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This Week's Restaurant and Food News in LA

By Lesley Balla  |  June 20, 2014
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GOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!: World Cup fever has swept over LA. Here's where to watch your teams, find food and drink specials, and pretend you care about soccer.

Pay for Your Reservation: Other than Trois Mec, which charges for your meal when you make a reservation, would you pay a fee to get a table during primetime at, say, Bestia? The new app Resy is doing just that in New York City, and it's not ideal. Here's what Zagat's James Mulcahy has to say about it. [Zagat National]

More Orange Chicken, Please: Even with all of the new food upgrades at LAX's Tom Bradley Terminal, Panda Express has longer lines than Petrossian, The Larder and other much better eateries. LA Weekly's Besha Rodell explores why. [Squid Ink]

Muy Caliente: Exactly how does eating 45 habanero peppers taste? The Digest blog's Bill Esparza went to the Chichen Itza habanero-eating contest to find out (and no, he wasn't the one eating 45 chilies). [Digest

Celebrate Summer: For the official first day of Summer (Saturday, June 21), sip cool and delicious garden-to-glass cocktails, and by all means get yourself a hot dog