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Revolutionario, the North African taqueria near USC, is closing

Los Angeles Times

Follow that taco: Revolutionario, a North African taqueria in Exposition Park run by chef-owner Farid Zadi, will close in mid-July. Zadi, who opened the restaurant in summer 2015, was born in France, and his parents are Algerian. He was cooking at a pop-up in Koreatown when his wife, Susan Park, found the Exposition Park location, and they decided to open a taqueria -- but with tacos filled with shakshuka and smoked chicken. You can find it in a squeeze bottle near the front counter, along with a fiery habanero sauce and an impressive condiment bar with pickles. In the two years it has been open, Revolutionario has become a neighborhood spot for USC students and a stop for people on their way to LAX.


Jonathan Gold says hello from Tokyo, where there are cherry blossoms and, even better, Narisawa

Los Angeles Times

Cost: $195 (sake pairing is an additional $85) Tickets 7:30 p.m. Weekly wine dinner - Cliff's Edge, 3626 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Cost: $120 Tickets 7 p.m. Nancy Singleton Hachisu demonstrates recipes from her book "Japan: The Cookbook" - the Gourmandise School, 395 Santa Monica Place, No. 329, Los Angeles.


Where to dine out on New Year's Eve

Los Angeles Times

It's actually time to start thinking about your New Year's Eve plans. Anyone else have that Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime" song in their heads? Make your dinner reservations now. If you'd like to spend the evening out, we've got a few suggestions. Just make sure there's enough Champagne for everyone, and have that designated driver ready.


Carlos Salgado's Taco María is The Times' 2018 Restaurant of the Year

Los Angeles Times

Cost: $120 Tickets 7 p.m. Nancy Singleton Hachisu demonstrates recipes from her book "Japan: The Cookbook" - the Gourmandise School, 395 Santa Monica Place, No. 329, Los Angeles.


Burritos La Palma, one of Jonathan Gold's favorite burrito spots, has opened in Orange County

Los Angeles Times

OC burritos: Burritos La Palma, the El Monte restaurant that makes Jonathan Gold's list of his five favorite burritos, opened a location in Santa Ana on Saturday. Now you can get Gold's go-to burrito, the well-toasted tube stuffed with the beef stew birria, in the OC. The new location is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. but the restaurant promises to expand its hours later this month. Burritos La Palma also has a food truck. Catch that bäco: Josef Centeno, the chef behind the downtown restaurants Bäco Mercat, Ledlow, PYT, Orsa and Winston and Bar Ama, will open Bäcoshop in Culver City on Thursday.