Senor Fish To Pay $90K in Back Wages; Pier Burger Draws Shake Shack Comparisons

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Pier Burger Photo: Ali Khan

Beverly Hills: D.C.'s Georgetown Cupcakes is bringing its designer sweets to Beverly Hills in October. [GS]
Brentwood: Fresh Brothers is awaiting word on its inspections today. If it passes, expect an opening this Thursday. [GS]
Citywide: After telling us which restaurants may make our ears bleed, Betty Hallock drops some suggestions for restaurants that may soothe you. [LAT]
Costa Mesa: Pitfire Pizza will open an outlet in Costa Mesa in fall. [GS]
Downtown: The owners of Senor Fish agree to pay $90,000 in back wages to employees, which has to hurt. [ESLA]

Little Tokyo: 'Lette Macarons is coming to Japanese Village Plaza. [Eater]
Long Beach: The city's epic, 40-year-old Berth 55 Fish Market is having to close at the end of October, due to a decision by the Port of Long Beach. Sounds like it's time someone occupy this place or something. [Eater]
Mid-City: Graffiti Sublime Coffee is bringing in food items from Bouchon like soup, pastires, and salads. [GS]
Santa Monica: Ali Khan calls Pier Burger "as close to a Shake Shack as we have in LA." [TACO]
--Burger Lounge is taking over the former home of Acadie Crepes. [Eater]
San Gabriel Valley: Northern Chinese is booming in the West SGV, with Sweethome Grill offering a great source for lamb and hand-pulled lamb noodles. [Sino Soul]
--Jonathan Gold enjoys pork-filled blintzes at Hui Tou Xiang Noodles. [LAT]