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New Street Vendor Grills Memphis-Style Ribs in a Hollywood Parking Lot

Plus love for the ROW, and meatballs in Woodland Hills

The new home of Ribs Against the Machine
Farley Elliott

Ribs against the Machine

An upstart new parking lot operation in East Hollywood is turning out rarely-seen Memphis-style pork ribs nearly every night. The pop-up is called Ribs Against the Machine, and it takes over the former long-held Dave’s Hot Chicken parking lot spot, just doors down from Tabula Rasa wine bar. Plates cost $10 for ribs and a drink, or $16 with the inclusion of sides. Hours run from 8 p.m. until they sell out, Wednesday through Sunday. 5115 Hollywood Boulevard.

Woodland Hills changes

The former Angel City Cafe in Woodland Hills is up for a flip, becoming a new location of House of Meatballs. The latter is, as predicted, a meatball-centric casual spot that does lunch, dinner, and drinks in Westwood already. 21136 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills.

The legality continues

Street food legalization is still in the works for the city of Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean everyone is safe just yet. As the LA Times reports, the new proposed rules are still very much in flux, which means not everyone is guaranteed to emerge a winner at the end.

ROW love

Food & Wine gives some serious love to Downtown’s ROW project. The sprawling property is still growing into its final form, but now features food from Paramount Coffee Project and Rappahannock Oyster Bar, with Tartine and others on the way.

Crawling around

Downtown’s South Park neighborhood is gearing up for a big night of drinking later this month. A number of bars in the construction-heavy zone are participating in a progressive bar crawl on Wednesday, June 27, with groups spanning from Mikkeller to Prank to Barcito.

More nachos

Tex-Mex hit Bar Ama is expanding its popular nacho hour this summer. Now the menu will expand to even more tacos, taquitos, and drinks, running from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again just before closing Monday through Friday, and Saturday/Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., plus 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The new menu is below.

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