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Beverly Hills’ Iconic 35-Year-Old Grill on the Alley Has Been Sold

Plus an important taco update, and how to make fancy chocolate

Inside the famous Grill on the Alley, with its white tablecloth tables and lots of tile and art on the walls.
The Grill on the Alley
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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.

A new group

The Grill on the Alley has sold off its premier locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village. Grill Concepts Inc., the founding parent company for all Grill locations, confirmed the sale and said that the new owners would be keeping the name intact. They would not, however, officially name the new owners, only saying instead that “both locations will no longer be a part of the GCI Restaurant Collection but will continue to operate under The Grill on the Alley brand.” The Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills is among that city’s most famous dining destinations, playing to locals and tourists alike during its ongoing 35-year run.

Don’t skip taco day

Popular Boyle Heights taco stand El Ruso is moving around the corner from its current digs. The new setup should help to add some ambiance to the no-frills location, and will also allow for extra space ahead of the team’s plan to move into a fully kitted out food truck later this fall.

Always make a burger

Slab is debuting a new everyday burger. The West Third Street barbecue spot will introduce the beauty during evening service today, starting at 5 p.m.

Another name in the game

Food & Wine has hired former Eater and Thrillist writer Khushbu Shah as restaurant editor. The New Yorker will be moving to Los Angeles in the spring, reports the NY Times, to launch a dedicated bureau here.

No longer around

Meanwhile over in West LA, longstanding Persian restaurant Safir has closed. That’s per Toddrickallen, which notes the cavernous restaurant address’s quiet shutter and new for lease signs.

Doing it right

Ever wonder how the fine folks over at And Sons in Beverly Hills make their gourmet chocolates? Tasty went in and found out for themselves, and yes it’s as delicious as it looks. Check out the video on their YouTube page.

Free burgers are a good idea

Psy Street Kitchen is set to open big on Pico Boulevard, landing a new location at 9407 W. Pico Boulevard. For the restaurant’s grand opening on October 2, fans can expect the first 100 burgers to be absolutely free.