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Silver Lake: Grilled cheese sandwiches are like cupcakes - no matter how saturated we get with them, people never seem to get enough. It's grilled cheese. Newbie Heywood features updated versions of the childhood treat, like one with aged cheddar and caramelized onion confit on sourdough bread and another with fresh mozzarella, blue cheese, walnut pesto and sundried tomatoes. And good news for you (nearby) Thirsty Crow goers: Heywood stays open till 3 AM on Friday and Saturday nights (3337 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd.)
Downtown: Industriel brings "urban farm cuisine" to a former Carl's Jr. in the Financial District. At the stoves, Joseph Antonishek, who's been slinging seasonal fare at Green Street Tavern in Pasadena. He's partnered with Armen Hakobayan, who owns both spaces. The entire place is pretty stunning, from the honey bear "chandelier" and canned vegetables that serve as decor, to the bar and corner lounge-y nooks. Some of Antonishek's handiwork includes house-baked breads, oysters with cucumber-watermelon-radish mignonette, farro salads, gnocchi and housemade sausages, among other dishes (609 S. Grand; 213-488-8020). [Via Eater]
West Hollywood: Whether you're offended by the name or not, Pink Taco officially opened on the Sunset Strip over Memorial Day weekend. The former Miyagi's now has Harry Morton's stamp all over it, from the main bar and outdoor patio on the first floor to the taqueria, upstairs lounge and bars, and the "secret" hidden third-floor restaurant that's yet to debut. The food is similar to the Century City location; the debauchery, probably ten-fold (8225 W. Sunset Blvd.; 323-380-7474).
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