My Internet was down all week (note to self: next time, first check the power supply before enduring Best Buy hell to buy new router) so I just now got a look at the new Chowhound. I suppose the interface is clean enough, although the post names seem unnecessarily large and bold, so that only a dozen or so posts can be displayed at a time. There's a few interesting new boards, like Wine, Beer, Spirits and Food Media.
Is there a gentrifying cranny of the city that doesn't have its own wine bar in the works? My hairdresser tells me that a new wine bar is coming to the former Ranch market space in Atwater where Starbucks is also supposedly going in.
Coming soon to the ArcLight Cinemas complex: Sushi Club, which looks scary, and Charcoal, a new steakhouse concept from the Gaucho Grill's Adolfo Suaya.