Mercado Hollywood, Jesse Gomez's third outlet of his modern Mexican restaurant Mercado is slated to open Wednesday on Cahuenga Boulevard. The 2,048-square-foot restaurant will feature a new tequila program with more than 40 varieties as well as new dishes by chef and co-owner Jose Acevedo. The menu includes crispy Mexican sweet shrimp, jumbo deep sea scallops encrusted in pumpkin seeds and more. The space, designed by Ana Henton, features a mural by Carlos Nieto. Mercado Hollywood will be open Monday to Wednesday 5 to 10 p.m., Thursday and Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday 4 to 11 p.m. and Sunday 4 to 10 p.m. 3413 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 512-2500 www.mercadorestaurant.com.
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Jean-Paul Peluffo has launched his Fair Game gourmet food truck in SoCal. The concept for the truck involves choosing your own game, including BBQ pulled pork, braised short ribs, Cajun-style alligator, Maine lobster and more. You can have the protein served on a salad, in two sliders or three tacos. The truck will donate 5% of the net profits for each year to benefit local veteran and foster youth programs. For locations, fairgamegft.com.