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San Fernando Valley Restaurant Cited For Remaining Open During Quarantine

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But the restaurant says it was just a miscommunication

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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 San Fernando Valley restaurant was cited by Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer for “flouting [the] safer at home order,” the attorney’s office has said. The restaurant, Hamptons 818 in Sherman Oaks, was among a list of 60 businesses cited by the city officer in a recent round of crack-downs, with the rest being smoke and vape shops, car washes, and other non-food businesses. However, a manager for Hamptons 818 tells CBS Los Angeles that the restaurant did not, in fact, allow diners to sit and eat inside; rather, there was a miscommunication between ownership and officers who arrived after hearing that the business had provided glasses of water to two people waiting to pick up their food order. “I don’t know what the lesson is, because everybody is already going through a tough time,” manager Adman Roushdy told CBS LA. A full list of the impacted businesses can be found online.

And in other news:

Morgenstern’s, the famous New York City ice cream shop, starts shipping nationwide on Monday, May 18, offering four- and six-packs of pints starting at $104.

The Tasting Kitchen in Venice has reopened, offering a dinnertime a la carte menu featuring staples like pasta and eggplant parm. The takeout starts tonight at 4 p.m.

Board at Home is now shipping meat, cheeses, and wines right to LA doorsteps, with a portion of proceeds going to the Lee Initiative.

— Chef Jason Neroni of the Rose in Venice is bringing back some favorites from his former seafood restaurant Catch & Release, including lobster rolls, chowder, and all the fixins. Order via Tock.

— The Fat Dog in North Hollywood has reopened, doing wings, burgers, and more for takeout and delivery.

Little Sister has left behind its original location in Manhattan Beach, and will be relocating over to a larger space at the Point in El Segundo. Reps for the restaurant say the restaurant’s lease was up at the beachside location.

Found Oyster is back in East Hollywood, transitioning to a takeaway doing fried chicken, wine and beer takeaway, and selling seafood market goods galore.