Food & Wine "Best New Chef" Alums Cooking at Paiche; Tam O'Shanter Tallies St. Pat's Pints

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Catch Salt Lake City's Viet Pham at Paiche on March 27 Photo: Viet Pham

Atwater Village: Tam O'Shanter goes through roughly 5,000 pints of ale every Saint Patrick's Day, even though the business is Scottish, not Irish. [Digest]
Beverly Hills: A new business named Carson House will replace the recently shuttered Delfini Citta. [Eater]
Boyle Heights: Tony Chen offers praise for the mariscos at El Serape. [SinoSoul]
Catalina: A look into Rusack Vineyard, which specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir highlighting the unique terroir of the island. [SI]

Citywide: Check out a handy guide to twelve of L.A.'s Persian restaurants. [Eater]
Downtown: One-Eyed Gypsy has a new menu of spring cocktails, including a strawberry and bourbon mix known as the Bourbon St. Fix. [Zagat]
--The Egg Slut Truck is now parking outside of Handsome Coffee Mondays through Thursdays from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M. [SI]
Hollywood: Yamashiro's Thursday farmers market returns on April 1, with a new Middle Eastern concept by chef Brock Kleweno. [LAist]
--Fresh off their performance at SXSW, Kitten will headline "Live@The Library tomorrow night with Golden Sun and Tashaki Miyaki. RSVPs taken right here over email. [GS]
Inglewood: Catch Somali eats like breakfast ful, anjero, and intensely spiced goat soup at Banadir restaurant. [SI]
Koreatown: Is Mr. Pizza authentic Korean pizza or a mere freakshow? [Slice]
Marina del Rey: Ricardo Zarate's new Paiche will host two nights with guest-chefs who have previously been named Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs." On March 26, catch Naomi Pomeroy in house preparing five courses and on March 27, find Jamie Bissonnette and Viet Pham in the kitchen with Zarate, preparing six courses with cocktails from Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello. Reservations at 310-893-6100. [GS]
Redondo Beach: Meg Hall's new Made by Meg opens tomorrow for gourmet salads and sandwiches. [Eater]
West Hollywood: With new chef de cuisine Freddy Vargas (Scarpetta Vegas) in the kitchen, Mercat di Vetro releases a new spring menu today, featuring dishes like a kale Caesar and beef cheek ravioli. [GS]
--Third Street's Crap-talian restaurant, Luigi Osteria, is becoming a new place named Tribeca, which already annoys us. [Eater]
West L.A.: Plan Check is holding a blood drive at the restaurant on Friday, April 5. Everyone dropping by to drop a pint of blood from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. will receive free cruller and a beer. A Red Cross truck will be parked outside so as to keep the blood from the beer. [GS]