proven to be massively popular among customers. Now they’re suing the city in return, arguing that the build was originally approved by the city and should be allowed to be permitted permanently, and there seems to be no end in sight.

Open Face

There’s a new West Adams restaurant to know about, called Open Face Food Shop. The place isn’t quite up and running just yet, but will eventually feature Danish-style open-faced sandwiches. No word on an opening date as of yet for the restaurant, which sits at 5577 West Adams Boulevard.

Open Face Food Shop in West Adams
Farley Elliott

Sake for all

350-year-old sake brand Katsuhiko Miysaka is coming to Los Angeles, hosting a party at Tsubaki in Echo Park next Monday. The event will feature pairings across a multi-course dinner, and costs $169 a head, tax and tip included.

Hot chicken party

Dulan’s on Crenshaw is hosting a Nashville-style hot chicken party on Thursday at 7 p.m. Feastly and Kim Prince of Hotville Chicken are putting on the party and tickets cost $35.

The Momo story

Carnitas El Momo is a certified carnitas hit. The family-run operation is widely regarded as among the best place for tacos in Los Angeles, and now LA Magazine has a lovely profile on the people behind one of the city’s most iconic street food operations.

Lemonade love

Favorite local lunch spot Lemonade has expanded into breakfast at their Downtown location on Flower, adding a lineup of sub-$10 morning meals to enjoy. Expect breakfast burritos, healthy stuff, and pastries from Rockenwagner. More locations are expected to follow suit soon.

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