After Little Parlor closed last week comes news from EaterLA that Cobras and Matadors on Hollywood Blvd. is closing and will become the second Umami Burger location. It seemed like Cobras was doing ok, but Stephen Arroyo seems to be retreating and repositioning. This seems like a good move to me since it's not that easy to get a good burger in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz area, and I happen to be an Umami fan.
Here's more from Squid Ink about Umami's third planned location in Fred Segal's Santa Monica store.
Also on Eater: Next spring, Barbarella will get a second story South American-style sushi bar called Sushi Mambo. That leaves plenty of time to clean out all the bad juju from Zen Sushi.