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Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken to Open Anticipated Socalo Next Month

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Plus dive bar updates and more Vietnamese food on Melrose

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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.

Coming right up

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are almost ready to open their Santa Monica restaurant Socalo, which was first announced nearly one year ago. Per the LA Times, the restaurant at 1920 Santa Monica Blvd. should be ready by mid-December, offering daily hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Expect counter service for breakfast and lunch, and vampiros, birria, and more throughout the day.

Any other name

The Viet Noodle Bar folks have opened Viet on Melrose, a new offshoot at Melrose and Western in the former Melrose Bistro Cafe space.

A new direction

Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood has changed its name just a few months into opening. The marijuana-focused restaurant will now be known as the Original Cannabis Cafe.

Snowing in Solvang

Julefeast is happening in Solvang on December 12. The Christmas-y communal dinner will feature multiple courses from some of the tourist city’s best restaurants, including First & Oak and Root 246.

A new generation

Sherman Oaks dive bar the Barrel Tavern has a duo of new owners in brothers Scott Jacoby and Robert Jayne. The group has refreshed the longtime local hangout is getting some new furniture, an updated karaoke situation, and keeping the same inexpensive stiff drinks as always.

Dance the night away

Canary Santa Monica is launching a new jazz night on Sunday, December 8, complete with burlesque dancers and, of course, cocktails.

Meal for good

Chef Jackson Kalb is hosting a preview dinner for his upcoming Ospi restaurant in Venice. The charity meal goes down at Jame Enoteca on Tuesday, December 10, with proceeds going to Be the Match.

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