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One of LA’s Cutest French Bistros Ceases Dinner Service This Week

Plus Town Pizza does lunch, and a Pokemon-themed bar

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Little Next Door
Little Next Door

A little less Door

West Third Street staple Little Next Door is drastically reducing its hours, turning to weekend brunch only while abandoning any weekday services, including dinner. In a note on the restaurant’s website, management thanks customers for their “continued support” as they “restructure the business.” Saturday and Sunday brunch still runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

True home cooking

The Press-Enterprise has a fun story out on Meghan Chane from Riverside County, who could well be the first home chef to actually cook for paying customers under California’s home restaurant legalization laws from September. She was certainly the first one to pull a permit, and is now doing healthy home-cooked food for anyone who wants to show up.

Lunch options

Town Pizza in Highland Park is now open at noon every day to capture the lunch crowd. The place works a menu of slices, sandwiches, square pies, salad, and more.

Gone for good

Johnny Rebs’ in Orange County has closed after nearly 20 years. While the self-described Southern Roadhouse in Orange is going away, the company is still operational in Long Beach and Bellflower, says the OC Register.

Fan engagement

There’s a Pokemon bar coming to Common Space Brewery soon, and just like all the other nostalgia bar and restaurant riffs this one charges a steep entry fee ($55) just for the experience. What does that get Pokemon fans? A burger, a drink, and “the opportunity to win tons of prizes.” Good luck.

Preservation fans

Amy Knoll Fraser and Neal Fraser are winners of this year’s 2019 Preservation Award Chair award, presented by the LA Conservancy to those who have helped to revitalize and maintain historic properties around the area. The Frasers spent years rebuilding what is now event space Vibiana and restaurant Redbird in Downtown.

Eat by the water

It looks like there’s a large South Bay food festival coming next month to Gardena, called the South Bay Food Market. The August 25 event seems to be pulling in a slew of mostly local names, from barbecue pop-ups and Hawaiian spots to Son of a Bun burgers, though the exact address and ticketing information has not yet been released.

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