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Chew On This: Vegan Beer Brunch Begins, LA Creamery Closes, Bungalow Becomes Bugatta, Fukuburger & More

Photo of the taps at Tony's Darts Away by Elise Thompson/LAist
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What's going on lately in the L.A food scene? Chew on this:

Brunch is coming to Tony's Darts Away
Brunch service at Burbank's beer and vegan eats oasis Tony's Darts Away begins Saturday, Oct. 29, and will be served from 10 a.m. until "supplies run out." On the menu are vegan and non-vegan breakfast plates and burritos. Plus, they're opening their 14-seat heated patio.

Komida's Halloween Taco + New Hours
Chef Brock has created a special Halloween taco (Roasted pumpkin with caramelized onion, garlic, spiced pepitas and Myer’s Rum Crème Fraîche) that he'll be serving up for $4 at Hollywood's upstart Komida. New Hours: Beginning October 31st, Komida will increase restaurant hours to Monday - Friday, 11am - 9pm, butKomida will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Joe's Announces "12 Chefs, 12 Months, 12 Charities"
Chef Joe Miller of his eponymous Joe's Restaurant in Venice has just announced a year's worth of special dinners to celebrate the restaurant's 20th anniversary. "12 Chefs, 12 Months, 12 Charities" will showcase 12 chefs, each taking over the Joe's kitchen for one night over the course of 12 months, and the proceeds will go to a different local charity each time. First up is Walter Manzke on November 10th to benefit Special Olympics Southern California, followed by Josiah Citrin from Melisse December 1s to benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Other chefs will be Trey Foshee from George’s at the Cove (January); Jason Knibb of NINE-TEN (February); Andrew Kirschner of Tar & Roses (March); Dan Barber from Blue Hill Farm (April); Josef Centeno from Lazy Ox Canteen and Bäco Mercat (May); Tim Cushman from O Ya (June); Josh Gil of Milta's (July); Mark Gold of Eva (August); Philip Wojtowicz of Big Sur Bakery (September); and JiRaffe's Raphael Lunetta (October). The Manzke dinner is $120 per person, with an optional $35 wine pairing. Call Joe's for reservations: 310.399.5811.

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Bungalow Club Becomes Bugatta
The Bungalow Club on Melrose has re-opened with the same owner as Bugatta. The new restaurant and lounge hopes to cater to locals and provide "something relaxed and contemporary yet urbane and sophisticated." The menu is tapas-style, and meant for sharing, and the bar is serving specialty cocktails in addition to wine and beer. Best bet: Happy hour, Monday-Saturday 4-7 p.m. with hand crafted cocktails and premium wines at $6 and artisan beers for $4.


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Umami Will Open in Hermosa Beach and Laguna Beach
More Umami! Umami Restaurant Group confirmed upcoming Umami Burger locations in Hermosa Beach and Laguna Beach. Hermosa Beach will be Umami Burger's first two-story location, complete with ocean views, and plans to open by the end of 2011. More Burgers in Hollywood: Fukuburger
Speaking of burgers, Harry Morton has just opened Fukuburger in Hollywood. The Vegas import has "unique" burgers "with a Japanese twist" served in a "social atmosphere with communal seating." Here's some PR deets on the burgers: "Savory ingredients that make Fukuburgers special include Japanese BBQ, miso and soy sauces, pickled ginger, shitake, wasabi, mirin rice wine and yuzu citrus fruits, along with a few secret ingredients that will add elements of surprise with every bite."

Boo! L.A. Creamery Closes Their Last Location
Ice cream news is supposed to be good, not sad. But alas, it's closing time for good for L.A. Creamery's last standing location at The Americana in Glendale, reports Eater L.A. It seems like only yesterday we were lovin' on their tasty artisanal scoops. They tried to "make it work," but it hasn't.

Good Girl Dinette's Dinner With "Bitter in the Mouth" Author
The Good Girl Dinette is hosting a dinner with novelist Monique Truong on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The menu is inspired by her latest novel, "Bitter in the Mouth," in which the protagonist experiences words as flavors. Our friends at Seattlest recently interviewed Truong--check it out! [Tickets]

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