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Michael Mina Opening A Food Court in LA; 'āina Throwing Hawaiian Backyard Barbecue

Plus, the Perennial now has bar specials and Ozumo has ramen Wednesdays.

El Rio
El Rio
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LOS ANGELESMichael Mina is getting into the shopping center game at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, where his team will curate and manage a food court called The Street. It’s expected to open late 2018. [ELA]

MISSION'āina, the soon-to-open Hawaiian brunch concept, is popping up in El Rio’s backyard for an outdoor Pa’u Hana, or Island-style barbecue with chicken teriyaki, pork char siu and royal trumpet mushroom rice bowls, plus DJ Sol Wright. Admission is free to the event on Saturday, March 12 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. [EaterWire]

SOMA The Perennial is now pairing bar bites with new drinks at its large bar. Through the end of March, you can order sunchoke croquettes and herbed yogurt with a whiskey & fresh ginger or fennel confit, pork jowl and kohlrabi with a Botanica gin & tonic for $11 each pairing. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDOzumo is holding ramen Wednesdays with three new flavors every week. Past ramens, priced $13 to $20 per bowl, have included nasu marinana with wagyu meatballs, panko crusted eggplant, tempura shiso leaf and spinach noodles in a tomato broth, the MVP curry ramen with curry chicken, roasted potato, garlic, kale and red onion in a vegetarian curry broth and the kinoko ramen salad with shimeji and shiitake mushrooms, frisee, onsen tamago and micro wasabi in a butter ponzu sauce. [EaterWire]