Cabbage Patch Comes Downtown; Loteria Looking at Third Street Promenade

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Downtown: Samir Mohajer has opened his Beverly Hills farm-to-table restaurant Cabbage Patch to a new 6th Street location. [BlogDowntown]
Nona Sivley, winner of Hell's Kitchen's eighth season, will become head chef at Kerry Simon's L.A. Market (with an annual salary of $250,000) in January. [Feast]
The Gorbals serves a half pig's head, eyeball and all, aka "a hunk of pork with teeth." [The Minty]
Echo Park: Chinatown Express reopened with dragon costumes and fireworks. [Eater]
The shuttered Phoenix Bakery space is under construction, with rumors than the owners of Local's are taking over. [The Eastsider L.A.]

Hollywood: A new location of Chick-Fil-A has started construction in the former home of Carl's Jr. Having tried Chick-Fil-A, we'd rather have a Carl's Jr. [Squid Ink]
Chris Breed plans a Tiki and beach-themed bar in the former space of Licketdy Split. [Squid ink]
Highland Park: Good Girl Dinette extended its hours and is now open on Friday and all day Saturday. [Eating L.A.]
Pasadena: Plate 38, which rhymes, and also closed down due to a fire soon after opening last summer, has reopened in a looker of an industrial space. [Feast]
Santa Monica: Loteria Grill is coming to the Third Street Promenade, taking over a shuttered Gaucho Grill. [Eater]
Toluca Lake: Olive & Thyme Gourmet market is opening in late-January. [Eater]
West Hollywood: Following a few troubling incidents, Michael Sutton close his club guys and Dolls. [Eater]
Pink Taco is taking over the old Miyagi's. [Eater]