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Silver Lake Brunch Staple Barbrix Celebrates Ten Years With Free Food and Drinks

Plus a fresh-pressed juice vending machine takeover, and Cracker Barrel opens close

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.

Big party

Barbrix wine bar and restaurant is turning ten years young, and to celebrate ownership is doing complimentary food and wine alongside a bunch of live music. And with new chef Tim Carey overseeing the place, expect an overhauled food menu moving forward as well. The party runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 19.

Swapping stories

Curbed LA put together a really nice feature on the Union Swapmeet as it begins to close its doors for the final time. The East Hollywood address has played home to plenty of different restaurants over the years, including the still-running Baroo Canteen inside right now, though obviously those days are numbered.

Fast juice

Check out this new JuiceBot, a fresh-pressed juice vending machine that has been popping up all over Los Angeles. The company has plans to drop the colorful machines in plenty of other locations, but there’s one right now inside a Nordstrom’s in Santa Monica.

Baker news

The Eastsider has an update on Elysian Valley vegan baker Justine Hernandez, who has spent time working for Kindness & Mischief and others and is now working on a bakery of her own in Frogtown, set to open this summer.

Freedman’s in the wild

Freedman’s is popping up at dance club Cheetah’s of all places, doing a charity buffet to benefit Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA. The May 26 event runs $50 a head and includes food, one drink, and of course the show, including live music.

Whiskey for dinner

Khong Ten is doing a whiskey dinner tomorrow night with Buffalo Trace. The $75 ticketed evening not only includes plenty of pours, including Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, it also comes with food from the restaurant of course.

All the chains

Cracker Barrel opened in Rialto over the weekend, and the lines were predictably long. The restaurant is now up and running in full, keeping breakfast through dinner hours, reports the San Bernardino Sun.