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Man Killed in After-Hours Brawl at Popular Seaside Malibu Restaurant

Plus parking lot pizza in Echo Park, and an update on Tom Bergin’s

Neptune’s Net
Neptune’s Net
Neptune’s Net
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.

Seaside tragedy

A man was fatally stabbed on the grounds of popular Malibu seafood spot Neptune’s Net Saturday night. The incident took place in the parking lot after the restaurant had closed, when a number of car enthusiasts had shown up for a late night meet, reports the Ventura County Star. An Ontario man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Landmark status

Tom Bergin’s has officially been landmarked by the Los Angeles City Council. The decision means the building itself cannot be drastically changed or torn down, despite the current owners’ wish to sell the property for redevelopment. The council did not landmark the large parking lot, though, so a sale of the property could still move forward as long as the bar and restaurant building are a part of the new owner’s future plans.

Coming and going

Good news for Chego fans: Those rice bowls are back in action at Kogi Taqueria in Palms for now. Roy Choi closed the Chinatown location of his restaurant earlier this year, and has not yet secured a new address.

Pizza hybrid

Rosemead’s own Rose City Pizza is getting a ton of traction right now for its birria pizza, thanks to the Foodbeast guys. The popular taco style has been reformatted to fit on some pizza dough, and comes complete with a side of consomme for dipping.

In the parking lot

Speaking of pizza, LA Insider took a look at a parking lot pizza setup that’s currently running in Echo Park. Chef Elio Lopez cooks using a small wood-fired oven in the bed of his pickup truck, selling evenings only to anyone who happens to walk past.

Beer at elevation

OUE Skyspace LA, located two floors below 71Above in Downtown Los Angeles, has added a beer garden. The summertime opening on July 6 means drinkers can try lots of local brews while checking out the views across the city, or even hitting that all-glass slide.

On the block

Harold & Belle’s is turning 50 this year, meaning the restaurant’s annual block party is going to be particularly fun. The Saturday, June 29 event features a crawfish boil, all-you-can-eat gumbo, live music, and loads more.