Andre Guerrero Wins Beer Float Showdown; The Jolly Oyster Opens in Ventura

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Beverly Hills: The Beverly WIlshire is offering an avant-garde eating experience under chef Gilles Arzur, along with spa treatments, for $1,500. [Squid Ink]"
Downtown: Joseph Centeno's Baco Mercat is opening later this month with six beers on tap, drinking shrub, and Handsome Coffee. The chef will also sell his own handmade products from a centrally-located airport cargo cart. [LAT]
--Nibble Bit Tabby Brewery is closing after only a little more than a year and six years in conceptualization. [Squid Ink]
Eagle Rock: A team composed of Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy, and Eagle Rock Brewery took Food GPS' Beer Float Throwdown yesterday with a bourbon chocolate ice cream float with pig candy and the brewery's Solidarity ale. [Drink Eat Travel]

Hollywood: Zach Brooks thinks Ruen Pair got ganked by Squid Ink in a recent morning glory fight. The scribe suggests a re-do as Ruen will also add crispy pork to the dish, removing Crispy Pork Gang & Grill's unfair advantage. [Midtown Lunch]
Kosher Corridor: Elina Shatkin likes MeixKosher, declaring the carnitas the best part of their Kosher Mexican portfolio. [Squid Ink]
Pasadena: Laurent Quenioux is bringing back his fried chicken at Vertical Wine Bar every Sunday night with a $29 three-course family-style dinner. [GS]
Santa Monica: California Shabu Shabu will open this week, with the full menu now online. [Eater]
Silver Lake: Check out Canele chef Corina Weibel's home kitchen. [LAT]
Studio City: Australian pizza company Crust is looking to open next year on Ventura Blvd. [Eater]
Ventura: The Jolly Oyster opened on San Buenaventura State Beach to serve its own raised kumamoto and Pacific oysters, along with Manila clams, to take-away or eat on the scene. [LAT]
West Hollywood:The original Hamburger Hamlet is closing on December 19th, and the child inside of us just died a little more. [Eater]
West L.A.: Naan Hut is now serving Persian sangak pizza. [Midtown Lunch]