Lydia Bastianich Comes to Town; Cafe Gratitude Lands in Larchmont Tomorrow

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Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Agoura Hills: That new location of Jinky's we recently spotted here opened about two weeks ago. [Feast]
Alhambra: Chuan Yu Noodles has closed, but might have reopened as Lucky Noodle King. [Sino Soul]
Downtown: Corkbar is holding a second-year anniversary party with a menu of two-dollar tastes (which includes its ballpark sliders) and happy hour prices from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. this Saturday, March 5th. [Grub Street]
Hollywood: Starting today and going every Tuesday, Tart will offer all bottles of wine on their menu for 50% during dinner service. [Tart]
Lydia Bastianich is coming to town to cook at a special dinner at Mozza this Saturday. Then everyone will get up and do a Friulian dance to that song "Aaaaah, frico!!" [Todd Rick Allen]

Larchmont: Cafe Gratitude, that hippie-dippy, bordering-on-a-cult cafe from San Francisco we've been tracking, opens tomorrow at 639 North Larchmont. be afraid, be very afraid. [Eater]
Lomita: Detectives are digging up the walls and floor of Thyme Contemporary cafe in a search for the body of Dawn Viens, the missing wife and the owner. [Daily Breeze]
MacArthur Park: Tacos Carmelita has closed, possibly from media attention and the over-vigilence of the food police. A new taqueria is already standing in its place. [Squid Ink]
Pasadena: Dish Bistro has closed in Old Town after about a year open. [Squid Ink]
Santa Monica: The curiously named Pressed Juicery Juice Distribution Company is back in business after a small disruption. [Eater]