Fonuts Takes Kiss My Bundt Space; Week-Long IPA Fest at Naja's Place

Catch it At Naja's Place

Citywide: For four days following the event, Mendocino Farms will carry the winning sandwich from this weekend's Grilled Cheese Invitational, with proceeds going to American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan. [LAW]
Downtown: Aburiya Toranoko is now serving lunch, alebit with a slightly smaller menu of izakaya eats. [The Minty]
Echo Park: Local beer heavyweight Alex Macy will curate the selection at Colorado Wine Company's forthcoming Sunset Beer Company retail store and tasting room, opening soon. [ LAW]
Glendale: LA Creamery opens in Americana at Brand on April 21st. [Eater]

Hollywood: Former Apprentice contestant Jenn Hoffman has been barred from Chateau Marmont after tweeting when Rachel Hunter was allegedly acting bat-shit crazy at the restaurant. [LAW]
-The Hollywood Farmer's Market has been granted a 30-day extension leading up to a mid-May meeting with the Los Angeles Film School. [LAist]
Monterey Park: Reminiscent of Pinkberry's clean look, Fluff Ice opened this month for shaved ice pre-flavored before being frozen into blocks and then getting a shave. [Eater]
Pasadena: Manager Tyler Wells has split from Intelligentsia Pasadena to form Handsome Coffee Roasters with World Barista Champion Michael Phillips and Chris Owens. First order of business will be opening a roasting facility and coffee bar. [Feast]
-Urth Caffe will come to Colorado Blvd. by 2013. [Brigham Yen]
Redondo Beach: Starting Thursday, Naja's Place will hold their third annual week-long IPA Festival, featuring a debut of new brews from Strand Brewing among the over 50 highly-though-of IPAs. [LAW]
San Gabriel Valley: Daikokuya is opening a branch in Arcadia. [Eater]
West Hollywood: Waylynn Lucas' much-ballyhooed new project Fonuts is a collaboration with fonut-creator Nancy Truman and will take over the former Kiss My Bundt space with their non-fried donut-like non-donuts. [LAT]