HOLLYWOOD: As noted by Eater, Chick-fil-A
broke ground had a demo party today for a new restaurant at Sunset and Highland. The Georgia-based chain has already opened a popular store in an existing building at USC, but the Hollywood restaurant will be a new freestanding Art Deco-inspired structure (it replaces a Carl's Jr. Jr.). Chick-fil-A cow mascots ("Eat more chikin [sic]" is their message) got the crowd jumping and, yes, someone dressed as a cow operated the bulldozer that brought down the Carl's Jr. Jr.
HOLLYWOOD: A bit to the east, Doomie's homestyle vegan restaurant opened on Saturday at Vine and Fountain. Is this rough-and-tumble spot feeling the gentrification creep-in? Could this new veggie palace influence the Curbed Cup?
VENICE: The First Fridays event on Abbott Kinney is currently without food trucks, and will remain that way until at least March. Local restaurateurs felt the mobile kimchi purveyors and such were threatening their business and got them booted.
WEST HOLLYWOOD: That prime Miyagi's spot on Sunset will be filled soon by one of Harry Morton's Pink Taco restaurants. Say what you will about the crowd, the margaritas and guacamole are scrumptious. More locales coming in San Diego and Miami.
· Eatertastings [Curbed LA]