It seems that nearly as many restaurants opened as reopened in the city of Los Angeles last month. Some restaurants got makeovers, some changed hands, and others took risks. Take the pork-themed Flying Pig Truck that set out on the streets of Los Angeles in the midst of the Swine Flu scare. On the topic of portable eats, the take-out centric Culver City café, The Point, reopened early last month after Beacon's Kazuto Matsusaka and Vicki Fan sold it to Campanile's Mark Peel. And L.A. Bento, a take-out and delivery sandwich joint set up shop in Glassell Park. Meanwhile, Riva got Fraiche, a vegetarian Indian fast-food joint opened in a strip mall on Venice Blvd., Atwater got baked, and Hollywood got an upscale sports bar and lounge. For more up to date info on restaurant openings and closures, see Squid Ink's frequently updated list.
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