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Everyday Westside Dining Staple Nook Bistro to Close After 15 Years

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Plus new breweries, pop-ups in Atwater Village, and free food

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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.

Nook Bistro Closing

Westside standard-bearer Nook Bistro is closing on March 26, ending a 15-year run for the Santa Monica Boulevard restaurant. Though the ultimate end is coming soon, there’s still time to step in for “one last meal and to revel in the amazing phenomenon we created,” says owner Brian Frith-Smith. He adds: “The camaraderie that we share with our Nook-going community is what has made running this business truly meaningful and enjoyable for everyone who works here.”

Beer flights

There’s a new tasting room open out in Monrovia called Wingwalker Brewing. The craft beer spot is doing evening hours only, Wednesday through Sunday, at 235 W. Maple.

Pop-up alert

Los Feliz’s next restaurant, Loupiotte Kitchen, is still working on an opening in 2019. But for now, owner Sarah Bessade is popping up for two nights at Atwater Village’s Hail Mary with a variety of small bites to enjoy.

Making it matter

Resy’s blog has a new story up on Rustic Canyon, and its ability to not only stay relevant on the Westside, but to thrive. It all starts, not surprisingly, with Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb, and the cooking from chef Jeremy Fox.

Free food

The Atwater Village location of India Sweets & Spices is doing their occasional free food day on March 24. The event is meant as a give-back to all their supporters, and is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m.

Keeping it going

LA Taco takes a look at the past ten years with Yxta Cocina, the longtime Skid Row-adjacent Mexican restaurant in Downtown. It’s no small feat for any restaurant to last a decade, and shows just how important the place has become to a longstanding group of dedicated regulars.

Above it all

The big final puzzle piece to Koreatown’s Platform 35 food hall has arrived, as corner beer and sandwich spot 8th Notch is up and running as of today. Check out the opening menu.