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Fairfax’s Friendly Fat Dog Restaurant to Close After More than Eight Years

Plus a Japanese pop-up in Echo Park, and lots of sake and oysters Downtown

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The Fat Dog
The Fat Dog
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.

No more Fat Dog

Fairfax gastropub the Fat Dog is closing after more than eight years. Staff was told yesterday of the upcoming shutter, slated to go down on December 23, and now Susann and Richard Mandeville have gone public, telling Eater that “unfortunately... it is no longer sustainable for us to keep Fairfax open.” Starting today, the restaurant will keep only happy hour through dinner hours (starting at 4 p.m.), meaning no more lunch or brunch. The menu will also slim down considerably as the final day of service inches closer, so best to get in sooner rather than later for a final meal. The North Hollywood location will stay open.

All for the kids

Another seasonal bake sale for charity is happening soon, this time at Pizzana in West Hollywood. All proceeds from the purchases go to No Kid Hungry.

Another feather in the cap

Acme Hospitality, the Santa Barbara outfit behind many of the city’s most iconic restaurants like the Lark and Loquita, has just purchased the city’s beloved 20-year-old Paradise Cafe. The restaurant will remain open.

Well this sounds cool

Chef Johnny Lee is back in Los Angeles to do a Sunday pop-up in Echo Park, with a focus on Japanese snack foods. Check out the menu (and instructions for getting in) here.

Seafood and sake for all

Rappahannock at the Row is doing a weekend deal to draw customers to its growing sake list. Friday through Sunday, diners can snag a three-course meal with pairings at the restaurant.

Cooking it all up

Check out this cool Cooking with Pride Tastemade video featuring Parisa Parnian, who is behind the important queer-focused underground Persian dinner series in Los Angeles.

Growing the name

Furnsaj Bakery has a new location out in the San Gabriel Valley. The popular Lebanese restaurant, with its original location in Granada Hills, is now open at 1331 S. Lone Hill Avenue in Glendora.

Welcome to the neighborhood

There’s a new casual lunch and early dinner option open in East Hollywood. It’s called M.A.P. (as in Meat and Provisions), and it’s open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 5652 Hollywood Boulevard from the same owners as next-door cafe Bolt.