For those of us who've kept our New Year's resolutions, bravo ... and for the other 99 percent, we hope our favorite food spots continue to serve the stuff we love. Sit-down restaurants are nice, but who has the time (or money) for three-martini lunches anymore? Good thing we've got sausage on wheels; Jersey Grub to cure hangovers; and Carmela Ice Cream to wash it down. Yes, there's porn scandals and violence in food truck land, but as long as they're serving their signature goods, we're waiting patiently in line. Still, it's nice to have a place to go during lunch breaks and for dinner dates.
Read on for a list of January openings and closures...
Opened in January
Aburiya Toranoko: 243 S. San Pedro St., downtown L.A.
Beer Bar: 2835 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.
Boiling Crab: 3377 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 115, Los Angeles; (213) 389-2722.
Cafe Sorrento: 16616 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
Carmela Ice Cream: 2495 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena.
Craig's: 8826 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (310) 276-1900.
Freebirds World Burrito: 3335 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles; (213) 746-1212.
Freshii: 110 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles.
Go Burger: 6290 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.
Grindhaus Sausage Shop: 5634 Hollywood Blvd., LA.
Grom: 3886 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu.
Jamie's Kitchen: 1038 Westwood Blvd., Westwood.
Mas Malo: 515 W. 7th St., downtown L.A.; (323) 664-1011.
Maui and Sons: 6708 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.
Olive & Thyme: 4012 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake.
Two Bits Market: 210 W. Fifth St., downtown L.A.
Spare Room: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; (323) 769-7296.
SugarFish: 1345 2nd St., Santa Monica; (310) 393-3338.
Closed in January
Beacon: 3280 Helms Ave., Culver City.
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Ortolan: 8338 W. Third St. L.A.; (323) 653-3300.
The Oak Room: 1035 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades; (310) 454-3337.
Prego: 362 N Camden Dr., Beverly Hills; (310) 277-7346.
The Village Pantry: 1035 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades.