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Texas-Sized Option Pearl’s BBQ Flips to Smaller Space in the Arts District

Plus news on the Alamo Drafthouse and new coffee on Beverly

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Pearl’s BBQ
Pearl’s BBQ
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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.

Pearl’s anew

Pearl’s BBQ has switched things up in the Arts District, ditching its all-outdoor setup for something more permanent along 7th Street. The space actually sits right next door to the recently-opened Guerrilla Tacos, and now carries the big neon signage that the Texas-style barbecue joint had become known for. As for the restaurant space itself, expect an indoor lounge area with seating and the same Airstream trailer as ever, with more outdoor picnic seating in the back. There’s no word on an official opening there just yet, but expect something this week.

Pearl’s BBQ
The new Pearl’s BBQ in the Arts District
Farley Elliott

Alamo updates

LAist has an update on the long-delayed Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown. The project is nearly four years behind schedule already, but word is the opening could happen by summer of next year.

The backstory

Now This has a fun video out on the history of Huy Fong Foods, makers of the famous Sriracha right here in Southern California.

Big-time Buca

Looks like a giant Buca di Beppo could be headed for the heart of Hollywood, basically right next door to APL at 1600 Vine. Paperwork in the window indicates an incoming company whose primary business address is in Orlando, Florida, right where the headquarters of Buca happens to reside. Eater has reached out, but so far no word back.

Stay classic

Beverly Boulevard’s long-awaited Full Service Coffee Co. is now here. The retrofitted former gas station started quietly serving lattes over the weekend, and is now doing full service as of this morning.