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LA’s Next Australian Cafe Lands in a Lush Former Flower Shop on West Third

Plus a Factor’s Famous Deli shutdown, and Noma in LA

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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.

Bluestone grows

The Bluestone Lane team is trying to take over Los Angeles it seems, landing yet another Australian-influenced all-day cafe around town. This one hits on busy West Third Street, right at the intersection with Crescent Heights. The team actually took over a small flower shop there with the intention of creating a new flagship for the big company, serving all-day eggs, coffee, and pastries and more from the still very floral space. The address for the new location is 8100 W. 3rd St., with an opening slated for early in October. The company maintains other locations in Venice, on La Brea, and in the Valley as well, among others across the country.

Shutdown notice

Factor’s Famous Deli was briefly shut down over the weekend by the health department. The Pico Boulevard restaurant had a listed vermin infestation as of Friday, but has since reopened.

Beer party

Downtown’s Mikkeller is hosting a big craft beer party at the end of the month, where owners will be tapping some of the rarest stuff around. Check out the list of options below.

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Join us at 11AM on Saturday the 29th of September in DTLA for the 2018 edition of our Cantillon Extravaganza. We will be tapping some very special kegs and releasing some of the rarest bottles in the world. Free entry, as always.⠀ ⠀ We will be tapping the following kegs at 11AM (more TBA):⠀ ⠀ Cantillon – Classic Gueuze – A Blend of 1,2 and 3 Year Old Lambic⠀ Cantillon – Rose de Gambrinus – Lambic w/ Raspberries⠀ Hill Farmstead – Florence – Farmhouse Ale⠀ Sante Adairius – Yeoman’s Pride – Oak Aged Saison⠀ De Garde – Citra Hose – Oak Aged Gose⠀ Hanssens – Experimental Raspberry – Lambic w/ Raspberries⠀ ⠀ …and we’ll be releasing the following bottles (more TBA):⠀ ⠀ Cantillon – Grand Cru Bruocsella – $59 - 750ml (10 available)⠀ Cantillon – Iris – $57 - 750ml (6 available)⠀ Cantillon – Rose de Gambrinus – $34 - 375ml (8 available)⠀ Cantillon – St Gilloise – $58 - 750ml (6 available)⠀ Cantillon – Classic Gueuze – $57 - 750ml (6 available)⠀ Drie Fonteinen – Hommage – $75 - 750ml (9 available)⠀ Tilquin – Oude Gueuze – $31 – 12oz (12 available)⠀ Tilquin – Oude Mure – $47 - 750ml (12 available)⠀ Tilquin – Rullquin – $44 - 750ml (6 available)⠀ Jester King – Spon 1 2017 – $42 - 375ml (12 available)⠀ Jester King – Spon 2 2017 – $42 - 375ml (12 available)⠀ De Garde – Deutsche Hose - $29 - 750ml (11 available)⠀ De Garde – The Bluest – $30 - 750ml (8 available)⠀ De Garde – The Vigne – $34 - 750ml (12 available)⠀ De Garde – The Law of Motion – $34 - 750ml (12 available)⠀ Mikkeller/Monkish – If Urgent... – $32 - 750ml (8 available)⠀ ⠀ All above bottles are for in-house consumption only, limit one per person.

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Hospitality team

FAB is coming to Los Angeles on October 22. The women-focused day of workshops and educational panels focuses on all aspects of the hospitality industry, and includes speakers from Jenn Louis to Lien Tao to Evan Kleiman and beyond. Tickets are on sale now.

Lala’s anew

Downtown’s new Lala’s Argentine Grill is up and running as of this weekend. The meaty restaurant sits at Spring and 8th, and started letting in customers on Saturday.

Noma X LA

Chef Rene Redzepi will be in Los Angeles on October 17 along with his director of fermentation to discuss this team’s new book The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Tickets for the Live Talks session start at $60, and include a copy of the book.

So Complex

ComplexCon is back in Long Beach this November. The annual festival has grown to include some of greater Southern California’s best eats, including attendees confirmed for this year like Howlin’ Ray’s, Jon & Vinny’s, All Flavor No Grease, and beyond. The full lineup is below.