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Retro Diner Swingers Has Reopened With Morning to Evening Hours Starting Today

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Plus, cannabis and pizza sales boom after election, and LA restaurants face cold weather

Swingers diner in Los Angeles
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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Swingers, one of LA’s most beloved retro diners, reopens today after it said it would permanently close earlier this year. A new ownership group took over operations last month and promised to bring back the Beverly Blvd icon, which first opened 27 years ago under Sean MacPherson. Now new owner Stephanie Wilson has announced a full reopening today with hours from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Unfortunately indoor dining isn’t allowed, which means fans will have to have diner coffee, pancakes, eggs, and sandwiches outside. One of the best aspects of Swingers (and any of LA’s diners) is late night hours, which unfortunately won’t happen until the pandemic subsides. As a Veteran’s Day special, veterans get 20 percent off today.

In other news:

  • As Angelenos celebrate the impending end of Donald Trump’s regime and the incoming Biden administration, sales of things like champagne, booze, cannabis, and pizza have been through the roof, according to the LA Times and Dope Magazine.
  • NBC has a report on the outdoor dining situation in LA and how the cold evening weather has put a dent into restaurant sales. Diners who are wary of the cold might reduce the frequency of their visits to restaurants, according to NBC.
  • The Bad Jew is popping up at Wexler’s Deli in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market from November 12 to 15 with smoked porkstrami:
  • Streetwear brand Fam Los Angeles is launching a collaboration with the Bigg Chill, a longtime West LA yogurt shop. The limited collection will be available on November 17 at the shop on Westwood Blvd or online.
  • NYC restaurant Short Stories is popping up at El Prado in Echo Park with a pay-what-you-wish curry bowl tonight.
  • Chef Grubby’s amazing gumbo pot pie is back on the menu. Preorder the hot dish for Thanksgiving:


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