Sure, we enjoy swanky restaurants like The Wilshire, but it's usually the small hole-in-the walls that hold a special place in our hearts, and stomachs. That's why it hurts so bad when the dinky places close. RIP Tacos Carmelita. Let's take a moment to appreciate our favorite dives, taco carts, food trucks, and smoothie stands located on the corner of Heartbreak and Cash Only Avenues.

We're still waiting for The Must's reopening, which is tentatively slated for early summer, as well as SmithHouse Tap & Grill, which was pushed to June. In the meantime we can busy ourselves with a number of upcoming eateries. On the chain front, The Counter posted signage that they will open in Century City's Westfield Mall, next to RockSugar, and Lemonade will open in Brentwood in about three weeks.

Read on for this month's list of Openings and Closures:


Berlin Currywurst: 3827 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-1989

Happy Eating Restaurants: 140 W. Valley Blvd. # 211, San Gabriel.

Harvard & Stone: 5221 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 466-6063

Kachi: 1055 Willshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Lukshon: 3238 Helms Ave. Culver City; (310) 287-2770

Naan Hut: 11551 Santa Monica Blvd. L.A.; (310) 481-9820

Playa: 7360 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles

Ray and Stark Bar: (at LACMA): 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 857-6180

Sen Asian Kitchen: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City; (310) 277-7708

Son of a Gun: 8370 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles; (323) 782-9033

Sotto: 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Wood & Vine: 6280 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 334-3360

Yu Pin: 535 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel; (626) 281-0788


Bamboodles: 535 West Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel; (626) 281-1226

Dish Bistro & Bar: 53 East Union Street, Pasadena; (626) 795-5546

Mako: 225 S Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills; (310) 288-8338

Tacos Don Jorge: 8693 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles

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