Heard about a new group called the Los Angeles Restaurant Historical Society via LAObserved. The group's first meeting on March 18 will feature Jim Heimann, Charles Perry, and Jonathon Foerstel of LATimeMachines.
A Chowhound contact reports that the famous Renu Nakorn might close next year...got to get there soon just in case. I called the restaurant and they said the building was sold, but they're still waiting to hear from the landlord.
Franklin Avenue's Rate-a-restaurant visits Yuca's and the Eagle Rock Coffee Table.
LACitynerd starts a series on how to order at famous L.A. eating spots.
Also closed or closing, if anyone cares: Cha Cha Cha in Encino, and The Old Spaghetti Factory in Hollywood for yet more condos.
And finally, L.A. Citybeat adds a new restaurant reviewer -- bon vivant and friend of Eating L.A., Martin Booe will contribute along with regular reviewer Richard Foss. Here's his first article from a few weeks ago about Mexican gems...although Citybeat should be able to figure out how to spell Yuca's, you would think.