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One of Burbank’s Legacy Italian Restaurants Has Turned Off the Lights for Good

Plus Chinatown brunch and British food in the South Bay

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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.

Goodbye old friend

Burbank restaurant Tony’s Bella Vista restaurant seems to have closed, ending a 32-year run for the Italian restaurant. Word of the shutter first spread through social media over the weekend, and now there is a closure notice posted to the restaurant’s website, reading: “To our family, friends and loyal customers, please know this was not an easy decision after 32 years, but the time has come for change. We wish we could have welcomed each of you into our family establishment one last time, to show you how truly grateful we are for your patronage over the years.”

Snap to it

There’s a new British restaurant in the South Bay, called Snap Tin Eatery. The low-key Yorkshire-inspired restaurant sits inside the Yorkshire Square Brewery and keeps dinner hours only for now, Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Bon Temps is hosting an oyster and cocktails party tonight to celebrate the coming holiday. The evening also involves lots of bubbles (and kicks off at 4 p.m.) so plan accordingly.

The teams collide

Ma’am Sir’s Charles Olalia is teaming up with the gang from Dominique Ansel’s 189 for a big blowout Kamayan feast on Saturday, July 27. The one-night-only event will feature a ton of Filipino favorites, from lumpia to pork BBQ skewers.

Dog time

Ever wanted to know how many hot dogs Pink’s has sold since it first opened? Try somewhere in the range of 16 million, according to the LA Times. And every year, they apparently go through over 300,000 pounds of bacon.

Getting out there

There’s a big party tonight at Go Get Em Tiger on Larchmont, featuring wines from Domaine LA and snacks from places like Coolhaus, Goldburger, and DTLA cheese. The party runs 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chinatown weekends

Mellow Chinatown wine bar Oriel is opening up for weekend brunch service starting this Saturday. The spare menu features a variety of simple French classics, and runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.