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  • Food

    Opening of English pub The Stalking Horse among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events The Stalking Horse: Opening of the English pub inspired by Cornwall, England, 5 p.m. Sept. 5. Specialties include Cornish-style pasties and other savory pies and a vegan Welsh Rarebit. The bar offers beers, unusual gins and whisky. Hours: 5 p.m. daily until Sept. 18, when doors open at 11 a.m. (call to confirm hours). 10543 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

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  • Public health

    LA Live restaurant among 7 forced to close for cockroaches

    Seven restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards, including one at the LA Live complex in the downtown area. Lawry’s Carvery at LA Live was closed Aug. 21, when inspectors discovered cockroaches on the premises. The restaurant received a “C” grade. The restaurant re-opened for business on Aug. 28. It was among the restaurants that had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations between Aug. 20 and...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Public health

    Umami Burger in Studio City among 4 Valley restaurants closed for cockroaches, other health hazards

    Four restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Entertainment

    Roadhouse barbecue is done right at Cookin’ with Lenny in Chatsworth

    There’s history writ large in the old restaurants of Los Angeles, such as The Original Pantry and Philippe The Original. And there’s an even less known history to be found in the surviving roadhouses in the mountains of Southern California. At such nearly ancient places as The Rock Inn at Lake Hughes, The Old Place and The Rock Store, both in Cornell, Saddle Peak Lodge and Neptune’s Net, both in Malibu, Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara, Newcomb’s Ranch on...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Things to do

    Boneyard Bistro seasonal tastings among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Boneyard Bistro: The barbecue restaurant offers chef-owner Aaron Robins and executive chef Erica Abell’s seasonal tasting menu using hatch chilis including Tex Mex Tostada Salad ($18), Smoked Brisket Torta ($20), Ancho & Coffee Rub Hanger Steak Enchiladas ($38) and Hatch Chili & Apple Fry Pie ($11), 4:30 p.m.-midnight Aug. 30. Check website for the full...

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  • Public health

    Rodent droppings, cockroaches and flies force closures at 13 LA restaurants

    Thirteen restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach, rodent and fly infestations, a lack of hot water and sewage discharge, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed.

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Entertainment

    Where to say ‘goodbye’ to summer and ‘hello’ to school with a family meal

    Summer is just about over, and school is getting underway again. For some kids this is a total disaster, while others may enjoy hitting the books, or at least seeing their school friends. What’s certain is that the end of summer and the start of the school year are special family occasions that should be celebrated, or at least acknowledged, with a special meal. Here are some family friendly restaurants in the area to mark these occasions. Au...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Entertainment

    Here’s a free, guided walk through Southern California’s most walkable city, Long Beach

    Just about every day is a good day for a walk in Long Beach. And that’s not just hyperbole. For the second year in a row, Long Beach has been named the 10th most walkable city in the United States by residential real estate company Redfin. And like

    Richard Guzman
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  • Public health

    Cockroaches, lack of hot water force closures at 7 San Fernando Valley restaurants

    Seven restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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